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Man Dies After Head-on Crash Near Polson - Flathead Beacon

A 38-year-old man is dead after a head-on collision on Kerr Dam Road.Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said Patrick Allen Pierre III of the Ronan-Pablo area was on Kerr Dam Road about two miles south of Polson when the crash occurred. Law enforcement responded to the crash at about 6 p.m. on Aug. 10.Mont

FLATHEAD BEACON - 2018-08-13 18:05:55

Polson drug court still growing after program’s first year

Fox said as the key initiative at the Department of Justice, they are doing a number of things to reduce the numbers, but he said each Montanan can help, too.

NBCMONTANA - 2018-08-13 18:32:28

Butte man killed in head-on crash in Polson

A MHP representative said the man that was killed was driving a Ford Mustang south on Kerr Dam Road when he passed another vehicle in a no-passing zone. After making the pass, the vehicle then drifted into the northbound lane and struck a Chrysler Town Car, driven by a 61-year-old Polson woman.


Monday's Montanan: Quick draw artist creates living meeting minutes

He met Nina at a Zen Buddhist retreat.“She’s a great story in and of herself,” Alex Alviar said last week of his wife, a makeup artist for films and commercials.He’s a poet interested more in teaching the craft for the Missoula Writing Collaborative than seeing his own work in print.

MISSOULIAN - 2018-08-13 11:00:00

Fires slow; firefighters deal with leftovers of dangerous weekend

Firefighters in western Montana enjoyed a day of progress Monday as fires whipped by wind over the weekend settled down.While the most destructive flames burned aroundLake McDonald in Glacier National Park, the largest fire lapped into Canada.The Davis fire in the remote Yaak country ended its secon

MISSOULIAN - 2018-08-14 00:13:00

Polson Second Annual Red Barn Sale! Corner of Back Rd and El...

Polson Second Annual Red Barn Sale! Corner of Back Rd and Eli Gap, Fri 8am-4pm, Sat 8am-noon. Handmade quilts, vintage crocheted bedspreads, tablecloths, doilies; indoor/outdoor furniture, craft supplies, hardback books, dishes, good clothes, new scroll saw, 1927 Gatsby sun room couch.


Lightning Storm Sparks Three New Fires in Glacier Park - Flathead Beacon

The following trails were closed due to the three fires in Glacier: the Numa Lookout Trail, the Trout Lake Trails, and the Howe Ridge Trail.

FLATHEAD BEACON - 2018-08-12 16:24:58

Grizzly bears killed on US Highway 93

From CSKT Natural Resources DepartmentRONAN — Tribal bear biologists say that three of four members in a family group of grizzly bears were struck and killed by an automobile around 11 p.m. on Friday, July 27 approximately a mile south of Ronan. The collision included a marked female wearing a radio


McDonald will serve Lake County well

Lake County needs strong leaders who will carefully act to maintain safe and sanitary living conditions for all its residents. From what I have learned about Caroline McDonald, I am confident that she has the right background and experience to be the perfect choice to serve Lake County as a commissi


Young swans released into Pablo Reservoir

Char-Koosta NewsPABLO — The Pablo Reservoir welcomed home four young Trumpeter Swans at the close of July. Although the swans had never set webbed-foot or white-plumage bodies in the waters of the small wetlands and upland grasses — the release of the swans were part of an ongoing restoration and re


Kootenai Forest Fire Grows 1,200 Acres Overnight - Flathead Beacon

A lightning storm on Saturday sparked at least eight new fires on the Kootenai National Forest, a number of them in the area of theTen Mile Fire,which had burned 665 acres as of Saturday. Most of the new fires were less than an acre, but one of them, theLynx Fire,had torched 20 acres near Troy.


Still hot, still smoky, but not for much longer

Missoula’s air quality remained moderate on Saturday although it sure didn’t look that way, with a layer of haze pressing down on the valley.Indeed, the City-County Health Department’s daily air quality report urged people to “use visibility as a guideline … and take appropriate precautions.”“Smoke


Garden Creek Fire grows outside Hot Springs

“This is an area prone to downhill winds that might overact some of the profiles out there,” he said. “We need to be real careful on the south end, because if it gets in there, then we’re going to be threatening the town of Hot Springs.”


Lewings a true gift to arts in Polson

I encourage you to bring your family and friends to see this meaningful comedy/drama. See for yourself why both Karen and Neal won the Montana Governor’s Arts Award, honoring “outstanding citizens and organizations in Montana whose achievements in the arts, or on behalf of the arts, benefit all Mont


Animal shelter expanding, making safety upgrades, hoping for more

“The facility, up until about a year ago, wasn’t nearly what it needed to be to meet the needs of this community,” said Filip Panusz, executive director of the shelter.


Wildfire in Bob Marshall Wilderness Grows to 1,000 Acres - Flathead Beacon

The high temperatures come as wildfires both locally and regionally continue to fill the area with smoke. As of Friday morning, there are at least four major fires burning in northwest Montana, including a fire deep in the Bob Marshall Wilderness that grew from 366 acres to more than 1,000 acres on


Reservation kids find Friends Forever

Executive Director Julia Williams said the summer program served over 250 children last year and focuses on providing its services to tribal home-sites. “A lot of the tribal home sites are located outside of city limits so access to resources is more difficult especially if you have no transportatio


Grizzly Bear Cub Euthanized - Flathead Beacon

Tribal bear biologists, in consultation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, searched for a certified grizzly bear facility to place the cub. After 11 days no certified facility was identified with the capacity to take this grizzly bear cub.


Indian Business Assistance Project accepting applications

From CSKT Economic Development OfficePABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Economic Development Office is pleased to announce the continuation of the Indian Business Assistance Project on the Flathead Reservation. The Project provides small grants, ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 each,


Fires Grow as Heat Wave Bakes Northwest Montana - Flathead Beacon

“The combination of having near record high temperatures and extremely dry conditions followed by a wind event is why we have issued a fire weather watch,” said Travis Booth, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “It’s a one-two punch.”