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Be aware as bears activley seek food sources before winter denning season

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks With archery and upland game bird seasons opening Sept. 1, hunters are reminded to “Be Bear Aware.” Montana is bear country. Anyone living, working, or recreating in bear country should maintain awareness and follow safety precautions to avoid a conflict. “Hunters should always remain vigilant and remember that moving slowly and quietly increases your chances of surprise encounters and game-calling mimics prey. Bear spray is an effective deterrent and we encourage everyone, especially hunters, to carry it in the outdoors,” said Neil Anderson, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1 Wildlife Manager. Monta...


HOT ISSUE HOT ISSUE

MONTANA – With fire season comes conjecture about the causes of the fires and patterns in fire activity. Is fire season getting more intense and longer? Why is fire season so different from year to year? Local experts, politicians, and scientists share their understandings of wildfire and the ways that...


New fire burns near Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS – The 1,374-acre Rattlesnake Fire was 55 percent contained as of Monday, Sept. 3. The fire is located ten miles northeast of Hot Springs, on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The human-caused fire was reported on Thursday, August 30, and is currently under investigation. The fire was burn...


Trail of Bales decorates Ronan, surrounding areas Trail of Bales decorates Ronan, surrounding areas

RONAN – Ninety hay bales are being transformed into magical creations of all kinds along U.S. Highway 93 and surrounding areas for the annual Trail of Bales contest, which involves turning a round bale into something grand. Last year, the Salish Kootenai Housing Authority took first place in the con...


Tester secures grant for Lake County domestic violence initiative

News from the office of U.S. Senator for Montana, Jon Tester BILLINGS – U.S. Senator Jon Tester has secured nearly half a million dollars to bolster domestic and sexual violence response efforts in Lake County.  The $437,872 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence A...


Tester calls for Senate hearing

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester is calling on the Senate to hold a hearing on missing and murdered Native American women. In a letter to the leadership of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Tester is demanding the committee bring together law e...


Boys & Girls Club gets $1M donation

LAKE COUNTY – Several things are happening for the the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County including funding for a new building, a new playground, and swimming lessons.  The club recently received a grant for $1 million to use for the construction of a new clubhouse ...


Polson police arrest 7 on drug charges in Polson neighborhood Polson police arrest 7 on drug charges in Polson neighborhood

News from Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson POLSON – On the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 31, the Polson Police Department with the help of the Flathead Tribal Police Department conducted a warrant service at 608 2nd Street West.  This search warrant concludes a short-term drug investigation ...


County budget meeting scheduled for Thursday

News from Lake County Commissioners  LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Commissioners have scheduled time this week for public comment on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget that the Commissioners have tentatively scheduled to adopt on Thursday, September 6. Comments are being taken from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....


Briefs for Sept. 5, 2018

New walk-in hours for Tribal Health announced News from CSKT Tribal Health ST. IGNATIUS —  New walk-in clinic hours for acute medical needs for eligible Tribal Health recipients have been announced. Acute medical conditions are severe and sudden in onset. This could describe anything fro...


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