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US Attorney General Barr arrives in Pablo, visits Bison Range US Attorney General Barr arrives in Pablo, visits Bison Range

PABLO  – United States Attorney General William Barr began his day with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes by stopping at a scenic overlook outside the National Bison Range Friday morning.  While visiting with tribal staff and viewing a small herd through a field scope, Barr discussed the Tribes’ interest in regaining ownership of the federal refuge surrounded by tribal lands. “Attorney General Barr’s visit allowed for a discussion of a wide range of issues important to us, including our ongoing effort to protect our people, lands, wildlife and our water,” said CSKT Vice Chair Leonard Gray. Tribal staff were able to explain the backg...


Invasive feral swine pose potential disaster in Montana Invasive feral swine pose potential disaster in Montana

MONTANA – Farming and hunting are two of the defining qualities of Montana. For decades, hunters and landowners have worked together to maintain our public wildlife, our working agricultural lands, and our outdoor heritage. Landowners know hunters are the best management tool for wildlife; hunters appr...

Arlee students travel to space for MCT play Arlee students travel to space for MCT play

ARLEE – Aliens, robots, giants and a bumbling space explorer took the stage at this year’s Missoula Children’s Theater performance. The show was “Gulliver’s Travels,” set in space. The play told the story of the explorer Gulliver navigating space and meeting the locals ...

Newsrooms statewide join forces to explore aging in Montana

MONTANA — Growing old may not be for the faint of heart but, as anyone over 40 will tell you, it sure beats the alternative.  Montana is in the process of putting that truism to the test. The state’s median age, according to U.S. Census data, is 39.8 years, making Montana the 10th oldest ...

Polson seniors for Nov. 27, 2019

POLSON — Thanksgiving is almost here. If you haven’t called the Polson Senior Center to have meals delivered, or to get a ride to attend the free Community Thanksgiving Dinner held at the Polson Senior Center, make sure you do, our phone number is 406-883-4735. We are serving and delivering dinne...

St. Ignatius seniors for Nov. 27, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — Why did the police arrest the turkey?  They suspected “fowl” play. The free community dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 28,  from noon-2 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Meals can be delivered to qualified seniors. If you would like to order or cancel a meal,...

CBD manufacturing company opens in Ronan CBD manufacturing company opens in Ronan

RONAN – The first hemp-processing license in the State of Montana was issued to a Ronan business in November from the Montana Department of Agriculture. Green Ridge Biosolutions moved into a 15,000 square-foot building at 63298 U.S. Highway 93, located near the Ronan arch, in September. Sam Belanger...

Two Eagle students exhibit photographs in Missoula Two Eagle students exhibit photographs in Missoula

MISSOULA – Photos Leanna Powell took over a year ago near her home in St. Ignatius have brought her to a show at the People’s Center in Pablo, to a prestigious show in New York and now to the new Zootown Arts Community Center Gallery in Missoula. “I had no idea it would go this far,&rdqu...

LCCDC hires new executive director LCCDC hires new executive director

RONAN – Jim Thaden is the new leader at the helm of Lake County Community Development Corporation. In his position, Thaden will head the multi-faceted organization to advance development in the area.  “I’ve done this kind of work all my life, and it’s a real treat when you get...

Girls’ empowerment program seeks leader Girls’ empowerment program seeks leader

ARLEE – Lunchtime meetings at the Arlee School District give girls and non-binary youth an opportunity to explore their unique strengths. Using Their Strength is a program facilitated by the YWCA of Missoula. The program has existed in Missoula for over 20 years. Two years ago, it was established in Ar...

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