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St. Ignatius Fire Auxiliary sends message

ST. IGNATUS — St. Ignatius Fire Auxiliary’s greatest priority has always been to keep the members of our amazing community safe. In order to do that, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Fireman’s picnic typically held at the end of June. However, we are taking this opportunity to give back to you. Let us serve you. We are excited to share with you that we have decided to host a free dinner to thank all of our wonderful donors and treasured community members. We have not determined the date as of yet, but we are hoping it will be safe to do so by the end of August or in early September. Stay tuned.   


Governor announces $8.7M in emergency grants

News from the Office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced $8.7 million in federal grants will be distributed to education entities across the state to ramp up remote learning opportunities, technology infrastructure and workforce training opportunities. “Ou...


MSU provides emergency federal grants

MONTANA – Qualifying students at Montana State University will begin receiving federal aid payments this week to help cover eligible expenses incurred from disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this spring. Additionally, alumni and friends have already given more than $100,000 to students in emer...


Local casinos, resort reopen

News from S&K Gaming FLATHEAD RESERVATION – S&K Gaming announced the openings of Gray Wolf Peak Casino and KwaTaqNuk Resort & Casino on June 9. Both Casinos will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. during our first phase of opening.  Big Arm Resort’s Restaurant opened June 11,...


Montana State University announces undergraduate honor rolls for spring semester 2020

BOZEMAN — There are two MSU honor roll lists, the President’s List and the Dean’s List. To be eligible for the lists, students must have earned at least 12 college-level credits. This honor roll list was current as of June 11 and includes all registration corrections or grade changes proces...


SKC graduates celebrate virtually SKC graduates celebrate virtually

PABLO – While they didn’t have the chance to walk across a stage and be handed a diploma, Salish Kootenai College graduates marked their accomplishment with a socially distanced graduation ceremony.  Graduates, faculty, family and friends tuned in to view a live ceremony that featured dru...


PHS seniors receive diplomas in unique ceremony PHS seniors receive diplomas in unique ceremony

POLSON – The scoreboard read 20:20 in honor of the graduating Class of 2020 at Polson High School on Sunday afternoon as the school held its graduation at the Polson Sports Complex. On the field, 108 graduates and their guests sat in socially distant groups around the track to participate in unique ...


St. Ignatius graduates 29 students despite pandemic St. Ignatius graduates 29 students despite pandemic

ST. IGNATIUS – The high school graduation in St. Ignatius was historic this year for several achievements – along with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The ceremony was held outside on Saturday, June 6, for the first time to support social distancing guidelines. Students created a half circle, sep...


MT families can find free summer meals via text message

News from DPHHS MONTANA – Many of the same meal programs that served families during COVID-19 school closures will continue throughout the summer months, and they just became easier for families to find thanks to the opening of a texting service. The Summer Food Service Program, a USDA program ...


New Montana business grants offered

News from LCCDC MONTANA —The Montana Business Adaptation Program will provide reimbursement for COVID-19 expenses related to keeping staff and customers safe – from the purchase of personal protective equipment to resources needed for staff to work remotely. Eligible small business must be M...


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