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Local couple details trip to Mongolia, land of Eternal Blue Sky Local couple details trip to Mongolia, land of Eternal Blue Sky

They weren’t just “horsing around,” they also got to experience a new culture. Columbia Falls residents Greg and Deb Schatz presented details of their trip to Mongolia on Friday at KwaTaq- Nuk Resort as part of the Montana Back Country Horsemen convention. Greg said Mongolia was the only foreign country the couple wanted to visit. That’s because of their love of horses. “The horse packing in Montana came from Mongolia,” he said, explaining that it came through the Spaniards who traveled up from Mexico. The Schatzs visited the Darhad Valley in the Mongolian state of Khuvsgol Aimig for three weeks last summer. It was the only the third time t...


Boy’s wish comes true thanks to Montana Hope Project Boy’s wish comes true thanks to Montana Hope Project

POLSON — Fulfilling a child’s wish is what the Montana Hope Project is all about. One local child got his wish granted recently thanks to the project, which is funded through the Association of Montana Troopers. Joel DuMontier, 11, a fifth-grader who receives homebound instruction from Anna...


Unique markings discovered on recovered firearms Unique markings discovered on recovered firearms

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public to aid an investigation regarding possibly stolen firearms. A recent drug investigation resulted in a search warrant being executed on a Lake County residence. Numerous guns were located in the residence; some are believed to b...


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...


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...


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