Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Taylor Davison

Autumn begins with the Ronan Harvest Festival Autumn begins with the Ronan Harvest Festival

RONAN — The 12th annual Harvest Festival was celebrated in Ronan last Saturday, Sept. 17 to mark the official start to autumn. While the last 12 years have seen a lot of different events come and go, from chili cook offs to giant pumpkin contests, this year saw the two local cooperatives join in the...

Bear sightings in Lake County increase Bear sightings in Lake County increase

LAKE COUNTY — There has been an increase in bear sightings in communities this year, but according to biologists from the Wildlife Management Program of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, it isn’t due to this year’s fire activity.  The main suspected reason, according to b...

A walkthrough of Lake County elections A walkthrough of Lake County elections

This story was produced as part of the Democracy Day journalism collaborative, a nationwide effort to shine a light on the threats and opportunities facing American democracy. Read more at   usdemocracyday.org .  LAKE COUNTY — As the Nov. 8 general election approaches, the Lake Count...

RDO helps kids contribute to revitalization RDO helps kids contribute to revitalization

RONAN — Last week, RDO Equipment Co. held an interactive presentation at the Ronan fairgrounds and football field to teach kids from Ronan High School more about the industry and contribute to a local revitalization project.  Partnering with the Montana Chamber of Commerce, RDO selected Ronan f...

Corn hole tournament to benefit Families First

POLSON — Glacier Brewing in Polson will be holding a Corn Hole for a Cause tournament on Sept. 18 for the benefit of Families First. Funded by several local businesses, with Blackfoot Communications acting as the title sponsor, organizers hope to see anywhere from 20 to 30 people participate in the ...

Arlee CDC honors founder, anniversary at upcoming celebration Arlee CDC honors founder, anniversary at upcoming celebration

ARLEE — The Arlee Community Development Corporation will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 10.  Founded in 2002 and housed in what was originally the Hangin’ Art Gallery and Café, the CDC will pay homage to those early businesses by offering carrot cake, a specialty...

Sports photos for Sept. 14, 2022 Sports photos for Sept. 14, 2022

The Arlee Warriors and Charlo Vikings faced off in the Sept. 2 game, in which Charlo came away victorious. 

Burlesque, drag bring self-expression to Mission Valley

POLSON — Last weekend, the Diamonds and Heels Burlesque and Drag Show made waves at the KwaTaqNuk, bringing in world renown performers from all over the country to entertain and spread messages of inclusivity, community, and acceptance. Co-sponsored by SAFE Harbor, Spirit of Many Colors, and Violet ...

Co-op Brewery prepares for September Co-op Brewery prepares for September

RONAN — As the seasons start to change the Ronan Cooperative Brewery is lining up its fall events, including its second anniversary.  On Friday, Sept. 23, the Co-op will close down the street to throw a combination Oktoberfest and anniversary celebration, complete with live music, food trucks, ...

Flathead River Rodeo qualifies national competitors Flathead River Rodeo qualifies national competitors

POLSON — The Flathead River Rodeo lit up Polson Aug. 25-27 with its second largest ever event, 599 entries.  This was the seventh rodeo put together by S&K Gaming LLC, a company created in 2006 by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to provide general gaming management oversight. No...


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