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Polson musician releases first EP album Polson musician releases first EP album

“The mountains to the east have got a hold on my soul,” and “I will never leave Montana” are the lyrics to a song by Polson musician Joe Martinez. Martinez, a 2022 Polson High School alum, recently released his first extended play album on Spotify. His debut album, titled “Montana,” includes some of the very first songs Martinez wrote. Martinez’ love of Montana and the Mission Valley where he grew up are evidenced in the EP’s five songs: “One of These Days,” “Let’s Get to Lovin’,” “Montana,” “Highway 93,” and “Movin’.”  Martinez says his musical inspiration c...


Area law enforcement involved in shooting incident

 News from Sheriff Donald R. Bell POLSON — On Saturday, April 6, 2024, at about 6:45 p.m., Lake County 911 took the report of a domestic violence incident that had taken place at a residence on Kerr Dam Rd. The victim had left the residence and a relative reported the assault to 911 after see...

Attempted escape from Lake County Jail

News from Sheriff Donald R. Bell POLSON — On April 5, 2024, at around 7 p.m., two inmates in the Lake County Jail assaulted a Lake County detention officer and attempted escape after gaining control of the officer’s keys. The escape was prevented by another detention officer who was able to ...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves lake level variation U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves lake level variation

News from Energy Keepers, Inc POLSON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) approved a request from Energy Keepers, Inc (EKI) to deviate from the Flood Risk Management plan by allowing for a higher spring lake level than usual. Typically, each spring, the water level is taken down to 2883&rsqu...

Democratic legislators host listening session in Pablo

PABLO — Montanans from several communities spoke to Democratic state legislators participating in a listening session at the end of March at Salish Kootenai College. CSKT member and former State Health Director Anna Whiting Sorrell facilitated the meeting and asked legislators to draft a bill to con...

Arlee seniors for April 10, 2024

ARLEE — Happy April 2024 and a Happy Easter! It seems spring is coming but keeps getting interrupted with snow and cold. But, for the most part we have a beautiful blue sky with fluffy clouds, brilliant stars at night and a full moon waning. How blessed we are to live where we can see the night sky sho...

St. Ignatius seniors for April 10, 2024

ST. IGNATIUS — Spring rains are welcome, and it is so enjoyable to see the return of our spring birds. The next bingo game will be on April 13 at 2 p.m. Come, enjoy and possibility win the special blackout prize. If you would like a take-out meal, please call 406-745-4462 by 10 a.m. on Tuesday an...

Ronan seniors for April 10, 2024

RONAN — Mission Valley Senior Center is located across from St. Luke’s Hospital. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for lunch and other activities. Our menu is: —  Wednesday, April 10: brunch, salad, dessert —  Friday, April 12: teriyaki Chicken, salad, des...

Polson seniors for April 10, 2024

POLSON — A “Computer Scam Awareness” presentation by Dustin Blush will be presented on Thursday, April 18. Time updates are available at the Polson Senior Center. Call for more information. This presentation is open to all the younger people as well. Meatloaf is on the menu for that day. ...

Ronan celebrates ag community with 44th appreciation dinner Ronan celebrates ag community with 44th appreciation dinner

RONAN — Area farmers and ranchers gathered in the Ronan Community Center for the 44th Annual Agriculture Appreciate Dinner on Friday, March 29. The Ronan Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual event to express appreciation for the positive impact the ag community makes in the local economy. Dinner, pr...

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