Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Mary Auld

Direct primary care clinic to open in Polson Direct primary care clinic to open in Polson

It is no secret that health insurance can be confusing, expensive, and impersonal. Local doctor Cara Harrop will provide an alternative to that system when she opens a pureHealth DPC, a direct primary care clinic, in Polson this summer.  Harrop has practiced family medicine in the Mission Valley for ...

Ronan High School celebrates 74 graduates Ronan High School celebrates 74 graduates

RONAN – Commencement speaker and teacher Clair Hibbs-Cheff called the 74 Ronan graduates, “the new hope of our community.”  Hibbs-Cheff said the students should never give up on themselves, and they should “be each other’s keepers” by caring for one another as thei...

Shortage of volunteers threatens to close Soup’s On Shortage of volunteers threatens to close Soup’s On

POLSON – Soup’s On has struggled to find enough volunteers to continue serving meals. The local soup kitchen will remain open for the summer, although volunteers who run the kitchen considered shutting down for a few months.  Soup’s On provides two hot meals a week to members of the...

Polson City Commission tables vote on zoning request Polson City Commission tables vote on zoning request

POLSON – After a public hearing on the issue, the Polson City Commission decided to look into alternatives before deciding whether to accept or deny a zone change request for the lot where the Polson Animal Clinic is located.  The veterinary clinic is located on Seventh Avenue West across from ...

More than 200 attend fundraiser for local family More than 200 attend fundraiser for local family

The Polson Elks Lodge was packed wall to wall on Thursday night. People from all corners of the community came to the lodge for a fundraiser to support Carlos Rodriques, a Polson resident who has been hospitalized since early March. Attendees visited at tables, eating hamburgers and brownies. One wall of the...

Polson Police focus on helping drug endangered children Polson Police focus on helping drug endangered children

POLSON – During his annual report at the May 7 meeting, Police Chief Wade Nash told the city commission that new efforts to remove children from homes where drugs are used or sold are changing the way that officers approach their jobs.  In 2017 the department started working with in the Nationa...

Two attorneys challenge Christopher for district judge position Two attorneys challenge Christopher for district judge position

Two candidates will challenge incumbent Deborah “Kim” Christopher for the position of district judge for Sanders and Lake counties. All candidates will be listed on June 5 primary ballots with the top two vote winners advancing to the Nov. 6 general election.  Deborah “Kim” C...

Candidates share views at 20th Judicial District Forum

Incumbent Deborah “Kim” Christopher, Ashley Morigeau, and Ben Anciaux are candidates for district judge. All three attended a recent public forum hosted by the Lake County Republican Women and the Lake County Democrats. The forum was held at Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Performing Arts Center in Pa...

Washington company produces meals at food enterprise center, creates jobs Washington company produces meals at food enterprise center, creates jobs

RONAN – A Washington company is using Ronan’s Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center to produce prepared meals. Taste of Amazing is a Washington-based catering company that also makes prepared meals for Rosauers supermarkets. Since mid-March the company has been producing its line of heat-and-se...

Polson Redevelopment Agency Funding Program open to applicants Polson Redevelopment Agency Funding Program open to applicants

On April 11, 13 community members attended a meeting of the Polson Redevelopment Agency to discuss a new program meant to spur economic development in Polson.  The PRA Funding Program supports projects that will revitalize blighted areas in the city. A blighted area is one that has been identified as...


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