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Riparin ecology, management course offered

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University will offer a 15-week non-credit online course beginning in January called wetland and riparian ecology and management. The course provides a thorough introduction to wetland and riparian ecology of the Rocky Mountains and Northern Great Plains, the regulations and public mandates that guide management and the human and global disturbances that continue to shape these systems. The course is designed for both practitioners and educators, including tribal, state and local regulatory staff, agency professionals, consultants and teachers. The course may also be of interest to city, county and state government officials; parti...


Dixon School honor roll for first quarter 2018-19

Fourth grade: Dylann Elverud, Reese Swensen   Fifth grade: Mark Loli, Katie Porter, Adele Ranney, Rylee Swensen, Abbigail Wagner   Sixth grade: Charlie Elverud, Jayna Hale   Seventh grade: Brittan Griego, Haley Groneman, Mathew Hale, Henry Ranney, Sncle Rossbach, Jayden Whiteh...


Toys for Tots applications due Dec. 15

News from Toys for Tots  LAKE COUNTY – The local Toys for Tots program has placed donation boxes in St. Ignatius, Charlo, Ronan, Polson and Big Arm to collect gifts for children in need. The gifts will be distributed to applicants starting on Dec. 17 to Dec. 21.     More details ...


Bulldogs do work of angels Bulldogs do work of angels

ST. IGNATIUS – Nineteen St. Ignatius Middle School students put on their wings for the holiday season to help children in need. The group is called Dogs with Wings because the school’s mascot is a bulldog and the students are doing the work of angels. The group is part of a school project that...


Attend holiday events over weekend

‘Lights Under the Big Sky’ kicks off RONAN — Lights Under the Big Sky kicks off this Friday night, Dec. 7. New fresh light displays will accompany familiar vignettes. The Christmas Market will open at 4 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Lights turn on at 5 p.m. in time for Santa a...


Students address childhood hunger in Montana  

News from the Governor of Montana’s office HELENA – The 2018-19 Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council convened at the Capitol on Friday, Nov. 30, to discuss ways to address childhood hunger, the Governor’s Office of Community Service announced.. The 20 members represent m...


Historic barn renovated for community use Historic barn renovated for community use

ST. IGNATIUS – Actors, brides, dancers, dairy cows and cattle are among the many who have used the huge barn across from the St. Ignatius Mission church since it was built in the 1930s. The two-story building has a rich history in the area, but it has been unusable in recent years. Now, the barn is get...


Tax credits explained

What are tax credits? Tax credits reduce the amount of money an individual or corporation owes in taxes. The more tax credits a person or company has, the less they owe in taxes. The federal government uses tax credits to encourage developers to build affordable housing.  Why does the federal governm...


Ronan selected for affordable housing incentive

RONAN – Housing is a basic need: without a home it is difficult to care for a family, hold down a job or be part of a community. More options for affordable, high-quality housing in Ronan are on the horizon thanks to incentives from the federal government.  A proposal from Lake County Community...


Lake County public library holds activities

News from the North Lake County Public Library District POLSON – The Lake County Public Library will be hosting a Vintage Christmas Adult Coloring Program on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m.  Give yourself the gift of an afternoon of coloring in the meeting room at the library. The mood is rela...


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