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Human rights speaker draws fire from audience

ST. IGNATIUS — A presentation by Montana Human Rights Network Executive Director Travis McAdam sparked a heated debate over the Patriot movement and Constitutional issues Wednesday night in St. Ignatius. Community members packed the St. Ignatius Senior Center for the public event, which was sponsored by the Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition. McAdam’s presentation, titled “The Resurgence of Right-Wing Extremists in Montana,” drew fire from several in the audience who disagreed with McAdam’s interpretation of recent political trends in Montana and nationwide. During a 45-minute long talk, McAdam discussed the history of extreme right-wing movement...

City discusses storm water project with engineers

RONAN — Directly following the Feb. 22 city council meeting, the city of Ronan held a public hearing, seeking public comments regarding the proposed storm water project. City council members and a few interested citizens were in attendance as city engineers Shari Johnson and Collette Anderson presen...

Skiers unharmed after rescue operation in Missions

ST. IGNATIUS — A large rescue operation prompted by an early-morning distress call from three backcountry skiers Thursday ended safely after search and rescue teams located the skiers and monitored their progress down the mountain via radio. The initial report of the distressed skiers, who were high...

Ronan-Pablo school district, Montana celebrate 6 years of progress

RONAN — It’s late afternoon on the Monday after winter break and five Ronan Middle School students are still at school, printing. They work over small pieces of material, carefully drawing their designs and anxiously waiting to press their penciled drawings into the paint.  Every student ...

Ronan City Council discusses water projects

RONAN — Water was a hot topic at the Ronan City Council Meeting on Monday.  Wastewater project manager Shari Johnson met with city council to give an update on the Spring Creek Lift Station Project.  In order to improve the Spring Creek Lift Station, the city embarked on a project to re...

Conductor gets Dixon students tuned for symphony trip

DIXON — If you can’t rub your stomach and pat your head at the same time, you probably can’t direct an orchestra, Dixon students learned last week. In fact, a conductor’s hand movements are much more complicated than most things people do in everyday life. And on top of the coordin...

Elvis impersonator entertains at PHS

POLSON — Elvis was in the building on Feb. 18 — the Polson High School building.  Elvis was really Elvis impersonator Ryan Pelton. Pelton and his five-piece band rocked the PHS auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. About 425 Elvis fans showed up to sing along and clap their hands as Pelton sa...

Birthday party disagreement leads to brawl between brothers

PABLO — A discussion about birthday plans turned into a dangerous disagreement last weekend in Pablo. Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call that two males outside a residence of North Woods Trailer Court east on Courville Trail were shooting at each other on Saturday at 4:50 p.m. No...

City plans to operate golf course restaurant

POLSON — The Polson City Commissioners passed a motion that the city of Polson operate the golf course restaurant for the rest of 2010, taking into consideration comments by former Polson City Commissioner Jim Sohm and Polson City Manager Todd Crossett and inventorying liquor monthly. Commissioner Ron ...

SKC language room dedicated to devoted Salish teacher

PABLO — Her students said that such a fuss would have embarrassed the behind-the-scenes, modest Salish language instructor. But last Wednesday afternoon, Salish Kootenai College staff and family, friends and students of Sophie Quequesah Mays gathered to honor the Salish teacher and dedicate a classr...


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