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Film fans flock to FLIC Film fans flock to FLIC

Although the mild weather beckoned people to enjoy the outdoors, movie fans headed for the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest held at Showboat Cinemas Friday through Sunday.  FLIC opened with “Where God Likes to Be,” filmed on the Blackfeet Reservation around Browning.  The documentary featured stunning photography of the area and followed three young Native Americans — Andi Running Wolf, Edward Tailfeathers and Douglas Fitzgerald — during a pivotal summer in their lives. The documentary was made by Anna and Nico Hudak, who live in Germany, although Nico grew up in Kalispell.  “There aren’t many opportunities here unless you ma...


Hawk pleads guilty to negligent homicide Hawk pleads guilty to negligent homicide

POLSON – A Ronan man pleaded guilty yesterday to negligent homicide charges resulting from an Oct. 22, 2014 shooting death of a 3-year-old.  Galen Hawk, 26, kept his eyes downcast and answered in one word answers of “yes” to questions posed by his defense attorney about the events t...

Volunteer readers bring Martin Luther King’s time to life Volunteer readers bring Martin Luther King’s time to life

PABLO — The ‘60s seem far away in the past to grade school children, and sometimes they don’t understand civil rights and the importance of historic leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Foster Grandparents and community readers came to Pablo Elementary School Jan. 20 to make King&rsqu...

Irrigation board assigns media duties Irrigation board assigns media duties

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control voted Jan. 23 to let its office manager, Johanna Clark, provide publicity services for outreach regarding the board’s opposition regarding the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact.  Commissioner Jerry Laskody suggested contracti...

Quilt Walk shows off fabric art Quilt Walk shows off fabric art

POLSON — Quilts in a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns were on display in the windows of downtown stores. The bright blankets are part of the annual Quilt Walk to celebrate All in Stitches’ 15th anniversary in business.   Quilts are as different as the people who stitch them.   ...

Neighborhood Watch needs more members Neighborhood Watch needs more members

ST. IGNATIUS – Extra eyes are watching out for crime since the Neighborhood Watch began a few months ago. “Keep doing what you are doing,” Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Rich Salois said at the group’s last meeting. “Keep these meetings going. The word will spread: don’...

Polson Police report stolen vehicle stats

News from the Polson Police Department POLSON — During 2014, Polson Police officers investigated 32 stolen vehicles or vehicles whose use was not authorized by the owner, according to the Polson Police Officer Michelle Scott, who compiled information for the Polson Police Department Facebook page. ...

Commission ponders liquor license sale

POLSON —  Polson commissioners discussed the sale of the city’s all beverage liquor license at the Jan. 21 meeting.  They unanimously voted at the Sept. 15, 2014 meeting to declare the all-beverage license as surplus, according to Polson Finance Officer Cindy Dooley. That’s the...

Ice strength dependent on several factors Ice strength dependent on several factors

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Natural Resources Department FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — According to Cindy Benson at the Tribal Fisheries Program, “The only safe ice is at an ice skating rink.” So if you plan to ice fish, the basic question is always the same: I...

Charlo debates focus groups versus study hall Charlo debates focus groups versus study hall

CHARLO – Administrators for Charlo Schools say implementing daily short, directed bouts of learning called focus groups is showing more substantial results than giving students a traditional study hall class period.  The focus groups put students who are failing classes or test poorly in certai...

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