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Drifters converge for 4th annual Montana Drift Bash Drifters converge for 4th annual Montana Drift Bash

PABLO — Vehicles boasting high-output, high-torque turbo-charged engines converged at the old Pablo Plum Creek sawmill for the annual Montana Drift Bash hosted by Highland Drift last weekend. “We were way beyond excited when 12 drivers showed up to our first event,” said co-organizer Nicole Whiting. “For this event, I have counted 52 drivers from around Montana, Idaho and Washington. It’s slowly getting bigger and bigger.”  Now in its fourth season, Montana Drift Bash was initially organized to bring the thrill of drifting to the community and provide local drivers an event to compete in. “There were no drifting events in Northwestern ...


Classic car show rolls into downtown Polson Classic car show rolls into downtown Polson

POLSON — The streets of downtown Polson came alive on Saturday as car enthusiasts had their day in the sun during the Cruisin’ By the Bay car show. The Mission Valley Cruisers host the annual one-day event. Organizers said turnout this year was strong with more than 100 car owners registering ...

St. Ignatius seniors for Aug. 18, 2021

ST. IGNATIUS — We have dates for our fall yard sale. It will be held the first weekend in October, Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2. There will also be a bake sale on Oct. 1. As we get closer to the sale date, we will let you know when we are ready to accept donations.  The menu:   ...

Polson senior for Aug. 18, 2021

POLSON — The Polson Senior Center serves lunch Monday-Friday from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Menu:  —  Wednesday, Aug. 18: meatloaf, baked potato, broccoli, copper penny salad, chocolate pudding —  Thursday, Aug. 19: barbecue ribs, apple rings, potato salad, creamed corn,...

Stipe receives close to 1,000 well wishes on farewell tour Stipe receives close to 1,000 well wishes on farewell tour

Brandt Stipe stands ankle deep in the cold well water seeping into his new swimming pool from a garden hose. “This is super fun,” pronounces the 8-year-old optimist.  “I want it to be fun for you,” replies his grandfather and pool purveyor, former Lake County Commissioner Dave...

Evacuation orders lifted, fire containment grows Evacuation orders lifted, fire containment grows

POLSON — Wildfire crews increased fire containment this past week as they continued to grapple with the destructive Boulder 2700 Fire.  In a Monday morning update, fire officials with the Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team 4 reported that the 2,072 acre fire, burning eight miles ...

Impostor acting as fire investigator at Boulder 2700 area arrested

By Karen Greene Valley Journal POLSON – A man was arrested after walking into the inner perimeter of the Boulder 2700 fire incident area and pretending to be a fire investigator.  On Sunday, Aug. 1, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a man, later identified as Donald ...

St. Ignatius Town Council appoints new judge, accepts resignation of police chief

St. Ignatius Town Council members accepted the resignations of two employees at their August meeting and heard updates on the ongoing purchase of a building as well as submissions for grant proposals made possible through American Rescue Plan Act funds.  First on the agenda was the resignation of Jud...

Seventh Avenue Skatepark reopens with expanded features Seventh Avenue Skatepark reopens with expanded features

POLSON — After seven years of fundraising and over a month and a half of construction, the long-awaited 6,100-square-foot revamped Seventh Avenue Skatepark was ready for fun on Saturday. “This is great. I love it,” said Missoulian skater Tucker Cabell.     Cabell was one of ...

Ronan seniors for Aug. 11, 2021

By Auggie Peterson for the Valley Journal RONAN — Well another day of smoke. Hope all of you are staying safe and staying indoors except to come to the center to eat. The men seem to be enjoying their games of pool and cards. Pool and cards are played the third Monday evening of each month. ...

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