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KSKC-TV celebrates 25 years of service KSKC-TV celebrates 25 years of service

PABLO — Salish Kootenai College has been the home base for the first (and still only) tribally owned public television station in the United States. With its first broadcast hitting the airwaves in 1988, KSKC-TV has since produced and broadcast 3,500 hours of television programs ranging from sports coverage to cooking shows to kids programs. And, according to one of the founding members, Dr. Frank Tyro, “We feel like we’re prepared for another 25 years.” Tyro said he got his start in the broadcasting industry while working as an apprentice engineer at Montana State Television Center. It was there that he fell in love with PBS. “The beautiful thing abou...


‘Chubby Chicks’ fight heart disease ‘Chubby Chicks’ fight heart disease

POLSON — While it sounds like the Defibrillators and Bloodclotters would cross paths in an emergency room, they’ll actually meet in the second annual Chubby Chicks basketball game.  The game will be held on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the Linderman Elementary School gym. Admission...

School faces Title 1 budget shrink

POLSON — At the monthly school board meeting on April 15, Polson Superintendent Linda Reksten announced that funding for Title 1 would be reduced by 15 percent, due to sequestration. Title 1 was established to meet the needs of educationally disadvantaged students and students at risk of not meeting...

Despite rain, Earth Day bright in Mission Despite rain, Earth Day bright in Mission

ST. IGNATIUS — The planet Earth provides food, water and shelter for every living thing in the world, humans included. How fitting it is, then, that an entire day be set aside once every year to give thanks to and honor the amazing works of nature and work toward taking care of the planet as it has tak...

City commission waives restrictive covenants

POLSON — In a short meeting on April 15, the Polson City Commissioners approved a waiver of the restrictive covenants to LaVista Overlook. This waiver said the city doesn’t have any interest in approving or disapproving further restrictive covenants, according to Polson City Attorney James Raymon...

Local WWII vets tour national memorials

RONAN — World War II veterans gleamed their now common nickname “The Greatest Generation” from journalist Tom Brokaw. Brokaw’s reasoning for bestowing such a weighty title upon an entire generation was fairly simple: This was a group of Americans who grew up during the Great Depressio...

Mission Valley Animal Shelter welcomes new director Mission Valley Animal Shelter welcomes new director

POLSON — Many dogs and cats have found their “forever homes” after a stay at the Mission Valley Animal Shelter. New director Jill Simpson has been on the job for about a month, and she hopes to continue the shelter’s work for years to come Learning how the place works has kept Simp...

Four cats from hoarder rescue still need homes Four cats from hoarder rescue still need homes

It will be awhile before the plight of 33 rescue cats leaves our thoughts.  In August 2012, Life Savers Animal Rescue was asked by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office to help save the lives of 33 cats in a hoarder case. The cats were in deplorable conditions, some locked in a tool shed, others in ...

Griz touch down in Ronan for spring scrimmage Griz touch down in Ronan for spring scrimmage

RONAN — The Griz came to town April 13 for a cold and windy spring scrimmage on Laverne Parrish Memorial Field. Montanans are tough, though, and Griz fans from around the area packed the stands.    The Griz returned 10 starters on defense, and over the afternoon, defensive players sacked t...

CASA fundraising tourney still open to golfers

POLSON — Bobby’s sitting on the floor, his diaper badly soiled but after hours now caked dry. Close by, his older sister Linda is playing video games on a small old television, caring and sometimes watchful, but currently oblivious of her brother since he’s stopped crying for a c...

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