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SAFE Harbor to bring circus to town June 23 SAFE Harbor to bring circus to town June 23

News from SAFE Harbor RONAN — Big top means big fun for the Mission Valley as the circus comes to town on June 23 in Ronan at the Lake County Fairgrounds. SAFE Harbor is once again cohosting an exciting, fun filled, family-focused celebration. With the talent and expertise of the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus, the community will have the chance to attend performances at 2 or 4:30 p.m. Along with the circus there will be a carnival and loads of fantastic food, with all proceeds benefiting SAFE Harbor. Carnival fun will be going all day between 12 and 4:30 p.m. “SAFE Harbor has been hosting this great day since 2015,” said SAFE Harbor Executive Director Brandi Cl...


Art Slam event boast multi-talented students Art Slam event boast multi-talented students

PABLO — On Wednesday, May 1, Two Eagle River School put on its annual art slam. This art slam is a mix of talent show, poetry slam, combining a plethora of art forms like poetry, music, art, photography, beadwork, sewing, quilting, and video production. Although, they normally have a good number of stu...


Hwy. 93 Ronan construction update: sidewalks near Dairy Queen soon to be finished

News from the Montana Department of Transportation LAKE COUNTY — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Riverside Contracting Inc. crews will be finishing up sidewalk work, starting near Dairy Queen then moving to Round Butte Road, starting on the south end of the project and moving we...


Irrigators face predicted dry season ahead Irrigators face predicted dry season ahead

CHARLO — Local farmers and ranchers met with the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project team on April 15 to discuss water levels. Skye Cooley, a hydrologist, shared information about snowpack in the area. “We currently have about 74 percent to 78 percent of our average snowpack,” Cooley said...


Sandpiper Art Gallery and Gifts awards scholarships Sandpiper Art Gallery and Gifts awards scholarships

News from Sandpiper Art Gallery & Gifts LAKE COUNTY — This year the Sandpiper Art Gallery & Gifts takes great pleasure in announcing that four deserving students were recently awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $2000 each. Sandpiper Art Gallery & Gifts, a non-profit 501(c)(3) or...


New polling locations announced for upcoming election

News from the Lake County Election Office LAKE COUNTY — Election judge training was completed on Saturday, April 27 and on April 29 Lake County Commissioners appointed 124 election judges and designated polling places for the 2024-2026 election cycle.    Polling place location changes...


Governor celebrates opening of public archery range in Big Arm Governor celebrates opening of public archery range in Big Arm

News from the office of Governor Gianforte BIG ARM — On April 24, Governor Greg Gianforte and Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) Director Dustin Temple celebrated the formal opening of a new public archery range at Flathead Lake State Park in Big Arm.  “Since taking office, we&r...


Foundation for Montana History awards grant to Ninepipes Museum Foundation for Montana History awards grant to Ninepipes Museum

News from the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana NINEPIPES — Ninepipes Museum is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a grant through the foundation for Montana History. The project involves recording the stories of the collection through the people of the Flathead Reservation in collabor...


Disability Rights Advocates, Quality Ed Coalition seek to enjoin harmful bill

News from Upper Seven Law HELENA — On April 22, 2024, the Montana Quality Education Coalition and Disability Rights Montana filed a motion to stop the state from giving already scarce public-school money to private individuals and private school vendors. During the last legislative session, the...


Elks Lodge 1695 presents checks to four rural fire departments Elks Lodge 1695 presents checks to four rural fire departments

News from Fred Barrett, Mission Valley Elks Lodge 1695 MISSION VALLEY — Mission Valley Elks Lodge 1695 Lodge Exalted Ruler (Lodge President) Gail Nelson recently presented grant checks to rural fire departments in St. Ignatius Rural Fire - $1,805; Chief Cliff Rural Fire - $1,150; and Polson Rural ...


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