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Culture camp passes on old ways Culture camp passes on old ways

NORTH VALLEY CREEK — Encampment at Agnes Vanderburg’s camp is part of summer at Salish Kootenai College, and this year it was held from June 9 to 14. Although it always rains, this year they only had one day of rain and some showers — not enough to slow down the students, who showed up with tents and campers or lived in tepees provided by SKC. About 30 college students signed up for the four-credit encampment or culture camp, SKC Art Department Chair Frank Finley said. That’s a little low, Finley said, but with faculty and families, camp numbers swelled to about 75 people. While it sounds like a busy time, most students commented on the peaceful feeling in c...


Jocko Irrigation District withdraws from FJBC

News from the Jocko  Irrigation District ARLEE — In a 2-1 vote, the three Jocko Irrigation District representatives voted to withdraw from the Flathead Joint Board of Control on June 14. Kerry Doney and Roger Christopher voted yes, and Boone Cole voted against.  The three representat...

CME decides on concrete pipe for S Canal CME decides on concrete pipe for S Canal

PABLO — The Cooperative Management Entity for the Flathead Irrigation District met at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal complex on June 12. In reorganizing the board, CSKT Council member Leonard Gray was chosen as chair with Ted Hein as vice chair. The board heard a report from hydrolog...

Joint Board ups attorney’s salary, hires Slack Joint Board ups attorney’s salary, hires Slack

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Joint Board of Control met on June 10 for their monthly meeting.  Attorney Jon Metropoulos reported on the two law suits in which the FJBC is involved.  One is a suit filed by the Western Montana Water Users in December against the Flathead, Jock and Mission ...

Library reading nooks open around town Library reading nooks open around town

POLSON — If archaic stereotypes are true, all librarians are all bun-wearing, grey-haired ladies wearing cardigans with a Kleenex pushed up their sleeve and rubber-soled shoes. They fiercely shush people so it’s quiet in the library and stamp out fun.  Not so in Polson.  Here libr...

Lake County 4H 5k fun run draws a crowd Lake County 4H 5k fun run draws a crowd

RONAN — Hundreds of runners and walkers showed up en masse last weekend as Ronan hosted a Lake County 4-H 5K run, breaking the ice of a chilly winter and spring while driving the running and walking enthusiasts outdoors once more. One runner, Polson resident Greg Collins, said he had just finished a se...

Butler to be tried as an adult, gag order issued

POLSON — Nathan Adam Butler, the Arlee teen accused of stabbing his 51-year-old stepfather to death and injuring his mother and another man last November, will be tried as an adult.  Butler is charged with deliberate homicide, attempted deliberate homicide, and assault with a weapon, all feloni...

Calvert to plead insanity

DIXON — Nathan Calvert, a Missoula resident charged in the grisly home invasion and murder in Dixon last winter, will argue that he suffers from a mental disease or defect and lacked specific intent when he allegedly murdered Doug Morigeau and slit Morigeau’s wife’s throat.  Two psy...

Firefighters to cook food for gear at Saturday's annual picnic Firefighters to cook food for gear at Saturday's annual picnic

ST. IGNATIUS — Even at 3 a.m. firefighters volunteer to gather at the St. Ignatius Fire Department to assistance in an emergency. “We gear up to help,” said firefighter Ray Frey. “If it’s three in the morning, we get out of bed.” A connection to community inspired Sc...

Polson school board approves contract with Swank

POLSON — After swearing in new Polson School Board Trustee Caroline McDonald at the monthly meeting on June 10, the board continued working its way through the policy manual. In a special board meeting before the regular meeting, the trustees approved the contract with Swank Construction for work on...

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