Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Taylor Davison

Elementary students share poetry at Salish Kootenai College Elementary students share poetry at Salish Kootenai College

LAKE COUNTY — Elementary school students from throughout Lake County gathered at Salish Kootenai College campus for a potluck on Tuesday, May 2 to share the poetry they’d written during Missoula Writing Collaborative residencies.  Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and High ...

A Taylor’d Approach for May 11, 2022

As I sit here writing this, there’s a bit of dirt still under my fingernails. The spring bug has bit me, and I decided it was time to start my planting for this year.  With my luck, it’ll be snowing as you read this.  To be honest, the spring bug has been under my skin for months ...

Ronan High School students advance to national HOSA competition Ronan High School students advance to national HOSA competition

RONAN — Some of Ronan High School’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will be advancing to the organization’s international competition after medaling at the state competition in April.  A worldwide organization, HOSA has a mission “to enhance the delivery of compa...

Public comment heard over proposed Polson business license Public comment heard over proposed Polson business license

POLSON — Passions ran high during a workshop meeting for the proposed Polson business license on Wednesday, April 27, but ultimately settled into productive conversation about possible improvements and alternatives. The proposal by City Manager Ed Meece and Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Straub, current...

Chinnock pleads guilty to second-degree murder Chinnock pleads guilty to second-degree murder

AURORA, COLORADO — A young man from Polson has pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder and kidnapping of his girlfriend.  Dakota Chinnock, 21, was arrested Sept. 5, 2021, for allegedly beating his girlfriend Amanda Farley, 20, also of Polson, to death. According to court records, police in A...

Ghost Out event drives home the dangers of drunk driving Ghost Out event drives home the dangers of drunk driving

RONAN — On Wednesday, April 27, two mangled cars sat in the Ronan High School parking lot as a grisly reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving.  A “Ghost Out” event is held every four years at Ronan High School, always before prom. During the event, a severe car accident is s...

Lake City Bakery featured in ‘Baked by Grace’ documentary Lake City Bakery featured in ‘Baked by Grace’ documentary

POLSON — Local filmmakers David and Jessica King of the FLIC Film Festival have a new documentary premiering May 13. “Baked by Grace,” tells the story about the folks who make Polson’s Lake City Bakery so special. The idea came to the couple after a particularly good experience at ...

Cherry Valley ‘Night of the Arts’ returns after COVID hiatus Cherry Valley ‘Night of the Arts’ returns after COVID hiatus

POLSON — Cherry Valley Elementary once again celebrated their students with their Night of the Arts event on April 28.  Over the past month, students have been doing animal artwork for this year’s theme of “Wild About Art.” Each student was able to display a piece of animal ar...

Mission Valley school board candidates profiled

LAKE COUNTY — School board seats throughout Lake County are up for contention this year with multiple people on the ballots for every school district. Ballots were mailed April 13 and are due at the election office in the Lake County Courthouse by mail or in person by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.  A...

2021 a record year for local economic development 2021 a record year for local economic development

RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners recently released their 2021 Community Impact Statement, revealing what they call a record-breaking year of success. With a mission of “community focused economic development,” MWCDP serves Lake, Mineral, and Sanders Counties as a local...


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