Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Latest Headlines

Current Events

Special Sections

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
Local basketball teams battle for bragging rights Local basketball teams battle for bragging rights

ST. IGNATIUS – Last week saw a rivalry matchup in the Mission Valley called the “Battle of the Rez” on Tuesday, Jan. 8, between the Mission Bulldogs and the visiting Arlee Warriors that packed the house. On court battles continued with other schools as well.    The rivalry between Arlee and Mission is especially intense. Warrior Lane Johnson said the two teams have been playing against each other for years with an ongoing rivalry that goes back for generations, but off the court many of the athletes are friends. “I’ve known them my whole life,” Johnson said. “It has made us close. Our friendships make the game even more intense.” ...


City manager severance package awarded, developers agreement reached

POLSON – At the Jan. 7 commission meeting, all commission members present voted to provide former City Manager Mark Shrives six months of salary and benefits in the wake of his departure from the city.  The city will pay Shrives $45,176.82 in severance pay, $3,209.04 in health insurance benefit...

It’s not your imagination: the snowpack is low It’s not your imagination: the snowpack is low

POLSON — Snowpack is lower than average throughout western Montana. And, the Flathead basin received the least amount of snow, compared to average, of any region in western Montana.  The upper Clark Fork basin, near Butte, has seen the highest percentage of average snowpack in western Montana, ...

Runners slide through Sorry ‘Bout That race Runners slide through Sorry ‘Bout That race

POLSON – One hundred plus marathoners competed in the Sorry ‘Bout That half marathon on Saturday afternoon and braved 13.1 miles in mid 20-degree-temperatures with ice-covered uneven surfaces along the trail.  The Polson Running group organized the race for the sixth year to provide runne...

St. Ignatius Seniors for Jan. 16, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — “Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.”  - Ronald Reagan The quilters are in the center on Mondays from 10:30 to 4:30. We will have our general board meeting to elect new board members after our evening meal at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16.  ...

Polson Seniors for Jan. 16, 2019

POLSON — You know, of course, that the quips I put in this column are taken from others; I’m not clever enough to come up with them on my own. Interestingly enough, stealing ideas from one person is called ‘plagiarism.’ Stealing them from many is called ‘research.’ Bing...

Ronan Seniors for Jan. 16, 2019

RONAN — Well another year has come and gone. I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s celebration.  On Monday, Jan. 21, cards will be played at the center at 6:30 p.m.  On Friday, Jan. 25, we will hold our monthly birthday dinner.  The craft ladies will be doing the...

Polar Plunge swimmers shiver into New Year Polar Plunge swimmers shiver into New Year

Lunacy might be defined as jumping into the wintery water of Flathead Lake at temperatures barely above freezing, wearing nothing more than swimsuits or clothes more suitable for a summer day, but as human nature goes, many people are up for doing crazy things.   The Polson Polar Plunge is an annual ...

CSKT reminds people of seasonal land closures

News from CSKT FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Dan McClure, chief of the Tribal Conservation Program, announces the posting and enforcement of the following seasonal closure. The Ferry Basin Wildlife Management Unit’s tribally owned lands are closed to all recreational access and use by non...

Missed athletes recognized on Wall of Fame

RONAN – There are going to be some new names and pictures added to Ronan High School’s “Wall of Fame” this month. The “Wall of Fame” originated in the early 1970s with the intent of recognizing all Ronan High School athletes who achieved All-state status.  Requirem...

Partly Cloudy

16°
Lo 3°
Forecast

Sponsored by: