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Preventing human, bear conflicts is life saving Preventing human, bear conflicts is life saving

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Bear sightings are increasing in residential areas on the reservation as hibernation nears and sweet apples and other fruits start to ripen.  On Thursday afternoon, folks in the St. Ignatius area spotted a young black bear meandering through town and went to social media ...

SKC guest to talk AIS at library

It’s not too late to sign up for our Annual Summer Reading Program. We have lots of great prizes and incentives from local businesses, and so many awesome programs coming up. On July 15 we have Georgia Smies from Salish Kootenai College to talk about aquatic invasive species and the impact they could h...

SKC celebrates 167 graduates during year of COVID SKC celebrates 167 graduates during year of COVID

PABLO — Salish Kootenai College marked the end of a difficult school year with an in-person graduation ceremony to honor the 167 graduates who persevered and made it to the finish line despite a global pandemic.  The 41st Commencement Ceremony was held on Saturday, June 5, outside the Joe McDon...

COVID-19 vaccine available for all in Lake County COVID-19 vaccine available for all in Lake County

As of Thursday, April 1, every Montanan age 16 and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Whether they can secure appointments remains to be seen.  According to Emily Colomeda, director of Lake County Public Health, “Lake County currently has ample supply among all of the vaccination ...

Endowment established in honor of Penny Kipp

News from SKCF PABLO — Penny Kipp was the first official employee of Salish Kootenai College and served on the Headwaters Foundation board from 2018 until her passing in April of 2020. Headwaters Foundation saw the opportunity to create a legacy for Kipp within the SKC community she loved so much ...

Local gets COVID-19 vaccine, officials plan for future Local gets COVID-19 vaccine, officials plan for future

Teri Lynn Miller, a St. Ignatius paramedic, was one of the first people in the Mission Valley to receive a coronavirus vaccine. She joined more than 3,000 Montana health care workers who received the injection last week at 10 Montana hospitals.  “I kind of scooted out of the normal lane to get ...

Lakers commission mural to honor beauty, culture of Flathead Lake Lakers commission mural to honor beauty, culture of Flathead Lake

POLSON – The Flathead Lakers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the lake, commissioned an artist to convey their message visually through a large mural painted last week on the outside of the Salish Building in Polson. “This is a gift to the Flathead Lake Community,” said ...

MMFEC boxes locally grown produce for people in need MMFEC boxes locally grown produce for people in need

RONAN – This summer, families that don’t have the resources to purchase fresh produce will be able to access weekly boxes of food, grown in the region, through food banks and other community support organizations. Here’s how it works: farmers harvest food in fields across western Montana...

Non-profits receive nearly $54K from GPCF

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation POLSON — Because of the generosity of local donors, a total of $750,625 has been awarded to worthy needs and projects in our community from 2009 through mid 2020. The Greater Polson Community Foundation recently distributed $53,900 among 18 loca...

Briefs for July 1, 2020

USDA announces assistance program News from the USDA You can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28, 2020.  There is...


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