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Cultivating Compassion Cultivating Compassion

JOCKO VALLEY — White Coyote Road lies just a few miles north of Arlee on U.S. Highway 93. A short stretch of pavement much like any other in the valley, you could pass it at speed and never know it was there.  However, unlike other roads in the valley, White Coyote Road contains a beacon of peace and quiet reflection, a garden which cultivates the human soul rather than tomatoes and carrots. Less than a quarter mile down White Coyote Road sits an embassy of the East in the EWAM Garden of 1,000 Buddhas, and Sunday marked its consecration by Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Lama. He and several of his followers met at the garden to celebrate 11 long years of h...


Eklund, Gochis to wed Eklund, Gochis to wed

POLSON — Chelsey Michele Eklund of Butte and Nicholas James Gochis of Polson have announced their plans to wed Aug. 10, 2012 in Polson. The bride graduated from the University of Montana in 2008 and is employed as an accountant at the Montana Department of Revenue. The groom received a B.A. from the Un...

High school sweethearts plan to wed after reconnecting on Facebook High school sweethearts plan to wed after reconnecting on Facebook

“She never stopped looking for him. He never stopped thinking about her,” the wedding announcement reads. The high school sweethearts didn’t connect for years. Jeri Ann Currie, now Halford, and Claryl Haggard grew up east of Highway 93 between Ronan and Pablo. Although both familie...

Crenshaw sees promotion while deployed

At a July 21 ceremony in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Charleen Crenshaw of Ronan was officially pinned as a senior leader moving from staff sergeant to sergeant first class as of July 1. This was the second promotion to a senior leadership position that the platoon would receive during its deployment.  Cre...

Flathead Lakers meet at Yellow Bay Flathead Lakers meet at Yellow Bay

YELLOW BAY — Gael Bissell, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist, presented the keynote address at the Flathead Lakers’ annual meeting July 26 at the Flathead Lake Biological Station at Yellow Bay. Describing Flathead Lake as “a worldwide treasure,” Bissell talked about the 50...

Arlee school district faces budget cuts

ARLEE - While nothing is set in stone, the Arlee School Board is planning to cut around 20 percent of its annual budget.  Superintendent George Linthicum says the preemptive cuts stem from the potential loss of Impact Aid at the federal level.  He explained that Impact Aid is received from th...

Discounted coffee leads to job losses

POLSON — Discounted Starbucks coffee prices apparently led to employees being fired or asked to resign at Safeway. Rumor in Polson has the number of employees at 24 while Sarah Osborne, Safeway public and government affairs director, said only three employees were terminated in Polson.  Employe...

Rotary writes big check for pool

POLSON — The Polson Rotary Club held a special board meeting July 10 to discuss making the largest single investment in the club’s history in Mission Valley Aquatics. The club has already committed its annual Chili Cook-off proceeds to the Aquatic Center. But the discussion at the board meeting ...

Kids enjoy blue skies, free flights Kids enjoy blue skies, free flights

POLSON — The sun shone on Saturday morning, and local pilots flew with young passengers ages 8 to 17 as part of the Young Eagle program. Brianna McGuinness was one of the Young Eagles. She enjoyed the flight and had questions for pilot Carmine Mowbray about the compass and magnetic north.  A...

Stage 1 fire restrictions now in effect

PABLO — Stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect Thursday on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks also enforces the same restrictions throughout most of Lake County. Until further notice, the following acts are prohibited:  • Building, maintaining, attendi...

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