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Well-known tribal members lend voices to Census message

News from Montana 2020 Census  MONTANA — Three influential members of tribes in Montana are lending their voices to convey the importance of the 2020 Census for tribal nations in Montana and to urge those who have not yet completed the nine-question Census to do so before the shortened deadli...

COVID-19 response protocols for schools announced

MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock announced outbreak response protocols to support K-12 schools as they respond to suspected or positive COVID-19 cases and take public health-based measures to minimize the spread and keep students safe and healthy.  “The Outbreak Response Protocols provide...

CSKT lifts non-resident recreation restrictions

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council declared that all recreation restrictions on the Flathead Indian Reservation were lifted on Sept. 8 for tribal lands within the reservation.   Tribal conservation permits are required for individuals ...

Briefs for Sept. 9, 2020

DPHHS to receive nearly $6M in pandemic relief funds  News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY – To help offset costs incurred through Montana’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services will receive $5,713,6...

$400K secured to combat elder abuse

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester today continued his push to eradicate exploitation of older Montanans by securing $400,000 in Department of Justice funding to the Montana Board of Crime Control to help combat elder abuse. “At a time when older ...

On-campus instruction resumes during historic pandemic On-campus instruction resumes during historic pandemic

ST. IGNATIUS – Students across Lake County put on their masks and went back to school last week during uncertain times.  At the St. Ignatius High School, student Kayden Carter, 16, said the mask got a bit warm during the school day, but he didn’t mind wearing it. He said it was much bette...

Telemedicine and Montana’s digital divide Telemedicine and Montana’s digital divide

Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic,  cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those...

Aircraft assist ground crew in Finley Lake Fire suppression Aircraft assist ground crew in Finley Lake Fire suppression

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – While the mountains have been intermittently cloaked in smoke, it hasn’t been an unusually busy local fire season.  According to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ fire management specialist C.T. Camel, most of the smoke visible in the area is from f...

COVID-19 Youth Campaign releases part 6

News from CSKT PABLO — As an artist, the goal is to create something people want to hear. These six Mission Valley performers knocked it out of the park. When the community called upon their musical talents, they poured their hearts out. Six artists created original songs to ask listeners to take ...

Homegrown newspaper transitions to working remotely

2020 has been a year of drastic change, and like everyone else, your homegrown newspaper is adapting to new pandemic realities. Come Oct. 1, Valley Journal staff will be working entirely remotely.  Yes, we’re closing our office. No, we’re not closing the newspaper. Our business phone numb...


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