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Respect for outdoors, elders needed

Editor, On May 10, I called Tribal Police and Lake County because there’s been a four-wheeler and a dirt bike (not street legal) that only show up after the school bus goes by my place at 4 p.m. From 4:30 to 5 p.m. they show up and my 75-year-old friend that lives around the corner from me told me they have been disrespectful. Also, I saw them down on the lake bed at Turtle Lake. Is there no respect for our tribal lands? No police showed up. I called at 7 p.m. and at 8:45 p.m. they were still tearing things up. There are turtles hatching out. There are wetland birds nesting and just a lot that need our respect and care. These kids are supposed to help us elders and protect and pres...


4th of July get together planned at Charlo park

Editor, The 4th of July and the big Charlo parade are coming. We thought it would be fun to have a get-together at the Charlo park. No RSVP. Just stop by to say hi to friends. Everyone who would like to visit with others in town for the fun of it is welcome. Snacks will be served. Bring your own drinks...


Moments in time Moments in time

Life is made up of moments. Some big. Some not so big. Some seemingly small that just may turn big. And despite the big or not so big, some are moments that will affect you for years to come or perhaps your entire life. They can be obviously monumental moments – a marriage, divorce, birth of a ch...


Thoughts during Memorial Day shared

Editor, This letter contains a poem. It is not in poetic form but can be read as such. It was composed on Memorial Day as I was viewing and hearing all the emotions that are connected with me as an 88-year-old former Army soldier. My earlier years, during WWII, made a very significant impression upon m...


Event raises funds for Alzheimer’s

Editor, On the Longest Day – June 21, thousands of participants throughout the world will use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. From face-to-face support to online education programs, and promisi...


Thank you for honoring veterans

Editor, A thank you goes to Ninepipes from Post 106, the American Legion Auxilliary, Mission Valley Honor Guard and all the veterans and their families who enjoyed the luncheon and door prizes after our Memorial Day services. A special thank you also goes to Stuart, Bryan and all the staff for hosting ...


Redistricting Montana: the pivot from past to future process

The Montana Supreme Court held a meeting on Tuesday, May 28, to select the chairman of the districting commission. This decision will have a decade-long effect on the Montana legislature and U.S. Congress. For the first time in 30 years, Montana may gain a second congressional seat to represent us in D.C. ...


Lake County commissioner responds to lawsuit filed by CSKT Lake County commissioner responds to lawsuit filed by CSKT

The Lake County Commissioners were served summons in a lawsuit filed against them by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes on May 24. The suit stems from sub-division approval given by the county this past spring to another defendant in the suit, Lori Lundeen, who owns 40 acres of fee land north of the...


Court grants immediate restraining order against Secretary of State

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today filed suit against Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton over an unconstitutional decision to ignore the Governor’s veto of HB 132. “The Secretary of State overstepped his authority,” Bullock said. “It is my constitutional responsib...


Secretary of State disputes validity of Governor’s veto on bison bill

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton said Wednesday, May 29, that Gov. Steve Bullock’s veto of a bill tightening the state’s legal definition of “wild bison” was invalid over a paperwork error that kept the veto paperwork from reaching the secretary’s office...


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