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Group forms against tribal corruption Group forms against tribal corruption

Members from at least five of Montana’s eight Indian tribes, including two Salish and Kootenai tribal members, gathered in Havre on Oct. 2 and set up a statewide Native American organization to expose corruption on reservations. Tribal governments are “using a smokescreen of tribal sovereignty to violate civil rights,” according to G. Bruce Meyers of Box Elder, a tribal member and former coordinator for the Office of Indian Affairs, State of Montana.  The group formed even before national newspapers and TV stations broke an Associated Press story on Oct. 7 about Native American tribes misusing taxpayer money.  The tribal members in Havre brainstormed and...


Walmart closes at old location, opens supercenter Walmart closes at old location, opens supercenter

POLSON — “It’s huge,” “I had to call my kids on their cell phones because I couldn’t find them,” and “The selection is huge,” were all comments by area shoppers as they visited Walmart’s new store at 36318 Memory Lane.  The behemoth center o...

Referendum vote on hold

  POLSON — In the latest twist on water rights, two of the three irrigation districts that make up the Flathead Joint Board of Control — the Mission Irrigation District and the Jocko Valley Irrigation District — asked District Judge Deborah Kim Christopher for a temporary restrainin...

Ronan High competes at drama event

Ronan High School Forensics and Drama had a strong showing at its first meet of the season. With several team members unable to compete due to football and cross-country, the team was small. Overall, Ronan placed third in speech sweepstakes and second in drama sweepstakes. Ryan Dresen took first and Samantha...

PHS speech, debate team travels to Frenchtown

FRENCHTOWN — The Polson High School Speech and Debate team attended the Frenchtown Invitational Speech and Drama meet on Saturday, Oct. 26. Placers for PHS were: 1st Place, Policy Debate: Tommy Mercer and Sam Heutmaker 6th Place, Policy Debate: Annabelle Smith and Katie Stobie 4th Place, Li...

Students celebrate Red Ribbon Week Students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

RONAN — Students at K. William Harvey Elementary School spent last week dressing up in silly hats, sunglasses, their pajamas, slippers and school colors before the grand Friday finale when each class competed to see who could don the most red that matched the ribbons they wore all week.  The fe...

Gallery celebrates decade of creative expression Gallery celebrates decade of creative expression

ARLEE — Arlee’s central location for all things creative turns 10 years old with a celebration as diverse as the place itself, including featured artists sharing their talents with the public.  Donna Mollica, owner of the Hangin Art Gallery, rushed around preparing food, printing out scri...

Amy Croft and Jason Foust wed Amy Croft and Jason Foust wed

HEALDSBURG, CALIF. — Amy Croft and Jason Foust were married Aug. 10 in Healdsburg, Calif. The ceremony and dinner were held outdoors overlooking beautiful vineyards in the valley. Amy’s parents are Tom and Sarah Igler of Severna Park, Md. and Jeff and Jean Croft of Maple Valley, Wash. Jason&rsquo...

Later, tater: Local potato farmers tuck spuds away for winter Later, tater: Local potato farmers tuck spuds away for winter

A last few humming harvesters made their way slowly over the Mission Valley fields last week, deftly cutting open the bowels of the earth and pulling potatoes from the ground.  The seed potatoes were stored and left to sleep in climate-controlled cellars meant to keep them from sprouting until early ...

42 Tribal Council candidates on ballot for primary election 42 Tribal Council candidates on ballot for primary election

This year marks one of the largest pools of candidates for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council as 42 people have announced their candidacy. The primary election will take place Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. Polling places are the Arlee Indian Senior Center, the Elmo Community Cente...

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