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CSKT announces new hunting, fishing regulations available

News from CSKT Natural Resource Department  The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation announce the availability of hunting, fishing and recreation regulations for the 2019-2020 license season. The new license season began March 1. All bird hunters, anglers and recreationists are invited to the Tribes’ Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation Office at 406 6th Avenue East in Polson to obtain their license and regulation booklet for the 2019-2020 permit season. Regular business hours are Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Permits are also available at local vendors throughout Western Montana. The tribe and stat...

Ronan welcome arch taken down for repairs Ronan welcome arch taken down for repairs

RONAN – The iconic Ronan arch is now missing as the welcoming feature on Main Street while a new one is being constructed.  On Thursday, the logs came down. A half dozen large utility trucks clogged a section of the street as work was done to remove the arch. The street was closed for about thr...

Watercraft inspection stations to open in Montana

News from FWP The first watercraft inspection stations of 2019 will open this month in Kalispell, Ravalli and Browning. Watercraft inspection stations are Montana’s first line of defense to prevent the movement of aquatic invasive species.   The Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1 office i...

MHP Trooper in critical condition after shooting MHP Trooper in critical  condition after shooting

News from Montana Attorney General Tim Fox MONTANA – Early in the morning of March 15, near the Evaro Bar and Casino, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer located a suspected vehicle matching the description of one involved in a Missoula shooting before midnight. Trooper Alex Hiday was th...

Mission Valley flexes talent muscles in local contest Mission Valley flexes talent muscles in local contest

POLSON – Team Xtreme members Tile Falkner and Tua Meafua used brute strength to muscle their way past the competition on Friday evening to win the top spot in the adult division during the 2019 Mission Valley Has Talent competition. Meafua and Falkner wowed the crowd in the Polson High School audito...

St. Patrick’s Day Parade winners announced St. Patrick’s Day Parade winners announced

News from The Ronan Irish Community RONAN – The Ronan Irish Community once again would like to thank the St. Patrick’s Day Parade participants, judges and spectators for the 30th year of the event. The winners in this year’s parade were awarded after the parade. The Pheasant Bar was...

School meal participation rises statewide, locally

ST. IGNATIUS – It’s easy for St. Ignatius students to be fueled up and ready to learn thanks to the two hot meals they’re offered at school each day — free of charge. “Not being hungry is one of our most important considerations for students as far as academic achievement,&rd...

Colstrip bill: lawmakers discuss benefits of selling plant Colstrip bill: lawmakers discuss benefits of selling plant

HELENA — More details have surfaced about new legislation that would allow NorthWestern Energy to buy a bigger share of the Colstrip plant for a bargain. Senate Bill 278 would allow an electric utility to purchase more generation capacity in a Montana coal-fired plant for no more than one dollar, bu...


RONAN – The “Ballers” dodgeball team ducked, dived and dove their way through 24-team brackets to win the third annual Ronan Spring Sports Dodgeball Tournament Championship at the Ronan Event Center on Friday evening. The event is billed as the “Largest Dodgeball Tournament in West...

Millions awarded to improve rural student outcomes

News from the University of Montana  MONTANA – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $10 million to establish a National Center for Rural School Mental Health. Dr. Ryan Tolleson Knee, a University of Montana social work professor, will co-direct the new center. Researchers an...

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