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Community notes: Bison Range celebration begins Friday

by Lake County Leader
| May 17, 2022 6:00 AM

Bison Range celebration begins Friday

In celebration of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes resuming management and recent improvements at the visitor center, Tribal leaders are planning three days of events at the Bison Range and Salish Kootenai College the weekend of May 20-22. An opening ceremony that includes an opening prayer, honor song and honor guard kicks off festivities at 10 a.m. Friday at the Bison Range at Moiese. Activities include a powwow and Native games beginning at noon. Events shift to the college Saturday with a screening of the film “In the Spirit of Atatice” at the Johnny Arlee and Vic Charlo Theatre at 2 p.m., a community meal at 2:30 p.m., and a community celebration beginning at 4 p.m. in the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center. Sunday is Community Appreciation Day at the Bison Range, with half-price day passes available.

Shred Day, e-recycle events this weekend

Glacier Bank is holding its annual After-Tax Shred Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 20 at its branch at 505010 Highway 93 in Polson. Bring in up to two boxes of documents for shredding.

The 13th annual E-rase Your E-waste electronics recycling event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Lake County Transfer Station, 36117 North Reservoir Road, Polson. The first 300 pounds of waste is free to recycle for any individual or business. Beyond 300 pounds, there’s a charge of 10 cents per pound.

Health walks on Wednesdays

The Tribal Health Center’s Move Your Mocs with a Doc series begins May 18 and meets again each Wednesday through June 22. Join Dr. Muzquiz and the Tribal Health team for a series of short walks. Meet at the SKC Health Center at noon Wednesdays. Dr. Muzquiz will spend about 10 minutes talking about various health topics, followed by a 20-minute walk on the path along the highway. All levels of walkers are welcome. Please dress for the weather, wear walking shoes, and bring a snack.

Japanese braiding workshop

There will be a Kumihimo Craft Workshop from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 17 at the North Lake County Public Library. Kumihimo is a Japanese braiding technique. Please join us under the cherry blossoms for a demonstration and hands-on experience of KUMIHIMO. This craft workshop will acquaint you with Japanese braiding; you will come away ready to share this crafting skill with (grand)children and be equipped to further explore on your own in the summer months ahead. Basic supplies will be provided along with samples of Tabletree Cherry Juice.

Indigikitchen cooking event

Mariah Gladstone will lead an Indigikitchen cooking demonstration from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20 on Zoom. This event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. The North Lake County Public Library will have a watch party in the building if at least five patrons register by Wednesday, May 18. If you’d like to join us in the library, call 883-8225. To register to watch via Zoom, visit

3D printer demo at the library

The North Lake County Public Library will host a 3D printer Demonstration at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 24 in the library’s large meeting room. Drop by to watch a live demonstration, enter your name into a raffle for a 3D printed prize, have your questions answered, and learn how to design and print a variety of household objects.

Big Arm potluck coming up

The Big Arm Association will hold its first community potluck of the season Friday, May 27 at the historic Big Arm School. Bring your favorite dish to share with neighbors for dinner at 6 p.m. Lake County Weed Control Coordinator Tyler Linse will be the guest speaker. He will discuss weed management for our area. His presentation begins at 7 p.m. For more information, contact BAA Secretary-Nancy Foster at 406-849-5064.

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