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Annual Pedal to Plate bicycle tour postponed due to COVID-19 Annual Pedal to Plate bicycle tour postponed due to COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY – For the past two years in late summer, a string of cyclists has ridden around the Mission Valley from farm to farm, sampling producers' goods and taking in the beauty of the region. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Pedal to Plate tour has been postponed to 2021.  “We just felt that for the safety of our reservation it was one more event that needed to be canceled,” event organizer Janet Sucha said. Those who signed up before the event was canceled will be given the option to get a refund or transfer their entrance fee to next year.  Event organizers will use the internet to provide inspiration for bike tours in the region and to ...


Mack Days continues until June 28

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Anglers are at the halfway point of the 2020 Spring Mack Days extended fishing event.  Blustery winds and rain were hampering even the hardiest of lake trout anglers Saturday and Sunday. Friday was the calmest day of the weekend with a total of 1,564 lake tro...

Lifting Voices: Tackling Montana’s 2020 census challenge

MONTANA — With Montana’s response rate in the 2020 census lagging the national average, the state’s census promoters have an uphill climb to retool get-out-the-count efforts that have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, the stakes of ensuring the state has the most complete...

Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow canceled

News from CSKT ELMO — The Kootenai Tribe, also known as the Ktunaxa Ksanka Band, will not hold their annual Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow at the Elmo powwow grounds this year. The Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow is a Native American gathering featuring drumming, dancing, camping and traditional dress....

Public asked to report any information on early morning shooting in Ninepipe area

Lake County law enforcement are looking for several suspects involved in a shooting incident that occurred during the early morning hours of June 18 in the Ninepipe area. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said that the 911-dispatch center received a call at 4:15 a.m. concerning an armed robbery. “The rep...

On-the-farm training On-the-farm training

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 challenge...

Dixon Seniors for June 24, 2020

DIXON — Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community.  We are still adhering and following social distancing precautions. We are accepting take-out meal requests only. Meals will be served Monday and Thursday evenings, at 5:30 p.m. Meals are $4 per serving and are deliverable to Dixon resi...

Ronan student wins state DAR contest Ronan student wins state DAR contest

News from DAR  MONTANA – The Montana State Society Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce that James Normandeau, a graduating senior at Ronan High School, was one of two state winners of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen essay co...

UCC reports presumptive COVID-19 case

News from UCC   Lake County-CSKT Unified Command Center reported that the Lake County Health Department has reported a presumptive positive COVID-19 case.   Public health nurses have conducted a case investigation with the client and close contacts have been identified. Public health nur...

Rodeo fans enjoy homesteader tradition Rodeo fans enjoy  homesteader tradition

HOT SPRINGS – Every second weekend in June for the past 70 years, the town of Hot Springs has hosted a celebration in honor of the original homesteaders who first started plowing up the dirt in the area back in the late 1890s.  The tradition continued this year, although the festivities looked ...

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