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Glacier County residents are reminded that Stage One Fire Restrictions put into place on Aug. 20 are still in place. According to Deputy Glacier County DES Director Curtis Harper, “Glacier County remains under high fire danger conditions due to the high winds and a general lack of moisture.” 

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COVID-19 numbers are somewhat lower this week, according to Public Information Officer James McNeely, who said there were 41 active cases as of Friday, Nov. 26, with three hospitalized.

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For many years Montana has been one of the states with the highest numbers of suicides per capita. The past 18 months have made some of our stressors and fears even more acute, making it hard for people struggling to find hope and purpose. It is vital that everyone knows they are not alone i…

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Chairwoman Mary Jo Bremner and Commissioner Michael DesRosier were the two who attended the Nov. 24 meeting at the Satellite Office in Browning. With just “Browning community issues” on the agenda, Bremner began by talking about progress on the new Satellite Office. She and DesRosier agreed …

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Every year Epsilon Sigma Phi, a fraternity for Extension professionals, recognizes those who go above and beyond their job description. Awards are given out every year to Extension faculty and staff in their early careers, mid to late careers, administrative positions, and those who have retired.

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Feeding our communities is part of the Blackfeet cultural tradition, and now hunters have a new opportunity to help provide game meat to their neighbors’ plates. Hunters Against Hunger is a program run by the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) where hunters can donate their meat to Montanans i…

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At least folks were warned, but the return of high winds on the Eastern Front of the Rocky Mountains put an exclamation point on what began as the Thanksgiving holiday last Thursday. Conditions remained mostly calm until Sunday when wind speeds increased at times to over 100 mph on a Novembe…

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Ethan Marceau, from Browning, Mont., will be one of 85 contestants in the 19 and under age group from 27 different states, including Hawaii and four provinces in Canada, competing Dec. 2-6 at the Mike and Sherrylynn Johnson Vegas Tuffest Jr. World Championship, which is held the first week o…

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The Cut Bank Pioneer Press, Glacier Reporter, Shelby Promoter and The Valierian will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Deadline for the Dec. 1 issue is 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29 for all news items, photos and ads. Feel free to email or drop off…

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Come and celebrate the Christmas spirit at the 2021 Sunburst Christmas Stroll taking place on Friday, Dec. 3, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the new Sunburst Community Center! The Community Center is located at 314 1st Street North and will be packed full o…

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Blackfeet Nation is more than familiar with the power of the winter’s winds and snow. Now that power is being used to fight late season drought. The Piikani Lodge Health Institute (PLHI) is utilizing snow fences as a tool to create snow deposits that act as water reservoirs. PLHI, an Amskapi…

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We’re still here after 21 years,” Blackfeet Nation Boxing Club and Youth Center co-owners Frankie and Ember Kipp said. Fresh off their having won the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award for their “unique way to help the disadvantaged through sports,” the organization was also featured in an ESPN docu…

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Thanksgiving is almost upon us and some folks may be wondering just how to manage the traditional dinner everyone expects. Maybe it’s their first time or perhaps they just want to equal their elders’ menus from Thanksgivings past, but in any case Ms. Ruth Shea’s Pre-Kindergartners have all t…

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Calling all pie chefs! The Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Thanksgiving Pie Sale Fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Shelby Floral & Gift. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will provide the perfect opportunity to get those delicious Thanksgiving pies for …

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The reasons Belinda Bullshoe and Loxie Loring went to Los Angeles to be on the Dr. Phil Show were different. Belinda has been working with the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People issue, both statewide and directly in searching for Arden Pepion, a 3-year-old who went missing April 22. Loxi…

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Folks going by the Medicine Bear Shelter over the last several months may have understandably wondered what was happening. Two large boxcar-looking units were placed outside, and the food pantry gradually moved over to the United Methodist Church Annex. Finally last week, two Blackfeet Counc…

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Veterans Affairs Coordinator Leo Pollock reports just one event is planned for Veterans Day this year. All local Veterans are invited to the Jackpot Restaurant at Glacier Peaks Casino between 12 noon and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, to enjoy a luncheon in appreciation for your service.

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The Valier High School National Honor Society and Government class will honor local Veterans with a continental breakfast of rolls, muffins, fruit, juice and coffee at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 in the high school multi-purpose room. Breakfast will be followed by a Veterans Day program at 9 a.m.

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With five “pretty active” EMTs, the Babb/St. Mary Emergency Medical Service branch is unique among EMS services in Montana. The summer tourist season is the busiest for the Babb EMTs, when they’re able to enlist the help of the National Park Service, the Volunteer Fire Department and the Bor…

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The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council took action during the General Council meeting on Nov. 4 to approve an $800 COVID relief payment to all tribal members along with their $75 per-capita payment in December.

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The Glacier County 4-H Cheesecake Bakeoff is back for the 2021 Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Willie DeGroot Gymnasium in Cut Bank.  Glacier County 4-H is asking bakers to enter their best cheesecake in the bakeoff.  Cheesecakes can be dropped off from 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Saturday …

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A new competitive bidding opportunity is available with the Montana Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division (ABCD). The process allows people and businesses to bid on the opportunity to apply for an available alcoholic beverage license.

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Folks who don’t follow the rodeo circuit but enjoy fall sports may recall having seen Tahj Wells on the gridiron at Browning’s Arrowhead Stadium this season. A person would be forgiven if they wondered what a freshman was doing on the varsity squad, but Wells is an all-around athlete whose s…

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Governor Greg Gianforte and his wife, Susan Gianforte, came to Browning as part of the governor’s 56-county tour. He is seen with Blackfeet Council members Marvin Weatherwax Jr., Vera Weaselhead, Virgil Last Star, Chairman Tim Davis, Mark Pollock and Secretary Lauren Monroe Jr.

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This article is intended to update the public on various water developments related to the Blackfeet Water Rights Compact and the 2016 Settlement Act, and other water-related matters. The Blackfeet Water Department consists of the Director and Tribal Engineer, assisted by the Tribal Legal St…

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I was ecstatic to see Helena in my rearview mirror when the Legislature concluded last April. A summer focused on community, business, and family was needed. Montanans truly benefit when their citizen legislator returns home. However, as interim work has continued, it is time for a few updates.

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There will be a shelterbelt and tree care workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Glacier County Annex conference room (1210 E. Main, Cut Bank, MT 59427). There is no cost to attend but an RSVP to glaciercountycd@gmail.com or 873-2239 is requested.

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NACDC Financial Services along with the Montana Department of Transportation, Glacier County Regional Port Authority and Sweetgrass Development will be sponsoring a workshop covering Digital Marketing Strategies on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

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While the passing of Chief Earl Old Person marked an endpoint in one man’s journey through life, it also brought many people together, all touched in one way or another by his presence in their lives. This was evident when his remains were brought from west of the mountains back to Browning.