More than 230 guests enjoyed the first annual Black Tie and Blue Jeans fundraiser at the Elks Club in Cut Bank. The Blackfeet Community College event raised thousands of dollars for student scholarships. That amount will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Partnership with Native Americans organization.
Glacier County voters were shouting for change when they cast their votes in the May 3 recall election of Glacier County Treasurer Mary Ann Boggs. They voted overwhelmingly to recall Boggs by a vote of 1,744 to 325. Results from the May 3 recall election are unofficial until canvassed, reminded Glacier County Clerk and Recorder Glenda Hall. Canvassing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, during the Glacier County Commissioners’ regular meeting in Browning.
Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow was flanked by his deputy superintendent, public affairs officer, a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteer and a representative from the Glacier National Park Conservancy as representatives from the Blackfeet Tribe and the Pikuni Blackfeet Artist Group met to discuss opportunities to cooperate in serving the many thousands of tourists coming to the area this summer. Blackfeet Councilman Roland Kennerly emceed the April 28 meeting at the Tribal Conference Room, which began with a prayer and story from Blackfeet elder Gertie Heavy Runner.
Every year loyal and enthusiastic Browning football fans turn out for the home games and cheer the team on, however well the game is going. Now, some of those fans and former players have seen an opportunity to start a youth football league in Browning, and they’re going for it, full steam ahead.
“I love bikes, and I love telescopes,” Dr. Scott Acton told a classroom full of students and staff at Blackfeet Community College on Thursday, April 21. The scientist/athlete is making an around-the-world trip on his bike, promoting the James Webb Space Telescope which is due to be launched in December, 2018. Coming north from Boulder, CO, Dr. Acton looked over his maps and noticed Blackfeet Community College in Browning was pretty much on his way.
A total of 4,506 ballots have been sent out to qualified voters in the election to recall Glacier County Treasurer Mary Ann Boggs, reported Gerald Parrent of the Glacier County Elections Office. As of press time, Parrent said 1,404 ballots had been returned.
Glacier County’s four school districts are impatiently waiting for their money from the Glacier County Treasurer’s Office.
As of Monday, April 18, 56 candidates had filed for the four positions contested this year in the Blackfeet Primary Election. Browning Position #1 drew the highest number of candidates at 19 while Heart Butte was next with 17 and Seville and Old Agency attracted 10 candidates each. All the incumbents have filed for reelection.
Blackfeet Community College was well represented at the 48th annual AIHEC Spring Conference. With both cultural and academic competitions held during the week of March 13-17, at Minneapolis, Minn. Robbie Racine was the new Northwest representative to the National American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Student Congress, and Alycia Thomas was the Coca Cola Scholarship recipient again this year, making it her third consecutive win. Terrence LaFromboise was the BCC Student of the Year, and Brook Hoyt was the American Indian College Fund Ambassador.