SBLive Power 10 Montana high school football rankings, Week 6: C M Russell makes fall debut (No. 9) after big win over Billings Senior

Each week, SBLive Montana will update its all-classification top-10 high school football rankings. Here is the Week 6 list, compiled by SBLive Montana correspondent Doug Drowley:. 1. MISSOULA SENTINEL (4-0) Last week: Beat No. 6 Helena, 27-6. This week: Travels to Flathead on Friday. After consecutive tests against top-10 teams,...
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Flathead Beacon

Local Nonprofit Works to Place More Girls in STEM Fields

To date, no girl in Montana has ever taken the AP Computer Science test, according to Code Girls United (CGU). The nonprofit aims to change that. Starting the week of Oct. 4, the nonprofit organization, which provides girls opportunities to work with technology, will offer a free coding program for girls in grades 4-8 on Mondays or Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. The yearlong course will teach computer science (CS) as well as competitive analysis concepts.
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Polson events coming soon

1. Music Events at Big Mountain Ciderworks — Big Mountain Ciderworks; 2. Women’s Soccer Practice; 3. Singer & Songwriter Event; 4. Fly Dreams, Tues, Sep 28, 2021 6:30pm; 5. Logan Health Hospice Grief Support -- The loss of a Pet;
Jackson Hole News&Guide Newspaper

Horse group teaches kids "how to handle it" in backcountry

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — On a summer evening, three horse packers rode into Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness north of Lincoln to pack out a trail crew. The crew had been packed into the wilderness by a different group of horsemen and was awaiting the string of animals that would haul out their gear the next morning.
Western News

FWP weighs changes to hunting regulations

After fielding complaints about the complexity of the state’s hunting regulations, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public input on plans to reduce the amount of hunting districts, license and permit types for the 2022-2023 season. Dillion Tabish, FWP Region 1 information and education program manager, said the changes were part of a thinning process the department undertakes every two years. While the changes have not entered a formal comment period yet, Tabish encouraged hunters and residents to submit input or contact FWP wildlife biologists.
Bigfork Eagle

Prescribed burns planned on Swan River Forest

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is planning a number of prescribed burns on Northwest Montana state land this fall. Smoke will be visible from various places in the Flathead and Swan Valleys. All prescribed burns will follow Montana Air Quality Standards and are coordinated with the Montana State Department of Environmental Quality to reduce the impacts of smoke.

When public health becomes public enemy

Tamalee St. James Robinson was working late again. It was fall 2020, and in Flathead County, where Robinson was serving as interim public health officer, COVID-19 cases had jumped tenfold from the summer. The schools were still open, and new cases meant Robinson routinely worked 10-hour days, even on weekends. Around 9 p.m., a truck pulled into the empty Health Department parking lot, in clear view of Robinson’s office window. Something about it felt wrong; the truck’s engine was idling and its running lights were on. Robinson decided to move away from the window and take cover behind the two monitors at her workstation. That way, she thought, they can’t get a clear shot at me.

W&L Women's Golf Sits in Fifth-Place After First Day at NCAA Preview

HOUSTON, Texas – The ninth-ranked Washington and Lee women's golf team carded a +21 score of 309 on Monday and sits in fifth-place out of 16 teams at the NCAA Division III Preview held at the Bay Oaks Country Club on Monday. Top-ranked Carnegie Mellon leads the field consisting of...

Bakery introduces colorful French pastries

Heather and Larissa Allred have their differences of opinion, but they can both agree on what makes a mouthwatering macaron. The women of Sweet Mountain Macarons know the exact flavor, color and texture for the French pastries, even though each takes a slightly different approach to getting the recipe just right.
Sidney Herald

Stockman Bank to open branch in Kalispell

Stockman Bank is happy to announce it will open its first banking office in the Flathead Valley later this year. The office will be located at 1 Main Street in Kalispell. Joe Kola, Flathead Market President, says Stockman is excited to bring its unique brand of Montana community banking to the Flathead Valley. “Stockman is a private, family-owned, community bank focused on meeting the financial needs of all Montanans,” said Kola. “We are looking forward to opening this new office in Kalispell where we can serve our existing Flathead customers and welcome new customers.”