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CSKT Tribal Council modifies resolution to open recreation to all residents

News from CSKT   FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council recently took action to modify the current resolution to allow all people who reside on the Flathead Indian Reservation full return of access and use of tribal lands, including campgrounds and recreation lands managed by The Tribal Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation.   “This action is effective immediately and will remain in effect until revoked,” CSKT states. All restrictions for non-residents of the Flathead Reservation will remain in place.   On March 31, the tribal council passed a resolution to temporarily suspend recreation on...


Youngsters learn new tricks during week-long clinic Youngsters learn new tricks during week-long clinic

POLSON – Children were finally able to get out and participate in a weeklong skateboarding camp last week after spending much of the spring at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 30 elementary and middle school-aged children participated in the week-long camp to learn the ins, the outs, the...

UCC thanks community, updates numbers

News from UCC The Lake County-CSKT Unified Command Center applauds everyone in the community for getting tested at the mass testing events.  The final numbers show that 2,486 tests were done over three-and-a-half days. The numbers by event: Arlee, 475; Pablo 1,013; Polson (rain-shortened) 532; a...

Three schools slated to open this fall so far

LAKE COUNTY – Smaller local schools are getting ready to return to in-class learning this fall if all goes as planned.  “I am confident that we can open school and protect the safety of children, even the most vulnerable,” said Lake County Superintendent of Schools Carolyn Hall. ...

The peak that wasn’t: how Montana avoided the worst of COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Montana has been the safest state in the lower 48. Despite early projections of hundreds of deaths and a shortage of ICU beds, the state’s initial outbreak peaked with a daily caseload of 23 on April 1. The state was able to not only flatten the curve, but ...

Japan: A glimpse at Montana’s future? Japan: A glimpse at Montana’s future?

Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic, cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those challenges...

Rescue crews help victim out of lake Rescue crews help victim out of lake

POLSON – One person was transported to the hospital early Saturday afternoon after crashing into Flathead Lake, according to officials with the Lake County Search and Rescue. LCSAR officials noted that a witness saw the vehicle lose control on U.S. Highway 93 near the KwaTaQnuk Resort and Casino. Th...

‘Crazy pills’ weren’t enough to cure the stigma of mental health issues

Traditionally, in Appalachia, a diagnosis of nerves can mean a number of things: anxiety, disorientation, loss of energy, chronic discouragement. In her research in Appalachian North Carolina, Lisa Curtin, director of the clinical psychologist program in Appalachian State University’s department of psy...

Virus Tracking Virus Tracking

LAKE COUNTY – Organized by the Lake County and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Unified Command Center, the free COVID-19 testing event held across the reservation last week was part of a four-day, four-town cooperative effort among state, county and tribal agencies to slow the spread of the res...

Lake County sees increase in active COVID-19 cases

Lake County has seven active cases of COVID-19 with the most recent case reported on June 22. The state of Montana has counted 12 cases total in the county since March 26 when the first case was reported.  Two children in the age range of zero to 9 have been reported to have the virus, and another ch...

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