Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Latest Headlines

Current Events

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
Engagement Announcement
Wedding Announcement
Sequestration, federal budget cuts felt locally Sequestration, federal budget cuts felt locally

  According to President Obama and many politicians in Washington, sequestration was never supposed to happen. Dubbed by most politicians and political pundits as “the pill too bitter to swallow,” the automatically triggered spending cuts went into effect March 1. Funding cuts are already affecting millions of Americans, and Western Montana is no exception.     What is Sequestration? America spends more money than it earns.  As of March 11, the national debt was nearly $17 trillion. The debt ceiling is the maximum amount the United States Treasury is legally allowed to borrow to fund the government. In August 2011, the United States was in...


Commission needs designs, information on pathway, city dock Commission needs designs, information on pathway, city dock

POLSON — Commission chambers were so crowded extra chairs were set up at the March 4 Polson City Commissioners meeting. Supporters of Resolution No. 1040 crowded the room as Ken Avison, Polson Redevelopment Agency president, spoke on behalf of the resolution, which would approve the walkway from Rivers...

Local woman opens beading supply shop Local woman opens beading supply shop

RONAN — With a vintage suitcase painted with flowers in the front window, Dacia Whitworth’s bead supply store beckons shoppers and visitors to Ronan’s Main Street.  Northern Creations opened on Feb. 1, and Whitworth, owner and proprietor, was selling beads out of the box before she ...

Era ends for Polson cheer coach Era ends for Polson cheer coach

After 28 years shaping and mentoring Polson cheerleaders, Carol Jones is retiring. Really retiring, this time. She’ll turn over the laptop and the pom-poms to Marete Frame and Alysha Valentine, who will continue to build on Carol’s program.  Carol started out her cheer career as a chee...

Mission students, teachers unharmed in wreck Mission students, teachers unharmed in wreck

RAVALLI — A violent crash involving a St. Ignatius School van and a pickup in the Ravalli Curves area of U.S. Highway 93 resulted in no injuries March 5.  The crash occurred around 2:40 p.m. March 5. The van, carrying three St. Ignatius High School seniors, a junior and two school employees was...

St. Ignatius hires new police officer, moves ahead with water project St. Ignatius hires new police officer, moves ahead with water project

ST. IGNATIUS — Council members had much to discuss during last week’s city council meeting in St. Ignatius.  Mayor Charlie Gariepy appointed Jeffrey Ferguson to the St. Ignatius Police Department, filling a position that had been empty since last fall. In addition, St. Ignatius animal con...

Earth moving at new Super Walmart site Earth moving at new Super Walmart site

POLSON — With warm temperatures and some sunshine, the construction team at Engineered Structures Inc. is in high gear at the new Polson Walmart Supercenter . A long line of concrete blocks snakes up the hill west of the current Walmart, leading the eye to the site of the new building.  Whil...

Reservation sees series of thefts

LAKE COUNTY - According to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin, Lake County has seen more than three thefts in the past two months in which firearms were taken, and several more dating back to November 2012. He has reason to believe the thefts are related and said, “It is likely that there is a connect...

Wolf hunt ends with highest harvest yet Wolf hunt ends with highest harvest yet

HELENA — The 2012-13 Montana wolf hunt saw a 36-percent increase in harvest numbers from last year. The 181-day season closed with a total of 225 wolves taken by hunters and trappers — the largest harvest so far.  According to a press release, 128 wolves were taken by hunters and 97 by tr...

Ronan residents get update on Highway 93 project Ronan residents get update on Highway 93 project

RONAN — Nearly 100 local residents packed Ronan’s Community Center March 4 to hear a presentation regarding proposed U.S. Highway 93 improvements, take a look at the proposed roadway, and ask questions of Montana Department of Transportation personnel and engineers.  The $23 million proje...

Clear

79°
Lo 50°
Forecast

Sponsored by: