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Preston to serve on state committee

HELENA — Jay Wilson Preston of Ronan was appointed to the Committee on Telecommunications Access Services for Persons with Disabilities by Gov. Steve Bullock. Preston is qualified for the position because he is a member from an Inter-LATA Interexchange Carrier, is President and CEO at CommunityTel, Inc. and Chairman and CEO at Ronan Telephone Company.

Learn about law enforcement

News from the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office

LAKE COUNTY — People curious about local law enforcement may sign up to be part of the 2017 Citizens’ Academy. The seven-week program gives participants insights into daily duties and responsibilities of those who are sworn to protect the public, and includes a shooting range day and a scheduled ride-along. Participants must be able to pass a background check. The Citizens’ Academy begins April 20. Limited seats are available. Call 406-883-7279 to sign up.

Local book wins national award

News from Salish Kootenai College

PABLO — The American Library Association’s Choice Magazine has selected a Salish Kootenai College Press book as one of the outstanding academic books of 2016. The honored book is Paul Boyer’s history of the early years of the tribal college movement, “Capturing Education: Envisioning and Building the First Tribal Colleges.”

Boyer based his history on interviews with the founding leaders of the tribal college movement, including Joe Mc- Donald. McDonald related the early challenges and successes in the struggle to establish Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation.

The book is available for $22.95 hardback or $12.95 paperback at the Salish Kootenai College Bookstore or order prepaid by mail and include $2 postage for the first book and 50 cents for each additional book from Salish Kootenai College Press, PO Box 70, Pablo, MT 59855.

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