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COVID-19 vaccinations across Glacier County, including Blackfeet Nation, have begun. Blackfeet Community Hospital (IHS), Southern Piegan Health Center (SPHC), Glacier County Health Department (GCHD), and Northern Rockies Medical Center (NRMC) have already been vaccinating and are hoping to f…

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Last week’s remembrance of those lost over the past year in Blackfeet Country unfortunately did not include an obituary that had appeared in the Glacier Reporter. In going through the archives, I missed Nora Lukin, and I apologize to her family and friends for the oversight.

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Once again, MSU Extension Pondera County will be hosting the Master Farmer Course in Conrad on Thursday evenings from Jan. 21. until Feb. 25. Classes will be offered both online and in-person. 

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The 2021 Montana’s Next Generation Conference will provide five more powerful evening sessions covering crops, livestock, family communication, business planning and succession planning topics. Sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. All sessions will be broadcast …

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A new film series produced by MAPS Media Institute will premiere on Montana PBS on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. “Stories from Montana’s Future” showcases the filmmaking talent of high school students from across the state. The first episode airing on Jan. 7 is entitled “Blackfeet Country” and…

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If you have an upcoming project that requires excavation or heavy equipment use, don't let the high costs of other excavation companies get into your wallet. Let the experts at Sullivan Excavation do the work for you for the best price! 

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Siyeh Communications (SiyCom) has recently completed its purchase of the Browning telephone/internet exchange from 3 Rivers Communications. This transaction represents the culmination of discussions and negotiations that began in 2016 after the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council authorized Si…

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The 2021 Montana’s Next Generation Conference will provide six powerful evening sessions covering crops, livestock, family communication, business planning and succession planning topics. Sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning Jan. 12. All sessions will…

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(Editor's Note: The obituaries below were taken from the archives of the 2020 issues of the newspaper. We apologize for anyone missed, but please note, if an obituary was not submitted to the paper, the name of your loved one will not appear below. Feel free to contact Glacier Reporter edito…

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Judy Loendorf and/or Steve Mulonet, Service Officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations to meet with Veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. If you are interested in applying for benefits, please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork  (…

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 “We’re having another potential outbreak,” Public Information Officer James McNeely said of the COVID-19 situation on the Blackfeet Reservation. “It’s hard to say where it came from; it’s been a month since Thanksgiving, and Christmas was just last week.”

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Mary Jo Bremner made history on Monday, Dec. 21. She is not only the first woman Glacier County Commissioner. She is also the first Native American woman to hold the position. Outgoing commissioner Tom McKay administered the oath of office to Bremner, who gave McKay a fist-bump thanking him …

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In early December, four of our local cowboys and cowgirls qualified for the Tuffest Jr. World Championship Rodeo in Tulsa, Okla. Qualifiers were Taylen Lytle and Taylissa Lytle of Cut Bank; Skylar Connolly, Valier; and Ethan Marceau, Browning. Everyone fell short of making the short round bu…

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On the Blackfeet Reservation, the holiday season is in full swing - and so is COVID-19 testing. Last week, the National Guard conducted drive-through COVID-19 tests on anyone who wanted to be tested on the Blackfeet Reservation. COVID-19 testing remains one of the most important ways to comb…

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East Glacier Park’s Steven Sherburne was inducted into the Montana Golf Association Hall of Fame last week. His family had a small ceremony outside the living room window, and his rating buddies, as well as three of the members of the Golf Association who drove up all the way from Billings, …

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This week, COVID-19 testing returns to Blackfeet Country. The Blackfeet Tribe, in conjunction with the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, and Montana National Guard will be conducting free COVID-19 testing for Blackfeet tribal members from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, and …

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 (StatePoint) The hectic holidays and chill in the air can take a toll on the immune system and make one more susceptible to cold weather challenges. Stay healthy and vital all season by taking the following steps.

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The Browning Parade of Lights will be held on Dec. 17, and all participants will have to be with their cohorts unless you are social distancing in the back of vehicles. Masks will be a requirement, and we ask that all observers please remain in their vehicles. The motorcade will leave BCC at…

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Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, "What did you get?" Much less frequently asked is, "What did you give?" Invariably, the inquiries concern material gifts. Purchasing a gift can certainly be thoughtful and a…

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 (StatePoint) The holiday season is all about giving. This year, consider combining thoughtful gifts for loved ones with charitable efforts that benefit the larger community. There are many great ways to do so. Here are a few.

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 (StatePoint) Between all those holiday festivities and extra seasonal chores, it can be difficult to always stay on top of your health. Here are some easy ways to prioritize wellness this time of year.

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The deadline to apply for the Blackfeet Tribe Emergency Small Business Assistance COVID-19 Relief Program is rapidly approaching with 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, marking the last chance for Tribal members who own businesses to apply.

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Winter is coming quickly and now is not the time to play games with the continually plummeting temperatures. Don’t let a hiccup in your home or businesses' heating and cooling system ruin your winter. Call Johnson Cooling and Heating today and let the professionals warm up your home without …

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A Christmas parade would not be complete without a giant Santa waving hello to the crowd and Mark’s Tire was sure not to disappoint Sunday evening as the brightly lit truck hauled a Christmas favorite down Main Street during the Light the Night parade. This year’s parade featured the most en…

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Last week marked the beginning of fuel accessibility for residents of the small mountain community of Heart Butte when a ribbon was cut on a new diesel/unleaded filling station. Members of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council as well as representatives from Siyeh Development Corp. were on h…

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The stay-at-home order on the Blackfeet Reservation has been extended until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, said Public Information Officer James McNeely said. A rise in cases since the Thanksgiving holiday was cited as the reason. Given the two-week period before spikes are seen, any increas…

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As Browning’s Dakota Louis settled onto the back of his bull in the opening round of the Professional Bull Riding (PBR) World Finals on Nov. 12, it was apparent the next eight seconds could be some of the most memorable of his life and career. Louis made the most of those eight seconds, ridi…

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As of Monday, Nov. 30, Public Information Officer James McNeely reported 33 deaths on the Blackfeet Reservation due to COVID-19, with 29 having occurred within the last month and a half. There are currently 60 active cases, with one having been added on Sunday, Nov. 29. There are nine hospit…

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 “My biggest message is that we do recover, so I hope to give others the courage to change and to let them know there is hope,” said Christie Farmer, one of this year’s winners of the Montana Student Volunteer Award. Having just learned of her winning the statewide honor, she said, “I’m havi…

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Cut Bank’s Glacier Care Center (GCC) has 27 long-term care residents. Eight years ago the facility started its Letters to Santa program to make sure every resident has at least one gift under the Christmas tree. And thanks to the generosity of the Cut Bank community, residents have never bee…

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Thanksgiving is the time to pause and give thanks for life’s many blessings. In 2020, the blessing of good health is something too many take for granted, myself included. It’s not until we hear a family member, friend or neighbor is ill that we realize what a true blessing good health really is.

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Judy Loendorf and/or Steve Mulonet, Service Officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations to meet with Veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. If you are interested in applying for benefits, please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork  (…

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In the face of rising COVID-19 numbers, not only in Montana and around the U.S. but also in Blackfeet Country, the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council and Incident Command announced extending the Stay-at-Home order until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Public Information Officer James McNeely re…