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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Foster grandparent program may fold after school year Foster grandparent program may fold after school year

POLSON – Although a local program that benefits seniors and children has received a number of kudos, it may fall victim to a lack of funding come July 2018, the beginning of the next fiscal year.  Nancy Hemphill, the former coordinator and now director of the local Agency on Aging’s Foste...

Six arrested during ‘Operation Blue Christmas’

POLSON — Six people were arrested in a combined operation between local law enforcement agencies on Monday night, Dec. 18. Dubbed “Operation Blue Christmas,” the short-term investigation focused on rescuing children from homes with drugs and drug dealers and abusers, a press release from...

UC3 meets, discusses AIS prevention

POLSON — Working together to combat aquatic invasive species was the theme of last week’s Upper Columbia Conservation Commission meeting. The meeting, which was held at KwaTaqNuk Dec. 11-12, resulted in a “very diverse, large number of organizations” that agreed to move forward in ...

Jail needs discussed at town hall meeting Jail needs discussed at town hall meeting

POLSON — The need for a new jail was the main topic of discussion at a town hall meeting on Friday, but what to do about it was largely left unanswered.  Lake County’s 45-person jail is frequently over capacity and many arrestees are not incarcerated because there is no room. Sheriff D...

S&K Technologies, subsidiary companies worldwide benefit tribal membership S&K Technologies, subsidiary companies worldwide benefit tribal membership

ST. IGNATIUS – Ian Rufe works at a seemingly quiet building on the outskirts of town near the old and new U.S. Highway 93 intersection and where the deer often stop to munch on the lawn around a sign labeled S&K Technologies, Inc.  Rufe is the vice president of S&K Global Solutions, whi...

Irrigators may need notarized form to vote Irrigators may need notarized form to vote

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control discussed the Montana Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the State of Montana’s water compact during their regular board meeting Nov. 14. The FJBC alleged that the ...

SKC marks 40th anniversary by honoring founders SKC marks 40th anniversary by honoring founders

CORWIN (CORKY) CLAIRMONT “Art provides a powerful connection to our culture and gives us a way to share it with the world.” Corwin “Corky” Clairmont is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Clairmont was born in Saint Ignatius, and currently resi...

Students ask for community support for Christmas project Students ask for community support for Christmas project

ST. IGNATIUS – Imagining Christmas morning without a present under the tree was a sad thought for a group of students at St. Ignatius Middle School, so they went to work to prevent that from happening for at least a dozen kids. “We are doing this to bring joy and happiness to other children,&r...

Marking the past Marking the past

POLSON — The Hershman Rock is an enigma to area history enthusiasts. The rock, which is located in the Jette area and supposedly designates the burial place for someone who died in 1717, has been known of by various locals since a story was written about it on July 6, 1970 in the now-defunct Flathea...

Briefs for Oct. 25, 2017

LCCDC annual board meeting is Oct. 25 RONAN  – Lake County Community Development Corporation will hold its annual board meeting from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 407 Main St. SW in Ronan MT.   ‘Monster Mash’ fun run proceeds to benefit district family News fr...


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