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Tribes announce emergency watercraft closure, restrictions

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council took action on Thursday to issue a watercraft and trailer closure on Flathead Reservation waters in response to the recent detection of invasive mussel populations in Montana. Effective immediately all watercraft must be inspected and cleared for launching into any Flathead Reservation water body by a certified boat inspector. All watercraft, trailers, water based personal equipment must be completely clean, drained and dry on all interior and exterior surfaces before launching into Flathead Reservation water bodies. Felt-soled waders are prohibited from use in any Flathead Res...


Emerald energy Emerald energy

RONAN – The sidewalks filled with people coming out to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade as it flowed down Main Street on Friday. “We can’t all be Irish, but we can pretend,” Pam Baird said, wearing a set of wobbly leprechauns on her head as she waited for the parade. Her...


Programs bring community together to support suicide awareness, prevention Programs bring community together to support suicide awareness, prevention

ARLEE – The first of several dinners developed around suicide awareness began at the Brown Building on Wednesday, March 15. It wasn’t a dinner where people got up and spoke about how to prevent suicide, although information was available in pamphlet form if anyone wanted it. The event was more...


Grant recipients announced

HELENA– Gov. Steve Bullock recently announced that 15 Montana communities received a total of $374,031 in grants to help Main Street Montana businesses with plans for growth. Two local entities received a share in the grant funding. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes received $27,000 to com...


Ronan home damaged by fire, smoke Ronan home damaged by fire, smoke

RONAN — A home on Canal Road in Ronan went up in smoke on Wednesday, March 15. The white plume of smoke in the tree line looked much like a controlled burn from town. “We were puzzled by that, too,” Fire Chief Mark Clary said. “But it depends on what materials are burning.&rdquo...


Students compete in speech contest

News from the American Legion POLSON — The American Legion District No. 4 advanced Colin Norick of Columbia Falls High School to the Department Level of the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest, according to Vice Commander/Adjutant Glen Sharbono. The contest took place Su...


Briefs for March 22, 2017

Business center fills in for resigned manager RONAN — On Monday, Lake County Community Development Corporation’s Business Development Center announced that long-time Client Services Manager Carol Cunningham has resigned to pursue other professional endeavors. “We wish Carol well in ...


Canal cleaning, appeal discussed at meeting

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control heard from the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project manager, talked about a legal appeal, decided to carry insurance on a new employee; and one seat was left empty on the board. The Wednesday, March 15, meeting started out with a report from FIIP Mana...


Briefs for March 22, 2017

Learn to write grants POLSON — The Greater Polson Community Foundation is planning a Grant Application Workshop in the conference room at the North County Library in Polson on March 23 from noon-1:30 p.m. This workshop will walk an applicant through the process and is beneficial to non-profits wri...


Boy’s wish comes true thanks to Montana Hope Project Boy’s wish comes true thanks to Montana Hope Project

POLSON — Fulfilling a child’s wish is what the Montana Hope Project is all about. One local child got his wish granted recently thanks to the project, which is funded through the Association of Montana Troopers. Joel DuMontier, 11, a fifth-grader who receives homebound instruction from Anna...


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