Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Summer Goddard

What lies beneath: Flathead Lake Biological Station shares research at annual open house What lies beneath: Flathead Lake Biological Station shares research at annual open house

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~Albert Einstein   YELLOW BAY — Flathead Lake, one of Northwest Montana’s many geologic gems, has a benevolent force quietly working on its behalf monitoring water quality, collecting data for research and educati...

The Magic Man The Magic Man

What do a flaming phone, a rope and a bunny have in common? Magic, that’s what. And the undivided attention of an eager, young audience.  Local businessman and magician Ken Avison, owner of the Cove Deli and Pizza, has entertained folks of all ages with his magic shows for more than 50 years.&n...

Kits will be kits Kits will be kits

A litter of fox kits frolicked and practiced sneaking up on each other near the Polson Cemetery on a recent sunny afternoon.

SKC gives back through volunteerism SKC gives back through volunteerism

PABLO – To give back to their community, nearly 200 faculty, staff and administration from Salish Kootenai College volunteered in various capacities throughout the reservation last Friday during the college’s annual community service day. The college closes for one day every spring so that sta...

What happened to thinking before speaking?

Thank you for reading this. Truly. Without readers, we wouldn’t have a newspaper. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart for not only reading this newspaper, but for reading in general. Words are important. They change minds, directions. Even create countries. Our own Declaration of Independence c...

Valley Journal sports coverage evolves

The Valley Journal is adapting its sports coverage beginning this fall, both out of necessity and a desire to try something new.  What you may have already noticed, and will continue to see, is a freshly designed sports section featuring score boxes, highlights from coaches and a featured photo of th...

Polson teen in ‘fair’ condition after being stabbed by other teen

POLSON – The stabbing of a 17-year-old boy, reported to be in “fair” condition with no life-threatening injuries, is currently under investigation by the Polson Police Department. According to Assistant Police Chief John Stevens, the boy was stabbed by another 17-year-old boy multip...

A ‘msg’ to all drivers: put down that phone

Usually once a day, sometimes more, I witness a fellow driver engaging in truly obnoxious behavior. Their vehicle in motion, sometimes up to speeds of 60+ miles per hour, they’re weaving back and forth in their lane and as I get closer I see the driver’s head bent low over their phone … te...

Doyle cleared of complaint

Lake County Sheriff Jay Doyle has been cleared of a complaint filed with Montana’s Political Practices Commission that his 2010 campaign for sheriff violated Montana law. An investigation conducted by Montana’s Political Practices Commission has concluded Doyle didn’t violate sections 13...

‘Real Good’ babysitter fondly remembered

I can still see her little red car pulling into our long driveway, see the worn cardboard box covered in stickers she always brought with her and hear the reassuring sound of her grandmotherly voice in greeting. Some people, no matter how long ago you knew them, leave a lasting impression on your heart. G...


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