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by Lake County Leader
| January 7, 2021 12:05 AM

This week in Lake County news archives.

Interest in developing ski area

Jan. 6, 1949 Flathead Courier

The development of a ski and winter sports area for Polson is seen as a distinct possibility as enthusiasm began snowballing this week.

A study of snow surveys taken in the Hell Roaring Pass area in the Mission range east of Polson shows that there is ample snow every year to ensure good skiing. During the past eight years there has been an average snowfall of 11 feet per year. The Hell Roaring area has interesting possibilities, local skiers say.

It is about 15 miles by road and trail to the proposed ski area, and a road would need to be built up the pass from the East Shore Road.

City Council will cooperate in effort to make ice skating area

Jan. 7, 1971

Polson youngsters will soon have a new location to indulge in an old sport, ice skating, due to the combined action of Bob Ellenwood and the City Commission. The rink will be located near the edge of town on the Dam Road just southwest of the ranch and almost across the road from Dr. Frazer’s office. Hopefully, the ice can be ready before the weekend.

PHS grads best Ronan in benefit alumni clash

Jan. 7, 1993

Polson alumni swept Ronan in a pair of basketball games to benefit the Mission Valley Mariner baseball program.

The 26-and-older Purple and Gold took a 94-88 win from their RHS counterparts, despite a 41-point effort from Ronan’s Bob Camel. In the game matching players 25 and under, Polson won 95-87.

Volunteer refs were Gale Decker and Vern Reum. Lynn Olsen was the announcer.