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Man killed in hit and run

PABLO – A 20-year-old man was killed during a hit-and-run incident on U.S. Highway 93 near mile marker 53 in Pablo on Dec. 8. The victim has been identified as Aiden Michael Finley of Polson. (See related obituary on page 34.) Montana Highway Patrol Sargent Chan Barry said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. on Saturday. Barry said the Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the incident but did not have any leads as of Monday, Dec. 10, concerning the identity of the driver.  The victim was found in the north-bound lane and was pronounced dead at the scene. Barry said if anyone has information about the incident they should call the Montana Highway Patrol, the Confederated ...

Exchange food for fines at library

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library is holding a food drive. All contributions will be donated to the Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry. Patrons with overdue items or fines on their cards are encouraged to bring sealed, commercially prepared, nonperishable food items to the circulation desk....

CSKT announces new chief game warden officer

News from CSKT Natural Resources Department  FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION –Tom McDonald, manager of the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation announces the promotion of Captain Dan McClure to the recent Tribal Conservation Program manager vacancy. McClure’s promotion as...

Police arrest another person involved in shooting

RONAN – A man involved in a November shooting and robbery incident with a 16-year-old in Ronan was found and arrested in Polson.  A Polson Police officer arrested Darius Samuel McDougall, 21, on Thursday, Dec. 6, for his alleged involvement in a robbery at a residence at the 300 block of 12th A...

DNRC responds to 'People’s Compact' inquiries

News from the DNRC  MONTANA – In response to a growing number of inquiries regarding a “People’s Compact” circulating among citizens and media in Western Montana, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Director John Tubbs released the following s...

With 2019 Montana Legislature fast approaching, a rules fight is brewing in House With 2019 Montana Legislature fast approaching, a rules fight is brewing in House

HELENA — A proposed change to the way the House considers bills has been tabled, for now. In November, Democrats and some Republicans on the Legislative Council proposed rule changes that would allow lawmakers to move bills to the House floor with a simple majority vote, instead of the supermajority...

Community Christmas dance on tap at Elks’

POLSON — Join us from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, for the Community Country Christmas Dance at the Elks on Main Street. Ken’s Country Combo will play a variety of country and vintage rock and roll music. Please bring finger food to share and wear Christmas colors if you can. (Neither is a re...

Contest submissions accepted

News from Humanities Montana  MONTANA – Montana students are encouraged to submit letters about life-changing books for cash prizes for the Letters About Literature competition.  “[Letters About Literature] is a brilliant way to bring literature and self-reflection together. Wri...

Mission Valley Rises invites citizens to forum

News from Mission Valley Rises LAKE COUNTY — Mission Valley Rises is a non-partisan, community-led group that has been working in Lake County since 2016. The group was formed in order to sponsor civil dialogue on the issues that divide our community. We strongly believe that it is possible to find...

UM researchers receive NASA grant to create tools for reforestation UM researchers receive NASA grant to create tools for reforestation

News from University of Montana MISSOULA – As forest managers increasingly see less natural regeneration of low-elevation tree species and increased mortality in planted seedlings, reforestation needs are outpacing the ability of managers to respond. Three University of Montana researchers rece...

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