Valley Journal
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St. Ignatius airport becomes hot spot for fire traffic St. Ignatius airport becomes hot spot for fire traffic

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius Airport has become the home base for helicopter-delivered resources for two major fires. “We haven’t seen anything like it before,” said Mike Kuefler, airport volunteer and former director. He said smaller fire crews have been at the airport in the past but nothing on the scale that set up camp in early August. He added that the airport provides a place for emergency crews of all kinds, and he is happy the fire crews are able to utilize the airport.  The newly created St. Ignatius helibase provides aircraft support on the Liberty fire and the Rice Ridge fire. Helibase Manager Josh Klare looked at the current fire location ma...


New farmers market open in St. Ignatius New farmers market open in St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Falls Farmers Market is just getting started this year and it’s growing well, according to Market Master Rose Bear Don’t Walk.  She said the market started out with three vendors and a couple more vendors drop in each week on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. It&rsquo...

Kids, animals scramble around arena during city slicker rodeo Kids, animals scramble around arena during city slicker rodeo

 RONAN – Kids of all ages turned out for this year’s Kiddie City Slicker Rodeo during Pioneer Days events on Saturday. “This is a fun event for the kids and a great way for the community to get together,” said Justine Welker, co-organizer and announcer. Amanda Symington also o...

Kids get hooked on fishing at Pioneer Days fishing derby Kids get hooked on fishing at Pioneer Days fishing derby

The sounds of children playing and the occasional squeal of a child startled by a fish filled the air at the VFW hosted Arnie Armstrong Memorial Fishing Derby.  On Aug. 5, approximately 150 kids arrived with their families to fish for trout in Spring Creek. Over 400 trout from a local hatchery were i...

Polson

POLSON — Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you. The Polson Senior Citizens Center has new sidewalks and steps and a new sign on the front lawn that looks just like the old sign (except it’s not rotting away like the old one). The monthly board meeting is on Aug. ...

Ronan

RONAN — There were two topics of conversation lately. The first was the heat and the second was the smoke in the air or a combination of both. The air quality has really taken a hit with all of the smoke in the air, but most of us can be thankful that we only have to deal with the smoke and not the dev...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Valley Bank is still selling quilt raffle tickets for $1 each or six for $5, all proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Lake County and the Flathead Indian Reservation. The winner will be announced on Sept 15. ...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

In 1944, Jim Sivelle, a 17-year-old California high school senior, was sure he was going to be drafted. Because he had wanted to fly since he was eight years old, and to be sure he wouldn’t be drafted, he went to see an Army Air Corps recruiter to enlist. The recruiter said, “OK, but you have to ...

Lake County Fair: a culmination of year-long hard work Lake County Fair: a culmination of year-long hard work

The sounds of cows bellowing, sheep baying and pigs squealing were all around during Lake County Fair week. Children of all ages tended to animals of all shapes and sizes keeping them well fed and comfortable during the heat of late July.  Crowds came and went throughout the week to look at displays ...

Fire update

A fire burning 17 miles southeast of Arlee in Missoula County had grown to 3,652 acres as of Thursday night, Aug. 3. Kristen Allison, a public information officer with the California Interagency Incident Management Team No. 1 that set up at the Arlee Powwow Grounds on Monday night, said 363 firefighters f...

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