Valley Journal
Valley Journal
Ronan seniors for Aug. 10, 2022

 RONAN — We hope everyone was able enjoy the Lake County Fair and Pioneer Days in spite of the hot days. Just wait, in a few months it will 60 degrees colder.Congratulations to our Donna Daniels for being elected Senior of the Year. If you get a chance, stop at the Mission Valley Senior Center and let her know how much we appreciate all she does for the Senior Center and all the seniors in the area.The MVSC is currently selling raffle tickets for two baskets filled with many surprises. Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. Our annual Craft Fair is being schedule for November, (exact day to be announced), so crafters, artist keep us in mind, and start getting ready. This ...


Elmo Fire burns 10,000 acres, 0% contained Elmo Fire burns 10,000 acres, 0% contained

ELMO — As of Sunday, July 31, a wildland fire burning along Montana Hwy. 28 has burned more than 10,923 acres northwest of Elmo. The Elmo Fire was discovered Friday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Big Draw north of Hwy. 28. An evacuation order was issued for Chief Cliff estates (about three dozen homes...

Combined class action suit filed by Lake County Jail inmates Combined class action suit filed by Lake County Jail inmates

LAKE COUNTY — More than 40 cases filed by inmates of the Lake County Jail have been combined into a single, class-action lawsuit in federal district court, alleging unlivable conditions in the Lake County Dentention Center.  County officials have denied culpability for most conditions in the ja...

MT 988 Suicide Prevention - Mental Health Crisis Lifeline offers support MT 988 Suicide Prevention - Mental Health Crisis Lifeline offers support

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare MONTANA — Montana’s 988 Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. across Montana. The MT 988 Suicide &...

St. Ignatius seniors for Aug. 3, 2022

                            ST. IGNATIUS — Our first August evening meal is a favorite; we will serve Indian tacos with all the fixings, coleslaw, fruit and apple crisp on Aug. 3. Michelle does such a wonderful job and we are looking...

Polson seniors for Aug. 3, 2022

POLSON — We are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Lunch is available from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays. We deliver meals to qualified persons; call 406-883-4735, Email: polsonseniorcenter@gmail.com, or visit us at 504 Third Ave. E. Our hall is air conditioned. Cool your heels with us. ACT...

Zoning meeting highlights short term rental concerns Zoning meeting highlights short term rental concerns

POLSON — No one disputed the fact that short-term vacation rentals are proliferating in Lake County at last week’s hearing in the overflowing county commission chamber. But most people in the room and on Zoom were not putting out the welcome mat – especially in the area under consideration ...

Fire Danger is HIGH on the Flathead Indian Reservation

News from The Division of Fire RONAN — The Division of Fire officials want to update the public on the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes fire danger. The Flathead Indian Reservations fire danger is at High.   Although no restrictions are in place at this time, the extended forecast...

What to know about smoke and health this summer

MONTANA — When wildfire smoke billows from its source and lingers in the air, the haze brings coughs and questions for many Montana residents. Among them: How should I interpret air quality ratings? How does smoke affect my indoor air quality? Is it safe to walk my dog or head out for a hike today? ...

This month’s fishing setup This month’s fishing setup

Rattle D Zastors are fish getters! Lake trout under the whitefish and mixed in with them. Lake trout generally stay close to the bottom. 40 to 65 feet is the target for jigging. 

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