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Articles with the Tag: Salish Kootenai College

Drive-through COVID testing reopens in Polson, Ronan Drive-through COVID testing reopens in Polson, Ronan

In the COVID era, when is a cold just a cold? That’s the question I asked myself last Thursday, when I woke up with a stuffy nose, scratchy throat, achy body and an urge to stay in bed all day. I had been to a concert with more than 3,000 people a few nights before, which included riding a crowded bus ...

Leadership Flathead Reservation accepts applicants 

 News from Mission West Community Development Partners FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Flathead Reservation, a two-year program that helps participants build strong leadership skills to become involved community leaders. The program, which started in ...

Unique nonprofit music co-op celebrates growth Unique nonprofit music co-op celebrates growth

On any given Saturday night at the Red Poppy in Ronan, you might see the spirited 84-year-old Diane Torres, pounding out some boogie-woogie on the keyboard, while a young headbanger jams on one guitar, a bluegrass player plucks another, and a jazz aficionado strums standup bass.  While it might sound...

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 ...

People’s Center to reopen gift shop, cleanup underway People’s Center to reopen gift shop, cleanup underway

PABLO — After fire engulfed the The People’s Center on Sept. 6, museum officials wiped away tears and began the work of rebuilding to save precious artifacts of the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai people.  “Our goal has been to pick up the pieces and move forward,” s...

Polson City planner moves to Oregon Polson City planner moves to Oregon

POLSON — During the five years Kyle Roberts has spent as Polson’s city planner, he’s witnessed a lot of change and positive growth. When he heads to his new job as a senior planner in Redmond, Oregon – a community on the east side of the Cascade Range that’s at least six times l...

Boys and Girls Club opens second facility in Lake County Boys and Girls Club opens second facility in Lake County

POLSON – When kids flew off the first bus parked in front of Polson’s brand new Boys and Girls Club on Monday, they opened doors to “a dream come true,” says executive director Aric Cooksley.  “For me personally, the biggest thing is that we, as adults within this commun...

Historic building receives grant

News from Humanities Montana FORT CONNAH – Humanities Montana, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded the Fort Connah Restoration Society, at Charlo, a $5,000 grant for the historical restoration of the 1847 Hudson’s Bay fur trading post. Fort Connah is...

Garden program earns school sustainability award Garden program earns school sustainability award

LAKE COUNTY – Local schools in Arlee and Polson earned state recognition focused on conservation and sustainability practices. In the spring, a corner of the Polson Middle School grounds becomes lush with food plants. The garden, and programs that utilize the space, earned PMS the SMART Green School...

Allik takes 170-pound title at Owen Invitational Allik takes 170-pound title at Owen Invitational

PABLO – Mission/Charlo wrestler Isaiah Allik took the individual title at 170 pounds on Saturday during the 44th Annual Owen Invitational held on the Salish Kootenai College campus in the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center.  Entering the title match undefeated, Allik, a senior at Charlo Hig...


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