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Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees hail from Lake County Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees hail from Lake County

LAKE COUNTY – Two notable men from Lake County have been chosen to join the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center based on their contributions to the culture and history of the region. Asa Clayton “A.C.” Brooks, who lived in St. Ignatius, and Carl V. Moss of Polson are the inductees from the region.  Christy Stensland, the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame executive director, helped to facilitate the selection process.  “Those chosen are Montanans who have made notable western heritage contributions,” she said. One living and one legacy inductee was chosen from each of 12 districts across the state. Community members submitted nom...


Victor Charlo to share his poetry Victor Charlo to share his poetry

News from the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana NINEPIPES — Victor Charlo started writing poetry in high school and at age 81, he still has stories and poems yet to write. One such story he has in his head is about a stick game at Dixon. Charlo will share poems from his first published work, Put S...


Mission Falls Market to host garlic festival

News from the Mission Falls Market ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Falls Market Garlic Festival will be held Sept. 28 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Good Old Days Pavilion in St. Ignatius. This free family event celebrates community and fall harvest abundance by offering a locally grown and prepared meal, ...


Walk raises suicide awareness Walk raises suicide awareness

RONAN – Tears were shed and hugs shared as more than 120 people came together at Ronan High School track and football field Friday afternoon to walk in memory and celebrate the lives of loved ones they’ve lost to suicide and promote awareness for suicide prevention.  According to event or...


MSU research could help mental health clinicians save lives MSU research could help mental health clinicians save lives

BOZEMAN — Scientists who study the brain are advancing the field so rapidly that they are creating what many would perceive as a good problem: Those who apply the research findings — such as mental health clinicians — are having difficulty keeping up. “There’s no way a human ...


YAM teaches basic mental-health hygiene to 9th graders YAM teaches basic mental-health hygiene to 9th graders

Retired Browning educator Larry Woolf spent 11 years as a teacher and 15 as a guidance counselor in public schools on the Blackfeet Reservation. He has seen, again and again, the devastating pain of teenage suicide. “Working in the schools, I’d gone to enough funerals for kids,” he said ...


Caregivers unite after mental health center closes in Lincoln County Caregivers unite after mental health center closes in Lincoln County

When someone suffering a mental health crisis arrived in the emergency room at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby, staff there often called Western Montana Mental Health Center, which would send a mental health professional to evaluate the case and determine a course of action. But that practice ended ...


Dayton Daze Dayton Daze

Parade winners  Judge's Favorite: Chief Cliff's Newly Outfitted Tender Vehicle: 1964 Lincoln, owned by Bob Lemon Float: Dockmaster's Gold Digger Sailboat by Rande and Barb Walton Children: Boys On Quad, Ryder Judd Organization: Dayton School Best Female Costume: Christi...


Reaching people in nowhere land Reaching people in nowhere land

When Mary Hutton first moved from Kansas to Eastern Montana over 10 years ago, she was at a loss. Living in Baker, a town of 2,000 about 12 miles from the North Dakota border, she had almost no access to mental health resources, not for her own post-traumatic stress disorder and not for her son’s autis...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran         Spotlight

As is true for many veterans, Tom Camel is proud to have served in the military, but he hates war. In 1968 he was pretty sure he was going to be drafted so he enlisted in the Army. He didn’t want to go to Vietnam and there was quite an anti-war movement going on in the U.S. at that time.  Tom r...


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