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Acclaimed Native playwright to visit Arlee Acclaimed Native playwright to visit Arlee

ARLEE — On Friday evening, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., nationally acclaimed Assiniboine playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr. will return to the stage at the Hangin’ Art Gallery in downtown Arlee to read new and old works and spend some time interacting with the audience.  “It is great to be back in the lands that are my home,” said Yellow Robe.  His work includes “poetry, fiction, acting, poverty, playwriting and all the other forms of de-colonization by a spam-eating Montana Indian … stories that would burn down Bill Cody’s Chautauqua tent.”  It is our pleasure to welcome Yellow Robe back after far too many years’ absen...


Aquatic center seeks donations for auction

POLSON — The following items or donations are needed for the upcoming auction and soup dinner on Nov. 10. It is important for us to minimize the cost of putting on the event to ensure all funds raised are put toward construction costs. Please let us know if you can help. Items needed: disposable sou...

Friends, family rally in support of coach battling cancer Friends, family rally in support of coach battling cancer

Les Rice has coached one St. Ignatius sport or another for the past 33 years. This season marks his 22nd straight year as the girls’ varsity basketball coach, but this year he’s facing his toughest challenge yet: cancer. Doctors discovered a tumor in Rice’s chest in July. Currently under...

Future voters get started early Future voters get started early

CHARLO — Sixth through 12th-grade students lined the interior of Charlo’s school library Friday, eagerly anticipating a mock voting session and cookies and juice boxes awarded to those who’d voted.  The election was organized by teachers and parents in an effort to create an authent...

Ronan haunted house scares Santa Ronan haunted house scares Santa

RONAN — Screaming, crying, blood, gore, fundraising and one frightened Santa Claus rounded out the horrifically wonderful environment at this year’s haunted house in Ronan.  Event organizers Shelly Cordis and Sharla Talsma have volunteered their time and money toward the cause for a combi...

People’s Voice pursues referendum

Although the Salazar settlement payout occurred in September and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes paid out approximately half, the People’s Voice has collected between 1,290 and 1,300 signatures from tribal members on the reservation who believe all the Salazar settlement money should be dis...

Salish Kootenai College presidential search under way

PABLO — After Dr. Luana Ross’ resignation as president of Salish Kootenai College, the search for a new president is on the horizon. SKC Board Chairman Jim Durglo said the first steps will be to review the position’s job description, review advertisements and, as a board, schedule the ad...

Drafts of compact, ordinance presented Drafts of compact, ordinance presented

PABLO — Bill Schultz from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Water Resources Division narrated a PowerPoint presentation on complete drafts of the reserved water rights compact and ordinance at the Oct. 24 water rights negotiation session. Negotiating team from the Confeder...

Student saves choking friend at lunch Student saves choking friend at lunch

A Kicking Horse Job Corps student put her training to work and saved a fellow student from choking on Oct. 22. Sierra White, a CNA and medical assisting student at Kicking Horse Job Corps Center, came to the rescue for a choking victim, Martin Gamez. Martin, a diesel mechanics student, and his friends sat...

SKC mulls plans for greenhouse SKC mulls plans for greenhouse

PABLO — Students, faculty and community members filed into Salish Kootenai College’s Camas room last week to hear a presentation on community sustained agriculture as it relates to the college’s recently-built greenhouse. Those in attendance were served a beef stew made with locally grow...

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