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Articles with the Tag: methamphetamines

Local wins Paint the State Local wins Paint the State

ST. IGNATIUS – Briar Ahlborn, 19, won the Montana Meth Project’s Paint the State contest in the celebrity artist category with her “Pass the Peace Pipe, Not the Meth Pipe” mural located on U.S. Highway 93 at mile marker 33.  “I didn’t believe it when I won,” ...

Parents, educators have old and new foes on drug front

RONAN – Parents and teachers might think they are in the know about the signs of drug usage, but a growing number of new potent threats to youth health abound alongside the longstanding methamphetamine problem in Lake County.  Law enforcement, school and medical officials spoke at Ronan High Sc...

Local meth message top vote getter Local meth message top vote getter

ST. IGNATIUS – Briar Ahlborn’s painting with an anti-methamphetamine message held the highest number of votes last week in a contest spread across Montana that ends on Sept. 16. “It was sweet; I was 100 votes ahead,” she said. “I thought it would be smooth sailing if it kept ...

Quarterly meeting topics include meth, health, Kerr Dam Quarterly meeting topics include meth, health, Kerr Dam

PABLO —  With a short agenda to allow everybody to enjoy the Arlee Celebration, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes quarterly meeting got underway on July 3 with an honor song from the Brother drum group and a prayer by Kevin Howlett, head of tribal health.  With 64 days to go unti...

Judge, deputy county attorney discuss drug problem, solutions Judge, deputy county attorney discuss drug problem, solutions

POLSON — Of the 30 cases on District Judge Jim Manley’s June 10 docket, all but two involved drugs — mostly methamphetamine, or alcohol, or both.  “I was like most people and didn’t realize what a problem we have in this community, on this reservation,” Manley said...

Paint the State anti-meth contest underway

HELENA — The Montana Meth Project’s Paint the State, a nationwide public art competition to visually portray the dangers of methamphetamine use, is underway. The submission period ended July 15, and voting begins Aug. 1. Winners will be announced on Sept. 18. Artwork will be visible to the pub...

Effects of meth seen roadside Effects of meth seen roadside

Briar Ahlborn, 19, stands next to a billboard near the highway at the north edge of town dipping a paintbrush into a bucket of black paint on a warm Saturday afternoon. Many people wonder what she is doing — including the town’s new police chief. “He stopped by and asked what I was paint...

Meth contamination affects elders Meth contamination affects elders

ARLEE – Methamphetamine contamination closed the Salish and Kootenai Tribal Senior Citizens Center a few weeks ago, and when the elders gathered on Thursday in a new temporary location for their weekly lunch to discuss the problem — the entire tribal council was on hand to hear concerns. &ldqu...

Water Compact, meth, more discussed at tribal quarterly meeting Water Compact, meth, more discussed at tribal quarterly meeting

The Water Compact and methamphetamine abuse cropped up many times at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes quarterly meeting on April 3. CSKT attorney Rhonda Swaney updated the membership on the progress of the Water Compact. It has passed through the Montana Senate and is now in the Montana House o...

Donors replenish books lost to meth Donors  replenish books lost to meth

ARLEE – It isn’t yet known how methamphetamine residue made its way into the Arlee Head Start Center over a month ago, but the contamination caused the facility to lose their book collection. “We are doing everything we can to remediate the areas where a low level of residue was found,&r...


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