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COVID-19 cases increase in Montana

The Montana Department of Health and Human Services reported that the cases of COVID-19 in the state increased to 19,125 as of Oct. 12.      There have been 892 total hospitalized cases in the state with 291 people currently hospitalized with the virus. In Montana, there have been 212 deaths from COVID-19.  In Lake County, there have been 358 cases of COVID-19. There are currently 111 active cases. One person has died in the county from the virus. 

Murder investigation needs public information

News from CSKT PABLO ­— A joint investigation into the murder of William Patrick Conko Camel, who was shot and killed in Sanders County near Dixon two years ago, has developed new leads.  Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Law Enforcement is questioning two people of interest who ...

Polson commissioners consider resort tax, fill one seat

  POLSON — At the Oct. 6 meeting, the Polson City Commission chose Patricia Corrigan Ekness to finish the term of Ward 2 commissioner Bob Martin who resigned from the position in September after moving to Swan Lake.  According to her LinkedIn profile, Ekness is a retired market developm...

Vikings celebrate homecoming week Vikings celebrate homecoming week

CHARLO — Last week was homecoming week for students at Charlo High School, and while some of the traditional homecoming activities were not feasible due to COVID-19 restrictions, Viking pride could still be found everywhere. Students dressed up on Monday showing off their patriotic pride. On Tuesday...

Polson homecoming events get modified due to COVID-19 Polson homecoming events get modified due to COVID-19

POLSON — The homecoming of 2020 will be one to remember for the Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates. After many of the traditional homecoming activities had already been sidelined due to the coronavirus pandemic, the football, volleyball and girls’ soccer homecoming games where all canceled due to...

Local graduates from Marine boot camp Local graduates from Marine boot camp

SAN DIEGO — Tom and Melissa Anderson proudly announce the graduation of their son Private Garrett H. Anderson, 18, of Ronan. He graduated from the United States Marine Corps Boot Camp at San Diego/Parris Island on Sept. 18, 2020. Private Anderson successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic train...

Public welcome to watch Bigfork film festival from home until Oct. 26

News from the Bigfork Independent Film Festival  BIGFORK — After the decision was made to move the Fourth Annual Bigfork Independent Film Festival from April to October 2020, the bigger question was whether anyone would attend.  During Saturday night’s showing of Josiah Burdick&...

Applications open for 2021 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship

News from Serve Montana, Governor’s Office of Community Service HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Reach Higher Montana, and Montana Campus Compact are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship. The Youth S...

Protecting our most vulnerable from COVID-19 Protecting our most vulnerable from COVID-19

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION  – Through photography, music and film, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and tribal artists, have come together to protect beloved elders, one of the tribes’ most vulnerable cultural assets, from COVID-19. “Our elders are cultural...

Kathleen Williams brings Solutions Tour to Polson Kathleen Williams brings Solutions Tour to Polson

POLSON – Democrat Kathleen Williams, a candidate for the state’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke to about 45 people at Sacajawea Park in Polson last Monday as part of her statewide Solutions Tour. She’s in a close race against Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale for t...

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