Polson Living

Welcome to the best part of Montana!

  • Incorporated on April 5, 1910
  • Lake County Seat
  • 4,497 Population per 2003 Census estimate
  • $13,777 per capita income per 2000 Census

An hour north of Missoula, an hour south of Kalispell, Polson is located at the south end of Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. There's plenty to see and do in Polson year-round. In the summer there's water sports, golf, hiking, horseback riding, and theatre. In the winter, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, or downhill skiing at Blacktail Mountain, just 45 miles north. Our area boasts several museums including The Miracle of America Museum and the Historic Polson Flathead Museum in Polson and The People's Center Salish & Kootenai Museum in Pablo. Million-dollar scenery coupled with a small-town atmosphere make Polson a great place to live, winter or summer.

CLIMATE
Polson residents enjoy a relatively moderate climate in both summer and winter months. It is not uncommon to find Polson blanketed in snow, but it is rarely the harsh and bitter cold of other areas. In Polson April will does really bring Spring showers, almost daily throughout the Spring season. Summer sees Polson residents enjoying the beautiful lake and the warm, dry weather. Temperatures rarely reach above 90 degrees during this time of year.

January
Avg. High: 28  F
Avg. Low: 13.6  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.4 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 8.6 in.

February
Avg. High: 34.5  F
Avg. Low: 17.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: .98 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 4.1 in.

March
Avg. High: 43  F
Avg. Low: 24.1  F
Avg. Rainfall: .98 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 2.5 in.

April
Avg. High: 54.9  F
Avg. Low: 32.1  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.1 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.3 in.

May
Avg. High: 64.4  F
Avg. Low: 39.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.7 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.

June
Avg. High: 71.2  F
Avg. Low: 45.8  F
Avg. Rainfall: 2.3 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.

July
Avg. High: 81.1  F
Avg. Low: 49.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.1 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.

August
Avg. High: 79.7  F
Avg. Low: 48.1  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.2 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.

September
Avg. High: 68.3  F
Avg. Low: 40.1  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.2 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.

October
Avg. High: 55.0  F
Avg. Low: 31.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.1 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.1 in.

November
Avg. High: 38.9  F
Avg. Low: 24.3  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.4 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 3.1 in.

December
Avg. High: 30.8  F
Avg. Low: 17.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.5 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 6.9 in.

Current Events.

04-26-2017
KICKING HORSE JOB CORPS
Kicking Horse Job Corps located at 33091 Mollman Pass Trail, Ronan MT, will have an open house on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Join them for tours, free lunch and admission information and see what they do.  For more information call Donna or Marie at 406-644-2217.

04-27-2017
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights of Columbus State Convention will be held in Polson MT on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 27, 28 and 29, 2017.  Headquarters will be located at the Red Lion Inn and Suites located at 209 Ridgewater Drive and at the Immaculate Conception Church located at 1002 4th Avenue East in Polson.  For more information contact John Kelly at 406-883-0883.

04-29-2017
MISSION VALLEY TRADES FAIR AND BUSINESS EXPO
Anderson Broadcasting presents the Mission Valley Trades Fair and Business Expo with over 100 vendors with food, fun and information. This has been an annual event for over 20 years.  It will be held at the Polson High School on Saturday, April 29th, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Reserve your booth today.  For more information www.andersonbroadcasting.com or (406) 883-5255.                             

04-29-2017
LIBRARY WEEKEND WIGGLERS
The North Lake County Public Library is introducing "Weekend Wigglers!", a Family Story Hour every other weekend starting on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM. The Library is located at 2 First Avenue East in Polson. For more information call 406-883-8225.

05-01-2017
SANDPIPER EXHIBIT
The Sandpiper Art & Gift Gallery located at 306 Main Street in Polson MT is displaying an exhibit from April 10 to May 12, 2017 "The Joy Of Friendship" featuring the work of Member Artists, Olivia Olsen (mixed media), Larry Kjorvestad (photography), long time member Margie Hendricks (painter), jewelry by Sherry Jones and guest fiber artist Monique Kleinhans of Lady Bugs Cabin.  "A reception is Friday, April 14 from 5:00-7:00".  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-4:00. For more information call 406-883-5956 or go to www.sandpiperartgallery.com or email sandpiperartgallery306@gmail.com.

05-01-2017
SPRING MACK DAYS
The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes will be sponsoring the 2017 Spring Mack Days on Flathead Lake with up to $225,000 in cash and prizes.  It will run March 17th thru May 14th. For more information call 406-883-2888 Ext. 7294 or go to www.mackdays.com.

05-01-2017
LIBRARY MOTHER GOOSE TIME
North Lake County Public Library will host "Mother Goose Time", a half-hour program on Mondays at 10:00 AM for infants and toddlers.  The library is located at 2 First Avenue East in Polson.  For more information call 406-883-8225.

05-01-2017
LIBRARY BEDTIME BOUNCE
The North Lake County Public Library is introducing "Bedtime Bounce" a children's program for the off-to-bed hour,  Monday's at 6:30 PM in the library starting January 23, 2017. Hot cocoa provided; BYO pajamas.  The Library is located at 2 First Avenue East. For more information call 406-883-8225.

05-01-2017
LIBRARY LEGO LAUNCH
The Lake County Public Library is planning a very special LEGO Launch Party on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 3:30 PM and each Monday thereafter. The weekly Makerspace will transform into a full-blown party featuring a brand-new LEGO table complete with brand new Star Wars, Minecraft, and DC Comics sets to build. There will be snacks. The Library is located at 2 First Avenue East in Polson. For more information call 406-883-8225.

05-02-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
The Lady Pirates Softball Teams will have games in Polson against Kalispell Glacier on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  Junior Varsity plays at 3:00 and Varsity plays at 5:00 PM.  For more information www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs or call 406-883-6351.

05-02-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD
The Polson High School Pirate Track and Field team will compete in the Lake County Invitational at Ronan on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 beginning at 4:00 PM. For more information go to  www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs or call 406-883-6351.

05-02-2017
AREA VI AGENCY ON AGING
The Area VI Agency on Aging will hold a Medicare 101 class on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Lake County Health Department Conference Room located at 802 Main Street, Polson MT, fee is $30.00 or less based on a sliding scale.  For more information call 406-883-7284 or 800-266-4188.

05-03-2017
CHAMBER MEETING & LUNCHEON
Polson Chamber General Meeting and Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd at the KwaTaqNuk Resort in Polson from 12-1PM. Speaker is Brian Lipscomb with Energy Partners.  For more information call the Chamber Office at 406-883-5969.

05-04-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
The Polson High School Pirate Tennis Team will have a match in Polson on Thursday, May 4, 2017 against Stevensville beginning at 3:00 PM. For more information call 406-883-6351 or go to www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs/.

05-05-2017
COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP
The Polson Clean Up/Green Up Event will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 5 to 7, 2017.  Headquarters are at North Lake County Library located at 2 First Avenue North in Polson (First Street entrance-Atrium room-just down from City Hall) and are open 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM to obtain trash bags, gloves and assignment for clean-up and refreshments. Tracy Burland of Tracy's Auto and Marine will pay $50.00 per abandoned or junked vehicle and haul away.  Call Tracy at 406-261-6592 for date and time. For information on the Clean Up/Green Up Event call 406-849-5288.

05-05-2017
POLSON FARMERS MARKET
The first market for the year 2017 will be on Friday, May 5. Polson's Farmers Market will be held every Friday from 9am-1pm, May thru mid-October. The market is held in downtown Polson on 3rd Ave W, between Main St & 1st Street W. For questions or more information please call LouAnne Hoskinson at 406-675-0177 or Bill at 406-261-5700.

05-06-2017
SKC FOUNDATIONS AUCTION & GALA
Salish Kootenai College Foundation's Annual Art Auction & Gala, The Beat of the Drum,  will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at KwaTaqNuk resort starting with a 5:30 PM Reception and a 6:30 PM Dinner, Entertainment and Live Auction. Tickets are $50.00 per single or $75.00  a couple.  For more information call 406-275-4983.

05-10-2017
AREA VI AGENCY ON AGING
The Area VI Agency on Aging is presenting a seminar on Health Care and Retirement on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Lake Bar at 12:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided by Edward Jones and the Area VI Agency on Aging. Must RSVP by Friday, May 5 and for more information call Jacob Baumann at 406-883-3746. 

05-10--2017
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING
The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment #1041 meets every second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7PM at the VFW in Polson.  For more information call John Miller at 890-0964 or mclhellroaring1041mt@gmail.com   

05-11-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
The Polson High School Pirate Tennis Team will have a match in Polson on Thursday, May 11, 2017 against Columbia Falls beginning at 3:00 PM. For more information call 406-883-6351 or go to www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs/.

05-12-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
The Polson High School Pirate Tennis Team will have a match in Polson on Friday, May 12, 2017 against Whitefish beginning at 3:00 PM. For more information call 406-883-6351 or go to www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs/.

05-12-2017
CITY OF POLSON CURBSIDE PICKUP
The City of Polson will have free curbside pickup on Friday, May 12, 2017.  Have your leaves and branches on the curb by 8:00 AM for free pickup.  NO garbage please.  For more information call 406-849-5288.

05-13-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD
The Polson High School Pirate Track and Field team will compete in the ABC Invitational in Polson on Saturday, May 13, 2017 beginning at 9:30 AM. For more information go to  www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs or call 406-883-6351.

05-16-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
The Lady Pirates Softball Teams will have games in Polson against Columbia Falls on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  Junior Varsity plays at 5:00 and Varsity plays at 7:00 PM.  For more information www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs or call 406-883-6351.

05-18-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
The Polson High School Pirate Tennis Team will compete in the Divisional Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 18, 19 and 20, 2017 in Stevensville with TBA. For more information call 406-883-6351 or to www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs/

05-18-2017
SPLASH
Support Polson Late Afternoon Social Hour will be held Thursday, May 18th, from 5 - 7PM.  Your host will be Caras Property Management located at 215 Main Street. See you there!

05-18-2017
WOMEN 4 WELLNESS
Women 4 Wellness will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Hosted by Center for Prevention & Wellness, and held at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center, Salish Kootenai College. Help our local food banks by bringing a donation of 5 non-perishable food items or make a $5 donation to the Health Fair. For more information call 406-275-4913.

05-19-2017
PORT POLSON PLAYERS
The Port Polson Players will present "Two by Two", a musical comedy about Noah's Ark, beginning Friday, May 19, 2017 at Polson's beautiful Theatre on the Lake. The play will show from Friday to Sunday on May 19, 20 and 21 and again on Friday to Sunday, May 28, 29 and 30.  Curtain time on Friday and Saturday is 7:30 PM and the Sunday Matinee is at 2:00 PM. For more information call 406-883-9212 or go to www.portpolsonplayers.com.

05-19-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
The Lady Pirates Softball Teams will have games in Polson against Whitefish on Friday, May 19, 2017.  Junior Varsity plays at 5:00 and Varsity plays at 7:00 PM.  For more information www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs or call 406-883-6351.

05-19-2017
GLACIER BANK SHRED DAY
Glacier Bank will Partner with Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging, to hold their 10th Annual Community After-Tax Free Shred day on Friday, May 19, 2017, located at 50510 Hwy 93, Polson, MT from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  There will be a mobile shred truck at Glacier Bank to shred your personal documents for free (limit 2 boxes).  Montana SMP and Bank staff will be available with tips to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft. For more information call 406-849-5288. 

05-20-2017
ELECTRONIC WASTE DAY
The Lake County Transfer Station will accept Electronic waste on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  They will accept TV & Computer monitors (flat screen only), cell phones, copiers, printers, cords and electronic waste. For Further information call 406-849-5288.

05-25-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
The Polson High School Pirate Tennis Team will compete in the State Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 25, 26 and 27, 2017 in Whitefish with TBA.  For more information call 406-883-6351 or to www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs/.

05-25-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
The Polson High School Softball team will compete in the State Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 25, 26 and 27, 2017 in Sidney, Montana with TBA. For more information go to www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs or call 406-883-6351.

05-25-2017
CSKT WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Wildlife Management Program is pleased to announce The Community Birds & Bears Festival on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Arlee/Charlo Theater on the campus of Salish Kootenai College.  The theme for the 2017 International Migratory Bird Day celebration is "Spread your Wings for Bird Conservation".  For more information call Joshua Rosenau at 406-275-4056 or email joshua_rosenau@skc.edu.

05-29-2017
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
The American Legion is sponsoring the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM in Polson. The parade is for Veterans only and is open to all Veterans. The parade will form at the Polson Elks Club and proceed North to 3rd Avenue West to the First Citizen's Bank Parking Lot where a short Ceremony will be presented and then participates will car pool to the local Cemetery for another Ceremony. The Ronan Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10:00 AM and will form behind St. Luke Hospital. Come out and support our Veterans. For more information contact Rich at 847-331-5518.

06-01-2017
POLSON FLATHEAD MUSEUM
Polson Flathead Museum opens its doors on Thursday, June 1 and is open until Friday, September 15, 2017.  The Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Saturday.  The Museum is closed on Sunday.  For more information go to www.polsonflatheadmuseum.org.

06-03-2017
CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Charity Golf Tournament SPONSORSHIP!  Please contact Rich Forbis at Richard.forbis@providence.org or 406-883-8273.  $500 for title sponsor, $200 for hole and banner sponsor and $100 for hole sponsor.

06-07-2017
CHAMBER MEETING & LUNCHEON
Polson Chamber General Meeting and Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7 at the KwaTaqNuk from 12-1PM. Speaker is County Commissioner, Bill Baron. For more information please call the Chamber Office at 406-883-5969.       

06-14-2017
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING
he Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment #1041 meets every second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7PM at the VFW in Polson.  For more information call John Miller at 890-0964 or mclhellroaring1041mt@gmail.com.           

06-15-2017
MONTANA SENIOR OLYMPIC GAMES

The 32nd Annual Montana Senior Olympic Games will be held in the Pablo, Polson, Ronan areas on June 15-17, 2017.  This involves competition in 14 different sports for men and women who are 50 years of age and older.  The sports include Archery, Bowling, Badminton, Cycling, Basketball, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Racewalk, Tennis, Table Tennis, Road Race, Swimming and Track & Field. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded.  Social events include a Spaghetti Supper on Thursday, June 15 at the Polson VFW and an informal banquet on Friday, June 16 at the Polson Elks. For more information call 406-586-5543 or Monty Marengo at 406-212-1699 or Beth Trosello at 406-871-9747 or email kaujn@gmail.com  or go to www.montanaseniorolympics.org/summer.html.

06-15-2017
SPLASH
Support Polson Late Afternoon Social Hour on Thursday, June 15 from 5-7PM.  Your host will be Valley Bank and Finley Point Grill. Location for Splash will be at Valley Bank located at 49430 Hwy 93. For more information call 406-883-5969. See you there!

06-16-2017
PORT POLSON PLAYERS
The Port Polson Players will present "Guys On Ice", the Revival of the hit musical, for only 3 nights, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 16, 17 and 18, 2017 at Polson's beautiful Theatre on the Lake.  Curtain time on Friday and Saturday is 7:30 PM and the Sunday Matinee is at 2:00 PM. For more information call 406-883-9212 or go to www.portpolsonplayers.com.

06-18-2017
DAD'S EAT FREE ON FATHER'S DAY!!
HUCKLEBERRY PANCAKES- Every Sunday until Labor Day.
All you can eat huckleberry or regular pancakes served every Sunday morning at Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort starting Sunday, June 18th on the deck thru Labor Day.  Serving from 8AM to 10:30AM.  Adults $7 and children $6.

06-23-2017
MISSION MOUNTAIN NRA RODEO
The Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo will be on Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017.  More details will be provided at a later date. For more information call Sharon at 406-261-2861 or Una Rose at 406-253-2010.

06-24-2017
CHAMBER BLAST
The Polson Chamber of Commerce Annual 'CHAMBER BLAST' will be held on Saturday, June 24 at Big Sky Sporting Clays. We will start with a shooter's safety briefing prior to the Sporting Clays Tournament. BBQ Lunch and Awards Ceremony from 12:30-1:30. Cost: $110 per Shooter, $330 per 3 person team. Bring Shotgun, Eye Protection, Ear Protection. No experience necessary!! Registration Deadline: June 17th, 2016. Send registration and checks to: Polson Chamber of Commerce, 418 Main Street, Polson, Montana 59860

06-29-2017
ARLEE POWWOW
The Arlee Powwow will begin on June 29 with a Camp Day and will close on July 4th.  For a complete schedule of events go to www.arleepowwow.com.

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