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As winter approaches, the increase in snow and ice means an additional rise in automobile accidents on the roads. Don't allow the overwhelming stress of an auto collision or windshield crack get to you! 

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At Marias Medical Center, we are adjusting our rapid COVID-19 testing as we go into winter weather conditions. We now will be using the front entrance of the hospital. It is not in the ER parking lot anymore, but rather in the west parking lot under the carport for curbside COVID-19 testing,…

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought about rapid, unanticipated change for all of us in the Pondera County community. The joy of the freedoms we take advantage of everyday are now challenged. “How do we move forward and put this behind us?” are questions on everyone’s mind. 

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At around 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, a concrete drop structure failed on the Bureau of Reclamation’s Milk River Project St. Mary Canal, northwest of the town of Cut Bank in northern Montana, located completely within the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

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Don't let the stress of trudging through companies and reviews to pick a plumber get you down! When it comes to getting a job done quickly and done right, 1st Choice Plumbing is the one to choose. Avoid the headaches of dealing with plumbing problems and allow the professionals at 1st Choice…

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Eight months ago, Laurie McKinnon wasn’t sure she’d be running for re-election to Montana’s Supreme Court. Now, as the Nov. 3 election looms, she’s facing competition from Mike Black, a Helena-based attorney.

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So, here’s the question: How much power should local governments have to regulate firearms or prevent their possession by felons, minors, undocumented immigrants or people judged mentally incompetent?

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Four years ago, a majority of Montanans voted against spending the small amount of money it would take to rename the office of state auditor to reflect what the position actually does. Now, both Democrat Shane Morigeau and Republican Troy Downing are stressing how important the job is to pro…

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Winter is quickly approaching and so is the need to ensure that all things plumbing are ready for the season in your home or business. Want to ensure that you get the best that the area has to offer? Better call Dave Momberg and Superior Plumbing and Heating!

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The Glacier County 4-Hers, led by Grace Rooney, are challenging residents to participate in Kyona’s Biggest Food Drive. Kyona Yeager is a nearby 4-Her who is recovering from COVID-19. She has a passion for feeding Montana’s families–especially during the pandemic. Donations of food or checks…

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Marijuana is back on the ballot — the third time in the last five election cycles — but this year Montanans will decide for the first time whether to follow other states like Colorado and Washington in legalizing use for all adults.

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As the pandemic continues across the nation, and in some cases intensifies, good-hearted folks have stepped up to volunteer their time, skills, talents and ideas to those in need. Such acts have included making up food boxes and offering drive-through services for needed items. Artists have …

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 “One thing I would like to emphasize is that the numbers we post come from the health care officials at Blackfeet Community Hospital that are compiled around 5 p.m. each day,” Public Information Officer James McNeely said. “The numbers that are reported by the state and county are a day beh…

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I rarely respond to Facebook posts. But with the General Election just a few weeks away, and ballots already in the hands of most county voters, I’m making an exception. State of Montana officials and the Montana Supreme Court have said repeatedly it is up to the voters of Glacier County to …

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As the days of warm weather are coming to a close, take advantage of feeling the cool fall breeze blow through your hair and head down to Pure Bliss Cycle in Conrad. Shop new or used Honda, Yamaha or Polaris ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles all in one location at 609 S. Main St. or vi…

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All summer, with Blackfeet Country shut down for the pandemic, the sight of a big herd of buffalo just east of East Glacier Park has been a feast for the eyes of passersby. Sometimes occupying the pasture north of U.S. Highway 2, sometimes in the southern half, skilled managers shifted them …

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As of Monday, Oct. 5, all non-essential Tribal Offices remained closed until Oct. 25 as part of the extended shutdown imposed on Oct. 4. Those that remain open include Law Enforcement, EMS, IHS Security, Blackfeet Care Center, Fish & Wildlife, Forestry & Fire, Tribal Security, Nurtur…

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The Southern Peigan Health Center School-Based Clinic in Browning and the School-Based clinic of Heart Butte welcomed Hygienist and Dentists with Smiles Across Montana on the week of Sept. 14-18. Smiles Across Montana focuses on serving rural and native lands with a vision to “create a susta…

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The Lake Frances Runners, a local Facebook Group organized to encourage and support one another in their quest for fitness, is sponsoring the Valier Spooky Sprint 5K Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. The family friendly event will take place outside at the Historic Stone School Inn Bed…

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The Ninth Judicial District’s Drug Court and other treatment programs have given many in Toole County the opportunity to start a new chapter in life. Once meeting the program requirements and “graduating” the real challenge begins, that of remaining sober. 

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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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Anyone who’s been to Heart Butte and gone to the schools will have seen how well the buildings are built into the mountain foothills that surround them. Home to the Warriors, Heart Butte boasts a rich history in culture and athletics, a history that is now being depicted in a series of mural…

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Thanks to the efforts of volunteers over the weekend, the Ōyō•ṗ Food Pantry opened for business after a two-week hiatus. The pantry resumed food giveaways on Monday, Sept. 28, in the Blackfeet United Methodist Church Annex, across the street from their original location at the Medicine Bear …

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Jim McNeely, Public Information Officer for the Blackfeet Tribe, issued this press release and public notice following an emergency meeting of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council on Thursday, Sept. 24. “Due to the rising numbers of active COVID-19 cases on the Blackfeet Reservation, the Bl…

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As of Monday, Sept. 21, Blackfeet Incident Command reported 68 active cases of COVID-19 on the Reservation. Public Information Officer James McNeely reports that through cooperation with other agencies the number of cases has been broken down into those occurring on the Reservation as oppose…

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Noting some of the Blackfeet Community College faculty took a six-week training through the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) in distance learning last summer, BCC President Karla Bird said, “The faculty is prepared, and when this is over, our teachers will have the skills …

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Jill Sure Chief had the high mark at Hamilton last week, posting an 89 for fourth place individually and leading her team to a fifth place finish. For the boys, it was Francis Ground posting 99 strokes for 27th and his team claiming eighth place.

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In order to avoid contact tracing scams, Attorney General Tim Fox asks Montanans to be cautious when answering contact tracing phone calls, texts, or emails. Contact tracing is the process that helps health officials identify people who may have come into contact with a person who tested pos…

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The Glacier County Treasurer’s Office, located in the Glacier County Courthouse in Cut Bank, will be closed for the week starting Monday, Sept. 21. Anyone needing to conduct business with the Glacier County Treasurer’s Office, please call the Browning Satellite Office at (406) 873-8560 and t…

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The Pondera County Recycling Coalition (PCRC), in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Quality, is holding an “E-Waste Collection Electronic Recycling Event” on Friday, Sept. 18 from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Conrad…

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Blackfeet Public Information Officer James McNeely noted the abundant smoke pouring into Blackfeet Country this week and said Air Quality Director Tony Sinclair rates it at “unhealthy red,” calling for restricted activities outdoors. While some of the smoke is coming from the West Coast, one…