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U.S. House: hopeful Ryan Zinke banks on experience, leadership U.S. House: hopeful Ryan Zinke banks on experience, leadership

By Kaci Felstet Community News Service UM School of Journalism You’ve seen Ryan Zinke’s ads, the ones with the medals, the flags and the tall, square-jawed candidate in combat fatigues or the dress uniform of a Navy Seal.  “In the Seals we’re taught to lead from the front and never quit until the job is done,” he said in one ad before the primary. “Isn’t that what we need in Washington right now?” Zinke’s message of leadership is hard to miss as the 52-year-old contrasts his experience with that of his Democratic opponent, 36-year-old John Lewis, a former aide to U.S. Sen. Max Baucus. But where exactly does Zinke hope...


U.S. House: Libertarian hopeful Mike Fellows has been here before U.S. House: Libertarian hopeful Mike Fellows has been here before

By Dylan Chaffin Community News Service UM School of Journalism In 25 years of campaigning, through 11 elections – including seven for Congress – Libertarian Mike Fellows has never won a race. But that doesn’t faze the Missoula man who is on the ballot yet again this fall as the...

People’s Center displays children’s art People’s Center displays children’s art

PABLO — Third grader Sami Dolberry remembered drawing two big circles and a small circle for the head of her horse, Moonstar, and then connecting the circles, adding legs, ears, a tail and other details. Sami drew Moonstar last year, and now Moonstar and other first and second graders’ art projec...

Indian elementary club starts Indian  elementary club   starts

ARLEE – For years, students had to wait until they were in high school before they could be members in the Arlee Indian Club. Wendy Swab – a parent of young children — thought it would be a good idea to branch off from the program and create a club to include K-8 students. The club is in th...

Polson students earn spot at all state music festival Polson students earn spot at all state music festival

POLSON — Polson High School music students Sierra Garcia, Olivia Hewston and Austin Martinez qualified for the Montana High School Association’s All State Band and Choir Festival. Nearly 1,000 students from around the state attended the event in Missoula at the University of Montana and Hellga...

Polson

POLSON — People always called my uncle crazy because he wore one red and one blue sock. That’s all he wore; maybe that was why. I attended a very good spaghetti dinner at the Ronan Senior Center. They had a silent auction and now I am the proud owner of a small, indoor, remote-controlled helic...

St. Ignatius

 ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center has moved its pinochle gatherings from evenings to afternoons. This month, the card play will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10. Spooky fun will be featured during the Halloween lunch on Oct. 31. Halloween wear is encouraged.  Act...

‘Pignic’ raises funds for play pods ‘Pignic’ raises funds for play pods

An open fire and piping hot roasted pork warmed those who gathered to be merry under the falling crimson and golden leaves of Bockman Park on Saturday.  The Ronan Park Board sponsored its second annual Pig in the Park fundraiser, which drew a large crowd that anxiously kept an eye on two pigs in anti...

Sheriff's authorities investigating death of toddler

    UPDATE Friday, Oct. 24: Based on facts and evidence gathered during the Lake County Sheriff’s Office investigation, the Lake County Attorney’s Office will be charging 26-year-old Galen Hawk with negligent homicide in the accidental shooting death of ...

Officials debate finer details of compact ahead of deadline Officials debate finer details of compact ahead of deadline

  Plans for shared water shortage in times of drought, irrigation canal improvements, and delivery of funds were debated by state, tribal, and federal officials Friday in a negotiating session for the proposed Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact.  Most of the elements of discussion...

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