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Jason DeShaw and the Realize Hope Organization are proud to announce the launch of the Can-COVID campaign, a digital fundraising platform focused on raising funds in support of the Montana Food Bank Network, as well as student scholarships. 

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will continue to operate some ports of entry in Montana at reduced hours through July 21. In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders…

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Valier High School head volleyball coach Rhanda EagleSpeaker announced the contingency of northcentral Montana volleyball players who planned to go to Oahu, Hawaii to hone and test their skills is still on–for July 2021. The event was postponed due to COVID-19.

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As businesses throughout the Golden Triangle reopen, stabilize, and recover from the COVID-19 shutdown, our staff at Great Falls Developmental Authority (GFDA) is receiving a significant volume of inquiries related to bringing employees back. In particular, the topic of unemployment insuranc…

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Miss Blackfeet Alia Heavy Runner’s short film Iniskim has been nominated for three Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, Northwest Chapter. They are Historical/Cultural, Program Special, Director and Photography. Iniskim is a fiction film inspired by a true story that f…

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Starting up a new business is not easy. Sonja Ray can attest to that when, a couple years ago, she started putting the pieces together for her new business. Despite the adversity and it taking a couple years, she and her business partner, Lisa Wyrick, are now in business.

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Recently I received a call about a strange mass underneath the siding of a house near Valier. The mass was full of small greenish-brown tubes. Upon closer inspection, it turned out that the mass was a leafcutter bee nest!

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Clint and Malia Christians, parents of Baby Embrie who has been in Children’s Hospital in Denver for the past several weeks, shared this update as the newspaper was going to print on Monday.

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It has been a while now since the doors of the Big Sky Cafe, a popular Main Street restaurant in Cut Bank, closed. It has been missed by locals and those just passing through hoping to grab a good, homemade meal. Gary and Sue Racine are about to change all that.

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Jon and Nicole (Nique) Swinehart have lived in Cut Bank for over 24 years. For most of those years, life was good and was spent as one would expect, working and raising kids. Then, in the fall of 2018, everything changed. with Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. Within weeks, it advanced to Stage 4 a…

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Golden Triangle Transit, better known as Northern Transit Interlocal (NTI), is a no-cost transit system consisting of four local transits. NTI, Toole County, Glacier County, and Pondera County Transit have been in operation since 2007. Over the last few years, ridership numbers have been ste…

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There is no known end date in this fight against coronavirus and the Red Cross needs the help of blood and platelet donors and blood drive hosts to maintain a sufficient blood supply for weeks to come. In times of crisis, the Red Cross is fortunate to witness the best of humanity as people r…

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VandenBos Design’s new storefront location at 227 East Railroad Street in Cut Bank is a work in progress. "This has been quite a lengthy project, trying to re-do the building the way we want it and to keep doing our work. We have a long way to go, but it is changing daily," said Jared Vanden…

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“To see the whole town down there was something that I will never forget. Waving flags, the line of people at the hospital, hotels, businesses and to see all those flags waving while we pulled up hard and up into the clouds… I’m speechless. Truly an honor and I might not know who passed away…

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Update from Clint and Maria on May 3:  "We are so excited to say Embrie was able to move out of the ICU today! We are now in a cardiac progressive care unit to work on feeding as she continues to heal. We are hoping to be here only a couple more weeks.

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An accurate count of all children is vital. The decisions based on the 2020 Census will impact schools for the next decade. Annually, Montana receives $500 million for education programs. While social distancing, take this time to introduce kids to the Census. Read relevant passages from the…

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Scams, they are everywhere and The Senior Source wants all to be aware that they are still taking place with new ones surfacing daily. The Senior Source offers some great advice on how to avoid getting caught up in some of the most prominent ones currently taking place and any that might sur…

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There’s been a lot of change in our lives as of late, but there are some things that will never change. One of those things is that spring is here and it’s almost time to plant your gardens! For those of you who are spending more time at home than you ever have, this is the perfect year to s…

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HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry announced Wednesday, April 22, Montana's self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits can begin filing claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) be…

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Training for your first triathlon can be scary. There are so many unknowns. You might wonder if it is something you should even attempt. What if it hurts? What if I’m not very good at it? What if I don’t love it? Having questions is no reason to avoid trying. My mother used to tell me, “You’…

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The Governor’s Grizzly Bear Advisory Council will meet through two more video conferences that will be live streamed online for the public. The citizen council will convene April 17, from 9 a.m. to noon; and April 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. The video conferences will be streamed at fwp.mt.gov/gbac.

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and our attention rightly turns to ways we can support children who have experienced abuse or neglect. According to the US Children’s Bureau, in 2018 there were 687,000 children in foster care in the United States due to abuse or neglect. 

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So, you think you want to attempt a triathlon? Perhaps you are not sure. Perhaps you don’t know if you should. What if you are slow? What if you have poor running form? What if others, friends and strangers, think you are silly for trying? What if you must take a rest break and somebody sees you? 

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Shelby High School junior Adria Lamb is one who has been affected by COVID-19 even more so than most SHS students. Adria recently tested positive for COVID-19 and has been battling the virus in quarantine in her bedroom at home. 

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We are all learning to conduct business differently amid the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor’s “Stay At Home” order. We used our Facebook page to invite local businesses to share with us how the Governor’s order is changing how they do business. The following businesses responded with an emai…

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As the Covid-19 Shelter In Place mandate has been enacted, local businesses are doing their best to service the essential needs of citizens in and around Valier while maintaining safety and social distancing requirements to protect staff and patrons. These businesses have adjusted their hour…

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Gernaat Land and Livestock is being honored as Pondera County Conservation District’s 2019 Conservationist of the Year for 2019. The Gernaats have been a staple in the community for decades and have demonstrated they care about what they do and how they do it, in all aspects, not just conservation.

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Why register for the Lake Frances Triple P Triathlon? This triathlon presents an opportunity to participate in an endurance challenge unique to this area and unlike other fitness challenges. Any endurance challenge has value as it presents a reason to train and then validate that training in…