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Many people got to watch an ESPN special broadcast last week, featuring Frankie, Ember and Donna Kipp and the Blackfeet Nation Boxing Club. The film, titled “Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible,” took the remote reservation program built by the Kipps and friends and brought their story to a nati…

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The long lines of vehicles on Tuesday, June 30, heading towards the now-vacant Glacier Peaks Casino were one obvious example of the Blackfeet Tribe’s expanding COVID-19 testing regimen. Coming on the heels of recently discovered cases in Glacier County and the reestablishment of the Tribe’s …

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The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council decided on Monday, July 6, that the formal Inauguration of three incoming and one returning Councilmen will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at All Chiefs Park.

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There will be another opportunity to save a life, or several lives, by donating blood on Wednesday July 15, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., by appointment at St. Margaret Catholic Church.  The Red Cross is now testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors insight into whether they…

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Marias Healthcare is excited to announce the services of Dr. Ronald Burinsky, an American Board certified family medicine physician that trained at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Burinshky recently moved to Shelby with his wife, Carolyn, and is available at the clinic …

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When COVID-19 concerns and panic purchasing hit in mid-March, area retailers noticed an increase in sales. Rod Christiaens reported that regular customers began buying larger quantities like halves and quarters from Christiaens Meats. However, sales have normalized in recent weeks. 

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A total of 2,348 votes were cast for four open positions on the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council during the pandemic shutdown. Long vehicle lines converged on the Stick Game building while nearby double lines formed towards Glacier Peaks Casino where coronavirus testing was simultaneously t…

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The new floating dock at Lake Shel-oole is set up and ready for some fishing! The dock was funded with a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Community Pond grant and a $500 donation from the Tri-Angler’s Sportsman Club. On Saturday, July 4, the Tri-Anglers will be hosting a free family fishing …

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The report of nine new cases of COVID-19 from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Garland Stiffarm at Blackfeet Community Hospital on Saturday, June 27, sent the Blackfeet Incident Command Team and the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council (BTBC) into action with three orders to the Reservation community.

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Casey Rasmussen had something to prove to herself–and to her young son when she entered the Lake Frances Triple P Triathlon earlier this month. Her goal was to finish the 16.5-mile course in 2 hours and 30 minutes, but more than that she wanted her son to see her do something outside of her …

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With the dust having cleared after the Blackfeet Primary, voters are poised to cast their ballots in the General Election set for Tuesday, June 30. As was the case in the Primary, Browning 1-4 and off-Reservation voters will go to the Stick Game Arbor while the remaining districts will vote …

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“I’ve always been involved in coaching,” Jerry Racine said. Having 10 years experience under his belt, not only in football but also wrestling and track, Racine is returning to coaching Browning Big Red football in the 2020 season.

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A federal appeals court in Washington D.C. has upheld the cancelation of the last remaining federal oil and gas lease in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine region adjacent to Glacier National Park. The historic decision protects lands and waters sacred to the Blackfeet and critical for wildlife habitat.

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With a sense of normality slowly returning to northern Montana this spring, the Marias Valley Golf Course has begun to flourish as well. The course, located south of Shelby, boasts a handful of new renovations and upgrades made across the course of nearly two years, of which several are stil…

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Glacier County Commissioner Michael DesRosier said there were some items he wanted to discuss regarding the Primary Election at the June 9 meeting of the Commissioners in Browning. DesRosier said the canvass of the Primary Election would likely occur the week of June 15.

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It has been a dream of Gina (Icenoggle) Kerzman since she was a little girl to work at Glacier National Park. It might have taken a few years and living in a few different places, but that dream has become a reality for her. On May 26, Gina started her new job at Glacier National Park as the…

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On June 5, Charging Home Stampede 4-H Fair buildings were vandalized. Several items were stolen, including an ice machine, cash register, small and large cooking appliances, cooking utensils and grill components, youth T-shirts and sweatshirts. There is a need to replace these items and inst…

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This week, the Glacier Reporter introduces the candidates for Browning Position #1 and Seville Position #7, they being Timothy Davis and James McNeely in the former and Carl Kipp and Lauren Monroe in the latter. Each was given 250 words to express why they are the best choice in 2020.

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In the wake of the Blackfeet 4-H Barn being ransacked, last week the Blackfeet Tribe’s Facilities Director Donna Yellow Owl was shocked to discover Browning’s baseball-softball diamond was vandalized. Not only a dugout, but also the fence and grounds were damaged.

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It was back in 2016 when the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council (BTBC) began holding public meetings in the remote community of Heart Butte to learn what concerns and issues the residents were facing. On the receiving end, Councilman Terry Tatsey said, “The message was loud and clear on the l…

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If your June calendar is looking pretty bare due to so many events being cancelled you’ll be happy to hear that the fifth annual Kiwanis Kite Festival is still happening! On Saturday, June 13, starting at 10 a.m., everyone is invited to come on up to the Shelby Airport for a fantastic day of…

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Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Glacier National Park (GNP) is increasing recreational access and services on a limited basis beginning this week. The park has been closed to visitors si…

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After its review of the situation, Blackfeet Incident Command and the Tribal Council on May 28 extended the restrictions in Ordinance 121 until June 30. “Everything will remain in place, but Robert DesRosier and the Incident Command Team are working on a phased reopening plan that should be …

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Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Blackfeet Community College was one of many educational institutions which shut its doors to in-person instruction, moving to means of remotely completing course work. As the shutdown continued, BCC found time to carefully plan and execute its annual graduation…

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Tuesday, May 26, began as a really nice day with sunshine and light breezes as Browning High School got ready for its first outdoor graduation since the building’s construction. COVID-19 concerns eliminated the possibility of holding the ceremonies in the gym so the stage was set up at the f…

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Having postponed their Friday, May 22, graduation due to expected rainstorms, Heart Butte School (HBS) became the first of three graduations in Blackfeet Country on Monday, May 25, Memorial Day. A total of 16 graduates were honored outdoors as the Blackfeet Nation continued its coronavirus l…

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Lake Frances Camp-ground is fast becoming a popular weekend retreat. The campground has been running close to capacity most weekends. After being confined to their homes for several weeks, people are enjoying the freedom to get out, even if they only travel a few miles from home.

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According to Blackfeet Elections Director Becky Rosenberger, the primary voting that was slated to take place on June 2 at Blackfeet Community College will now happen at the Stick Game Arbor instead. This affects off-reservation voters as well as Browning voters listed alphabetically. Offici…

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Glacier, Pondera and Toole County election administrators and their staffs have been busy preparing for this year’s all mail Primary Election. Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. at all county election offices on Election Day, June 2, in order to be counted.

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The weather wasn’t exactly welcoming on Thursday, May 21, with clouds, light rain and a cool breeze dominating the day. Nevertheless, folks began gathering early at the old Eagle Shields building in Browning. Some came for the free drive-through coronavirus testing site, but more arrived in …

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As most Blackfeet voters know, their Tribe is constitutionally required to hold in-person voting in Tribal elections. This means off-Reservation members must travel to the polling place in Browning (this year it’s at Blackfeet Community College) in order to have their votes counted. It also …

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“If you build it, they will come.” An old movie line from the classic, “Field of Dreams,” but one that Harry Benjamin truly believed when he first embarked on his final big life project, the Carousel Rest Area of Shelby. Harry knew he couldn’t build it alone, but he had faith. Faith in God, …