Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Karen Peterson

Arlee hillside catches fire Arlee hillside catches fire

ARLEE – A timber fire moved up a draw among the rolling hills on the northeast side of town, near Dumontier Road, on Tuesday, Oct. 23. C.T. Camel, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ fire information officer, said the 114-acre fire developed after a debris and grass fire got away from a citi...

Flathead Irrigation District shares water rights information Flathead Irrigation District shares water rights information

RONAN – As the water compact between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Montana sits at a standstill, the Flathead Irrigation District decided to hold an informational meeting about water issues. The Flathead District supports the CSKT-Montana Water Compact. Paul Guenzler of the Flathea...

Community comes together to support SAFE Harbor Community comes together to support SAFE Harbor

RONAN – People packed into the Ronan Community Center to raise funds to help support the work being done by SAFE Harbor again this year on Saturday evening with dinner and a few auctions. “This event is so successful every year due to the support from the community,” said DeeAnn Richards...

Free family style dinners start soon in Arlee

ARLEE – The Food Sovereignty Committee of the Arlee Community Development Corporation is joining a national movement through The Family Dinner Project to provide a series of family style dinners for the community.  “The Family Dinner Project (TFDP) is a growing movement that champions fam...

Victor Charlo publishes second poetry book Victor Charlo publishes second poetry book

CHARLO – Victor Charlo, 80, listened to a round of applause after reading from his second book “Dirty Corner and Other Poems” to an audience at the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana on Saturday afternoon, but he later said he traded something for his success as a poet. It all started whe...

St. Ignatius farmers market hosts garlic festival St. Ignatius farmers market hosts garlic festival

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal  People filled the Good Old Days Park to celebrate all things garlic on a cool Friday evening with old-style music playing, soft firefly-like lights glowing, and fresh produce displayed in abundance. The Mission Falls Market organizers hosted the event. As market...

Community benefit to support mother of nine's cancer battle Community benefit to support mother of nine's cancer battle

Rhealene Cook-Wilkinson’s life changed drastically this past year. After experiencing severe stomachaches, she was diagnosed with stomach cancer in October of 2017. Doctors originally thought the pain was due to complications from childbirth after she delivered her last child that same year. She was...

Charlo celebrates school spirit Charlo celebrates school spirit

CHARLO – Charlo High School senior Tyrah Hammond put a lot of effort into this year’s homecoming festivities along with the other students in the high school, middle school and elementary. “This is my last year in high school, so I really wanted to get the most out of it,” she said...

Ronan Sports and Western closes after 61 years Ronan Sports and Western closes after 61 years

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal People will have to find a new place to get gear, licensing and the occasional carton of fishing worms now that Montana’s great outdoor store closed up shop in early September after 61 years in business.  Ronan Sports and Western opened in 1957 on Main Stre...

Law enforcement look for sexual assault suspects

LAKE COUNTY – Law enforcement officials are looking for suspects involved in a sexual assault case that occurred south of Polson on U.S. Highway 93 at 10 p.m. on Aug. 25.  Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said a teenage boy was walking along the highway when he was approached by two males, forced i...


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