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Hot Springs hosts Blues Fest Hot Springs hosts Blues Fest

HOT SPRINGS – The ninth annual Symes Hot Springs Blues Festival will be held on the north lawn of the historic Symes Hot Springs Hotel. The festival features true blues from around the northwest. Blues lovers will enjoy this line-up, which gets better and better every year. Come relish the rich mineral water, food, entertainment and small town ambiance of this full service town. Lodging and camping accommodations, soaking, food, beverage, spa services, vending and more are offered onsite and at other local establishments. Visit www.symeshotspringsbluesfestival.com for band bios, highlights from previous years, directions and ticket information.


Play-time Play-time

RONAN – A county fair was in full swing as the curtains opened on stage during a production of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast on Friday night.  Forty-four club members with the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County became actors and stage hands with support from the ...


Youth movie series continues through summer Youth movie series continues through summer

ST. IGNATIUS – From building playgrounds to throwing back to school parties, Cornerstone Faith Center is constantly looking for opportunities to engage in the community. The center has grown since Lynn Lapka began his role as pastor 11 years ago. Since then, Cornerstone has successfully run a pizza sho...


Children explore creative expression Children explore creative expression

CHARLO – Kyle Finley, 13, dipped a paintbrush into a tray of black paint and used it to create her section of a cooperative group painting. The project was completed at last week’s art camp hosted by the Ninepipe Arts Group and held at Charlo school.  “It’s fun to get to do th...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran  Spotlight

Five California guys were walking home one day from high school. It was 1962. “Hey, let’s stop at that recruiter’s office over there,” one guy suggested. So they did, and of the five, one enlisted - Bob. He was only 17 so his mom had to sign for him, and he had to make some promises t...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Chuck Larum was farming with his family in Charlo when he got a surprise – his draft notice. Some guys got deferments for being an only son or were 4F with physical problems, but Chuck was unlucky enough to be 1A.  February 16, 1967, found him on his way by bus to Butte, Montana, for induction int...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

In 1965 Dave Bennett got a letter saying, “Greetings from the President of the United States.  Your friends and neighbors have chosen you…” – the infamous draft notice. His family doctor offered to get him an out. Even though Dave knew absolutely he would go to Vietnam, he felt ...


Historic rodeo champion once lived on reservation Historic rodeo champion once lived on reservation

CHARLO – The name of local legend Jackson Sundown was beginning to fade as his story moved into the distant past, but writer Rick Steber of Oregon came to town late last month to revive it. “It’s an honor to tell the story of one of this area’s greatest horsemen of all time,”...


History comes alive at Fort Connah History comes alive at Fort Connah

ST. IGNATIUS – The historic Hudson's Bay Fort Connah Trading Post opened last weekend for several live history days. Folks dressed in buckskins and other time-era clothing to show what life might have been like back in 1846 during the fur trading era when the post was open for business.  The or...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran  Spotlight

Gary Hoffer’s grandfather was in the Army in WWI and his uncle was a Marine in WWII.  When Gary signed up for the Navy after high school, he represented the next generation in this family of veterans. Of course there was a draft, so that was also an incentive to join the military, but Gary says he...


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