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Dances with bulls Dances with bulls

Bull riders are always on the razor’s edge of danger and it’s the job of the rodeo bullfighter to keep cowboys safe when they are flung off that edge. Bullfighters Sylvan La Cross, 28, and Travis Langan, 33, spent the past weekend protecting bull riders during the Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo at the Polson Fairgrounds’ Less Baldwin Arena. La Cross and those in his extremely dangerous profession make their full-time living by serving as a human shield between the cowboy who is hell-bent on riding an 1,800-pound beast for 8 seconds and the beast who has plans to the contrary. On Friday night, the importance of having La Cross in the arena was not lost on Casey Frederi...


Birth announcements for June 28, 2017 Birth announcements for June 28, 2017

Lakelyn Hendren ARLEE — Lakelyn Summer Levi Hendren was born June 4, 2017, at St. Luke Community Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces. Parents are Michael Hendren and Caroline Talks Different of Arlee. Paternal grandparent are Rhonda and Paul Hendren of Arlee. Maternal grandparents are Mary Ja...


Firefighters raise money to purchase wildland fire gear Firefighters raise money to purchase wildland fire gear

Story and photos by Karen Peterson  Valley Journal  ST. IGNATIUS – Volunteer Erich Morigeau, 12, held up a small sculpture and made his way through the crowd for people to get a closer look at it during the 23rd Annual St. Ignatius Fireman’s Auction at the Old Town Field on Saturd...


Native students learn about trees as part of summer cultural program  Native students learn about trees as part of summer cultural program 

POLSON –  More culturally-inspired outreach is the goal of the summer native arts and culture program.    Polson Middle School special services teacher Amy Williams said the idea sprouted from Polson Schools’ parent and Indian education committees. Meetings are held Wednesday...


Hilton featured artist of Killdeer summer show Hilton featured artist of  Killdeer summer show

News from the Killdeer Artisans Guild ARLEE – Jeneese Hilton is the featured artist for the Killdeer Artisan Guild’s summer show.  An opening reception for the exhibition, entitled “A Journey” will be held Saturday, July 1 from noon to 2 p.m. at Hangin’ Art Gallery....


Fireworks display needs funds

News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON — A Polson Fourth of July is a family-fun-filled celebration of our country’s founding that culminates with the annual fireworks display. And while fireworks are the most popular event of Polson’s celebration, they are also the most expen...


Crab fest organizers work to save arch Crab fest organizers work to save arch

RONAN – People gathered in Bockman Park for the annual crab fest hosted by the Chamber of Commerce to raise money for community projects on Friday. This year the focus is on helping save the iconic Ronan arch.  “The arch is safe for now, but the logs are rotting,” said Brandy Chisho...


$1M upgrade in the works for Finley Point State Park $1M upgrade in the works for Finley Point State Park

POLSON – A $1 million upgrade is in the works for Finley Point State Park.  The project, which began in the spring with the removal of some trees and the replacement of two latrines, will result in removal of six of 16 RV spaces in the existing campground next to Flathead Lake.  However...


Ninepipes Museum to host cultural arts fair

  CHARLO – Summertime fun can be found on the grounds at the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana during the second annual Cultural Arts Fair. Local and regional artists, traditional skills demonstrators, live music, and Indian tacos and fry bread are on tap from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July...


Irrigation board changes building locks Irrigation board changes building locks

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control continues to work on issues stemming from an internal investigation into missing monies. The board hired an accounting firm in April to look through the books concerning operations, procedures, and accounting for the last three years, from 2014 to 2...


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