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Technology camp provides fun, summer education

RONAN — Summer camps for most kids don’t make the cut without a lake, sports or arts and crafts. But for a few Ronan middle school students, getting wrapped up in computer programs, the construction of toothpick bridges and stop animation was an excellent way to spend a week of summer afternoons. From June 28- July 2, these lucky students enjoyed the annual technology camp for middle school students.  “Being a nerd is fun,” Ronan Technology Camp Instructor Brian Youngren explained, while holding a camera during the stop-animation segment of the camp.  The kids play out a small scene, step-by-step while the student directing takes pictures of eac...


Tribes celebrate 112th July 4 powwow

ARLEE — Despite cool weather with a bit of rain thrown in, dancers, drummers and spectators from all over the West came by the droves to join in the Arlee Celebration’s 112th year. On Sunday alone, 520 dancers — some competing, some just celebrating — stomped and spun under the powwow...


Sheriff’s office transfers investigation to FBI

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office transferred an investigation involving the alleged embezzlement of $675,000 from Whitefish Credit Union and a missing person to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Lake County Detective Dan Yonkin confirmed on Tuesday.  He also indicated that authorities have m...


SKC, University of Montana offer master’s degree program

PABLO — A new master’s partnership with a special education endorsement is available for Native American students in education at Salish Kootenai College.  Dr. Merle Farrier, Ed.d., is coordinating the program through the University of Montana. Students must apply and be accepted for t...


Questions linger in plane crash investigation

MOEISE — The National Transportation Safety Bureau began investigations last Thursday into the cause of a June 27 plane crash that claimed the lives of four young Montanans: Melissa Weaver and Erika Hoefer of Kalispell, and two Missoula men, pilot Sonny Kless and Brian Williams. After a massive thre...


Arlee Independence Day parade hits highway

ARLEE — This Fourth of July, Arlee displayed the true meaning of a community celebration as volunteers banded together to bring back a longstanding tradition of parading down U.S. Highway 93. “(The parade) was always on the highway, for 30 or 40 years,” parade committee member Tina Morin...


Next six months could spell fate of Hungry Horse water

POLSON — Hungry Horse Reservoir and its supply of water topped the agenda at the Water Rights negotiation held at the KwaTaqNuk Casino and Resort on June 30 at 9 p.m.  Clayton Matt, head of the CSKT Natural Resource Department, asked if supplemental water from Hungry Horse Reservoir was availab...


Patriotism ablaze at Charlo celebration

CHARLO — A patriotic and festive Charlo Fourth of July Celebration drew eager spectators from all over Lake County on Sunday. From Ronan to St. Ignatius, residents lined the streets to watch the parade, celebrate Independence Day and partake in the day’s festivities. “It’s amazi...


Free to celebrate 100 years

Not only was the 2010 Polson Fourth of July parade a celebration of Polson’s Centennial, but the beginning of an engagement for two young people. On the corner of Main Street and Third Street E., two men held up a sign that said “Rossie, will you marry me?” Zak Taylor, Winnett, stopped t...


The buck stops in Polson

Most people wouldn’t even dare to get on a 1,000-pound plus animal that was bred to buck with nothing really to hold you on, except some simple leather rigging and spurs, but when Justin T. Miller was given a chance to ride a bronc for the third time Saturday night at the Polson Fairgrounds, he didn&rs...


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