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Planning board continues review tonight

News from Land Solutions, LLC

POLSON — The Lake County Planning Board will continue its review of the proposed 2018 Lake County Growth Policy at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in the large conference room of the Lake County Courthouse. The Planning Board is expected to take action to make a recommendation to the Lake County Commissioners on the proposed growth policy. Also on the agenda for that evening: the Lake County Commissioners are seeking a written report of the Planning Board’s recommendation regarding the Commissioners’ repeal of the Density Map and Regulations. More information is available on the growth policy rewrite project website at:, through the Lake County Planning Department website at: or Lake County’s legal notices at:


McAdams examines Montana’s anti-Muslim movement

News from the Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition

POLSON — The Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition and Montana Human Rights Network presents, Travis McAdam: “Separating Fact from Fiction: Examining Montana’s Anti-Muslim Movement.” The public is invited at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at the Polson Library Conference Room. Written questions only; contact 406-745-4259 for further information.

The presentation looks at the main players behind Montana’s anti-Muslim movement and how its ideology interacts with other social and political movements in the state. The presentation examines the leadership of the groups promoting Islamophobia in Montana, and illustrates how what’s happening in the state reflects national trends. The multi-media presentation is about an hour long.

Travis McAdam is a nationally-recognized expert on right-wing extremist movements, his analysis has been featured in national and international publications, and in the pages of Montana’s daily and weekly newspapers. McAdam holds degrees in print journalism and sociology from the University of Montana.


MAM, SKC exhibit Indian Art

News from the Missoula Art Museum

PABLO — The Missoula Art Museum and Salish Kootenai College are collaborating to exhibit works from MAM’s Contemporary American Indian Art Collection at the Three Woodcocks building on the SKC campus. The exhibition is guest curated by University of Montana art history graduate student Nikolyn Garner. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 12, from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.  There will be a closing reception and panel discussion on Tuesday, May 15, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit will continue through May 31.

Garner is an SKC alumna and worked closely with SKC Fine Arts Department Head Cameron Decker. Through this exhibition, Garner hopes to increase access to contemporary American Indian artwork for students at the College as well as for the community. “It is my hope that seeing the artwork that the students are studying will provide inspiration and motivation for these future artists,” says Garner.  “The beautiful exhibition space at Salish Kootenai College provides a wonderful opportunity to share artwork from the Missoula Art Museum’s permanent collection.   

The Missoula Art Museum’s Contemporary American Indian Art Collection features 175 artworks by 60 artists and 5 writer/poets who represent more than 25 nations from across the country. To find out more about the museum, call 406-728-0447 or visit the MAM website at:

The exhibit at SKC is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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