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 By Jean Pocha    News    May 12, 2022 

Featuring a lifetime of art

SEELEY LAKE - Artist Angela Bennett and her work "Watercolors on the Water - A Lifetime of Work" will be presented at The Lodges on Seeley Lake May 15 from 1-6 p.m. The free art exhibit will... Full story

 By Jean Pocha    News    May 5, 2022

Camas rejuvenation in the Blackfoot Valley

BLACKFOOT VALLEY – Remnant populations of common camas (Camassia quamash) tell a story of bygone days. History tells that many of the seasonally wet meadows and forest edges in and around the Blackf...

 By Jean Pocha    News    April 28, 2022

Teaching bears to keep away, not come and stay

OVANDO - The grizzly bear followed his nose towards the scent of calving. It skirted the five-wire electric fence around the corral and headed for the open gateway into the barnyard. With its first...

 By Jean Pocha    Opinion    April 7, 2022

Enhancing the garden ecosystem with spring planning

As the snow leaves and bare dirt is visible, gardeners are ready to dig in, literally. What we call the beginning of the growing season often starts with the garden cleaning up season. Gardeners are...

 By Jean Pocha    News    March 31, 2022

Local musician earns Golden Ticket on American Idol

OVANDO – Growing up in a musical household, Zia Kloetzel of Ovando developed a passion for music.  Not only is she deeply motivated by music, her mother Andrea Morgan said she has discovered it...

 By Jean Pocha    News    March 24, 2022

Jack Hooker named to Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

HELMVILLE - "Sitting around crackling campfires and hunting camp dinner tables listening to Jack Hooker tell stories of adventures was a great privilege I had during the years I worked at the...

 By Jean Pocha    News    March 10, 2022

Mannix family seeks resilience through ranching

HELMVILLE - Cattle, education and conservation have helped strengthen the Mannix Family Ranch in Helmville. Through years of conversation and counsel they decided that a successful ranch needed to...

 By Jean Pocha    News    March 3, 2022

Bears visiting the classroom

OVANDO- "There's three kinds of bears in Montana, black, brown and very, very brown," chimed a young student at the Ovando School when asked how many bears live in Montana during a "Bear Necessities"...

 By Jean Pocha    News    February 24, 2022

Fully embracing teaching the Ovando way

OVANDO - Nathan Graves came to Montana for its beauty and its education. He began his teaching career in the fall of 2021 with the fourth - eighth grade classroom in Ovando School. As an avid learner...

 By Jean Pocha    News    February 17, 2022

The story in the tracks

SWAN VALLEY - Even though three inches of fresh snow covered the ground, it looked like a crime scene. Spots of blood and clumps of hair were scattered over the hillside. Footsteps through the snow...

 By Jean Pocha    News    February 17, 2022

The Stray Bullet tradition continues

OVANDO – Leigh Ann Valiton is happy to welcome customers into the Stray Bullet Cafe in Ovando. While she has been a familiar face behind the counter since 2010, Valiton now owns the cafe after...

 By Jean Pocha    News    February 3, 2022

Small gym resonates with big players

HELMVILLE - Basketball teams from Butte, Missoula, Helena, the Hi-Line and Helmville descended on the Helmville Community Center for the Helmville Community Club's 55th Annual Basketball Tournament...


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