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SAFE Harbor honors local heroes SAFE Harbor honors local heroes

Every town has local heroes. Annually, SAFE Harbor, in celebration of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, seeks nominations for ”heroes” who have in the last year helped to address violence issues within the region. Nominees are reviewed, and a final list of community honorees is selected. The 2018 NDVM SAFE Harbor Community Honorees included: Janet Born, Kathy Davidson, Stacy Kiser, Anne Lowe, Brendan McQuillan, Gena Montoya, Janette Rosman and Kathy Starkel. Each of these individuals has, through their actions, had an impact on the quality of life for all in the community. Born and Davidson helped with a remodel and facelift at the SAFE Harbor office. These two v...


Community meal promotes family dining Community meal promotes family dining

ARLEE – An estimated 60 people came together in the Arlee High School cafeteria for a hearty meal, conversation and information about integrating family meals into a household routine. The dinner was the first in a series of monthly meals meant to encourage families to regularly dine together at hom...


Halloween events provide weekend fun Halloween events provide weekend fun

POLSON – Scores of spooky characters got together for weekend Halloween festivities, including a foot race and carnival. On Saturday, people dressed up to attend the carnival hosted by the KwaTaqNuk Resort & Casino and Together As One (a suicide prevention program). During the event, more tha...


I-185 would raise tobacco tax to expand Medicaid coverage I-185 would raise tobacco tax to expand Medicaid coverage

Montana smokers could be on the hook for an additional $2 per pack if ballot Initiative 185 passes. The tobacco industry is shelling out big bucks in hopes it won’t happen. It’s a big reason your mailbox is stuffed this election season with flyers arguing its pros and cons. The initiative&rsqu...


Tester hopes mix of D.C. politics, Montana authenticity will win re-election Tester hopes mix of D.C. politics, Montana authenticity will win re-election

Jon Tester worked his way down a row of eager union members, shaking hands as he went. His battered pair of dusty cowboy boots was a sharp contrast with the button-up dress shirt. Even his outfit sends the message that he is both a politician and a farmer. He’s counting on his homesteader history to se...


Clerk’s job emerges as unlikely Supreme Court fight

Decisions about the U.S. Supreme Court have turned into an intense partisan battle in Washington, but in Montana the only contested race for the state’s high court is for the job of clerk. Three candidates are in the running for the seat. Rex Renk is a Democrat who has worked as the deputy clerk for...


Rosendale makes Senate run as 'Trump conservative' Rosendale makes Senate run as 'Trump conservative'

In a small room at the back of a historic hotel in Whitehall, Mont., Republican Matt Rosendale told a crowd of about 30 people he’s not worried about a Democratic groundswell this election cycle. “I keep telling folks, the only blue wave I think is going to blow ashore is going to be in Hawaii...


Symbol of Excellence winners announced Symbol of Excellence winners announced

MONTANA – The Montana Pork Producers Council and MSU Extension collect hog carcass data across the state for the Symbol of Excellence program annually. The Symbol of Excellence program was initiated in 1984 as a joint effort between the Montana Pork Producers Council and MSU Extension as a means of rec...


Grant supports Hot Springs library

HOT SPRINGS – Fiction allows readers to connect with far-away places and unfamiliar characters, but in Hot Springs it also builds bridges within the community. The Preston Hot Springs Library book club brings people together to talk about a designated book. “It’s a chance for people to g...


Museum schedules shared

ARLEE Arlee/Jocko Valley Museum Although our museum is closed until Summer 2019, please drive by and see our beautiful outdoor Veteran’s Memorial. ST. IGNATIUS St. Ignatius Mission Church St. Ignatius Mission Church winter hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. The Church is known fo...


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