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People’s Center announces July activities

PABLO — On most Tuesdays and Wednesdays, The Traveling People’s Center will be at various reservation communities. We host a family fun day with a free lunch for children 18 years old and under from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

A Performance Circle will be held at The People’s Center on Wednesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. with an informal dinner provided. Powwow dance practice will take place. Families are invited.

A Traditional Arts Circle takes place at The People’s Center every Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with a potluck lunch. Come learn beading, sewing and other traditional arts. If you have questions, contact The People’s Center at 406-675-0160.


Native  American Tech Camp offered

PABLO — Salish Kootenai College’s “Flathead Tech4Good” program is proud to announce a four-day Technology Camp for Native American students on July 10-13.  The camp is free to Native American students who are recent high school graduates or entering their junior or senior years. Classes will be held in the Adeline Mathias Building on the SKC campus in Pablo. Transportation and lunches are provided for up to 30 Native American students residing on the Flathead Reservation.   

Camp organizer Mary Bryon emphasizes employment goals for underrepresented populations. The program includes computer skills in game design, web development, programming and media design.

A new computer game entitled “Fields and Feasts” will be released in early June to raise awareness on food-related issues. This summer’s native youth tech camp is a natural extension of successful community initiatives.  

Flathead Tech4Good has teamed with corporate sponsors to support enrolled Native American students with tech education and employment. Native students are encouraged to attend the camp to learn more about scholarships, internships and tech careers. Registration opens on June 12 and is limited to 30 students. Information and registration forms are posted at or 406-459-3484.


Polson Schools serve up breakfast, lunch

POLSON —Polson School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. This program provides free, nutritious meals to children when school is not in session. The program will run Monday-Friday, June 12 to Aug. 4. The following sites will have meals available: At Cherry Valley Elementary, 107 Eighth Ave. W, breakfast will be served between 7:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served between 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. At CSKT Early Childhood Services, 37181 Turtle Lake Loop, lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m.At Polson Middle School, 1602 Second Ave. W, breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Visit Finley Point Fire Station open house

FINLEY POINT — The Finley Point Fire Station’s annual open house is on June 24 and will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

If you have a desire to help people in need volunteer with the fire department. Don’t be shy come on down and meet with us. 

This year we started our junior firefighters program and welcome two new junior fire fighters, Dillon and Russell.

As a reminder open burning closed May 1. You can still burn but will need to obtain a burn permit though CSKT Division of Fire. You can reach them at 406-676-2550. Please remember to call Lake County Dispatch at 406-883-7301 before you begin any burning. By doing this you can ensure your burning isn’t misidentified as a wildfire. 

In the event of a major power outage, the fire station located on Highway 35 at the entrance to Finley Point, is equipped with a backup generator and we will gladly help with any emergency power need you might have.

There will be a free barbecue and rummage sale sponsored by the Montechato Club on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24.


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