Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Montana waters test negative for mussels Montana waters test negative for mussels

HELENA – This year was record-setting for Montana Fish Wildlife and Park’s statewide partners in the rigorous battle against Aquatic Invasive Species. “Our AIS staff and partners have done fantastic work to increase our watercraft inspection and monitoring efforts,” said Tom Woolf,...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mission Valley It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mission Valley

The Mission Valley is officially aglow for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights at the Ronan fairgrounds.  This is the sophomore year for the annual Lights Under the Big Sky festival, which came to fruition as a way for communities to come together to celebrate the holiday season and as a ...

Polson business leaders raise concerns about downtown safety Polson business leaders raise concerns about downtown safety

POLSON – About 30 Polson city residents and downtown business owners voiced their collective concerns and frustration regarding the increased occurrences of petty crimes in the downtown area, which are negatively affecting their quality of life and businesses. The Thursday evening meeting was held a...

Bulldogs win titles at Bob Kinney Invite Bulldogs win titles at Bob Kinney Invite

SUPERIOR — Ronan, Polson and Mission Valley grapplers battled on the road this past weekend. The combined Mission and Charlo teams, known together as the Bulldogs, had two wins with Walker Murphy (120) and Isaiah Allik (170) capturing individual titles to help the Bulldogs to a third-place finish du...

Polson lights up the night Polson lights up the night

POLSON – The annual Parade of Lights put on a spectacular display. Lights, music and holiday cheer filled downtown Polson on Friday evening. A wintery chill to the air added to the excitement. More than two- dozen brightly illuminated floats and fire trucks inched their way down Main Street past hundre...

Festival of Trees benefits valley youth Festival of Trees benefits valley youth

POLSON – Christmas trees, wreaths and holiday packages were on display at the KwaTaqNuk conference and banquet center this past weekend during the annual Mission Valley Festival of Trees. The festival opened Friday evening with a public viewing, which included a hot coco bar and a special visit from...

Polson edges Lake City to win team title Polson edges Lake City to win team title

PABLO – The Polson Pirate wrestling team had a nice start to the new 2018-19 wrestling season by winning the team title in the Owen Invitational. The Pirates hosted the tournament at home this past weekend. Due to last winter’s snowstorm damage to Linderman gym, the Joe McDonald Health and Fit...

Charlo basketball teams win opening games Charlo basketball teams win opening games

FRENCHTOWN – Charlo Vikings and Lady Vikings opened their 2018-2019 basketball seasons with back- to-back wins during the Western Classic C Tip-off Tournament in Frenchtown on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Vikings outlasted the Valley Christian Eagles 38-35. Viking Landers Smith led with 20 po...

Runners and walkers flock to Turkey Trot  Runners and walkers flock to Turkey Trot

POLSON – How about a little exercise before Thanksgiving dinner? Runners and walkers from all over the Mission Valley came out on Thursday morning to celebrate Thanksgiving and sneak in an early holiday workout during the 11th annual 5K Turkey Trot hosted by Polson Running. At the start of the race,...

Pirate speech and debate team places fourth Pirate speech and debate team places fourth

COLUMBIA FALLS – On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Polson High School Speech and Debate team clinched a fourth-place team finish during competition at Columbia Falls.  The PHS debaters entered the competition prepared for the wrong topic due to a mix-up on the Montana High School Association calendar a...


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