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Tribal Health welcomes new medical director Tribal Health welcomes new medical director

News from CSKT Tribal Health Department ST. IGNATIUS – Tribal Health announces Bernadette Corum, MD, as the new medical director.   Corum’s main duties include seeing patients, all ages, from newborns to elders.  Additionally, Corum performs some critical administrative duties, helping support the operations of the medical clinics of Tribal Health. Corum is Navajo/Diné from the rural area of Crownpoint/Mariano Lake, New Mexico, and spent time growing up in both Utah and New Mexico.  “We are pleased to have Dr. Corum at Tribal Health as our new medical director,” said acting department head Joe Durglo.  “It is valuable fo...


Woman killed in rollover wreck

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the name of the woman killed in a one-vehicle rollover as 30-year-old Tania Oldhorn.  The incident occurred on May 8 east of U.S. Highway 93 between Ronan and St. Ignatius. Oldhorn’s hometown is listed as Missoula, but she has family in Ronan.  The ...


Culture celebrated at St. Ignatius school powwow Culture celebrated at St. Ignatius school powwow

The St. Ignatius School District held their annual cultural celebration with native games, drumming and workshops on Friday. The event finished up with a powwow in the school gym, which was open to the public. Native American Studies teacher Aspen Decker organized the day to celebrate culture and family. Yam...


Meaningful conversation: let’s talk about kindness Meaningful conversation:  let’s talk about kindness

News from Humanities Montana  POLSON — Join Montana Poet Laureate Lowell Jaeger in an open, lively and thought-provoking discussion exploring aspects of kindness in all its variations and disguises, 5:30 p.m. on May 23 at the Bickford Building, 220 Main Street in Polson. The Montana Conversat...


Yellow Bay Cherry Blossom Festival is May 18 Yellow Bay Cherry Blossom Festival is May 18

POLSON — The 16th annual Yellow Bay Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Yellow Bay Community Clubhouse located on Montana Highway 35 at mile-marker 18. The festival is free and open to the public. Shoppers will enjoy a large selection of locally produced...


Ronan student wins prestigious title Ronan student wins prestigious title

News from Ronan School District RONAN – Ronan Middle School student Luliana Brown has won the Missoula County Public School’s Native Youth Powwow Princess.  Luliana is excited to carry this title due to her love of helping and encouraging younger generations. She has danced since she...


Residential drug search warrant leads to arrests Residential drug search warrant leads to arrests

News from Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson POLSON – Last month your Polson Police Department began a drug investigation involving individuals on the west side of town.  On May 10, at approximately 5:45 p.m., a team of law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at 1002 5th St. ...


Ten Polson athletes sign to play college sports Ten Polson athletes sign to play college sports

 POLSON – In a ceremony held in the school’s library, ten Polson High School student athletes made their college commitments public by signing letters of intent Wednesday evening. Beatrix Frissell signed with the University of Montana for track and cross country. Frissell’s high sch...


RMEF lauds congressional reps for rectifying Google snafu

  News from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation   MISSOULA — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation would like to thank Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT) and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) for taking swift action to rectify an issue with Google Ads.  “We greatly appreciate the immed...


Students search for aquatic invasive species Students search for aquatic invasive species

POLSON — Seventh grade students from the Polson Middle school gathered along the sunny shoreline of Salish Point on Friday morning as part of an educational series in the ongoing fight against aquatic invasive species. Friday’s event, hosted by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and M...


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