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Judge substitution denied for accused killer

POLSON – A man is set to be tried before a judge in Polson this September for allegedly killing his father-in-law in a vicious March 2014 attack with a claw hammer.  The Montana Supreme Court on Aug. 7 denied a request for a judge substitution made by public defenders on behalf of Desmond Alan ...

briefs for Aug. 19, 2015

Miss Montana USA  to visit Polson POLSON – The Polson Shooters Association is excited to announce that Miss Montana will visit Polson. She will make several appearances around town. On Friday, Aug. 21, she will be a special guest at the INFR Rodeo. On Saturday, Aug. 22, she will shoot with the ...

School boards exercise local control School boards exercise local control

    In a strange moment during a usually quiet school board meeting, one board member stands up and proclaims that every class including the kindergarten shall have free soda machines in the name of hydration. “No, nothing like that would  happen,” said Bob Vogel, direc...

Montana manufacturing job growth high

MISSOULA – During the past five years, Montana manufacturing employment grew by 8.6 percent, while national manufacturing employment grew by 3.6 percent, according to a report completed by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research in partnership with the Montana Manufac...

Avoid swimming in stagnant water

News from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality HELENA — The Montana Department of Environmental Quality advises people to avoid swimming in ponds, lakes, or reservoirs that seem stagnated and harbor large quantities of algae. Mid-summer hot weather can trigger outbreaks, or blooms, of pot...

A free poetry contest for Montana artists

MONTANA — The Dramatic Pen Press of Lolo announces the opening of the “Into the Beautiful” poetry contest. It is free to enter and open to Montana residents of all ages. All entrants will be considered for publication and will have the opportunity to win prizes. Three age categories are pro...

Going the full 40

Nurse Notes from the Nesting Place at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Did you know that one in nine babies born in the United States are born prematurely? That is approximately 1,200-1,400 babies in Montana. Although babies are considered term at 37 weeks, studies show that babies born even a couple ...

Western Montana softball players shine Western Montana softball players shine

The Montana Avalanche 18U (White) softball team based in Missoula continued its winning ways along with catching college coaches’ attention.  The team picked up another first-place trophy in Hillsboro, Oregon, in their bracket. Two losses in pool play were to teams that finished in the top four...

Drought assistance available for ranchers, growers

LAKE COUNTY — Local producers and ranchers may see some aid for drought conditions in Lake County. Lake County is among seven Montana counties that have been authorized for emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program acres due to drought. Producers who wish to hay or graze their...

Grasshoppers a problem in Lake County Grasshoppers a problem in Lake County

Drifts of dead grasshoppers lay under a couple of pickups at David and Sue Nash’s ranch in Irvine Flats, remnants of horrific grasshopper hatches in the area. They have to shovel them up and burn them or they decay and smell. “It’s just staggering how many grasshoppers there are this yea...

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