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Crash victim identified

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office LAKE COUNTY — The identity of the person struck and killed by a vehicle on Hwy 93 near White Coyote Road in the early morning of March 31 is Mika Westwolf, 22, of Missoula. In consultation with the State Medical Examiner’s Office, the Lake County Coroner’s Office has determined that Westwolf died of multiple blunt force injuries. Montana Highway Patrol is conducting the crash investigation.

Bill to fund PL280 passes House

HELENA — House Bill 479, sponsored by Ronan representative Joe Read, is on its way to the State Senate after passing a House vote on April 3.  HB479 proposes that the State of Montana appropriate $2.5 million to the Department of Justice each year, beginning July 1, to reimburse Lake County for...

Proposals to amend constitution struggle to garner needed support

HELENA — The Legislature this week sounded the likely death knell for almost all of the remaining proposals to amend the Montana Constitution this session. That isn’t to say that the House and Senate didn’t endorse those eight proposals, which ranged from an amendment to end state Suprem...

85th annual Cherry Growers’ meeting

News from Flathead Lake Cherry Growers, Inc. YELLOW BAY — The 85th annual cherry growers’ meeting presented by the Flathead Lake Cherry Growers association will be held Saturday, April 15, at the Yellow Bay Community Clubhouse, 23429 Montana Highway 35. The meeting is open to anyone interest...

MT Stockgrowers Foundation accepts applications for scholarship program

News from the MSGA HELENA — Montana Stockgrowers Foundation (MSF) is accepting applications for its annual Education Heritage Scholarship Program. Scholarships will be awarded to three students in the amounts of one $5,000 scholarship and two $2,500 scholarships. Each year, MSF awards college s...

Superintendent gives update on assessment participation

News from OPI HELENA — Superintendent Arntzen is pleased to announce that 3,493 or 41.6% of 11th-grade students have completed the online ACT during the first testing window. The first window was opened on March 28 and closed on April 6. During the 2021-2022 school year, 90.5% of high school junio...

Consider school bond

News from the Polson School District POLSON — As we get closer to the bond election, I have just a few more details to share with you. First, ballots will be mailed on April 14 and must be mailed back by April 28. If you want to drop them off at the courthouse on election day, you can do that as w...

Montana FFA’s announces winners of Annual State Convention Montana FFA’s announces winners of  Annual State Convention

News and photo from the Montana FFA Association GREAT FALLS — Over 1,650 members and guests attended Montana FFA’s 93rd Annual State Convention on March 21-25 in Great Falls. The Montana FFA State Convention hosted 22 career development events, general sessions, and workshops during the four...

Arlee CDC hosts Buttercup Run open house

News from the Arlee CDC ARLEE — The Arlee Community Development Corporation will host an open house on Saturday, April 15, from noon to 3 p.m. with a new gallery display of work by local artists curated by the Killdeer Artisans Guild. The open house is being held in conjunction with the Buttercup ...

Polson High School honor roll quarter 3

Freshman 4.0: Isaiah Begay, Maddox Bird, Lillian Bisson, David DiGiallonardo, Ruger Ellis, Holden Emerson, Cody Haggard, Patience Hatch, Parker Hendrickson, Josie Henriksen, Mark Kagi, Brody Kline, Cruz Lies, Raya Lucas, Teague McElwee, Jude McIntee, Robert Merchant, Kellyn Nelson, Lauren Rauch, Madel...

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