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SKC art exhibit launches community outreach program SKC art exhibit launches community outreach program

PABLO – Artist Tim Nielson sees a lawn of uncut grass when he looks at a blank canvas because in his mind each section needs work until it’s finished, although his work isn’t anything like a square of lawn. Jon Athon, chair of the media design department at Salish Kootenai College, describes Nielson’s work as fine art, and he invited Nielson to display his paintings “Icons for the Post Revolution” in the Three Woodcocks Building, located on the north side of the SKC campus. “We are planning to bring in more artists as part of community outreach,” he said. “We want the community to feel involved here with different artists and event...


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Superheroes rescue free books Superheroes rescue free books

POLSON — Some superheroes converged on Linderman Elementary School last week. The first-ever Super Family Literacy Night involved students dressing up as their favorite fictional character on Thursday, Feb. 16. Among the evening’s events were bingo for books, a book exchange, free book giveawa...

Bolen trial postponed pending treatment Bolen trial postponed pending treatment

LAKE COUNTY — During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the worl...

Seese gets 40 years for killing nephew Seese gets 40 years for killing nephew

POLSON — Stephen Seese, 23, was sentenced to 40 years in the Montana State Prison with no time suspended last week for his role in the death of his 18-year-old nephew, Richard Warner, in Arlee last February. Seese and his wife, Kassandra Seese, were both convicted of accountability to negligent homi...

Lego launch party Lego launch party

North Lake County Public Library in Polson is launching its LEGO collection Monday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m. as the weekly Makerspace will transform into a LEGO Launch Party featuring a brand-new LEGO table along with new Star Wars, Minecraft, and DC sets to build. The event will take place in the meeting room. ...

Ninepipe highway expansion receives study endorsement Ninepipe highway expansion receives study endorsement

HELENA – A section of U.S. Highway 93 located along the Ninepipe Wildlife Management Area could be widened and realigned with a bike path in the future. The right-of-way expansion project was presented at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission meeting in Helena on Feb. 10. The project would...

Heroin use on the rise locally, officials advise caution about its deadliness

POLSON — The use of black tar heroin is on the rise in Lake County, local officials say. Lake County Undersheriff Ben Woods says heroin is slowly replacing heavy-duty prescription narcotics that used to be easier to obtain. Some of these opiate-based prescription painkillers, such as Oxycontin, L...

Students tackle science at state competition Students tackle science at state competition

RONAN – The Ronan Middle School Robotics students came back from their state competition with an award. The students competed at the First Lego League state meet earlier this month, hosted by Montana State University. The Mission Mountain Hoggers, a group with the robotics team, were recognized a...

Irrigation board supports fourth district Irrigation board supports fourth district

ST. IGNATIUS — Several issues were discussed during the Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14. FJBC Commissioner Jennifer Kaplan was sworn in as the meeting got started. She is now one of the representatives for the Jocko District. Commissioner Ted Hein asked the FJBC to vot...

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