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Polson man gets 50 years for rape

POLSON — A Polson man who was charged with trying to hire someone to kill his former girlfriend so she couldn't testify against him in a rape trial has been sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole for two counts of sexual intercourse without consent.District Judge J…

September 17, 2014 1:06 pmLoading…

Officials identify Polson man who died in fall

POLSON — Officials in Lake County have released the name of a 62-year-old Polson man who died after falling down a flight of stairs at his home.

August 05, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…
Flathead cherry harvest to top 2M pounds, but part of crop culled

Flathead cherry harvest to top 2M pounds, but part of crop culled

POLSON — Nearly 850,000 pounds of cherries from Flathead Lake Cherry Growers orchards have been harvested since last week, with the grand total expected to top 2 million pounds before the harvest draws to a close in the coming days.

July 31, 2014 10:34 amLoading…
Flyboarding

Flyboarding

Reporter David Erickson rockets out of Flathead Lake while learning to “flyboard” with instructor Trae Fouty running the propulsion from a personal watercraft behind recently in Polson. Flyboarding allows riders to fly through the air and perform all manner of maneuvers using the force of wa…

July 29, 2014 6:26 pmLoading…
Kayak found in Flathead Lake; crews narrow search for missing Polson doctor

Kayak found in Flathead Lake; crews narrow search for missing Polson doctor

POLSON – The kayak of a Polson doctor missing on Flathead Lake since Saturday may have been found as early as Saturday afternoon, and new information about the kayak’s location has helped searchers narrow their scope.

July 22, 2014 12:51 pmLoading…

Polson proposes tripling water, sewer rates

POLSON — The Polson City Commission has proposed tripling the city's water and sewer rates to pay for a $19 million wastewater and sewage treatment plant needed to meet federal discharge regulations that take effect in 2018.

July 09, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Mission Mountain Wood Band barge party

Mission Mountain Wood Band barge party

The Mission Mountain Wood Band puts on a show from a barge on Flathead Lake for a crowd gathered in Sacajawea Park in Polson on the Fourth of July.

July 05, 2014 9:08 am Photos

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Polson man pleads guilty to rape, stalking

Polson man pleads guilty to rape, stalking

POLSON — A Polson man who was charged with trying to hire someone to kill his former girlfriend so she couldn't testify against him in a rape trial has entered a plea agreement that calls for a 50-year prison sentence.

July 02, 2014 2:10 pmLoading…
Attorneys close to plea agreement in Polson murder-for-hire case

Attorneys close to plea agreement in Polson murder-for-hire case

POLSON – A prosecutor and defense attorney told a District Court judge Wednesday they are close to a plea agreement in the case of a man who allegedly tried to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend in Polson.

June 18, 2014 1:31 pmLoading…

Frenchtown, Florence repeat as state softball champions

Repeat after me, Frenchtown and Florence are state champions in softball once again.

May 31, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…

Billings Central bows out of State A softball tourney

POLSON -- Billings Central bowed out of the State A softball tournament on Friday with a pair of losses, while Livingston remained alive by stringing together three victories in loser-out contests.

May 30, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
State A softball: Day pitches Central to 1-0 victory at State A tourney

State A softball: Day pitches Central to 1-0 victory at State A tourney

POLSON -- Molly Day fired a two-hitter and Billings Central began play Thursday at the State A softball tournament with a 1-0 victory over Livingston.

May 29, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Polson man charged with soliciting murder

POLSON — A 56-year-old Polson man is charged with trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend to prevent her from testifying against him at his rape trial.

May 19, 2014 3:25 pmLoading…

Man gets life in prison for killing near Hot Springs

POLSON — A 30-year-old Polson man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted of deliberate homicide in the May 2013 death of another man at Wild Horse Hot Springs just outside the western Montana town of Hot Springs.

April 08, 2014 3:29 pmLoading…

Man pleads not guilty in Polson hammer attack

POLSON — A Polson man accused of attacking his brother-in-law and father-in-law with a hammer earlier this month has pleaded not guilty.

March 27, 2014 3:33 pmLoading…

Judge accepts murder charge in Polson hammer attack; arraignment delayed

POLSON – With the victim of a hammer assault earlier this month now dead, District Court Judge Kim Christopher on Thursday signed off on a motion to amend an attempted deliberate homicide charge against Desmond Alan Mackay of Polson to deliberate homicide.

March 20, 2014 11:33 amLoading…

Polson man faces attempted murder charge for hammer attack

POLSON – As Lake County prosecutors filed multiple felony charges late this week in a bloody hammer attack in a Polson neighborhood, charging documents revealed the offenses alleged against Desmond Alan Mackay could mount.

March 14, 2014 4:11 pmLoading…
With strong summer tourism, northwest Montana pushes for off-season visitors

With strong summer tourism, northwest Montana pushes for off-season visitors

KALISPELL — Tourism drives much of the economy in the northwest corner of Montana. The area has a national park to thank for that.

December 22, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Whitefish boys, Polson girls lead State A golf

POLSON -- The Whitefish boys and Polson girls were the team leaders Friday at the conclusion of the first round of play at the State A golf tournament being held at the Polson Bay Golf Course.

October 04, 2013 7:30 pmLoading…

Crews fighting wildfire in exclusive Polson subdivision

MISSOULA — In Polson, multiple fire trucks raced to a wildfire in the exclusive Ridgewater subdivision on the east side of town Wednesday night at approximately 7:45 p.m.

July 31, 2013 9:15 pmLoading…

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