Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Summer Goddard

Mission Valley Museum Consortium shares upcoming events

ARLEE Arlee/Jocko Valley Museum See our beautiful outdoor veterans’ memorial and memorabilia from area veterans along with Pioneer Day photographs and more.   ST. IGNATIUS St. Ignatius Mission Church St. Ignatius Mission Church’s summer hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. d...

Local woman goes missing in Missoula Local woman goes missing in Missoula

MISSOULA – Authorities are searching for Jermain Austin Morigeau (Charlo), of Dixon, who is listed as a missing person with the Missoula County Police Department. Charlo, whose nickname is Liz, was last seen at the Orange Street Market on June 16, 2018, in Missoula at about 1 a.m. She is 23 years old. ...

Bigfork man gets 3 years DOC for sexually assaulting 12-year-old

A Bigfork man was committed by Judge James Manley at District Court in Polson April 25 to 15 years with the State Department of Corrections with 12 years suspended after he pleaded guilty to sexual assault in February. Scott David Curry, 49, admitted to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy on multiple oc...

General April gardening notes General April gardening notes

This winter was a “longie” with lots of snow, a situation which voles love. In our market garden we discovered damage from voles on Campanula medium (Canterbury bells) – just the ones stored in pots in sawdust, but not those in the ground. Also some potted Primulas, strawberries, and Echina...

Lake County students join national protest Lake County students join national protest

 LAKE COUNTY – Students in several Lake County schools joined tens of thousands of teenagers in a national walk out on Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m. to remember 17 students and staff killed by gun violence at a Florida high school exactly one month before the walk out. Not everyone supported the...

Body of missing man found below dam observation lookout

POLSON – The body of 26-year-old Kyle Butterhof of Polson was located Tuesday, Feb. 27 by Two Bear Air on the cliffside below the SKQ Dam observation lookout. A search for Butterhof had been underway following a missing person/welfare check request called in by a family member on Friday, Feb. 23. Accor...

Body of missing man found below dam observation lookout

POLSON – The body of 26-year-old Kyle Butterhof of Polson was located yesterday by Two Bear Air on the cliffside below the SKQ Dam observation lookout. A search for Butterhof had been underway following a missing person/welfare check request called in by a family member on Friday, Feb. 23. According to...

Ronan Cooperative Brewery accepts bylaws, elects board of directors at lively meeting Ronan Cooperative Brewery accepts bylaws, elects board of directors at lively meeting

A craft brewery for Ronan is one step closer to reality after owners met to accept by-laws, share their favorite brews and elect the brewery’s first board of directors last Saturday. The North Crow Clubhouse was standing room only as more than 100 people attended the Ronan Cooperative Brewery’...

Cooperative craft breweries: a new approach to revitalizing small towns Cooperative craft breweries: a new approach to revitalizing small towns

Small. Independent. Traditional. These are the words used to define a craft brewery. They could also be used to describe many rural towns across Montana and the Northwest. As small towns contend with big problems in the wake of ever-increasing urban sprawl, they’re getting creative in their search for...

Home for the Holidays

RONAN – After a year of planning, a new family-friendly winter event will soon kick off for the Mission Valley.  The inaugural “Lights Under the Big Sky” event will be held the first three weekends in December at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ronan. Christmas lights displays, live ...


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