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Green Party 2017 State Convention to be in Missoula

MISSOULA — The Montana Green Party plans to provide Montanans a truly progressive alternative to the two mainstream parties. The statewide conference will take place at the Payne Family Native American Center, 32 Campus Dr., on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The conference will begin with inf...

SKC art exhibit launches community outreach program SKC art exhibit launches community outreach program

PABLO – Artist Tim Nielson sees a lawn of uncut grass when he looks at a blank canvas because in his mind each section needs work until it’s finished, although his work isn’t anything like a square of lawn. Jon Athon, chair of the media design department at Salish Kootenai College, descr...


There was a whole lot of inclusion goin’ on at Polson High School last week. The first ever “Respect Rally” was held Feb. 7 as a Special Olympics whole school engagement event. Six special education high school students and their student peers participated in a series of fun activitie...

Group supports kids’ art Group supports kids’ art

A child’s life without art would be unimaginable to Ninepipe Arts Group board member Ben Ferencz, and the sentiment is true for many art enthusiasts with the group, which is why they developed a fundraiser. At the Leon Club House in Charlo on Saturday, group members held their annual fundraiser with...

District court judge dismisses Lake County’s lawsuit over property tax District court judge dismisses Lake County’s lawsuit over property tax

POLSON – A substitute district court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by Lake County in an attempt to force the Montana Department of Revenue to send a property tax bill to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for the former Kerr Dam. Blair Jones, 22nd District Court judge in Columbus...

Alberta organic farmer explores local food programs

News from Meadow Creek Farms, Alberta, Canada WESTERN MONTANA — Mandy Melnyk, an organic farmer from Alberta, toured Ronan and other regional areas the first few days of the new Trump administration, tasked with researching how funding structures help build food systems in Montana. “Throu...

Local pens book about railroad history Local pens book about railroad history

POLSON – A man who worked as a numbers cruncher throughout his career never thought he’d write a book about history. But such is life. Evan McKinney’s historical novel, “High Iron to Fairbanks: Building the Historic Alaska Railroad,” was published late last year. Culbertso...

Pitchfest Pitchfest

MISSOULA – Crowdfunded loans are the newest thing growing in Montana. “There are ways to make your dreams a reality,” according to Annie Heuscher, program director for the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition. On Thursday, Jan. 26, all three of the farms that presented at the nati...

Farmers, ranchers invited to join conference

MISSOULA — The 2017 Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference, hosted by the Lake County Conservation District, will take place Feb. 9-10 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Missoula. Livestock and crop producers as well as natural resource professionals and educators from across Montana will converge ...

New non-profit making a difference New non-profit making a difference

POLSON – Helping a woman keep her house was just one example of the types of things that May Simmons does. Simmons opened New Hope Center Montana, a non-profit organization, at 610 N. Main St. in the former Glass Doctor building in September. When she found out that April Zimmerer was in danger o...

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