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Double-lung transplant recipient warns about dangers of vaping Double-lung transplant recipient warns about dangers of vaping

LAKE COUNTY — In 2019, a 16-year-old boy from Michigan was the first person in the world to receive a double lung transplant due to a vaping related illness. Since then, Daniel Ament has made it his mission to educate others about the dangers of vaping by sharing his story with them. Ament shared his story with students at seven area schools last week and with community members at Salish Kootenai College. His visit and presentations were coordinated by the Lake County Tobacco Prevention Program. On April 9, Ament spoke to students at Charlo High School. He shared that he was a very active in his teen years - he could run a 19-minute 5k, participated in competitive sailing, swimming...

Warden intercepts mussel-fouled boat

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA – A Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks warden stopped a driver pulling a ski boat after he drove past an aquatic invasive species (AIS) inspection station near Anaconda in early April. The warden noticed some mussels on the boat and had the drive...

Flathead Lake intervenors commend Energy Keepers on recent lake-level updates Flathead Lake intervenors commend Energy Keepers on recent lake-level updates

By Lee Koch, NOSFL Media Representative BIGFORK — As an intervenor on behalf of Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana, the National Organization to Save Flathead Lake (NOSFL) recently commended Energy Keepers, Inc. (EKI), the operators of the Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe’ Dam in Polson, Mo...

SKQ Dam Overlook gates open for season

News from Energy Keepers Inc. POLSON – The gates to the SKQ Dam Overlook are now open. On April 15 the gates to the observatory trail opened in the morning and closed at sunset. Gate access will remain on this schedule until October 15.  The scenic walk has attracted school tours, local re...

Glacier Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines give $190,000 in grants

News from Glacier Bank KALISPELL – Glacier Bank and partner, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) have awarded $190,000 to 17 nonprofit organizations in western Montana through the FHLB Des Moines Member Impact Fund grant program. In addition to Glacier Bank’s participation...

Yellow Bay State Park boat ramp to temporarily close

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — The boat ramp at the Yellow Bay unit of Flathead Lake State Park will be closed for construction until April 22, 2024. The park’s ramp is being repaired and will require a complete closure. There is also a new dock being installed. Bo...

MT SBA Working Capital Loan deadline approaches

News from USDA SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA — Francisco Sánchez Jr., associate administrator for the Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience at the Small Business Administration, reminds small nonfarm businesses in 15 Montana counties and neighboring counties in Idaho of the May 6, 2024, deadl...

Births for April 17, 2024 Births for April 17, 2024

Micah Templeton RONAN — Micah Zane Templeton was born on April 7, 2024, at the St. Luke New Beginnings Birth Center. He measured 7 pounds, 15 ounces. and 21.5 inches long. Parents are Eric Templeton and Shandeen Belanger of Pablo. Micah joins siblings, Darrianna, Oakley, and Kascious.   ...

Ronan High School winter honor roll

Freshmen 4.0: Sierra E. Blood, Mckenna J. Corley, Nevaeh A. Draper, Hunter A. Luedtke, Kailyn K. Marengo, William M. Normandeau, Siouxpixm Hunter Qualtier, Oliver D. Rowe, Emily G. Skare, Rayna KM. Tonasket, April A. Uhrich, Zeanna R. Webster, Morgan D. Willer  3.99-3.50: Layton R. Burland, ...

Students learn valuable traits through CharacterStrong initiative Students learn valuable traits through CharacterStrong initiative

News from Polson School District No. 23 Polson School District staff and students are coming together this year to “be kind,” “be strong” and “be well.” Through the implementation of the CharacterStrong (grades 6-12) and PurposeFull People (grades PK-5) curricula, our...

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