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Articles with the Tag: Arlee

Lightning starts fires around the Reservation Lightning starts fires around the Reservation

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Division of Fire According to Vic Stevens, Ronan Dispatch, two lightning-caused fires started when a weather front occurred Saturday night and Sunday morning.  One was the Dancing Boy fire located four miles east of Arlee. It burned in timber a...

Vietnam Healing Wall travels through Mission Valley

Veterans on motorcycles will be escorting “The Wall That Heals” through Lake County Tuesday, Aug. 20 on its way from Missoula to Whitefish.   The half-scale replica of the Vietnam Wall will be hosted by VFW Post 277 for four days in Whitefish, from Wednesday, Aug. 21 throu...

Hell Gate Treaty plays in Arlee Hell Gate Treaty plays in Arlee

ARLEE — Victor Charlo became Red Wolf, Arrianna Matt sang the songs of the storyteller and Rob McDonald read Chief Victor’s lines as the Hell Gate Treaty came to life on stage at the Hangin Art Gallery on Aug. 7. The play was part of a week of Npustin’s KwKwusm Theatre Projects third ann...

Fire creates buzz at airport Fire creates buzz at airport

ST. IGNATIUS — A usually quiet airstrip tucked between the outskirts of St. Ignatius and the base of the Mission Mountains became an invaluable buzzing command center for firefighters working on the Firestone Flats fire last week.  “It’s just not something you usually see,” Mi...

Firestone Flats fire fully contained

ARLEE – The Firestone Flats Fire left more than a thousand acres burned near Arlee, but community members focused last week on the success of the emergency networks built in response to the fire instead of what it destroyed.  “Within minutes all these people were ready to take their horse...

Community works together to respond to fire

ARLEE – The Firestone Flats Fire left more than a thousand acres burned near Arlee, but community members focused last week on the success of the emergency networks built in response to the fire instead of what it destroyed.  “Within minutes all these people were ready to take their horse...

Mission Valley hosts 3 on 3 ‘JAM’borees throughout the summer Mission Valley hosts 3 on 3 ‘JAM’borees throughout the summer

RONAN — Mission Valley 3 on 3 orgainizes summertime basketball tournaments throughout Lake County and Bigfork. On Saturday, 85 teams competed in 12 divisions of the Pioneer Days “JAM”boree 3-on-3 in Ronan, the third tournament sponsored by the Mission Valley group.   Pioneer D...

Fire near Arlee explodes to more than 1,700 acres Fire near Arlee explodes to more than 1,700 acres

Officials are hopeful thunderstorms later in the week will help put out the Firestone Flats Fire that had burned 1,750 acres in Jocko Canyon as of Monday morning.  “We are listing the fire as zero percent contained, but feel fire growth has slowed,” said Kristen Baker, spokeswoman for wes...

Fire near Arlee grows, community meeting scheduled

ARLEE — Fire officials will update community members on the Firestone Flats wildfire during a public meeting at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, July 29 at the Arlee High School. According to CSKT spokeswoman Cara Cooley, the wildfire that started at approximately 2 p.m. in the Jocko Canyon on Saturday ...

Music on the chopping block Music on the chopping block

ARLEE – Community members like Dawn Mollica objected to the school board’s decision not to hire an elementary music teacher to fill the currently vacant position. “I can’t stress enough the importance of creativity in the lives of students,” she said. “This is a short s...


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