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Polson School District welcomes new superintendent Polson School District welcomes new superintendent

“How do you not fall in love with Polson, Montana?” asks Mike Cutler, the community’s new school superintendent. “To me, it’s one of those jobs, those school districts, those communities – no other can compete.”  Cutler was hired in February to replace interi...

$1.15M to support unhoused MT veterans

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, recently announced $1.15 million in federal funding to help end veterans homelessness in Montana.    Tester secured $1 million for the Poverello Cent...

$3.5M secured to bolster MT COVID response

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — As the Delta variant continues causing cases to spike and hospitals’ ICUs to be at capacity across Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced he has secured millions of dollars to help vaccinate young Montanans and to support health ca...

County schools prepare for students as COVID cases rise County schools prepare for students as COVID cases rise

As students were released from school in May and June the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to be looking up. Vaccinations had been made available and infection numbers had plummeted.  A mere month ago, educators were incredibly hopeful that this school year might look much closer to normal ...

Housing problem discussed, several ideas generated Housing problem discussed, several ideas generated

Blodgett Creamery in Polson hosted an unusual mix of community members last Thursday, including business owners, contractors, developers, realtors, home owners and renters, all looking for answers to the Mission Valley’s housing crisis. They left with no concrete solutions, but a fistful of ideas fr...

Phil Jackson supports preservation of Flathead Lake Phil Jackson supports preservation of Flathead Lake

Unceasing change was the theme of basketball giant Phil Jackson’s talk to the Flathead Lakers last Friday in Polson. The Montana native, who played as a power forward with the New York Knicks before leading the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to a combined 11 NBA titles, recounted his long history...

Polson School District shares plan to remain in phase 3 status

POLSON — As the school year nears,  Polson School District officials continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 in our country and specifically within Lake County.  We are committed to full-time, in-person instruction, activity participation, and parent engagement in our schools. We look...

‘Day of Hope’ event helps families prepare for upcoming school year ‘Day of Hope’ event helps families prepare for upcoming school year

POLSON — After missing out last year, Day of Hope back-to-school wellness fair, a major community event to help prepare students and families for the new school year, returned to the downtown streets of Polson on Saturday. New Life Church, along with various local faith and community-based organizat...

Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine recommended

News from DPHHS  MONTANA — Montana healthcare providers can now offer third doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals following new recently announced federal recommendations.   “This is great news because we know the impact COVID-...

Lake County considered high community transmission area Lake County considered high community transmission area

At the Lake County Public Health office on Main Street in Polson, nurse Leigh Johnson is seeing a small but steady increase in the number of people showing up for COVID vaccines each Friday.  After the big push last spring, the demand for vaccines in Lake County had slowed to a trickle. “For a ...


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