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People’s Center to reopen gift shop, cleanup underway People’s Center to reopen gift shop, cleanup underway

PABLO — After fire engulfed the The People’s Center on Sept. 6, museum officials wiped away tears and began the work of rebuilding to save precious artifacts of the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai people.  “Our goal has been to pick up the pieces and move forward,” said The People’s Center Director Marie Torosian.  The fire was set by an arsonist identified as 33-year-old Julian Michael Draper who died in the building after barricading the doors. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell reported that the man’s body was recovered from the building.  Torosian said the inside of the building was deemed “totally demolished” b...


Recreational marijuana licenses available by Oct. 1, 2021

News from the Montana Department of Revenue   MONTANA – The Montana Department of Revenue has begun the process to make licenses available for recreational marijuana cultivation and sale by Oct. 1, 2021, following the recent voter approval of Initiative 190.  “There’s a lo...


Local hunting input welcomed Local hunting input welcomed

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board and CSKT Tribal Council are looking for public input on proposed changes to the 2021-22 fishing, bird hunting and recreation regulations. A temporary regulation is requested to begin the proposed regulation imme...


Reach Higher Montana launches annual scholarships campaign Reach Higher Montana launches annual scholarships campaign

News from Reach Higher Montana MONTANA — November is National Scholarship Month, and the nonprofit Reach Higher Montana is celebrating with its annual Stick with Scholarships Campaign.  The campaign encourages students to place a student-designed Reach Higher Montana sticker on an appropri...


Briefs for Nov. 18, 2020

Ronan Thanksgiving dinner continues RONAN — The annual Ronan Community Thanksgiving dinner will be curbside pick up only on Thursday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club in Ronan.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limiting volunteer help to ens...


Fall Mack Days concludes, tagged fish elude anglers Fall Mack Days concludes, tagged fish elude anglers

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE – A total of 14,066 lake trout have been entered so far in the 2020 Fall Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.  Mack Days are a management tool used by fisheries managers to reduce the number of non-native lake ...


Two grizzly bears killed near Bigfork

News from FWP  BIGFORK — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are investigating the death of two grizzly bears near Bigfork. The carcasses of an adult female bear and cub were located Nov. 9 on Bear Creek Road near Montana Highway 83. No additional inform...


FWP drone hearing scheduled Dec.1

News from FWP MONTANA – The Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a public hearing via a telephonic Zoom platform on Dec. 1, at 10 a.m., to consider a new rule pertaining to banning the use of remote-controlled devices and drones while fishing. Fish, Wildlife and Parks has increasingly been as...


‘Giving Tuesday’ donations doubled at library

News from the North Lake County Library Foundation POLSON — Giving Tuesday (www.givingtuesday.org) is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. Giving Tuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspi...


‘Gifts With A Lift’ program spreads holiday cheer

News from DPHHS WARM SPRINGS — The Department of Public Health and Human Services announced today that donation boxes have been set up at various locations across the state to receive holiday gifts to benefit Montana State Hospital patients. The effort is part of the annual “Gifts With A ...


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