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RAVALLI – Efforts to keep invasive mussels out of Flathead Lake are in full force again this year as watercraft inspection stations opened in Ravalli, Blue Bay and Kalispell last week.  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are teaming up and doubling the efforts to keep invasive mussels from covering every hard surface in the lake with razor-sharp shells.  Vessels traveling into the Flathead Basin are required to stop at inspection stations to make sure they aren’t carrying any aquatic invasive species. After being inspected once, watercraft don’t need to be inspected again unless they leave the basin. Accordin...

Join the Mussel Walk, help save our waters

News from CSKT, Flathead Lakers SALISH POINT —  The Flathead Lake CSKT Mussel Walk will host events about invasive mussels on Thursday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Salish Point. There will be student activities on invasive mussel identification and life history, how to clean, drain,...

Commissioners begin process to repeal development regulations Commissioners begin process to repeal development regulations

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Density Map and Regulations are one step closer to being used as advisory documents in growth planning instead of being regulatory in the county. The documents impact land use decisions for private property.  Lake County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolutio...

Fire and ice Fire and ice

News from Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters are often the first responders to any local emergency, and from November through March those emergencies frequently take place on ice. Whether called to respond to a wreck on an icy road, a slip and fall on a homeowner’s driveway, or a f...

St. Ignatius High School holds annual Career Day

News from St. Ignatius School District ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius High School will host their annual career day on Thursday, April 12, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with keynote speaker Angela McLean, Director of American Indian Minority Achievement and K-12 partnerships. She is also a former lieutena...

Luck o' the Irish Luck o' the Irish

News from TRIC RONAN — The Ronan Irish Community, TRIC,  once again would like to thank all the St. Patrick’s Day Parade participants, judges, and spectators who braved the cold weather to attend the 29th year of this event.   The winners in this year’s parade are as follo...

‘Miracle Worker’ continues in Polson ‘Miracle Worker’ continues in Polson

“The Miracle Worker” received a standing ovation opening night for an outstanding production of a remarkable story. See “The Miracle Worker” Friday, Saturday or Sunday March 23-25 at Polson’s beautiful theatre on the lake. Shellie Winebrenner as Viney and Kaycee Norman as Hellen...

Lake County students join national protest Lake County students join national protest

 LAKE COUNTY – Students in several Lake County schools joined tens of thousands of teenagers in a national walk out on Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m. to remember 17 students and staff killed by gun violence at a Florida high school exactly one month before the walk out. Not everyone supported the...

Ghost Out event drives home consequences of drunk, distracted driving Ghost Out event drives home consequences of drunk, distracted driving

RONAN – By 8:33 a.m. on Wednesday morning at the Ronan High School, Ronan Police officer Trevor Sheridan had notified his first class of a “fatality” from a mock crash that claimed the life of a fellow classmate caused by an alcohol-impaired driver.  Officer Sheridan performed his u...

Tribal Health went live with Epic

News from CSKT Tribal Health ST. IGNATIUS — On March 19, 2018, Tribal Health officially went Epic. Epic is the new electronic health records system adopted by Tribal Health to improve the delivery of health care services to recipients and better meet their needs. The tribe moved to this new system...

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