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Fall Mack Days continues with many prizes Fall Mack Days continues with many prizes

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Fall Mack Days will end on Nov. 10 with awards and a fish fry at the Blue Bay Campground. Up to $150,000 in cash and prizes sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will be awarded to hard-working anglers. Mack Days fishing events are used as a fisheries management tool to reduce non-native lake trout in Flathead Lake and increase the native bull trout and Westslope trout. Preserving the native fish is important to the history of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The native fish of the lake were the dominant fish of the lake for thousands of years before the non-native lake trout were introduced and their population explo...


Commission allocates funds to repair street

POLSON – Commissioners voted to allocate funds for a sidewalk improvements project on 17th Street during the last meeting, involving the installation of a 10-foot section and repaving another area. Funds for the project were raised through an increased tax on gasoline and diesel. In order for the pr...

Polson educator receives Presidential Innovation Award Polson educator receives Presidential Innovation Award

Polson Middle School students held their sixth annual Harvest Dinner on Thursday evening in celebration of the fall bounty, which was harvested from the school’s vegetable garden. Family and friends gathered in the middle school’s lunchroom for a buffet-style dinner that the students worked ha...

First annual Arlee Trail of Bales is a success First annual Arlee Trail of Bales is a success

By Mary Auld for the Valley Journal  ARLEE – Arlee’s business community livened up the town’s streets with creative hay bale creations.  Shannon Patton works at Valley Bank in Arlee and organized the contest. She was inspired by the hay bale decorating event in Ronan. Commun...

Valley Voices - real people; real opinions for Oct. 30, 2019 Valley Voices - real people; real opinions for Oct. 30, 2019

Lyndia Peters of Ronan - 10/25/19 "Making apple cider with my family." Kristin Cross of Ronan - 10/25/19 "One year we had a big Halloween party at our house and we just had a lof of family and friends and fun." Mataya Padilla  of Ronan - 10/25/19 "Watching movies with my family. Hall...

Ronan Seniors for Oct. 30, 2019

RONAN — On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Ronan Senior Center will hold a costume party so if you want to, wear a Halloween costume to lunch. The monthly board meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. There are crafters coming together on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. If you do crafts and would like to join ...

St. Ignatius Seniors for Oct. 30, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — When black cat’s prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween. Our center is still looking for a delivery person to deliver Meals-On-Wheels to our homebound citizens. If interested in this job please stop by the St. Ignatius Senior Center, 212 N Main Street.  ...

Tribal Health to offer training for opioid overdoses

News from CSKT ST. IGNATIUS  — Tribal Health will begin training interested members of the community in how to administer Naloxone, a lifesaving drug during episodes of opioid overdoses. Tribal Health physical therapists Aaron Sparks and Jason Krumbeck are now certified as master trainers ...

PUFF unites small businesses, filmmakers, enthusiasts PUFF unites small businesses, filmmakers, enthusiasts

LAKE COUNTY – In a single night, locals explored religion, crime, Irish history and the struggle of a bird trying to navigate around a fence – all from inside the Lozar Brewery Museum in Polson. About 20 people attended a screening from the new Pop Up Film Festival. PUFF shows films monthly ar...

Officials identify first Montana death associated with vaping 

MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services officials have identified the state’s first death associated with the national outbreak of e-cigarette use, or vaping. DPHHS officials say the case involves an individual in their late teens with a history of vaping. State and local heal...

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