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Splash of color marks start of summer Splash of color marks start of summer

RONAN – A splash of color marked the first day of summer vacation for Ronan students. As the final bell rang and kids left the building, they had the opportunity to take part in the second annual Ronan Color Run put on by the high school student council. “We thought it would be a fun celebration for our kids since it is the last day of school,” Student Council Advisor Bonnie Eva said. “We wanted to do something active that promoted health and since we did this last year, why not make it a tradition?” The 5k run started at the high school where bins of colored cornstarch, a fire truck with spraying water, and anxious runners were waiting to get doused with...

Tribe seeks input on Bison Range transfer Tribe seeks input on Bison Range transfer

Public comment is wanted by June 24 concerning the proposed transfer of the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership to allow the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to manage the refuge. “The Bison Range is a treasure and, as good neighbors, we want to ensure that everyone is able to rev...

Arlee homicide suspects in custody

ARLEE — Two suspects allegedly involved with the homicide of a man whose deceased body was found in a trailer June 2 in Arlee have been arrested. Stephen Seese, 23, will be charged with deliberate homicide and his wife, Kassandra Seese, 23, is being charged with accountability (deliberate homicide),...

Iconic lounge burns Iconic lounge burns

RONAN — The Pheasant Lounge on 117 Main Street SW in Ronan caught fire around 3:40 a.m. Sunday and was knocked down in a couple of hours, according to Ronan Fire Chief Mark Clary. Fire departments from Ronan, Polson, and Charlo responded to the incident. “There was moderate damage within the b...

Officer reserve program returns Officer reserve program returns

RONAN – Ronan Police Chief Ken Weaver officially swore in two reserve officers during the last city council meeting on Monday. With their hands raised, Ronan Reserve Police Officers Brandon Smith and Robert Stentz swore to uphold the law. The reserve officer program was suspended in 2013 after probl...

Community garden gets boost from business owners Community garden gets boost from business owners

RONAN – It’s exactly like photosynthesis. As plants grow using sunlight to transform nutrients from carbon dioxide and water, two women are combining energy and resources to cultivate a green haven — the Ronan Community Garden. “Everything is coming together very nicely,” Foo...

Students make dean's list

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – At the University of Montana, 2,821 students made the spring semester 2016 dean’s list and 4.0 list. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher and receive grades of A or B in at lea...

College celebrates 25 years of nursing College celebrates 25 years of nursing

PABLO – “This is a special year,” said Salish Kootenai College President Sandra Boham of the 2016 Nurses Pinning Ceremony held on Friday. The college is celebrating its 25th graduation year for nurses. Boham said that SKC nurses are “highly sought” in the healthcare field for...


ARLEE — All senior centers have a variety of activities to offer, depending on the preferences of their patrons. Some centers concentrate on feeding people. Other centers do crafts, cards, or play Bingo. They all provide services and assistance of one kind or another to seniors needing a helping hand. ...


RONAN — Thanks to the over 50 local business, volunteers, and those who attended for making our Father’s Day Indian Taco and Silent Auction a great success. We greatly appreciate your support of our nutrition program. On June 18 come to a birthday party for Grace Ingram’s 101st birthday!...


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