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Understanding ACEs promotes healing Understanding ACEs promotes healing

There’s a problem and we all have the solution. According to The Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University, “When adults have opportunities to build the core skills that are needed to be productive participants in the workforce and to provide stable, responsive environments for the children in their care, our economy will be stronger, and the next generation of citizens, workers, and parents will thrive.” Individuals, communities and the nation have within their grasp information that can improve childhood experiences, family relationships, community security, national student success rates and public health.  A study of adverse childhood experien...


In last week’s calendar section of the Valley Journal the Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow was listed as being held July 12-15. The 38th annual Ksanka Standing Arrow Powwow will be held on Thursday, July 19, to Sunday, July 22, in Elmo. The Valley Journal regrets the error.

Growing talent Growing talent

ST. IGNATIUS – Ryan Yoder, 6, sat on the auction block above the crowd with his feet dangling over the edge at the 16th Annual Amish Community Auction on Saturday.  He was watching the audience from under a tent where wooden items were being auctioned to see who would bid on two of the handmade...

Commissioners plan to approve growth policy, taking comments

Lake County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a resolution of intent to adopt the 2018 Lake County Growth Policy on Monday, July 9. The vote was not the final action on the matter and members of the public still have time to make comments and recommendations for changes within the policy. The pol...

St. Ignatius farmers market offers double SNAP credit St. Ignatius farmers market offers double SNAP credit

ST. IGNATIUS – Guitar music played as folks strolled the Mission Falls Farmers Market on Friday to peruse tables full of homegrown vegetables, unique baked goods and handcrafted jewelry. Alyssa Schock, market board vice president, said many vendors are signed up to sell local items this year. She is...

Montana newspapers report on mental health

In late 2017, Montana legislators voted to substantially cut funding for mental health care, in response to a budget shortfall. In the wake of the budget cuts, a group of Montana newsrooms, in collaboration with High Country News and the Solutions Journalism Network, explored how communities are preventing t...

Library offers fun events, air conditioning

We hope you all had a fun and safe Fourth of July. Next week we’ll have another author visit us for readings and signings. At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, join us as we celebrate Christmas in July with Bigfork author Leslie Budewitz. Leslie’s latest cozy mystery, set in fictional Jewel Bay...

Craft beer, music flowed at Blues, Brews & Booze fundraiser Craft beer, music flowed at Blues, Brews & Booze fundraiser

RONAN – Blues, Brews & Booze sounds more like a title to a George Thorogood song than a signature event that brought the community together on Saturday at the Ronan Fairgrounds for food, music and fun while raising money for a local charity. Now in its second year, Blues, Brews & Booze enjoy...

Flathead Cherry Festival serves up sweet summer fun Flathead Cherry Festival serves up sweet summer fun

POLSON – In the mood for some fresh cherries or a slice of cherry pie?  The Annual Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival gets underway in downtown Polson from Saturday, July 21 through Sunday, July 22.   This long-time valley favorite will feature all kinds of family-friendly acti...

‘Live History Days’ event links today with yesterday ‘Live History Days’ event links today with yesterday

POLSON — Enjoy the 30th annual “Live History Days” celebration and fundraiser at the Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, on July 21 and 22. There will be all kinds of activities and demonstrations including: music, blacksmithing, a flint knapper, a sawmill, schoolhouse activities,...


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