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MT Historical Society offers free admission MT Historical Society offers free admission

News from the Montana Historical Society HELENA — In recognition of American Indian Heritage Day, the Montana Historical Society is offering free admission on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. In 1997, the Montana Legislature passed into law MCA 20-1-306, designating the fourth Friday in September as American Indian Heritage Day. The intent is to encourage all Montanans to “(1) reflect on American Indian culture and heritage; and (2) celebrate American Indians and their culture and heritage in all lawful ways.” “As part of this celebration, we invite everyone to visit the museum, tour our exhibits and learn about the unique cultures and histories of Montana Indians,&rdquo...


Bears seek food sources with arrival of fall Bears seek food sources with arrival of fall

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — With the arrival of fall, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff are busy responding to bear conflicts and working with the public to prevent conflicts. To date, most of the reported conflicts in northwest Montana have involved bears ge...


Phil Jackson supports preservation of Flathead Lake Phil Jackson supports preservation of Flathead Lake

Unceasing change was the theme of basketball giant Phil Jackson’s talk to the Flathead Lakers last Friday in Polson. The Montana native, who played as a power forward with the New York Knicks before leading the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to a combined 11 NBA titles, recounted his long history...


Montana Shakespeare in the Parks on the road again Montana Shakespeare in the Parks on the road again

After a year off, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is bringing the Bard to parks far and wide, including stops in St. Ignatius Aug. 27 and Charlo Aug. 28.  The beloved touring company that’s been delivering free performances of Shakespeare to communities large and small for nearly 50 years took...


Hot summer causes dangerous fire season — with most of August yet to come Hot summer causes dangerous fire season — with most of August yet to come

Firefighters working on the east shore of Flathead Lake thought they had the Boulder 2700 Fire in check as the sun set on Saturday afternoon. The fire started the night before — the cause is unknown but early indications are that it was started by humans — and throughout the day scooper planes hi...


Lungs on fire Lungs on fire

Smoke from the wildfires burning through bone-dry forests and grasslands in the West has damaged air quality this week from California to the Eastern Seaboard. The polluting smoke has been thickest in the Northwest, including Montana, where over the past week Missoula, Helena, Great Falls and other cities ra...


Lake County Fair exhibits valley talent Lake County Fair exhibits valley talent

RONAN — Sydney Taylor was back at the Lake County Fair this year for the sixth time to exhibit the end results of a year’s worth of work, but first, she had to get Faith to the chute. In regular fair fashion, participants bring livestock and pets, as well as projects in photography, science, b...


Professor suggests new way to approach students’ traumas Professor suggests new way to approach students’ traumas

MONTANA — In recent years, the effect of trauma on students’ educations has become more widely recognized, but Montana State University researcher Christine Stanton says an important question remains: How can education research help when education itself is traumatic for many students? Stanton...


State, local officials join forces to raise awareness about elder abuse

News from DPHHS Governor Greg Gianforte, Attorney General Austin Knudsen, Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier, Mike Grove, President/CEO Bank of the Rockies and Michael Hagenlock of DPHHS Adult Protective Services came together Friday, June 15, to raise awareness about eld...


Building better backup Building better backup

By the time Kiki Radermacher, a mental health therapist, arrived at a Missoula home on an emergency 911 call in late May, the man who had called for help was backed into a corner and yelling at police officers. The home, which he was renting, was about to be sold. He had called 911 when his fear of becomi...


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