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Ronan Seniors for Aug. 15, 2018

RONAN — Well, we are really having a hard time with the heat and the smoke. We really need to try to stay hydrated so don’t forget to drink plenty of water. It can make a big difference in your health and well-being.  The foot clinic will be held at the Ronan Senior Center on Wednesday, Aug. 15. There will also be a hearing aid representative there who can clean and check your hearing aids.  Arts and crafts will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 15, right after lunch. If you have a craft that you are working on bring it and work on it with the ladies.  The menu for the coming week is:  —  Wednesday, Aug. 15: Polish dogs, salads, chips, dessert...


Sunday’s Ronan Pioneer Days open rodeo drew spectators eager to witness the wild and always unpredictable wild buffalo ride. The fact riding rough stock is quite treacherous didn’t give six adventurous crowd members a moment of pause from volunteering to ride a buffalo as the grand finale to thre...

Officers make arrest after retrieving disorderly man from lake

POLSON – It wasn’t hot weather that sent a Polson Police Officer and a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy out for a swim in Flathead Lake on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Law enforcement responded to a complaint of an intoxicated and disorderly male at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino on U.S. Hwy. 93 in t...

Firefighters get double booked Firefighters get double booked

By Karen Peterson            Valley Journal RONAN – Ronan Fire Department Volunteers responded to a house fire involving life saving pets and a wreck where a camper was torn to pieces on the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug 1. Police Chief Mark Clary said his team was div...

Mountain fire swiftly knocked out Mountain fire swiftly knocked out

ST. IGNATIUS – A helicopter pilot with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Division of Fire flew toward a smoke plume coming off the mountainside five miles east of town in the tribal wilderness area on Tuesday afternoon.  The pilot hovered the aircraft over an irrigation ditch a few miles sou...

Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight Garden Creek Fire Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight  Garden Creek Fire

RONAN – Friday was the first day that Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) stationed at the Ronan Airport were used to drop fire retardant in an attempt to rein in the Garden Creek fire. The lightning-ignited fire is burning in a rocky, remote area two miles northwest of Hot Springs. SEATs have a speed...

Youth leadership program helps kids connect to each other Youth leadership program helps kids connect to each other

ST. IGNATIUS – Youth leaders on the Flathead Indian Reservation pointed out that kids need positive connections with other kids to help prevent health problems, addiction, and even suicide.  Willie Stevens, Youth Leadership program coordinator, said that adults are listening. The program he hel...

St. Ignatius school receives high level award St. Ignatius school receives high level award

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius School District is a trendsetter in the awards department from the state.  “We are in uncharted territory,” said High School Principal Shawn Hendrickson.  The Montana Office of Public Instruction honored the school with the Platinum Award for ...

Speaker shares insights on tackling watershed threats

News from the Flathead Lakers Quality science, engaged citizens, and cooperation among resource management agencies are the key components needed to address threats to Flathead Lake and its watershed. That was the message shared by Rich Moy, keynote speaker at the Flathead Lakers 2018 Annual Meeting. &...

St. Ignatius Seniors for Aug. 1, 2018

ST. IGNATIUS — “ The best way to predict your future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln Our foot and nail clinic will be on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m.-noon. Please call the center at 406-745-4462to make your appointment.  Meals can be delivered to qualified seniors and...

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