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U.S. senators respond to MMIW 'epidemic' U.S. senators respond to MMIW 'epidemic'

People driving south on U.S. Highway 93 outside of Missoula will pass a billboard with the word “Missing” in prominent letters next to a picture of a Salish woman.   Jermain Austin Charlo was last seen on June 16 in Missoula, according to the information on the billboard. The Dixon resident sometimes uses another family name and calls herself Jermain Morigeau or the nickname “Liz.” She is 23 years old, five foot nine and weighs about 130 pounds.  The night she disappeared she became one of the many missing and murdered indigenous women across the United States, a community of women with such a high percentage that they have been given the name MMIW. &...


Consider running for library board

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library District election for two seats on the Board of Trustees will be held on May 7, 2019. If you are interested in running for the library board, pick up a Declaration for Nomination and Oath of Candidacy form at the library or at the County Election Office. Fi...


MCT helps local children become actors MCT helps local children become actors

RONAN – Children in the Ronan School District got together to develop a production of “Blackbeard the Pirate” after only five days of rehearsal on Friday night at the K. William Harvey Elementary school.  The Missoula Children’s Theater sent two professional actors to the scho...


Register now for 'Mission Valley has Talent’

 POLSON — Register now for Mission Valley has Talent 2019 scheduled for March 15. The registration deadline is Feb. 15. Talent in all shapes and sizes entertained a packed Polson High School auditorium at the March 2018 contest. The winner, a hoop dancer, epitomized the diversity of contestants wh...


Water Rights Compact is good for agriculture

MONTANA – The success of Montana’s agriculture industry is dependent upon water and water right certainty. It is easily the single most important resource for people across Montana, which is why ratification of the negotiated Montana CSKT Water Compact is critical. Contrary to what compact opp...


St. Ignatius facilities funded

ST. IGNATIUS – Students will see more opportunities for vocational training and athletics thanks to a $5.6 million bond that St. Ignatius voters passed in November. SuperinSargent said plans are still in the works but he hopes construction will start in the spring. The bond will fund the expansion o...


Economic development organization seeks director Economic development organization seeks director

RONAN – Lake County Community Development Corporation is accepting a second round of applications for their top leadership position. Gypsy Ray, current executive director, is leaving the organization after four years at the job. LCCDC is a local economic development organization in Ronan that sup...


Daines to co-sponsor criminal justice system reform legislation

News from the office of Senator Steve Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will cosponsor and support legislation to reform the criminal justice system after working to ensure meth and sex offender provisions were included in the bill.  “Meth use has skyrockete...


Where the jobs are: Mapping Montana’s economic landscape Where the jobs are: Mapping Montana’s economic landscape

Spread out Montana’s 676,000 jobs evenly, like sprouts in a Kansas cornfield, and each worker would have 140 acres to plow. But the state’s economy, like its topography, isn’t particularly flat. Just as the landscape directs where we can build homes and businesses, economic geography sha...


Shoeboxes go around the world

  News from Glacier View Church For the fifth year, the children and their families of Glacier View Church, partnering with Samaritan’s Purse and many other churches and organizations across Montana and the nation, have packed shoeboxes chock full of gifts destined to go to children in ar...


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