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Novel set on Flathead Reservation gets award, scheduled for reprint Novel set on Flathead Reservation gets award, scheduled for reprint

Debra Magpie Earling’s novel, “Perma Red,” tells the story of Louise White Elk, a strong-willed Salish woman navigating love and heritage on the Flathead Reservation.  The story is built around the landscape of the Mission Valley and the true history of Earling’s family. “The story resonates and is long lasting because it’s real,” Earling said. The Great Montana Read project allowed members of the public to vote “Perma Red” as the state’s Most-Beloved Book. Ray Ekness is the director of the University of Montana’s Broadcast Media Center, which helped execute the contest. Ekness said the contest brought a local spir...

Polson School District teams up with Port Polson Players Polson School District teams up with Port Polson Players

News from Port Polson Players  POLSON – On Jan. 25 and 26, 110 kids were involved in the “Babes To Broadway” production. There were 55 kindergarten to eighth-grade performers in the Friday evening cast and 55 different performers in the Saturday night cast.  The show was w...

MSU to offer pesticide trainings

From MSU News Service MONTANA – The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program will be coordinating five regional pesticide-training events across Montana in April. These seven-hour trainings are designed for individuals who want to learn more about pesticides and/or qualify for a Montan...

Local schools recognize attendance, honor roll students

Ronan Middle School second quarter 2018-19  Perfect 4.0 Eighth grade: Troy Alford, Cloe Barron-Hoover, Caleb Cheff, Margaret Cordova, Jaslyn Frost, Olivia Heiner, Angelene Paca, Alyssa Pretty On Top, Leina Ulutoa Seventh grade: Tanner Bergh, Kevin Bigby, Landon Bishop, Juliette Cheff, C...

Conservation Commission co-hosts AIS monitoring workshop

News from the Upper Columbia Conservation Commission  KALISPELL — The Upper Columbia Conservation Commission will co-host an aquatic invasive species monitoring workshop with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Feb. 19 in Kalispell. The UC3 will hold its winter meeting the following day, Feb....

2020 Montana Teacher of the Year nominations, applications open

MONTANA —The Office of Public Instruction announced today that nomination and application forms are available for the 2020 Montana Teacher of the Year Program. Members of the public can fill out a simple form to nominate a teacher. Teachers can self-nominate by filling out an application. All current a...

Reelin' 'em in Reelin' 'em in

POLSON – The seventh annual Flathead Lake International Cinemafest opened on Friday with 56 films, and one couple went with a mission to watch as many features as possible during the three-day event. They even stuck around for the award ceremony on Sunday. Kristin and Dale Nelson’s movie-watch...

City of Polson reviews parking laws

POLSON – With snow season in full effect, the City of Polson would like to remind the citizens of Polson and all the visitors about parked vehicles. Please check to see that your vehicle(s) are out of the way and that there is adequate clearance needed for the snowplow trucks to operate. The Polson ...

St. Ignatius High School recognized for record graduation rates St. Ignatius High School recognized for record graduation rates

ST. IGNATIUS – In the past few years, the St. Ignatius School District has increased their graduation rate by about 13 percent, causing state officials to take notice of the numbers and other achievements. During the 2013-14 school year, the St. Ignatius High School had a graduation rate of 77 perce...

GPCF announces new grant funding cycle

POLSON – The Greater Polson Community Foundation has opened up the 2019 grant applications. The deadline is Friday, April 26. Grant applications will be accepted from non-profit organizations with a 501c(3) status in the greater Polson area. Grants from the Greater Polson Community Foundation make a...


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