Valley Journal
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Locals compete in ranch rodeo days Locals compete in ranch rodeo days

RONAN – Ranching skills were tested on Saturday and Sunday during the third Open Ranch Rodeo as part of the Lake County Fair. “Ranch rodeos are starting to be pretty popular in Montana,” said Paul Guenzler, event organizer. He isn’t sure exactly why the events have become a growing attraction, but his guess is that people enjoy being able to get together and compete with friends and neighbors using the skills they practice every day in real situations. “It could also be that people take pride in their ranch,” he said.   In ranch style rodeos, the events are designed to mimic tasks a rancher might have to do out in the field including riding hor...


Stage 2 fire restrictions in effect

News from CSKT Division of Fire Pursuant to authority established in 25 CFR 63.28, the Hell Gate Treaty, the CS&KT Tribal Constitution, and the Tribal Forest Products Harvesting Ordinance 61 C; the following acts are prohibited on all Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, tribe trust and tribal fe...

Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out

POLSON –  South Lake County residents may have noticed fires burning east of Arlee, one of which may cause some Placid Lake residents to evacuate and another that burned a salvage yard.  Kelly’s Auto Salvage, located southeast of town off U.S. 93, lost some 400 cars due to a fire cau...

Library to host Solar Eclipse Block Party

Are you ready for the solar eclipse? Come join us at the library on Monday, Aug. 21 for our Solar Eclipse Block Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have crafts for kids, educational displays, a photo booth, music, prizes and more. Mission Valley Eye Center/Ronan Eye Clinic has generously sponsored the purch...

The Meth Effect The Meth Effect

The myth of meth is that following the crackdown on over-the-counter ingredients in 2005, things got better in Montana. But on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, people will tell you different. Here it never really went away.  “Getting high in your car in front of the store - that ain&rsqu...

Ronan

RONAN — Our air in the board meeting is heavy with smoke right now and we all need to say a prayer for all the firefighters out there on the line.  There are a few things going on this week at the Ronan Senior Center. On Monday, Aug. 7, the board will meet at 10 a.m. Menu: Our evening mea...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. We are still accepting bids on a 23’ gabled roof to be installed on the south side of our building. This includes the cleanup of the old existing porch. The successful bidder must have an independent contractor...

Polson

The fact that there is a stairway to Heaven and a highway to Hell says a lot about the expected volume of traffic. Our exercise group meets three times a week at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Several of them have told me how much better they feel afterward, and I thought it was just a social...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Sometimes a soldier finds a best friend in military service – Bill Hocker already had a best friend who went side by side with him into military service. From first grade, into college and then into WWII Bill and Phil did things together. Bill says in those early days nobody around Ronan had been ve...

Lake County Growth Policy needs input

First, I would like to thank the nearly 100 people who attended and participated in the five public meetings held in Ronan, Polson, Proctor, Ferndale, and Arlee. Many thanks also go out to those who helped with our use of buildings and spreading word of the meetings. There were many productive discussions...

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