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St. Ignatius seniors for Aug. 11, 2021

By Irene Pritsak for the Valley Journal ST. IGNATIUS — A quick reminder: if we have enough folks who come for lunch and who enjoy the game, we will play bingo, as well as after our dinners. It makes for a fun afternoon. A few weeks ago, we sent home a survey of what our delivery clients like or don’t like about our meals. We would love to hear from all of our folks so we can plan menus that everyone will enjoy. We have had a few requests for vegetarian options and we can certainly accommodate that with an optional meat serving, or a seafood meal. Please call the center with feedback or fill out a survey when you eat at the center. We will have forms available. Menu fo...


Polson senior for Aug. 11, 2021

By the Polson Senior Center for the Valley Journal POLSON — The Polson Senior Center serves lunch Monday-Friday from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Menu:  —  Wednesday, Aug. 11: salad bar, rolls, fruit —  Thursday, Aug. 12: hash brown bake, link sausage, blue berry muffi...

Hot summer causes dangerous fire season — with most of August yet to come Hot summer causes dangerous fire season — with most of August yet to come

Firefighters working on the east shore of Flathead Lake thought they had the Boulder 2700 Fire in check as the sun set on Saturday afternoon. The fire started the night before — the cause is unknown but early indications are that it was started by humans — and throughout the day scooper planes hi...

Irrigation commissioner: resolution not in best interest of communities Irrigation commissioner:  resolution not in best interest of communities

LAKE COUNTY – As Flathead Irrigation District Commissioner Janette Rosman read about the Lake County commissioners’ decision to halt irrigation repairs, she was a bit perplexed.   She first discovered the changes that impact irrigation water through Facebook. She continued to find more in...

Boulder fire destroys homes, forces evacuations Boulder fire destroys homes, forces evacuations

Early Monday morning, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes handed over management of the Boulder 2700 fire, burning eight miles east of Polson, to a Northern Region Type 2 management team.  CT Camel, fire information officer for CSKT, said the team is geared up to handle major incidents and ca...

Water crisis starts to settle down in Polson Water crisis starts to settle down in Polson

Polson City Manager Ed Meece sounded upbeat late Friday afternoon as the community appeared to be emerging from last week’s water crisis.  “We’ve recovered a lot of water to the system and a couple of tanks are within four feet of being full,” he said. If that trend continued ...

Polson water emergency lifted, restrictions remain Polson water emergency lifted,  restrictions  remain

News from the City of Polson  POLSON — The City of Polson has lifted the water emergency and returned to water restrictions that include odd/even street address watering of residential and commercial lawns – to a maximum of two tenths of an inch or one total hour, sunset to sunrise.&nbs...

Stanley appointed as Lake County commissioner Stanley appointed as Lake County commissioner

Steve Stanley, who was appointed Lake County’s third commissioner effective Aug. 1, says he’s missed the courthouse since his retirement three years ago.  In fact, commissioner Bill Barron joked during his swearing in last Thursday that Stanley’s wife had called him the week after h...

Flathead Cherry Festival adds new events, helps people displaced by fire Flathead Cherry Festival adds new events, helps people displaced by fire

POLSON — The two-day Flathead Cherry Festival returned to the downtown streets of Polson this past weekend but the event changed a bit by Sunday. Working together as a community quickly became the theme of the festival among both vendors and festival-goers as fire crews battled the Boulder Fire loca...

Ronan Pioneer Days features fuzzy beasts, fishing, more Ronan Pioneer Days features fuzzy beasts, fishing, more

The Ronan Pioneer Days were back in town for a weekend filled with fun that included a long list of activities from family karaoke to rodeo events.  On Friday morning, the event kicked off with the Kids’ Fishing Derby that was sponsored by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter. Participant...

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