Valley Journal
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Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

National Farmers Market Week celebrated locally National Farmers Market Week celebrated locally

LAKE COUNTY – Although the time has past for National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 5 to 11, it’s not too late to support local markets across the county. “We are in the produce season,” said Rosie Goldich, food and agriculture coordinator with the Lake County Community Development Cor...

Safety Days Safety Days

POLSON – Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children 12 years and younger, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, the NHTSA finds that half of all child safety seats are not properly fitted to the child or installed correctly in a vehicle. ...

Sunday’s Ronan Pioneer Days open rodeo drew spectators eager to witness the wild and always unpredictable wild buffalo ride. The fact riding rough stock is quite treacherous didn’t give six adventurous crowd members a moment of pause from volunteering to ride a buffalo as the grand finale to thre...

Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight Garden Creek Fire Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight  Garden Creek Fire

RONAN – Friday was the first day that Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) stationed at the Ronan Airport were used to drop fire retardant in an attempt to rein in the Garden Creek fire. The lightning-ignited fire is burning in a rocky, remote area two miles northwest of Hot Springs. SEATs have a speed...

Pioneer Days celebrated in Ronan Pioneer Days celebrated in Ronan

RONAN – Last weekend, Ronan took center-stage, as Mission Valley residents turned out to have a good time at the annual Pioneer Days celebration. The city kicked off the three-day celebration Friday morning in Bockman Park with youngsters dipping their fishing lines in Spring Creek in hopes of catch...

A fair for all A fair for all

RONAN – “I enjoy spending time with the animals,” eighth grader Aspen Taber stated. She also noted chickens are her favorite animal. “I do well with them. They suit me.”  The fair had over 500 4-H exhibits packed with livestock, art and food. Whatever your interest, from...

Flathead Lake Festival of Art showcases work from local artists Flathead Lake Festival of Art showcases work from local artists

POLSON – On Saturday and Sunday, the 4th annual Flathead Lake Festival of Art was held in Polson’s Sacajawea Park along the shores of Flathead Lake. The mid-summer art festival celebrates local art and artisans from across Western Montana. “This year has gone really well,” said ...

Democrats open campaign office in Polson Democrats open campaign office in Polson

POLSON – Last Wednesday evening, the Montana Democratic Party opened an office in Polson to support the campaigns of candidates in the upcoming November election.  Announced by the Montana Democratic Party in a press release, “Polson is just the latest installment in the Montana Democrati...

Quilters share stories, art through their craft Quilters share stories, art through their craft

RONAN – Each of the 140 quilts displayed this past weekend in the K. William Harvey Elementary School gym had a story to tell.  Whether it was a tale of a family heirloom quilt passed down from generation to generation, a celebration of past glory days from high school or a story of just sharin...

Street Ball Street Ball

POLSON –  It has become customary for one weekend every summer, the downtown streets of Polson belong to the echoing sounds of whistles, basketballs bouncing on pavement, the swish of the net and the occasional loud cheer from the crowds.  This year marked the 26th year that Polson’s...


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