1 in custody after shots fired at KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino parking lot
MISSOULA, Mont. — A woman is in custody after allegedly firing a weapon during a dispute at KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino's parking lot on Saturday afternoon. Lucy Cluff-Smith, age unlisted, was arrested for felony assault with a weapon after allegedly shooting into an unoccupied vehicle during a domestic dispute, according to a press release from Polson Police Department.
Legals for February, 28 2024
CALL FOR BIDS Lake County Montana Commissioners are requesting sealed bids for up to: -400 tons of MC 800 cutback asphalt for the 2024 season. -200 tons of CRS-2 emulsion asphalt for the 2024 season. 1) Prices shall be on a per ton basis F.O.B. Pablo, MT and specify minimum load quantities (approx. 10,000 gallons). 2) Bid shall include liquid anti strip agent at 0.5% added to the MC 800 at point of loading. 3) Truck shall have unloading pump and hoses for MC 800 to fill County tank. 4) Driver shall have Worker’s Compensation Insurance. 5) Driver shall have protective clothing suitable for handling hot...
Man to plead guilty in 'killing spree' of eagles and other birds for feathers prized by tribes
A Washington state man accused of helping kill more than 3,000 birds — including eagles on a Montana Indian reservation — then illegally selling their feathers intends to plead guilty to illegal wildlife trafficking and other criminal charges, court documents show. Federal prosecutors say Travis John Branson and others killed about 3,600 birds during a yearslong “killing spree” on the Flathead Indian Reservation and elsewhere. Feathers and other parts of eagles and other birds are highly prized among many Native American tribes for use in sacred ceremonies and during powwows. Branson of Cusick, Washington, will plead guilty under an agreement with prosecutors to reduced charges including conspiracy, wildlife trafficking and two counts of unlawful trafficking of eagles, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The documents did not detail how many birds he will admit to killing. A second suspect, Simon Paul of St. Ignatius, Montana, remains at large after an arrest warrant was issued when he failed to show up for an initial court appearance in early January. His attorney, Dwight Schulte, declined to comment Tuesday.
Taste the Trio: Discover 3 Must-Try Pizzas in Polson
This article showcases three remarkable pizzerias in Polson. Have you had the chance to taste their offerings? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Hot Springs teams ends season at divisional
They can take consolation in the fact they made it to the Divisional playoffs.And both of the Hot Springs boys and girls teams, loaded with underclassmen, figure to be back next year.But for the girls, who finished second in the Western 14C regular season and District tournament, behind Charlo’s girls, next year’s promise will have to do. And for the boys Savage Heat, who had a play-in challenge game chance at advancing last Monday night in Alberton, the season also came to an end.The Lady Savage Heat opened Division play Thursday afternoon in Frenchtown and quickly fell behind the Lady...
Suspects sought in weekend vandalism at St. Ignatius High School
Law enforcement is looking for the public’s help following a weekend vandalism spree at St. Ignatius High School.
Taste of Mexico: Top 3 Mexican Restaurants in Polson You Must Try!
In this article, we'll be exploring three outstanding Mexican restaurants in Polson. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
COLUMN: Basketball recap
In many ways, it was awesome to watch the Class C and B Divisional tournaments this past weekend in Pablo and Frenchtown.It was great to see basketball played at such a high level.Let’s be honest, and I won’t name names, there are some games during the regular season where the biggest winner was Alberton’s girls ... and they didn’t even field a team this year.I have to admire the folks at Alberton for what was actually a courageous reason for not putting a girls team out on the court after their two best players were out for the season with...
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Polson as of 2024-02-26. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
St Regis boys finish fourth at divisional
While watching their likely second round opponent, Manhattan Christian, take apart a solid Drummond team during the Western C Divisional tournament this past weekend in Frenchtown, St. Regis assistant basketball coach Brandon Iverson summed up the task at hand regarding the top-seeded MC Eagles.“They’re very good,” Iverson said. “But we look at it as a matter of if you are going to be the best, you have to beat the best”.Those words turned out to be prophetic for the Tigers, who advanced to a semi-final meeting with MC following their first round 69-52 romp over the Valley Christian Eagles Thursday...
Crews battle early morning camper trailer fire in Polson
The Polson Fire Department was dispatched to a building fire on Skyview Lane shortly before 1 a.m.
Man jailed following domestic dispute, police pursuit in Polson
A man is accused of firing a gun during a domestic dispute in Polson and then fleeing from law enforcement.
Western C Divisional: Manhattan Christian claims sixth straight championship
FRENCHTOWN — Christian Triemstra scored a game-high 19 points and Mason Venema had 17 as Manhattan Christian won its sixth consecutive divisional championship Saturday at Frenchtown High School. The Eagles led 21-6 after the first quarter en route to defeating Harrison 63-38 in the Western C finale. Both teams...
Two Eagle ends season at Divisionals
Two Eagle’s season ended with two losses at the Western C Divisional Tournament in Frenchtown Feb. 22-23. The Eagles dropped contests to Harrison and Lincoln to finish the year 15-8.To open the divisional tournament, Two Eagle fell to Harrison 55-45 on Thursday. Harrison carved out a 27-14 lead. The Eagles, however, battled back and outscored Harrison by seven points in the third quarter to pull within 40-34.Harrison was able to maintain their lead in the fourth and add four more points to it.Two Eagle fell to Lincoln 55-50 the next day in a consolation bracket matchup. A third quarter that...
Western B boys: Reigning state champion Missoula Loyola takes care of business against Anaconda
PABLO — In what's been a workmanlike approach to this boys basketball season, Missoula Loyola took the next step Saturday, winning the Western B divisional championship with a 73-20 win over Anaconda at Salish Kootenai College. The Rams, the reigning Class B state champions, have delivered on high expectations...
Western C Divisional: Twin Bridges three-peats as champs, now eyes elusive state title
FRENCHTOWN – Twin Bridges earned its three-peat Western C Divisional basketball title, this time with an air of confidence in the girls. Confidence on the court, yes, but maybe more importantly, confidence in each other that showed in the Falcons' 59-34 victory over White Sulphur Springs. "Coming to halftime...
Houle admits to attempted gas-station robbery
A Pablo man admitted to brandishing a gun in an effort to steal money from a gas station. Josiah Michael Houle, 39, entered a plea of guilty in Polson District Court Feb. 14 to felony robbery.According to charging documents, on Jan. 10, a man later identified as Houle entered the Quicksilver gas station, went behind the counter and brandished a firearm at an employee. The suspect got the register to open by pressing the “no sale” button, and recovered cash before attempting to flee.However, another patron punched Houle in the face, and the two men got into a brief physical altercation. During the altercation, the firearm fell out of Houle’s waistband and he fled. Employees of the gas station were able to identify Houle by his “unique gait,” as he was a former employee.The firearm turned out to be a BB gun that had been painted. Law enforcement located Houle later that day and arrested him. He was already wanted on bail jumping charges and failure to appear.Judge Molly Owen set sentencing for April 10.
Pablo, February 24 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Anaconda High School basketball team will have a game with Loyola Sacred Heart High School on February 24, 2024, 19:30:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Polson man pleads not guilty to forging car title
A Polson man is accused of falsifying documents as a means to gain control over a vehicle. Dillon Michael Stiles, 32, entered a plea of not guilty in Polson District Court Feb. 14 to felony charges of forgery and identity theft.According to court records, on Dec. 1, 2023, a woman contacted law enforcement to report her ex-boyfriend, Stiles, forged the title to a 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton that she says she purchased several years ago when the two were still in a relationship. Stiles allegedly presented a statement of fact which appeared to be executed and signed by the woman. However, she says she had not signed any documents nor had she given Stiles permission to sign the documents on her behalf.The VW is valued at between $3,200 and $5,700.Judge Molly Owen set the case for trial on July 15.
Victims of Highway 93 crash between Ronan and St. Ignatius identified
UPDATE: Feb. 20 at 12:18 p.m. The Lake County Sheriff's Office has identified the two people who died in the crash on Highway 93 between Ronan and St. Ignatius Feb. 15. The two people were identified as Ila Griffin, 80, and Kathryn Griffin, 7, of Ronan. Lake County Sheriff Don...