Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Karen Peterson

Native Youth Conference brings future leaders together Native Youth Conference brings future leaders together

PABLO – High School students from Arlee, St. Ignatius, Pablo, Polson, Missoula, Hot Springs, Helena and Hardin converged at Salish Kootenai College for three days last week to develop leadership skills and talk about issues important to them to help foster change. Laurencia Starblanket helped her pe...

Snow helps hide Easter eggs during annual hunt Snow helps hide Easter eggs during annual hunt

ST. IGNATIUS – Colorful eggs rested on a blanket of snow in fields around the St. Ignatius school for the annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.  The 27-degree temperature and a slight wind made for a chilly morning as children ages 0 to 12 scurried across the fie...

Ronan Police Department adds canine unit Ronan Police Department adds canine unit

RONAN – Police Chief Ken Weaver stood on Pennsylvania soil last week and took dozens of photos of the department’s new canine member in an effort to share the addition with everyone back home. “We want community involvement with this project,” he said after coming home with the pho...

Benefit ‘Lamb of God’ performance draws thousands of people Benefit ‘Lamb of God’ performance draws thousands of people

ST. IGNATIUS – Audience members packed into the historic Mission Catholic Church on Friday night to experience the musical “Lamb of God” performance. Volunteers started setting out chairs in the central walking aisle after the 42 pews were filled. A few people stood next to the door whil...

Mission Valley Live brings music experiences to children Mission Valley Live brings music experiences to children

RONAN – Kids bounced, dipped, and twirled to live music with high energy levels at the new location for the Boys & Girls Club on Thursday. “It felt so happy,” said Kyri Uhrich, 11, of the fast-moving beat.  Mission Valley Live brought the music to the club and to a few school...

Whoooo goes there? Whoooo goes there?

Owl Research Institute seeks observations from public     CHARLO – If you’ve seen a pair of big round eyes, maybe a set of ear tufts, and a head seemingly twist around, owl expert Denver Holt wants to hear about it.  “We really need help from the public including far...

Ronan Police Department adds canine unit Ronan Police Department adds canine unit

RONAN – Police Chief Ken Weaver stood on Pennsylvania soil last week and took dozens of photos of the department’s new canine member in an effort to share the addition with everyone back home. “We want community involvement with this project,” he said after coming home with the pho...

Benefit ‘Lamb of God’ performance draws thousands of people Benefit ‘Lamb of God’ performance draws thousands of people

ST. IGNATIUS – Audience members packed into the historic Mission Catholic Church on Friday night to experience the musical “Lamb of God” performance. Volunteers started setting out chairs in the central walking aisle after the 42 pews were filled. A few people stood next to the door whil...

KEEP OUT KEEP OUT

RAVALLI – Efforts to keep invasive mussels out of Flathead Lake are in full force again this year as watercraft inspection stations opened in Ravalli, Blue Bay and Kalispell last week.  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are teaming up and doubling ...

Commissioners begin process to repeal development regulations Commissioners begin process to repeal development regulations

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Density Map and Regulations are one step closer to being used as advisory documents in growth planning instead of being regulatory in the county. The documents impact land use decisions for private property.  Lake County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolutio...


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