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Ronan graduates celebrate a milestone Ronan graduates celebrate a milestone

RONAN – Ronan High School honored the class of 2020 with a traditional in-person graduation ceremony on the football field with a few differences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The graduates and staff were spread out across the field, spaced six feet apart. Yellow caution-tape marked off where family members could sit in the home bleachers. In a show of support, the scoreboard clock was lit to read 20:20. A few students also chose to wear masks. Buckshot Drum opened the ceremony with an honor song, and the members of the RHS choir shared a virtual performance of the national anthem.  Co-salutatorians Madison Sevier and Brooklyn Kenelty and valedictorian James Normandeau a...


Superintendent Arntzen shares 2020 graduation message

News from OPI MONTANA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen congratulated Montana’s 2020 class of high school seniors, recognizing the significance of their accomplishments and the hurdles they have overcome to cross the finish line. “You have reached the pinnacle of ...


SKC announces scholarship recipient

News from SKC PABLO – A local college student has been recognized for her dedication to serving her community and for her outstanding achievements by being awarded an Achieving the Dream scholarship.  Rachel Matt, a student at Salish Kootenai College, was one of two awarded the third annua...


Governor announces additional support for destination communities

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced further efforts to protect communities heading into phase two of the Reopening the Big Sky Plan on June 1, including additional resources for community testing and contact tracing in high-visitation communities, ...


Eyewear company donates safety glasses to St. Luke Eyewear company donates safety glasses to St. Luke

News from Coyote Eyewear RONAN — The emergency room staff at St. Luke Community Healthcare hospital recently received 150 pairs of safety glasses, donated by Coyote Eyewear of Pittsford, NY.  The donation was prompted by the owner’s personal experience at this rural healthcare facility....


Montecahto Club accepting continuing education scholarship applications

News from the Montecahto Club  POLSON – The Montecahto Club is now accepting applications for its $500 continuing education scholarship, which is for students pursuing a more non-traditional training program this fall. Recent high school graduation is not required, but a high school diplom...


Historic building receives grant

News from Humanities Montana FORT CONNAH – Humanities Montana, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded the Fort Connah Restoration Society, at Charlo, a $5,000 grant for the historical restoration of the 1847 Hudson’s Bay fur trading post. Fort Connah is...


Burn backyard debris safely

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Spring is the ideal time to reduce the excess vegetation around your home that could pose a wildfire threat. As you begin spring cleanup, if burning is the only option to dispose of woody material, fire officials urge landowners to follow safe...


MSU to offer online programs

MONTANA  — Academic Technology and Outreach at Montana State University is partnering with online education provider World Education to provide noncredit online professional development, career training and continuing education programs.  The more than 71 workforce development programs wil...


DLI highlights resources available to Montana businesses impacted by COVID-19

News from the Department of Labor and Industry HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor & Industry is highlighting state resources available for Montana businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. “We know many Montana businesses are still impacted by COVID-19, which is why we&rsq...


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