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Don’t judge, educate: New approah aims to help drug misusers survive Don’t judge, educate: New approah aims to help drug misusers survive

“Every overdose is someone’s child. Don’t judge, educate.” This statement challenges public compassion as well as understanding of addiction.  Tribal Opioid Response Director Kathy Ross intends to spread the message via T-shirts, bumper stickers and posters. Ross currently works to provide Naloxone lifesaving boxes to various entities in the Mission Valley including Salish Kootenai College, police stations, a Catholic Church, Arlee and Elmo Fitness Centers, the Quicksilver gas station, and many other locations, and others. She wants those who misuse drugs to live to make new choices. She hopes to put the boxes containing medication and instructions for saving...


Mission Valley Live brings ‘Stringfever’ to Ronan Mission Valley Live brings ‘Stringfever’ to Ronan

RONAN — On Friday, March 29, Mission Valley Live brought Stringfever to the stage at the Ronan Performing Arts Center. A family band from England, Stringfever members include Ralph, Sophie, Graham and Neal. The quartet entertained audience members with their electric string instruments and comedic timi...

Legislative Notes  Legislative Notes

The separation of powers among the three co-equal branches of government are essential; and I agree that no branch should be able to overreach its bounds. I want to tell you why this overreach is not happening with SB 442. In Montana, our Constitution does not allow the Executive branch to have the final ...

Polson seniors for April 3, 2024

POLSON — This is National Volunteer Month. We will recognize and celebrate the contributions of volunteers who have either formerly or currently serve at our Polson Senior Center. Help us add to our current list. If you, or someone you know, has volunteered at the center in past years, have them call u...

Ronan seniors for April 3, 2024

RONAN — The Mission Valley Senior Center is located across from St. Luke’s Hospital. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for lunch and other activities. Our menu: —  Wednesday, April 3: Stroganoff, salad, dessert —  Friday, April 5: meat loaf, salad, dessert...

Frank Tyro honored for 40 years in education, film production Frank Tyro honored for 40 years in education, film production

PABLO — The Salish Kootenai College theater was filled with people hoping to surprise Frank Tyro on Wednesday, March 20. Julie Cajune, who’s worked with Tyro for many years, organized the event to celebrate Tyro’s 40 years of service in education at SKC through documentary filmmaking and...

Flathead Lake water dispute simmers on

A federal agency that oversees hydroelectric dams has been roped, again, into an ongoing dispute about water levels in Flathead Lake. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received a pair of letters this month related to its ability to referee dam management to sustain water levels in the largest natural ...

The great tax shift benefits wealthiest The great tax shift benefits wealthiest

The taxes paid by Montana residents and businesses have created and continue to fund an equitable educational system, roads and bridges, and services that keep our communities safe. Unfortunately, over time, responsibility for our tax system has shifted to everyday Montanans, like our teachers, plumbers, and...

Ronan seniors for March 27, 2024

RONAN — The Mission Valley Senior Center is located across from St. Luke’s Hospital. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for lunch and other activities. Our menu:   —  Wednesday, March 27: beef burger gravy, salad, dessert   —  Friday, March 29: bi...

St. Ignatius seniors for March 27, 2024

ST. IGNATIUS — Happy spring Montana Style … Mother Nature pulled a good one on us with the snow and cold weather. The next bingo game will be held on April 13 at 2 p.m. Come, enjoy, and play for the possibility of winning the special blackout prize.s If you would like a takeout meal, call ...

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