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  RONAN — Passels of activities are on tap for our center via a busy Martha: —  Thursday, Sept. 10: Dinner is at 5 p.m. —  Wednesday, Sept. 16: The amazing Jane’s foot clinic is from 10 a.m.-noon.  —  Monday, Sept. 21: Cards are played at 7 p.m.  —  Friday, Sept. 25: Birthday Dinner at noon.  —  A yard sale will take place at the center, 528 Main Street, on Sept. 25-26, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to benefit both the Counsel on Aging and the Senior Citizen’s Center. Please do-not bring donations to the center until Sept. 18. If you have large items, we can pick them up...(good thinking) by...

Power to the people Power to the people

Ever since the land was new, before Flathead Lake and the Flathead River had names, snow has been falling on the mountains, melting and finding its way down the timbered slopes, into small creeks and streams before flowing into the lake.  The lake narrows into Flathead River, where five miles southwe...

Irrigators to pursue project turnover in dual appeal, negotiation process Irrigators to pursue project turnover in dual appeal, negotiation process

RONAN – The Flathead Joint Board of Control will appeal a federal lawsuit to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to regain local control of the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project.  The board’s attorneys said Aug. 25 that they will also try to work out an agreement outside of the...

Flying trees: Tribes part of renewable energy work Flying trees: Tribes part of renewable energy work

RONAN — Leftover tree parts from logging operations usually end up as piles of useless ash, but academic researchers and tribal forestry officials hope that recent projects will result in less waste and a possible energy market for local forest products.  Alaska Airlines hopes to fly a jet with...

Irrigation fee increase possibly delayed for another year

ST. IGNATIUS – A proposed rate hike for Flathead Indian Irrigation Project irrigators might be off the table until next year’s tax bills go out.  Flathead Joint Board of Control Irrigation Commissioner Shane Orien said Aug. 25 the board’s office was informed that because a proposed ...

Celebrating peace, expansion Celebrating peace, expansion

ARLEE – Four boys started counting the 2-foot-tall Buddha statues lined up back to back on the eight-spoke dharma wheel during the 11th Annual Festival of Peace at the Ewam School of Tibetan Buddhism on Saturday.  “I got 74 on this side counting the ones on the ends,” said River Adk...

Bull-A-Rama benefits Polson man Bull-A-Rama benefits Polson man

POLSON — The news that Polson Police Officer William Cleveland had been diagnosed with incurable cancer of the esophagus, lymph nodes in his back, lungs and liver saddened many people who knew Cleveland. But Payton Fitzpatrick, a good friend of Will’s son Dave and very close to the entire Clev...

Smoke in the valley Smoke  in the valley

Smoke from wildfires across Washington and Idaho drifted into the Mission Valley throughout the past weeks, bringing very unhealthy conditions and causing several outdoor sporting activities to be cancelled or postponed in Lake County. Saturday’s blood red sun, above, caused an eerie glow in the smo...

Parents, educators have old and new foes on drug front

RONAN – Parents and teachers might think they are in the know about the signs of drug usage, but a growing number of new potent threats to youth health abound alongside the longstanding methamphetamine problem in Lake County.  Law enforcement, school and medical officials spoke at Ronan High Sc...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center will feature barbecue ribs and Indian tacos in their evening meals in September. Everyone is welcome. Activities at the center for September:  ––  Bingo is played after almost every lunch. Lunches begin at noon.  ...

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