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Salish and Kootenai exhibit explores the worlds of human health and healing

Chances are slim to none that a person who is being wheeled down the hospital hallway en route to surgery is thinking about anything other than the surgical equipment that is about to invade his or her body tissues. Is this going to hurt? Did my physician get a good night’s rest? Will I be put under with anesthesia so that I won’t feel the pain? Will the surgery be a success? These are everyday questions asked by everyday people who undergo everything from minor surgery to the most complex procedures. There’s no denying that it’s the operation that is on the minds of those who go under the knife. But if you talk to artists whose livelihoods depend on the abi...

Local group promotes peace in weekly gathering

POLSON – Every Monday from 12 to 12:30 p.m. a voice for peace can be heard out front of the Lake County Courthouse in Polson. The group of ladies emphasizes they are “not against the troops.” Several said they have close family who have served or are serving in Iraq currently.  &ldq...

Teepee erected through efforts of chamber, tribe

RONAN — The Ronan Chamber of Commerce installed an 18-foot tall teepee on Friday morning.  The newest traditional monument adorns the Mission Mountain Visitor's Center in Ronan, drawing tourists from U.S. Highway 93. Facing east, the Sioux-style teepee is made from two types of weather resistan...

Festival blends wine, auctions with scenic view

 POLSON — About 200 wine fanciers enjoyed the beautiful views from the Polson Motorcoach Resort for the 26th annual Soroptimist Wine Festival on Aug. 16.  From 7 to 10 p.m., guests could choose from 36 different wines, fill their plates at the buffet and enjoy KC and the Valley Cats and th...

Grants, donations provide upgrades for Arlee Fire Department

ARLEE — It’s been a good year for the Arlee Volunteer Fire Department. After moving out of a 50-year-old building that was once the town jail to a brand new facility in January, the department has recently added several pieces of new equipment that Chief Ken Light said will improve service to the...

Baucus, tribal leaders discuss issues facing reservation

RONAN — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus (D) received a warm welcome Thursday afternoon at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Complex, where he held a listening session with the CSKT council and other tribal leaders. Baucus is spending the month touring Montana, and also plans to visit Rocky Boy, Black...

Tribes: No more harassing wolves after federal ruling

PABLO — A recent U.S. District Court ruling reinstating gray wolves to the Endangered Species List means stockowners on the Flathead Reservation will no longer be allowed to harass or kill wolves that are harassing livestock. “We go back to the interim control plan that we had before (wolves w...

Alcohol involvement under investigation in 1-vehicle wreck

RONAN — Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in a one vehicle wreck on Sloan Road at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Aaron Day said. Day said that alcohol and narcotics involvement is still under investigation.  Tammy Stack, the driver of a gray 2008 Hummer H3, crashed t...

Two boys drown in canal

ST. IGNATIUS — A family vacation turned tragic Saturday evening when two boys drowned in an irrigation canal off St. Mary’s Lake Road east of St. Ignatius.  Eight-year-old Dennis Beauchamp and his older brother Harry, 15, were on a family camping trip visiting friends on the Flathead Rese...

In this 'camp,' it's the teachers who learn science

BLUE BAY — Making hand drums from deer hide, playing stick game and coaxing a fire out of tinder without matches all sound like fun skills to learn at camp.  But there’s a twist. The campers were adults, K-8 teachers actually. Their camp was a three-day Culture Camp put on by Big Sky Scie...

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