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Salish Kootenai College professor documents polar bears in Churchill Salish Kootenai College professor documents polar bears in Churchill

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, bills itself as the “polar bear capital of the world.” Situated on Hudson Bay, Churchill offers a perfect place for polar bears to gather to wait for the ice to freeze, usually in November, so they can go out on the ice to hunt ringed seals, their favorite food. The massive bears, which can weigh up to a ton, go out on the ice and remain there until the ice melts. As a photographer and videographer, Frank Tyro, Media/KSKC Director at Salish Kootenai College, has visited the small town 33 times, beginning in 1984, with his most recent trip in November 2012. He is a volunteer staff member of Great Bear Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization ...

Arlee’s ‘Friends’ continue to donate

Recently, the Friends of Arlee Schools, Inc. have been able to give money to the Arlee schools in the form of equipment and classroom supplies not covered by the school’s budget. In December, teachers were asked to submit applications detailing what they need in their classrooms. The Friends board dist...

Arlee teacher honored for ‘teaching tolerance’

ARLEE – The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project will recognize five outstanding educators with the Teaching Tolerance Award for excellence in culturally responsive teaching on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C. Arlee High School teacher Anna E. Baldwin is among the honorees. The ...

Film festival tickets available

POLSON — The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest is Feb. 1-3 in Polson. Weekend events will take place at the KwaTaqNuk and Showboat Cinema.  Local judges Karen Lewing, David W. King and Mac Swan screened films submitted for FLIC.  “The films that our judges selected,” sa...

RMS student photographers to showcase work RMS student photographers to showcase work

RONAN — There’s no shortage of creativity in Ronan Middle School.  Images reflecting the imagination and skill of young photographers from the school aptly demonstrate that point. Students in fifth through eighth grades will display their talents at a photographic art show Friday, Jan....

Ronan students warm hearts with new play

RONAN — Tired of the dreary winter weather? Come to the Ronan Performing Arts Center and share some summer fun with us. “Surf’s Up” is playing Jan. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m.  The middle school production of “Surf’s Up” is just what the doctor would order for all of...

People’s Voice now registered nonprofit

We are proud to announce that the People’s Voice is now a nonprofit organization, The People’s Voice, Inc. Carlita Gonzales has left The People’s Voice on her own volition as of Dec. 6. On Monday, Dec. 17, Sharon Rosenbaum and Elden White met with Tribal Council Chairman Joe Durglo to...

Nominees sought for public health award

The Lake County Board of Health is now accepting nominations for the fourth annual Virginia Reber Public Health Award. This award honors a county resident or entity that has furthered public health principles in Lake County and the Flathead Reservation. Some suggested public health areas of involvement inclu...

Credit union fights hunger with food drive

For the third year running, Whitefish Credit Union, Montana’s largest credit union, has pledged to donate $1 to local food banks in need for every pound of food collected by their branches during their annual “Cash and Cans Food Drive.” The food drive began Jan. 7 and continues until Feb. 4...

Montana weather preferred

RONAN — Well here we are, halfway through January and it’s snowing, the wind is blowing and the temperature has dropped. All of that sure beats floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. So, I guess we still live in a great place. We had 49 people brave the weather last Thursday to attend our evening m...

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