Valley Journal
Valley Journal
Mission Valley Power contemplates rate increases

PABLO — Mission Valley Power has proposed a rate increase to go into effect Oct. 1. Other proposed increases are spaced every two years until Oct. 1, 2019.  Projected rate increases from Bonneville Power Administration and PPL Montana are prompting the raise. The extra charges will cover fixed costs, such as meters, posts, wire and any repairs, according to Ralph Goode, MVP General Manager. According to MVP’s press release, the proposed rate change includes a plan to increase the basic monthly charge for residential and general services without demand until 2019. Also, a new basic charge for prepay meters is proposed, as well as a kilowatt hour increase for each rate ...


Local entrepreneur wins small business award Local entrepreneur wins small business award

POLSON — A sick baby with Celiac Disease was the reason Rachel Carlyle Edington began her business, Gluten Free Mama Kitchen LLC.  Now Rachel has been in business for six years and recently won the Montana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Week Ass...

SKC gives back through volunteerism SKC gives back through volunteerism

PABLO – To give back to their community, nearly 200 faculty, staff and administration from Salish Kootenai College volunteered in various capacities throughout the reservation last Friday during the college’s annual community service day. The college closes for one day every spring so that sta...

Park superintendent takes on city manager role

POLSON — Polson Parks Superintendent Karen Sargeant was appointed interim city manager at the May 6 Polson City Commission meeting.  Sargeant’s 90-day appointment comes in the wake of the non-renewal of Polson City Manager Todd Crossett’s contract in December, 2012. Crossett officia...

Job Service awards student, businesses

Last week, the Lake County Job Service Employer Committee recognized this year’s recipient of the Ken Rohrenbach Scholarship and two businesses as Lake County’s “Employers of Choice.”   Emyli Gillingham was selected by the Lake County Job Service Employers Committee to receive...

Five students to graduate Mission Valley Christian Academy Five students to graduate Mission Valley Christian Academy

POLSON — Five seniors will graduate from Mission Valley Christian Academy in a ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, at New Life Christian Center in Polson. Ryan Windauer is graduating with a 3.5 GPA and plans to attend Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., where he won the Whitworth Schol...

SKC students to exhibit at Hangin Art Gallery SKC students to exhibit at Hangin Art Gallery

PABLO —The red-rimmed eye of the security lights glows in the darkroom at Salish Kootenai College where Linda Ferris and Thomas Fleming finish up work prints for David Spear’s advanced black and white photography class.  Ferris, Fleming and classmates Katherine Dagnall and Felicia McDonal...

Tagged fish liven up Mack Days

Tagged fish were the excitement of the Spring Mack Days Fishing Event during the ninth weekend. May 10 was a winning day for Steven Benson of Four Lakes, Wash. He is one of 850 anglers competing in the 2013 spring fishing event. Benson turned in 43 lake trout, which was the high number for the day, and one o...

Young lacrosse club gathers steam on Flathead Reservation Young lacrosse club gathers steam on Flathead Reservation

When JR Daniels moved to the Mission Valley from Minnesota five years ago, he had no idea he would become the coach of the Flathead Reservation’s first lacrosse team. Last week, he watched as the fledgling Ten Sticks club did something no one else in Montana had done in two years: beat Hellgate, the...

Complaint filed in irrigation district election

On April 23, Alan Mikkelsen, a consultant for the Flathead Joint Board of Control, St. Ignatius, filed a complaint with the Montana Office of Political Practices against the Western Montana Water Users Association LLC.  According to a press release, the complaint alleges illegal campaign contribution...

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