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Group supports kids’ art Group supports kids’ art

A child’s life without art would be unimaginable to Ninepipe Arts Group board member Ben Ferencz, and the sentiment is true for many art enthusiasts with the group, which is why they developed a fundraiser. At the Leon Club House in Charlo on Saturday, group members held their annual fundraiser with a Valentine’s Day theme to help ensure that children in the Mission Valley get the chance to experience creative expression sometime in their lives. “For 15 years, this group has worked to bridge the gap in arts education to support children interested in art,” Ferencz said. And they figured, what better way to raise money for the arts than with art? Several arti...

Event focuses on saving women’s lives Event focuses on saving women’s lives

ST. IGNATIUS – The number one killer of women brought people together at the community center on Friday for a fashion show and health fair in an effort to bring awareness to the issue. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal representative Patty Stevens spoke to a crowd of people at the event. &l...

Alberta organic farmer explores local food programs

News from Meadow Creek Farms, Alberta, Canada WESTERN MONTANA — Mandy Melnyk, an organic farmer from Alberta, toured Ronan and other regional areas the first few days of the new Trump administration, tasked with researching how funding structures help build food systems in Montana. “Throu...

FLIC film features pilgrimage across Spain FLIC film features pilgrimage across Spain

POLSON – The Camino de Santiago is the way of pilgrims. That’s the message of Travel Light, a movie shown Saturday at the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest. The film earned the 2017 FLIC People's Choice award. Lindsay Thompson produced the documentary based on a 37-day, 500-mile hike t...

Adoption option: Frozen 'snowflake' embryos offer new hope for families Adoption option: Frozen 'snowflake' embryos offer new hope for families

Bree Fennell gave birth to her first baby at age 37. Shortly after, Bree and her husband, Jeff, wanted to grow their family, but after four or five months of trying, she couldn’t get pregnant. Their efforts were curtailed as Jeff, a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army, was deployed to South Korea for nin...

FLIC Polson keeps growing, features 60-plus films this weekend FLIC Polson keeps growing, features 60-plus films this weekend

W hat began five years ago is going strong and getting stronger in Polson. Get the picture? The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest is this weekend, and this year will feature more than 60 independent films. Producer David King has been involved since the beginnin...

Crews work to clear roads Crews work to clear roads

LAKE COUNTY – Snowplows across the county are rolling over the roads with their blades down to clear billions of fallen flakes. Three separate departments work different locations to cover the county. The Montana Department of Transportation works to keep the highways clear, the county takes care of wh...

History unveiled in scout project History unveiled in scout project

POLSON — “It’s a national treasure. It belongs to all of us.” With those words, Lake County commissioner Bill Barron welcomed what he called “a great piece of history” to the Lake County Courthouse on Monday, Dec. 19. A painting of St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park...

Swimmers tout health benefits of cold water immersion Swimmers tout health benefits of cold water immersion

FLATHEAD LAKE — While the idea of plunging into near-frozen water might chill the faint of heart, there are those who believe cold-water immersion has significant health benefits. Benefits include improved cardiovascular and lymphatic circulation, reduced muscle fatigue, and better mental health, ac...

Deck the Walls Deck the Walls

FINLEY POINT — Although her children now have their own offspring, Sandy Davis still gets as excited about Christmas as youngsters anticipating Santa’s arrival. Not a space in her home goes undecorated, including bedrooms and bathrooms — mostly with items she’s found through the ye...


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