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Local man remembered for AIDS prevention work Local man remembered for AIDS prevention work

MISSION VALLEY — For many years, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was something to be terrified of, but not something to talk about. Tom Freeman changed all of that on the Flathead Indian Reservation, and probably saved many lives in the process. According to the Center for Disease Control, HIV can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and the human body cannot kill the virus. Once infected with HIV/AIDS, an individual is afflicted for life. There is no known safe or effective cure.  According to the CDC, “Scientists identified a type of chimpanzee in West Africa as the source of HIV infection in humans. They believe that the chimpanzee version of (HIV) ...


Fifth annual Starving Artists show to benefit Ronan fire department Fifth annual Starving Artists show to benefit Ronan fire department

RONAN — Anyone who’s ever chased a dream at their wallet’s expense can identify with the term “starving artist.”  However, those who can identify with the term also seem to understand the concept of helping those in need. These are the circumstances surrounding the fifth...

Mission students showcase hard work, plans Mission students showcase hard work, plans

ST. IGNATIUS — Beaming smiles and the sounds of laughter filled the halls of nearly every St. Ignatius School District building April 25 as students, parents and faculty alike participated in the latest installment of St. Ignatius’ Community Showcase.  “I love it,” smiled midd...

Ronan to hold spring cleanup day

RONAN — On Saturday, May 4, the City of Ronan and the Ronan Area Chamber will hold its annual “Spring Cleanup Day.” Meet at 9 a.m. at Ronan City Park to pick up garbage bags and gloves and a hot cup of coffee to get you going. There will be a construction size box dumpster, donated by Allie...

Local music students head to state festival Local music students head to state festival

POLSON — It’s spring, time for tulips and daffodils, ant there’s music in the air — at least there will be in Missoula for the Montana High School Association State Music Festival May 3-4. High school music students who received a superior rating at the MHSA District Music Festival wi...

Hand-carved Hopi dolls visit Ninepipes museum

CHARLO — A colorful, and intricately designed, exhibit of 28 Kachina dolls is available for viewing at the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana. This exhibit was donated to the museum by members who had collected the dolls in the 1990s made by artisans from the Navajo Indian Reservation in northern Arizon...

Polson clean-up day slated

POLSON — Polson city staff will be coming around to residences in the city limits to pick up clean yard waste that is piled next to the street on Friday, May 17. All clean yard waste must be piled next to the street in order for us to pick it up. Please put all loose material (leaves, grass) in bags an...

Volunteers advocate for children through court battles Volunteers advocate for children through court battles

POLSON — Volunteerism is no stranger to Lake County, and while hundreds of community members donate their time and efforts to enrich life in the Mission Valley through a variety of programs and projects, many people have no idea the work put in by one small group of volunteers. They are Court Appointed...

CD encourages rookie angler CD encourages rookie angler

“Sausage,” I thought. “Well, okay.” While sausage is great with hash browns and scrambled eggs, I never thought about it as fishing bait. I was watching the excellent CD put out by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservati...

Writ stops FJBC vote on water use agreement Writ stops FJBC vote on water use agreement

Retired attorney Lloyd Ingraham, Ronan, surprised the Flathead Joint Board of Control on April 16 with a writ signed by District 20 Judge C.B. McNeil preventing the FJBC from voting on whether to adopt or reject the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project water use agreement. About 50 people crowded the Flathe...

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