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POLSON – More than 120 people, which included veterans, their families and Gold Star family members, gathered in Polson at the Red Lion Inn on Saturday evening to honor local veterans and learn about the range of veteran and veteran families services that will be provided through Welcome Home Inc., a newly formed Mission Valley non-profit veterans organization.  “Tonight is a chance to come together, get to know each other, listen and learn,” said Welcome Home Inc. president William “Bill” Butler. After experiencing the tragedy of losing their son in the service of his country a little more than four years ago, Bill and Jeannie started Welcome Home I...


Flathead Lake trout populations change in response to restoration efforts Flathead Lake trout populations change in response to restoration efforts

Flathead Lake teems with fish in today’s environment, and the most abundant trout species aren’t the ones that historically belong there but that’s changing.  Humans introduced lake trout, currently the dominant trout species in Flathead Lake, about 100 years ago. Lake trout eat oth...

Thanksgiving meals organized across Lake County Thanksgiving meals organized across Lake County

LAKE COUNTY — It’s not Thanksgiving without food and good company, but cooking a full meal is a lot of work. For those who would rather spend the holiday visiting with people from around the area, a community meal is a fun option. This year there will be free Thanksgiving Day meals in St. Ignatiu...

Arlee students cook indigenous foods, 'taste the past' Arlee students cook indigenous foods, 'taste the past'

ARLEE – In the Arlee Family and Consumer Science classroom, high schooler McKaryss Fisher carefully chopped morel mushrooms and fried them in a pan. It was similar to the work she does in her everyday cooking classes, except for one thing: the food in the recipe was native to the Flathead Reservation. ...

MSU collaborates with Native communities to launch equitable research partnerships

MONTANA — Montana State University has launched a planning initiative that will involve Montana tribes in a “true equitable partnership” during every step of research that involves Native entities. The university began the collaboration recently during the inaugural MSU Tribal Partnershi...

Health officials identify two additional cases related to vaping, one in Lake County

News from Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services MONTANA – Department of Public Health and Human Services officials have identified two additional cases of illness related to the national outbreak of e-cigarette use or vaping. Montana now has five identified cases, including one de...

St. Ignatius Seniors for Nov. 6, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — Don’t worry ... be happy. Our center is still looking for someone to deliver Meals-On-Wheels to our homebound citizens. If interested in this job, please stop by the St. Ignatius Senior Center at 212 N Main Street. Meals can be delivered to qualified seniors. If you would lik...

Student enrollment is up statewide, but dwindling numbers threaten to squeeze rural schools

MONTANA — Like rural school administrators across Montana, Terry Public Schools Superintendent Joe Krause keeps a close eye on his enrollment numbers.  The Terry district, which serves Prairie County, population 1,100, has 134 students this school year, said Krause, who’s new to the super...

Halloween celebrations kick off with community bash, haunted house Halloween celebrations kick off with community bash, haunted house

POLSON – Superheroes, dragons, dinosaurs, witches and cartoon characters were among the creatures prowling the parking lot at the New Life Church in Polson on Saturday during the annual Pumpkin Patch Bash. The event featured a trunk-or-treat event. Among 20 creatively decorated vehicles in the churc...

Fall Mack Days continues with many prizes Fall Mack Days continues with many prizes

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Fall Mack Days will end on Nov. 10 with awards and a fish fry at the Blue Bay Campground. Up to $150,000 in cash and prizes sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will be awarded to hard-working anglers. Mack Days fishing events are used as a fishe...

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