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People’s Center gathering showcases artwork People’s Center gathering showcases artwork

PABLO – Before scattered thunderstorms forced people inside on Saturday afternoon, families enjoyed a few hours of music and artwork produced by local artisans at the People’s Center.  “We thought we’d have a family fun day to thank everyone for supporting us this year,” education director for the center Marie Torosian said.  Fry bread, beadery, and artwork were on display and for sale. Virginia Nygaard arrived early to set up her display of woven pine-straw baskets.  “I didn’t know how crowded it would be,” Nygaard said.  The gathering was small, but cozy, with plenty of fun and delicious food. Music by Charles...


Video series addresses Native issues

News from the Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition POST CREEK — A free video series titled “Stories From a Nation Within,” narrated by Tribal Attorney Dan Decker, will be shown at Mission Valley United Methodist Church, located at the top of Post Creek Hill, 70715 Hwy 93. The seri...

Yacht club sails to Polson Yacht club sails to Polson

POLSON — “We call it our voyage to the end of the world,” Bev Thornton said.   Bev and her husband Doug joined 16 other sailboats and about 40 members from the North Flathead Yacht Club in Somers for the club’s 7th annual sail to Polson. The group tied up at the KwaTaqNuk Reso...

Future of 100-year-old sturgeon specimen in question

 MISSOULA — In an Aug. 14 farewell video, Emily Graslie, volunteer curator at the Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum at the University of Montana, singled out a century old Flathead Lake specimen as one of 24,000 that face an uncertain future due to the departure of her and her supervisor.  ...

Three fires pop up over weekend Three fires pop up over weekend

News from CSKT Division of Fire MISSION VALLEY — The Division of Tribal Fire battled three fires over the weekend. The Big Pine Fire was contained and under daily patrol. It was caused by lightning in the Hell Roaring area six miles east of Ronan.  The Station Fire was caused by lightning...

Ronan city council works to resolve police problems

RONAN — Tribal police and the Lake County Sherriff’s Department have been responding to emergency calls in Ronan, while the city council sorts out the aftermath of the decertification of its police chief in July.  “Lake County’s been notified. The tribe has been notified. They...

Dixon Melon Days offers family fun weekend

DIXON — For more than 20 years, the charming burg of Dixon has celebrated the harvest of their succulent melons with a festival. The event begins this Friday evening, Aug. 23, with a dance, followed Saturday morning by a Firemen’s breakfast, a run/walk, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a horsesho...

Shakespeare comes to play in park Shakespeare comes to play in park

ST. IGNATIUS – Players from Montana Shakespeare in the Parks came to town with a combination of comedy and history as they performed “The Recruiting Officer” written by the lesser-known George Farquhar and first performed in 1706. “He was a few hundred years after Shakespeare but w...

Salaries, activity fees top school board agenda

POLSON — Salaries were on the agenda at the Polson school board Aug. 12 meeting. School board trustees voted to give employees who are not represented by a union a 3-percent raise. District Business Manager Pam Owen received $1.55 per hour raise plus 3-percent, “in spite of her protests,” T...

PHS institutes head injury policy

POLSON — Mothers of athletes have always worried about their kids getting hurt playing sports, but what happened to Dylan Steigers is every family’s nightmare.  Steigers played football for Missoula Sentinel High School and wanted to play college ball at Eastern Oregon University.  ...

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