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Tester introduces bill to protect rural postal service

News from the office of Senator Tester  U.S. SENATE — In response to the United States Postal Service (USPS) finalizing the decision to relocate Missoula’s Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) outgoing processing operations to Spokane, Washington, on May 2, U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced his Protecting Access to Rural Carriers for Every Location (PARCEL) Act – legislation to prohibit unnecessary and harmful consolidation of mail processing operations nationwide. “The Postal Service is critical to Montana’s small businesses, seniors and veterans – and shortsighted decisions like relocating Missoula’s outgoing mail processing...

WIC Farm Direct teams up with local ag producers to increase access to fresh fruits, vegies

News from Montana DPHHS WIC agencies prepare for busy summer as they celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary With the farmer’s market season starting up, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is inviting local farmers to sign up for the Montana Women, Infants, and Ch...

Spring debris burning by permit

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Spring burning by permit season started Wednesday, May 1. To burn from May 1 to June 30 you will need a burn permit. You can apply for one at the Division of Fire website: Burn permits are available on-line.  Burning is a great way to cle...

Work underway on road leading to SKQ Dam powerhouse area

News from Energy Keepers Inc Roads leading to the Energy Keepers Inc powerhouse complex and recreational area will be congested this week and next due to road work crews. Road crews began storing equipment on the roads this afternoon and will begin work on the Vista Road and boat ramp access beginning W...

SKC Upward Bound accepts applications

News from Upward Bound PABLO — Salish Kootenai College (SKC) Upward Bound (UB) is a federally-funded college preparatory TRIO program designed to prepare low-income and first-generation students for success in postsecondary education. The program serves students in seven high schools across the Fl...

RHS National Honor Society, Helping Hands support those in need with ‘Blessing Bags’ RHS National Honor Society, Helping Hands support those in need with ‘Blessing Bags’

News from Helping Hands of the Mission Valley In a fresh display of community spirit, the Ronan National Honor Society (NHS) students along with their advisor Claire Hibbs-Cheff have taken the initiative to support vulnerable members of the Mission Valley community through a collaboration with their com...

Charlo’s Supt. Love awarded Charlo’s Supt. Love awarded

 News from Jason Sargent, St. Ignatius superintendent, WMASS President   CHARLO — Steve Love has been honored as the WMASS Superintendent of the Year. Mr. Love has continued academic excellence for years at the Charlo School District. He has made significant improvements to facilities up...

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 Mer...

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...

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