Valley Journal
Valley Journal

What's New?

Send us your news items.

NOTE: All submissions are subject to our Submission Guidelines.

Announcement Forms

Use these forms to send us announcements.

Birth Announcement
Obituary

Current Events

Latest Headlines

Polson seniors for Jan. 17, 2021

POLSON — We are open but we cannot guarantee your safety from COVID-19, so, use your best judgment before participating in activities and meals. Our favorite time of the year is here - tax season. Free tax preparation sponsored by AARP has begun. Call the center for an appointment on Mondays or Thursdays. Activities schedule: hearing clinic-Tuesday, Feb. 23, 9-11 a.m.; exercise class on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays-10:30-11:30 a.m.; poker on Mondays-call center for more information; Mahjong on Wednesdays-12:30 p.m.; cards on Thursdays-12:30 p.m.; bingo on Fridays at 7 p.m. Lunch is served at the center, for take-out or home-delivered from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call the center...


Polson, county officers respond to missing person, school threat, dead body in little more than a week

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal  LAKE COUNTY – Law enforcement in Lake County searched for a missing person last week, notified the public of the identity of a body found at Flathead Lake and continued to respond to a school threat. In the first incident, on Monday, Feb. 1, Lake County 91...

Polson voters reject resort tax a second time Polson voters reject resort tax a second time

POLSON — An initiative to impose a three-percent resort tax within the city of Polson was resoundingly defeated by a margin of 1,014 to 577. The Lake County Election Office tallied votes Feb. 2 for the mail-in election. The ballot measure, approved by the city commission in October, aimed to raise r...

SB 138 would repeal a temporary tax exemption for tribal properties SB 138 would repeal a temporary tax exemption for tribal properties

MONTANA — Tribal leaders and advocates pushed back Tuesday, Feb. 2, against a Republican lawmaker’s bill that would eliminate a property tax exemption for tribal lands.  The Senate Taxation Committee held the first hearing for Senate Bill 138 on Tuesday. Bill sponsor Sen. Greg Hertz, R-Po...

Assisted living facility coordinates in-house fundraiser for food banks Assisted living facility coordinates in-house fundraiser for food banks

RONAN — Residents at St. Luke Extended Care are finding creative ways to fill their time and give back to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The pandemic has caused a basic lock-down at the facility in an effort to protect high-risk residents from the virus, so they haven’t been...

St. Ignatius seniors for Feb. 10, 2021

ST. IGNATIUS — Hopefully you are all staying warm and safe at home. I’m sure a fair number of you have received at least one round of the COVID vaccines and many of us are waiting to get ours. Until we get more information from the health department and CDC, we will continue to have our once-a-mo...

Polson seniors for Feb. 10, 2021

POLSON — Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. We still have a few See’s Candy boxes for sweethearts with a sweet tooth. We are open but we can’t guarantee your safety from COVID, so use your best judgment about participating in activities and meals. Activities: Board of director...

FLIC wraps up live festival, begins virtual version FLIC wraps up live festival, begins virtual version

POLSON – Ukrainian film director Sergii Chebotarenko was the big winner during this year’s Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) for his feature debut project “Pulse,” which garnered four FLIC award nominations. Chebotarenko’s film is based on the real story of a youn...

Cherry Valley school shooting threat resolved peacefully

News from the Polson Police Department  POLSON — On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 23, law enforcement were notified about an individual making vague threats of violence, identified as Linde Lambson.  “The Polson Police Department takes all threats of violence seriously and beg...

Lake County tax exemptions halted for land going into trust

LAKE COUNTY — Temporary tribal tax exemptions for property being put into trust status is currently suspended in Lake County. The change comes from a new agreement between Lake County and the Montana Department of Revenue. “The agreement stipulates that the Department of Revenue will grant no ...

Sponsored by: