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Featured artist embraces tradition

News from Killdeer Artisans Guild Buck Morigeau traces the root of his art to a story about an Indian agent who delivered a pile of watches, cutlery, and gardening tools to the Salish in Arlee. When he returned, he was angered to find his gifts disassembled. The Salish had used them — in the ways they saw fit. “The backs of watches made great earrings,” Morigeau said. “Spoons were sharpened into arrowheads. Hoe handles were turned into spears decorated in fur and leather. The blades became hide scrapers. They used the modern materials within their own vision of the world.” That adaptation has helped Morigeau’s people, the Bitterroot Salish, su...


New art in Arlee

ARLEE — Killdeer Artisans’ Guild presents a new selection of works from established and emerging area artists, with an opening reception Sat- urday, July 2, from noon to 2 p.m. at Hangin Art Gallery & Café in Arlee. This coincides with the Arlee Celebration Pow- wow, so come prepared f...


S&K awarded major space subcontract

POLSON — S&K Global Solutions has won a major subcontract to support Boeing Space Exploration. The company will provide a wide range of engineering and technical services for the NASA International Space Station program as well as other large Boeing space exploration programs such as the Commercial...


Polson hospital earns women’s choice award

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center POLSON – Providence St. Joseph Medical Center has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care. The evidence-based designation is the only Emergency Care award that identifies the count...


Clearwater Montana Properties donates to Boys and Girls Club Clearwater Montana Properties donates to Boys and Girls Club

RONAN — Clearwater Montana Properties recently donated $2,116.05 to the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County. They chose to give a portion of their commissions to the Boys and Girls Club because the club serves the entire Lake County community, according to Carol Tibbles, ...


Chamber needs help to upgrade visitor center Chamber needs help to upgrade visitor center

RONAN – The Ronan Visitor Center needs some work, so the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce stepped in to get things done by raffling a Polaris Ranger ATV. The chamber is selling only 500 tickets at $40 each, and the drawing for the winning ticket will be on Sept. 17 at the Ronan Harvest Fest. &ldquo...


The Nest offers community events

News from The Nest ST. IGNATIUS — The Nest, in addition to providing a residence and supportive services for young moms and their children, is offering activities to the community as well, in collaboration with our many community partners. Please look over our schedule of upcoming activities &nda...


Employer of Choice winners recognized at spring workshop Employer of Choice winners recognized at spring workshop

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S&K awarded two NASA contracts

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Survival tool crafted in Polson basement Survival tool crafted in Polson basement

POLSON – Scraping a leg while climbing over a fallen tree, getting lost in the mountains after taking a wrong turn, or needing warmth after a rainy hike are just a few of the things that can happen to adventurous spirits. Heidi and Brandy Sturm, owners of GearPods, are giving those venturesome souls pe...


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