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Applicants sought for ‘Get Outdoors Council’

News from the Governor's Office MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock recently announced that he is seeking applicants for the newly-created Get Outdoors Montana Advisory Council that will guide efforts of the Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation as it enhances Montana’s outdoor recreation economy. “Montana is rich in outdoor recreation experience – making it the perfect place for recreation-based industries to thrive and for businesses to grow, while providing employees a way of life that cannot be manufactured,” Bullock said. Montanans are encouraged to apply to serve on the Get Outdoors Montana Advisory Council by August 17, 2018. For the applica...

MSU Extension offers aid to memory loss caregivers

News from Montana State University News Service BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension has teamed up with the Montana Alzheimer’s Workgroup and the Department of Public Health and Human Services to offer a free packet of information with Montana-specific information for caregivers and ...

Health department seeks public perspectives on community health

News from the Lake County Health Department  The Lake County Health Department would like your help in completing a community health assessment survey. We want to know your perspective about the health and wellness of your community. The information you provide will contribute to prioritizing the h...

Mission Valley Rises works to get out the vote

News from Mission Valley Rises Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! invites you to use your voice. Register to vote. Decisions made by the people we vote for affect our families and communities every day.   Make your voice known. Vote like your rights depend on it. Watch for our notices in l...

Culture celebrated Culture celebrated

ELMO – Amidst the sensory overload of rhythmic beating drums and dancers dressed in colorful regalia, it becomes very clear why the Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow is considered one of the favorites by locals and this year’s attendance proved that once again. An estimated 2,000 to 2,500 spectator...

Cherries, history, more celebrated in Polson Cherries, history, more celebrated in Polson

POLSON – Downtown Polson celebrated all things cherry during the Flathead Cherry Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The festival included kid’s rides, food, games, music, craft vendors, cherry sampling and of course, a lot cherries and cherry pie.   One of the weekend highlights were the...

Swimmers make a splash for kids Swimmers make a splash for kids

BIG ARM – Taking a plunge in Flathead Lake is an ideal summer activity and what better way to spend a warm summer weekend than going for a swim while supporting a worthy charitable cause. More than 60 swimmers hit the water during the Annual Flathead Lake Swim Series held at the Big Arm State Park o...

Local middle schoolers selected for MSU STEM Camp

News from MSU Explore  BOZEMAN—Several middle school youth from St. Ignatius  and Ronan were selected by competitive application to attend MSU Explore: Earth and Space Science Camp, a week-long camp at Montana State University held June 24 to 29. MSU Explore encourages Montana middle ...

Lake County Fair events start this week Lake County Fair  events start this week

RONAN – The Lake County Fair interview judging was held on Monday at the fair grounds with many projects including pocket pets, leather crafts, photography, and woodworking. On Wednesday, July 25, events start at 8:30 a.m. The fair schedule with a list of events can be found at, under t...

Tribal Health proposes new policies for travel, controlled substances

ST. IGNATIUS — During Aug. 27 - 30, 2018, Tribal Health will host a series of public hearings and comment opportunities regarding the 1) Medically Related Recipient Travel Program Policy and  2) Controlled Substance Utilization and Dispensing Limitation Policy.   “Currently there is ...


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