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Irrigation project short on water, implements shut off Irrigation project short on water, implements shut off

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Indian Irrigation Project began implementing water shut offs last week and conditions are only expected to get worse in the coming months, according to a report issued by Bureau of Indian Affairs Project Manager Pete Plant.  “FIIP expects the lack of precipitation, extreme heat conditions, and high irrigation demands to continue throughout the remaining irrigation season,” Plant wrote in a July 1 water outlook report for irrigators. “Additionally, FIIP is experiencing high conveyance and distribution losses due to evaporation and extreme dry conditions. Consequently, certain water management actions must be taken to ensure that all...

New complaint filed against Tribes in water compact lobbying

HELENA – In a complaint that reads almost like a point-counterpoint summary to documents filed in a grievance currently under review, two people in Gallatin County have asked the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices to determine whether or not the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes broke st...

Quarterly meeting topics include meth, health, Kerr Dam Quarterly meeting topics include meth, health, Kerr Dam

PABLO —  With a short agenda to allow everybody to enjoy the Arlee Celebration, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes quarterly meeting got underway on July 3 with an honor song from the Brother drum group and a prayer by Kevin Howlett, head of tribal health.  With 64 days to go unti...

‘Gaslight’ brings psychological thriller to stage

POLSON — Jack Manningham is a bully: controlling, manipulative and verbally abusive.  He is played to perfection by Port Polson Players veteran Bob DiGiallonardo in “Gaslight,” a Victorian thriller set in the drawing room of an 1800s London home. As the story begins, Jack badgers...

CAP program teaches families CAP program teaches  families

PABLO — Kids and their parents were jumping rope, playing native games, rolling the dice in a fitness game, as well as learning about how much sugar was in their favorite sodas and sports drinks and getting weighed and measured. All these activities  took place at a Communities at Play family fun ...

Mission gold Mission gold

ST. IGNATIUS – Mission High School was the only reservation school in the state to receive a gold rating from the Montana Department of Education’s behavioral program this year. “It’s a big deal for us,” said high school teacher Sara Keast. “All three schools in our dis...

Pharmacy options increase in Polson

POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center will open another retail pharmacy in Super 1 Foods this August, filling the location vacated by Health Care Plus when that pharmacy moved from the Polson grocery store to the newly-opened Walgreens on Highway 35. Providence Lakeshore Pharmacy can fill pr...


POLSON — The biggest lie I tell myself is, “I don’t have to write this down; surely I’ll remember.” I hope you remember us here at the senior center if your bountiful harvests are more than you know what to do with. We can certainly use them and always appreciate your vegetab...


RONAN — Please stay with me...difficult week and little time to intelligently construct a good report. I apologize for the information shortfall. Our board meeting will be held on July 8 at 9:30 a.m. There will be an election of board members for the coming year. The annual meeting will be the same ...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center’s annual Good Old Days Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, July 18. The breakfast is served from 7-11 a.m. and will feature ham, eggs, pancakes, juice, tea and coffee. The cost will be $5 per person. Everyone is welcome. Quarter-a-car...


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