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Articles with the Tag: Arlee

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...

Arlee trail plans moving along

News from The Jocko Valley Trails Committee ARLEE — The Jocko Valley Trails Committee is pleased to announce the first section of a trail extending south from Arlee along Highway 93 is due to begin construction on July 15. A pre-construction meeting was held on July 10 and the approximate trail loca...

Freedom celebration Freedom celebration

Polson The colorful and patriotic Polson Fourth of July parade drew hundreds of people, some standing, some bringing lawn chairs for more leisurely viewing.  Grand Marshall Bonnie Manicke led the parade, portraying Betsy Ross, complete with a mobcap and period dress and an appliqued flag. Manick...

Tradition: Arlee Celebration in its 115th year Tradition:  Arlee Celebration in its 115th year

Steven Small Salmon thinks back to his earliest memories of the Arlee Celebration as he gets ready for the Snake Dance dressed in an eagle headdress, buckskin shirt, and horsewhip.  He remembers the celebration, now in its 115th year, being much smaller 50 years ago. “Fifty years ago it was ...

Arlee rodeo draws many contestants Arlee rodeo draws many contestants

ARLEE — Arlee was a busy town on the Fourth of July, beginning with the Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, the parade at noon, the first grand entry at the 115th Annual Arlee Celebration at 2 p.m., the 3-on-3 basketball tournament and the 31st Annual Arlee Fourth of July open rodeo.  The rodeo ...

Culture camp passes on old ways Culture camp passes on old ways

NORTH VALLEY CREEK — Encampment at Agnes Vanderburg’s camp is part of summer at Salish Kootenai College, and this year it was held from June 9 to 14. Although it always rains, this year they only had one day of rain and some showers — not enough to slow down the students, who showed up w...

Jocko Irrigation District withdraws from FJBC

News from the Jocko  Irrigation District ARLEE — In a 2-1 vote, the three Jocko Irrigation District representatives voted to withdraw from the Flathead Joint Board of Control on June 14. Kerry Doney and Roger Christopher voted yes, and Boone Cole voted against.  The three representat...

Butler to be tried as an adult, gag order issued

POLSON — Nathan Adam Butler, the Arlee teen accused of stabbing his 51-year-old stepfather to death and injuring his mother and another man last November, will be tried as an adult.  Butler is charged with deliberate homicide, attempted deliberate homicide, and assault with a weapon, all feloni...

Local students selected to visit Cambodia Local students selected to visit Cambodia

MISSION VALLEY — Four students from the Mission Valley will soon travel to Cambodia for a one month as part of the U.S. State Department American Youth Leadership Program.  The program is run through the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana. The center recently receive...

Arlee Celebration Powwow retains cultural heritage Arlee Celebration Powwow retains cultural heritage

ARLEE — With the 115th annual Arlee Celebration just around the corner, Chairman of the Celebration Committee Salisha Old Bull said an entire year of planning is about to come to fruition.  “We spend the whole year preparing for the celebration, and everyone on the committee is a voluntee...


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