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Boys and Girls Club kids sell cherries Boys and Girls Club kids sell cherries

RONAN – Kids are selling cherries by the pound to help raise money for summer field trips with the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Indian Reservation and Lake County.  Donna Diaz, 8, held up a box of red cherries for a customer to sample. “They are really good,” she said. She has an expert opinion on the taste after sampling a bunch during her Friday shift at the stand, located across from the club on U.S. Highway 93, near the stoplight.  A couple kids from the club cover shifts under a shaded canopy with the supervision of an adult from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. The adults take over during weekend sales when the club is closed. The kids and adults...


Stage 2 fire restrictions in effect

Pursuant to authority established in 25 CFR 163.28, the Hell Gate Treaty, the CS&KT Tribal Constitution, and the Tribal Forest Products Harvesting Ordinance 61 C; the following acts are prohibited on all Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, tribe trust and tribal fee lands within the exterior boundari...

Hot Hoops Hot Hoops

Flathead Lake 3-on-3 marks 25th anniversary   By Rob Zolman Valley Journal POLSON – While other tournaments have come and gone, this past weekend the Flathead Lake 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament celebrated its 25th anniversary - marking this hoops event as Montana’s longest running...

19-year-old man dies in motorcycle crash

Gibson Brooks of Ronan, 19, died as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Sloan Road late Thursday night, July 20. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash that was called in to dispatch around 11 p.m. A 19-year-old female pass...

High-speed chase ends in crash near Lakeside

POLSON – Two women were arrested after a high-speed chase late Wednesday, July 19.  According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop at 11:20 p.m. near St. Ignatius after a four-door Hyundai sedan was seen traveling erratically northbound on U.S. 93...

Second dog park to be built in Polson

POLSON – Thanks to some donated land, Polson will be getting a second dog park in the not-too-distant future.  The Morehead Trust donated 1.9 acres near South Bayshore Drive and Morehead Lane near a bike/walking path.  Trey Nowlen, the city’s parks and recreation director, told th...

FJBC votes on irrigation fees, districts discuss legal issues FJBC votes on irrigation fees, districts discuss legal issues

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control approved an increase to the operation and maintenance fees irrigators will pay for water in the 2018 season during the July 11 meeting. Flathead Indian Irrigation Project Manager Pete Plant presented a proposed $7.50 increase for fees earlier this y...

Total-ly new Home coming soon for Boys and Girls Club Total-ly new Home coming soon for Boys and Girls Club

 RONAN – Though final paperwork hasn’t been finished, the staff at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County are in the preliminary process of moving.  “We are ecstatic about this opportunity,” said Aric Cooksley, Boys and Girls Club executive di...

Flea market helps keep museum open, local history alive

Every first Saturday of the summer months the Garden of the Rockies Museum holds a flea market open to vendors of all kinds. The last market of the summer is on Saturday, Aug. 5 and according to organizer Patti Mocabee, there are still open spots for vendors. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p....

Starting small fires is illegal, dangerous

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN – Tribal Forestry’s Division of Fire needs to warn reservation residents and visitors about the dangers of igniting fires in forested lands. The DOF has had a number of suspicious starts in the last couple weeks and would like the public to be on the loo...

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