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Fyant elected chair to Tribal Council

News from CSKT PABLO – Shelly Fyant, of the Arlee District, was elected the new Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council Chair on Friday. The previous chairman was Ronald Trahan, who did not seek re-election for council. On Friday, five members of the council were sworn in, including newly elected members: Martin Charlo, of the Pablo District; LeEllen “Ellie” Bundy McLeod, of the St. Ignatius District; Michael Dolson, of the Hot Springs District; and James “Bing” Matt, of the Arlee district, who had served on the council for four years. Incumbent Anita Matt, Dixon District, was re-elected in the December general election and voted in as vice c...


Record warm temperatures melt snow across valley Record warm temperatures melt snow across valley

The Mission valley isn’t generally balmy in December, but the record-setting month brought temperatures above average this year.  St. Ignatius recorded 60.88 degrees on December 21. The average temperature for that date is 35 degrees. Kalispell and Missoula broke high-temperature records for De...

St. Ignatius seniors for Jan. 8, 2020

ST. IGNATIUS — If you boil a funny bone it becomes a laughing stock.      We hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s.      Bingo is played after almost every lunch.      Meals can be delivered to qualified seniors. If you wish to order or ...

Ronan seniors for Jan. 8, 2020

RONAN — It is the start of another new year with a lot of new beginnings. We hope everyone takes advantage of what we are blessed with.  Menu for the coming week: —  Wednesday, Jan. 8: soup, salad, bread, dessert —  Thursday, Jan. 9: evening meal — roast pork, ...

Arlee Seniors for Jan. 8, 2020

ARLEE —  Happy New Year from the Arlee Senior Center.  Come in out of the dreary weather and have a nice hot meal and good company. The Arlee Senior Center serves lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays and dinner on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Take a look at our January menu an...

Lake Mary Ronan pike population threatens salmon fishery Lake Mary Ronan pike population threatens salmon fishery

LAKE MARY RONAN – Cast your line out in Lake Mary Ronan and you’ll likely find a northern pike on the other end. On Dec. 4, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fish biologists Kenneth Breidinger and Sam Bourret held a forum at the Mountain Meadow Resort located along the shoreline of Lake Mary Ro...

Law enforcement targeted by criminals, family dog beaten Law enforcement targeted by criminals, family dog beaten

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office  LAKE COUNTY – After a months-long investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of Montana Highway Patrol and Flathead Tribal Police, deputies have solved a series of Mission Valley thefts and burglaries.   ...

Food pantries sustain needy families through winter months Food pantries sustain needy families through winter months

LAKE COUNTY – According to the nonprofit Feeding America, more than 4,000 Lake County residents did not have access to enough food to support a healthy, active life in 2017.  Without nutritious food, people become susceptible to illness and less able to achieve academically and socially, accord...

Census employee recruitment on track

LAKE COUNTY – The U.S. Census has received about half of the needed number of applications needed for census-takers in Lake County. U.S. Census Bureau media specialist Josh Manning said the collected applications put the census process “well on track.”  To date, Manning said the cen...

FLIC features musical couple FLIC features musical couple

POLSON – The Americana duo Jim and Sam found a novel way to up their music careers: play a show a day for a year. In addition to helping the duo hone their skills and find new ways to get in sync, the project evolved into the documentary film, “After So Many Days,” currently touring the ...

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