Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Karen Peterson

Group supports kids’ art Group supports kids’ art

A child’s life without art would be unimaginable to Ninepipe Arts Group board member Ben Ferencz, and the sentiment is true for many art enthusiasts with the group, which is why they developed a fundraiser. At the Leon Club House in Charlo on Saturday, group members held their annual fundraiser with...

Treats bring funds for youth programs Treats bring funds for youth programs

ARLEE – A few crumbs were the only things left of the chocolate-chip cookies soon after the 13th annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival began on Wednesday, Feb. 8, despite a winter storm and icy roads outside. Eighteen donated chocolate creations were on several long tables in the Brown Building. A...

Event focuses on saving women’s lives Event focuses on saving women’s lives

ST. IGNATIUS – The number one killer of women brought people together at the community center on Friday for a fashion show and health fair in an effort to bring awareness to the issue. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal representative Patty Stevens spoke to a crowd of people at the event. &l...

CSKT Chairman addresses Montana lawmakers CSKT Chairman addresses Montana lawmakers

HELENA – Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Chairman Vernon Finley addressed the Montana legislature and officials to say this is the state where people can disagree on opinions and shake hands afterwards. The Montana House of Representatives and other officials welcomed Chairman Finley with a lon...

Chocolate fest opens today Chocolate fest opens today

ARLEE – Delicious chocolate treats will be served at the 13th annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Brown Building. “People can get a head start on Valentine’s Day this year,” said Shannon Patton, event organizer. People enjoy ch...

Grant helps local business add jobs Grant helps local business add jobs

RONAN – Rocky Mountain Twist was one of five businesses across Montana selected for a grant to develop jobs. The Primary Sector Workforce grant, totaling $411,017, is part of a statewide initiative spread across five Montana businesses. Rocky Mountain Twist received the largest grant at $105,000 to ...

Pitchfest Pitchfest

MISSOULA – Crowdfunded loans are the newest thing growing in Montana. “There are ways to make your dreams a reality,” according to Annie Heuscher, program director for the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition. On Thursday, Jan. 26, all three of the farms that presented at the nati...

Irrigation board votes to appeal judge’s energy decision Irrigation board votes to appeal judge’s energy decision

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Joint Board of Control is seeking an appeal on a judge’s energy decision. Judge H. Peter Young stated in his decision that the FJBC failed to prove that the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have an obligation to continue to provide low-cost power for the irri...

Local federal land management considered Local federal land management considered

RONAN – Public opinion is needed concerning an initiative to move 60,000 acres of federal forestland to state management. The land is located in timber sections of U.S. Forest Service managed land in Lake County. Flathead Lake is on the west side of the acreage, Swan Lake is on the east side of a la...

Project could create trails for miles Project could create trails for miles

Construction plans on a 34-mile trail, called “The Peoples Way,” would start as early as September if it gets funding, according to engineer Peter Walker-Keleher with DJ&A. And if all future trail projects also get finished, people could ride their bikes from the Bitterroot Valley to Flath...


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