Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Karen Peterson

Undefeated Warriors unstoppable in quest for State Undefeated Warriors unstoppable in quest for State

The Arlee Warrior Football team is still undefeated after their last win against Wibaux in the Class-C quarter finals game on Saturday, 42-36.  “We seed number one in the west,” Head Coach Todd Yocum said of the team’s Montana standing. Yocum said four teams are now left in the state t...

Tribes address concerns about dam Tribes address concerns about dam

POLSON – Rumors have a funny way of getting around, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have heard a few since they took over the formerly-named Kerr Dam, so they invited Montana state representatives, senators and committee members along with every major news source within 100 miles to the...

Suicide prevention program hosts race through Ronan Suicide prevention program hosts race through Ronan

RONAN – Tyler Joachim finished the Your Life Matters Race wearing a Halloween costume that looked like a giant hotdog along with about 100 other people running in costumes through town in the dark on Friday night with traffic control provided by the Ronan Police and Fire Departments. “I did ge...

Students help bears and other animals Students help bears and other animals

ST. IGNATIUS – Students at the Glacier Lake School, where learning is self-directed, wanted to help create habitat for wildlife, so they contacted the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes’ Natural Resources Department and found out that the tribe does a lot of habitat restoration. “I like...

Club helps students with activities Club helps students with activities

POLSON – When high school activities need a boost, a group of community members calling themselves the Booster Club find ways to help.  “We help with anything sponsored by the Montana High School Association,” said Polson Booster Club member Pam Carruth. Most high schools have a ...

Community-minded kids Community-minded kids

60-year-old business gets new owners 60-year-old business gets new owners

The free popcorn isn’t going anywhere and neither is the store, but the owners of True Value in Ronan have sold out. “We will stay part of this community, but it’s time,” Norma Granley said of her plans to retire from the business with husband Gary Granley. “We’ve been ...

Outdoor recreation regulation could change Outdoor recreation regulation could change

MOIESE – A concern about shotgun pellets flying past homes during hunting season has prompted a proposed change in the bird hunting regulations developed through a cooperative agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The pr...

Rural model Rural model

A celebrity of sorts was at the Mission School District on Wednesday, and third-grade students swarmed around her asking for her autograph.  “This is so awesome,” Braedon Ferris, 8, said holding a pen and paper in his hand as he waited his turn. “It’s really cool we are gettin...

Football Football

Polson POLSON — The Pirates put points on the board first in Friday’s home football contest, but the Havre Blue Ponies responded with a touchdown for each of Polson’s first three scores. Havre followed with two more touchdowns before the half, then continued to score a touchdown in the...


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