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Tribal reps withdraw from task force over attorney general's support for Keystone pipeline

MISSOULA  — Two representatives from the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap Indian reservations pulled out of Attorney General Tim Fox’s new Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force on Monday after Fox filed to intervene in a lawsuit against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in support of the Trump administration and pipeline company TC Energy, formerly     TransCanada. The Fort Peck tribes and the Fort Belknap Indian Community of northeast Montana have long opposed the pipeline, which would carry oil from the tar sands of Alberta through the state, passing close to both reservations. Towns surrounding the reservations, including Nashua, Circle, Hinsdale and Baker, are sl...


St. Ignatius seniors for Oct. 16, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — Where do “ghost’s” buy their food? ...  At the “ghost-ery” store.    On Wednesday, Oct. 16, we will hold bingo after our evening meal. Cards cost 25 cents a card and there is a $50 blackout awarded.    The quilters are in the c...

Polson seniors for Oct. 16, 2019

POLSON — Exercise class is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and anyone is welcome to join. Tuesdays and Fridays there is a bridge group that meets at 12:30 p.m., and on Wednesdays there is a Mahjong group that meets at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays our Pinochle group meets at 12:30 p.m....

Polson medical center tackles opioid problem Polson medical center tackles opioid problem

POLSON – Opioid overdoses are the third leading cause of injury-related deaths in Montana, according to a Montana Department of Health and Human Services report. Statistics like this have brought healthcare providers and state leaders together to tackle the problem with measured results.  Gover...

St. Ignatius seniors for Oct. 9, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — What do you get when you cross a vampire with a snowman? ... Frostbite.    Our center is looking for a delivery driver to deliver Meals on Wheels to our home-bound citizens on Tuesdays and Fridays. If interested, please stop by our center, 212 North Main Street, for an appli...

Preparations for 2020 census begin

LAKE COUNTY – Once every ten years, the federal government attempts to count every single resident of the United States, and if people aren’t counted, the state won’t get the federal funding it deserves.  The 2020 census won’t begin until next spring, but the National Partners...

Sex trafficking signs shared during event Sex trafficking signs shared during event

POLSON – Many people dismiss human trafficking as more of a far-off international or distant big-city issue and mistakenly don’t realize that individuals are also exploited in the smaller cities within Montana. “Human trafficking, it happens right here,” said Grace Manchala as she ...

valley voices — Real people; real opinions. valley voices — Real people; real opinions.

LaRenzo Roan Bear, Pablo, 10/4/19     "A president hiding information from congress and from the judicial branch, the supreme court, that is a very high crime. Information needs to be free to the public and to the decision makers. Also, after that information has been taken by con...

Section of U.S. Highway 93 named after Louis Charlo Section of U.S. Highway 93 named after Louis Charlo

EVARO – On a cloudy morning, nearly 100 people clustered in the grass alongside U.S. Highway 93 for a celebration. “Finally” was the word most often spoken.  Seventy-four years after his death, the state legislature decided to name a two-mile stretch of highway after Louis Charlo, w...

Polson celebrates homecoming week, teams win games Polson celebrates homecoming week, teams win games

POLSON – The Polson High School campus was buzzing with school spirit as the students, faculty and community members celebrated homecoming festivities last week. Homecoming activities included a parade, pep assembly, hall decorating, float construction, tailgate party, dress-up days, a barbeque and ...

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