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Governor still mum on tribal law enforcement in Lake County Governor still mum on tribal law enforcement in Lake County

Officials in Lake County say the clock is ticking for the state to assume felony law enforcement duties on the Flathead Indian Reservation, but so far they’ve heard nothing from Gov. Greg Gianforte.  In November, the Lake County Commission sent a letter to Gianforte informing him that the local sheriff’s office and criminal justice system would no longer handle felony law enforcement on the reservation under what is called Public Law 280. The agreement between the state and tribe is one-of-a-kind in Montana. Under the law, the governor has six months to make a proclamation releasing Lake County of its duties. But more than two months after notifying the governor that it ...

Bridge near Ronan proposed for replacement

News from the Montana Department of Transportation RONAN — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to replace the existing bridge that crosses Crow Creek on Moiese Valley Road, approximately 10 miles southwest of Ronan. ...

GPCF shows love to area non-profits

News from GPCF The non-profit sector adds tremendous value to our community’s well-being.  GPCF celebrated February “the month of love” by sending their Valentines and sweet trust-based grant funds to locally selected non-profits. “Trust-based grants go to organizations w...

Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board meeting set for Feb. 21

News from CSKT MISSOULA — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, from 1-3 p.m. at the Fish, Wildlife & Parks office at 3201 Spurgin Road, Missoula. This meeting will cover enforcement reports, bird hunting regulation updates and a presentation on t...

Polson School District staff participate in professional development day Polson School District staff participate in professional development day

By Betsy Wade, Polson Schools POLSON — Polson School District educators recently participated in a practical and engaging professional development day on Jan. 29. The sessions aimed to equip teachers with tangible tools and insights to enhance their teaching strategies and their work with students...

Arlee Junior High names first quarter honors students

ARLEE — Perfect Attendance 8th Grade: Bayetho Jackson, Alexis Pape, Xander Zahir Perfect Attendance 7th Grade: Tripp Bick, Kade DuPuis-Pablo?, Victoria-Lynn Harper High Honor Roll (3.7 & above) 8th grade: Bayetho Jackson, Walker Jones, and Alexis Pape High Honor Roll (3.7 & above)...

Bird hunting, fishing, recreation regulations for CSKT members available

News from Program Manager Stephanie Gillin, CSKT Information & Education FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes announce the availability of the March 1, 2024, to Feb.28, 2025, Hunting, Fishing and Recreation Regulations for CSKT members proposed changes. The Trib...

Polson author’s new book published Polson author’s new book published

News from Farcountry Press HELENA — Farcountry Press is excited to announce the release of “No Ordinary Journey: Stories of Men on the Overland Trails” by renowned author Mary Barmeyer O’Brien. In this compelling anthology, “No Ordinary Journey” delves into the lives ...

Filmmakers, enthusiasts to converge at 12th annual FLIC film festival Filmmakers, enthusiasts to converge at 12th annual FLIC film festival

News from FLIC Publicity POLSON — Now in its 12th year, the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) offers a diverse selection of domestic and international films, featuring entries from a dozen countries as well as many homegrown Montana films. FLIC 2024 is presented throughout the weekend ...

Unclaimed Property Day is back, returning money to Montanans

News from the Dept. of Revenue HELENA — The Montana Department of Revenue is holding approximately $128 million dollars that has yet to be claimed by citizens. Montanans can search for abandoned money or other types of property. The fastest and easiest way to search is online at: MissingMoney.c...

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