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Part 3: This is the third part of a three-part story on the role of community health workers in rural health care from the Montana Gap project. Two months ago, the boys played like children do, clambering around a ruined building just down the lush green hillside from their home. Now their mom, Moslene, cooks only for her husband, a mechanical act that brings her no joy. Only sadness and a remembrance of the innocent laughter she will never hear again. Her boys — her only children — are dead. A wall of that ruined building fell on them, killing them instantly. Moslene’s house, a one-story, two-room concrete structure with a wrap-around porch and faded blue and whit...


Visions for Montana’s economy clash in fight over Initiative 186 Visions for Montana’s economy clash in fight over Initiative 186

MONTANA – The controversy over ballot Initiative 186 seems to be about two competing visions for Montana’s future economy, and water quality underlies them both. The ballot measure, if passed, would amend the state’s 1971 Metal Mine Reclamation Act to provide for an additional $115,00...

Veteran Spotlight - Tom Siple Veteran Spotlight - Tom Siple

Tom Siple February 23, 1967 Desert Storm Era: Iraq, Bosnia, Somalia, Germany U.S. Army – 52nd Signal Battalion Tom Siple wanted to join the military, but there was a problem -- he was an early high school graduate and was too young. Not wanting to waste time, Tom went to college until his 17th birth...

St. Ignatius seniors for Oct. 24, 2018

ST. IGNATIUS — That moment you walk into a spiderweb and suddenly turn into a karate master. AARP’s Safe Driving Class will be held here on Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Space is limited, so please call the center at 406-745-4462 to get signed up. On Thursday, Nov. 15, from 9:30 a.m.-...

Ronan seniors for Oct. 24, 2018

RONAN —This last week has been beautiful as far as weather. We will take all the days like that we can get as it takes us closer to the end of the season and will make winter seem that much shorter. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, we will honor our Senior of the Year, Richard Tobel. All who would like to com...

Arlee seniors for Oct. 24, 2018

ARLEE — Winter is almost here and our snowbirds are heading south. For those of you that are staying for our beautiful winters, don’t forget you can get a nice hot meal at the Arlee Senior Citizens Center. Lunches are served on Mondays and Wednesdays and dinners are served on the second and fourt...

Polson seniors for Oct. 24, 2018

POLSON — The grass may be greener on the other side but at least you don’t have to mow it. When Hal Lanier is not driving the Council on Aging medi-van, taking passengers to Kalispell or Missoula, he can be found on Tuesday afternoons tearing up the lanes at senior bowling where he records som...

Polson seniors for Oct. 17, 2018

POLSON — With the fire season being almost over, it brings to mind a question I’ve always wondered about; why is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, whereas it takes a whole box to start a campfire? A Bailey Insurance representative will be here on Friday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. ...

Candidates address issues at forum Candidates address issues at forum

RONAN – Seven candidates for local office spoke directly to the community they hope to lead last Wednesday. Approximately 100 community members attended the forum, held at the Ronan Community Center. The Lake County Democrats and Republicans sponsored the event. Lake County resident Elaine Meeks att...

Community comes together to support SAFE Harbor Community comes together to support SAFE Harbor

RONAN – People packed into the Ronan Community Center to raise funds to help support the work being done by SAFE Harbor again this year on Saturday evening with dinner and a few auctions. “This event is so successful every year due to the support from the community,” said DeeAnn Richards...

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