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Fire danger high on the Flathead Indian Reservation

Flathead Indian Reservation — Debris burning is closed until Oct. 1. 

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire officials have determined to keep fire danger signs within the Flathead Indian Reservation pointed to high. 

 Recent days have seen lower temperatures and higher relative humidity, but sunny and breezy conditions persist. Large fuels remain dry, so fire danger indices continue to run in the high range. The threat of wildfire spreading on sunny, windy days is still very possible.

The CS&KT DOF agency would like to extend a large “Thank You” to the residents of the Flathead Indian Reservation for lessening the number of human-caused fires this fire season. Open debris burning will resume on Oct. 1.  The public will not need a burn permit from Oct. 1-Nov. 30. Campfires are allowed and hunters and campers are urged to make sure their warming fires are cold to the touch and dead-out before ever being left unattended. 


Polson Chamber of Commerce hosts candidate 'Meet and Greet'

News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce

POLSON – On Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Polson Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate meet and greet at the North Lake County Public Library meeting room.

Candidates vying for Lake County Commissioner, District 20 District Court Judge, House District 93 and House District 12 will be on hand. Each candidate will be given time to introduce themselves and explain why they are the best candidate in their race.

Candidates will be available for questions after the presentations have been completed.

Refreshments will be served.


Carlos Rodriques health update shared

POLSON — Hospitalized in Kalispell and Spokane since he became ill last March, Carlos Rodriques has recently come back to Polson to continue his care in a home environment. After six months of illness, Carlos is still left with very limited motor abilities, and as such, requires 24-hour care. Unfortunately skilled care is not covered by insurance. 

More than 200 people attended a fundraiser last May to help raise funds for the well-known Rodriques family. Rodriques teaches Taekwondo locally and trains birds of prey. His wife, Uli Rodriques, is a local veterinarian. 

The community’s outpouring of support has been so appreciated, but the ongoing journey continues to be very difficult. Contributions can be made to the Carlos Rodriques fund at First Interstate Bank in Polson.

Although the odds are stacked against him, Carlos’ family continues to have faith he can/will improve.


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