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FWP to meet in Polson

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

POLSON — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet Wednesday, May 23, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Polson City Library. Board Chair, Pelah Hoyt, invites all interested persons to attend.

 The board is composed of tribal and state members and a representative of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The board is advisory to the state and tribes and is responsible for the development of cooperative management plans, which include fishing and bird hunting regulations.

The agenda for the May 23 meeting includes a discussion of tribal projects and the State sponsored field trip in June.

The board meeting for July is scheduled for July 25 at Polson City Library starting at 6 p.m.


Spring burning season open with permit

News from CSKT Division of Fire

Spring burning season is here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this spring, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire. Careless debris burning is the number one cause of wildfire on the Flathead Indian Reservation.

To burn from May 1 to June 30 you will need a burn permit. You can apply for one at the Division of Fire website,   

Burn early in the day and check weather for afternoon or next day wind conditions. Have proper personnel, equipment and water supply with you and always make sure the area is cold to the touch before leaving. Checking the following day is also important as stumps or roots may be holding heat that could re-ignite.

If a fire does get out of control call 911 immediately. 

Remember you are responsible for any and all suppression, property costs if your fire escapes your control.

If you have any questions about debris burning call the Division of Fire at 676-2550.


Shakespeare plays coming to Charlo, St. Ignatius

BOZEMAN — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, one of the oldest touring Shakespeare companies in the United States, will launch its 46th season in June with performances of Shakespeare’s “Othello” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost.”

The company will travel nearly 7,000 miles during the season, running from June 13 through Sept. 4, performing in 61 communities in five states, including Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho and Washington. All performances are offered free to the audience in local parks and public spaces, making them accessible to all.

Kevin Asselin, executive artistic director, will direct “Othello” while Steve Cardamone, professor of acting at the University of Minnesota Guthrie Theatre Actor Training Program, will direct “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” The 10 professional actors that will tour with the company were chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants at auditions in Bozeman, Chicago, Minneapolis and Houston.

This season marks the first time the summer tour has presented “Othello.” Audiences will find relevance in the themes of jealousy and mistrust.

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” will bring a balance of comedy and romance to the season.

“I think the play is hysterically funny,” Cardamone said. “Shakespeare’s not taking himself too seriously here.”

At 6 p.m. on Aug. 25, in Charlo’s Palmer Park, “Love’s Labour’s Lost “will be performed. At 6 p.m. on Aug. 26, at St. Ignatius Good Old Days Park, “Othello” will be performed or more information on the plays and an up to date tour schedule, visit MSIP’s website at 


Anglers with disabilities invited to attend event 

WOODS BAY — Registration is open for the 25th annual Jerry Howard Fishing Without Barriers Day. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, on Flathead Lake in Woods Bay.

Anglers with disabilities are invited to participate in free fishing activities, including trips on charter boats and other boats provided by volunteers. All ages are welcome to attend. 

Frank Landis, the son of the event founder, the late Jerry Howard, is the lead organizer. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Charter Boat Association are lead sponsors.

The event includes a special barbecue and a lake trout fish fry. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Saddlehorn in Woods Bay is donating the use of its facilities for the event’s barbecue and Hidden Harbor Marina is donating its launch site for boats.

There are a limited number of slots available for boat trips. To register, contact Dillon Tabish with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks at 406-751-4564.

Montana FWP seeks to ensure that its programs, sites and activities are accessible to persons with disabilities to create an outdoor experience for all. For more information, visit:

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