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Charlo-Moeise fire plans auction, dinner

Editor, On April 6 at the Charlo School, the Charlo-Moiese Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Unit will host its 19th annual spaghetti dinner and auction. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Charlo School lunchroom. The silent auction will start at 5 p.m. in the gym. The live auction will follow at 7:30 p.m. Our volunteers strive every day to improve the speed and quality of our services. We will continue to commit our personal time for training and responding to any emergency need in our community and neighboring communities. Our annual dinner and auction enables us to enhance the resources available to fight fires, respond to emergencies and protec...


Death penalty degrading to humanity

Editor, I am writing to let you know why this Montana resident is against the death penalty, and think it should be changed to life imprisonment. There is always a chance that an innocent person could be put to death. There is not a single criminal justice system that is perfect, including our own. The...


Language preservation funds misdirected

Editor, The latest news flash that 80 percent of those graduating from NYC high schools can’t read or write and need to develop those skills before entering college is just slightly disconcerting to those of us who spent hours fixing heavily red-marked papers we created for “English” cla...


SKC foundation grateful for support

Editor, The Salish Kootenai College Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank the many individuals who have contributed to our scholarship program by purchasing SKC vehicle license plates. Thanks to your continued support, they were able to award 17 scholarships to deserving students this ye...


Tribes’, Supreme Court’s actions confusing

Editor, Confusion seems to come easily, lately. I know, I don’t speak “legalese,” and if it makes sense, common sense, we aren’t talking judicial language – the cottage industry of justice. So, to get it straight, tribal representatives can demand that the irrigation proje...


Voters took right step on roof bond

Editor, Congratulations to the Polson school district voters for approving the bond levy to complete badly needed work on the Polson High School. It is now time for the citizenry to get behind, and involved in, the serious work of getting the work accomplished. To my memory, this represents the broadest l...


Kudos to local representatives

Editor, I feel like Mr. McClellan writing so often, but tonight’s local TV news told of our House legislature’s recent action and moved me. Kudos to our three county representatives on voting “yea” on HB 240, the bill to override the University of Montana regents’ authority a...


Career fair successful

Editor,  On Feb. 19, the Salish Kootenai College Career Center held its annual career fair. What a success it was. Over 400 job seekers registered and were connected with employers who had job openings, internships, training programs and more.  We want to say thank you to all the registered p...


Salomon a friend to farmers

Editor, Dan Salomon has lived here all of his life. He is a businessman, a farmer and an irrigator. He also has one of the larger acreages under the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project. He knows, more than most, what we have to lose if the tribes assert their in-stream flows and the federal government asse...


Leon Hall fundraiser a success

Editor, We at Ninepipe Arts Group would like to thank everyone who was involved with our event this past Saturday. So many artists gave us their works to auction off that the room was filled. We can’t thank them enough for their time and skill.  Our evening, as it has been each year, is a mu...


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