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MME inclusion project starts with information campaign MME inclusion project starts with information campaign

RONAN — After Lauren Oliver took a new job as the executive director of Mission Mountain Enterprises last April, the pandemic caused her to change some of her plans for the social service organization. Oliver wanted to create more inclusion between MME clients and the Lake County community before she even packed the moving truck and traveled here from North Carolina with her husband Nicholas and Cindy, a 13-year-old Australian Shepard. She is driven by the idea that people with disabilities and communities are better served when everyone works together.  “So often, we hold people in a bubble where they live and work,” she said. “It’s important to go ...


St. Ignatius seniors for Jan. 27, 2021

ST. IGNATIUS — We are already heading into the end of January, which seems unbelievable to me. We are still unsure as to the opening of our center for meals, and our delivery numbers are going up. We are so grateful to our participants and are very glad to be able to keep cooking for you. Our evenin...

90 mph winds take out large trees, power lines 90 mph winds take out large trees, power lines

LAKE COUNTY – A winter windstorm blew through the valley on Wednesday, Jan. 13, damaging homes and cars, downing power lines and toppling massive trees. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts across northwestern Montana moving up to over 90 mph during the day. Mild damage included a slew o...

SAFE Harbor launches community stalking awareness campaign

News from SAFE Harbor RONAN — January marks the 17th National Stalking Awareness Month, an annual call to action to recognize and respond to this traumatic and dangerous crime. It is critical to raise the issue of stalking as its own form of violence as well as a crime that frequently predicts and...

CSKT announces emergency National Bison Range regulations CSKT announces emergency National Bison Range regulations

News from CSKT On Dec. 27th, 2020, Congress took the historic action of legislatively restoring the lands of the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, following the signing of the Montana Water Rights Protection Act (Public Law #116-260) and, si...

Yoga brings beauty to life

My hope for my students is that they will recall that they know more than they think. The hard part is rolling out their mat and getting on it (no small feat, I can attest to that).  I suggest that people set up a space that can stay prepped for spontaneous yoga, perhaps in a designated room or in a ...

Experts share strategies for handling pandemic isolation Experts share strategies for handling pandemic isolation

Social isolation has as much impact on a person’s health as smoking and alcohol consumption, according to the Centers for Disease Control, but maintaining connections can be difficult during a pandemic.   “Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and...

Lawmakers debate local nicotine-product prohibitions Lawmakers debate local nicotine-product prohibitions

In what opponents say is part of a larger push this session to pass laws favorable to the tobacco industry, legislators discussed a bill proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating nicotine products ingested through devices like electronic cigarettes and vape pens. The proposal, HB 137, ...

COVID-19 treatment, vaccines bring hope COVID-19 treatment, vaccines bring hope

I spent the New Year’s weekend covering for my colleagues at St. Luke Community Healthcare, admitting patients to the hospital. I saw firsthand how we went from a nearly empty COVID-19 unit to filling half the beds. We have a light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine, but it is still important to...

Tips for beating the blues, managing depression

Some people have a difficult time managing their depression. Sometimes, their depression and fears can get the best of them. As a result, here are some techniques that a person can use to help manage their depression. 1. Challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking: whe...

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