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Building for the future

KICKING HORSE — They’re everywhere, and you’ve probably seen them at work. From community dinners to health fairs to school playgrounds, Kicking Horse Job Corps students can be found helping the Flathead Reservation community — and far beyond — become a better place.  Just in the past week or two, KHJC students rebuilt the Arlee High School softball field, helped grade local roads, cooked a dozen turkeys and several hams for a church’s harvest dinner and helped run an Early Childhood Services Baby Fair. And those service projects are just some of the ways students can get hands-on work experience, job training and leadership skills through Job Cor...

Bazaars announce beginning of holiday season

POLSON — Thanksgiving is a couple of weeks away, but the holiday season has already started in Polson. Some local churches host bazaars and serve lunches as a fundraiser for the church. The events herald the beginning of the holidays for local folks and visitors. Not only are there homemade treats a...

Polson celebrates downtown with Main Street block party

POLSON — Main Street officially opened for vehicle traffic on Saturday, Nov. 6, but the street remained closed the night before as downtown merchants and other community businesses threw a block party to celebrate the Streetscape Project’s completion.  Monte, the University of Montana Gri...

How it will B

RONAN — Making a change can be hard, just ask the members of the Ronan School Board. After more than an hour-and-a-half of discussion between the board, school administrators and citizens Monday evening, the board made the tough decision to move Ronan into Class B beginning next school year. By v...

Charlo fair promotes health, flu vaccinations

CHARLO — The Charlo Parent Teacher Association is doing their best to keep the flu at bay this season by hosting the second annual Health Fair.  Along with flu vaccines, an array of health information and prevention materials were available Thursday evening in Charlo’s new multi-purpose r...

Cherry Valley continues work on playspace

POLSON — Kindergarten and first grade children at Cherry Valley School are like children everywhere; most of them love to go out for recess. Wiggly little bodies need time to run, jump, skip, swing on the rings, shoot down the slides and hide in the trees. Cherry Valley staff has worked at provid...

Holiday musical festivities bring merriment to Ronan

RONAN — This holiday season warm up your festive feelings with local Christmas entertainment.  The Ronan School Music Department started practicing for their Christmas programs this week and will be presenting numerous concerts for the community’s enjoyment in the Ronan Performing Arts Ce...

Food pantries offer help to needy, seek donations

From Polson to Arlee, local food pantries are gearing up for their busiest time of year: the holiday season. And they all depend on community support — volunteers, food and financial donations — to help lessen the burden on needy families. “Our job is to help people the best we can,&rdqu...

Decades in the making: park is recreational relief for Ronan

RONAN — The route of Spring Creek is a twisted one. Flowing south through Ronan, it weaves its way under U.S. Highway 93, bursting into open air when it arrives in the beautiful expanse in the middle of town called Bockman City Park.  Four decades ago, the 15 acres surrounding Spring Creek were...

Bison Range readies for winter with small staff

MOEISE — As winter creeps ever closer, activity at the National Bison Range continues to die down — a fact Project Manager Jeff King is especially thankful for this year.  His staff is still short about 13 full-time people as he continues “waiting on decisions high above my level&rd...

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