Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Latest Headlines

Current Events

What's New?

Send us your news items.

NOTE: All submissions are subject to our Submission Guidelines.

Announcement Forms

Use these forms to send us announcements.

Birth Announcement
Obituary

Business

Small-engine repair shop opens in Polson Small-engine repair shop opens in Polson

POLSON – It's been a little more than three months since Jeff and Cody Blodgett opened Sparks Power Sports, a small engine repair business on the corner of Main Street and 8th Avenue East. The two men are not just business partners; they are father and son. “We just kind of teamed up,” Jeff said. The Blodgetts saw a need for another repair shop in the area, so they transformed the once run-down property into a one-stop small engine repair shop. “We liked this building a lot,” Jeff said. “It was dilapidated. We reclaimed it and got it back up to code.” The shop repairs included an extensive amount of painting, electrical and plumbing improvemen...


Ninepipes Museum features swans Ninepipes Museum features swans

News from Ninepipes Museum CHARLO – It is a thrill one never tires of to see the big white trumpeter swans in the sky over the Mission Valley.  Join us at Ninepipes Museum on Saturday, Aug. 24, for a day of celebrating the trumpeter swans and view the recent installation of a nesting pair in ...


Ninepipes hosts author with personal story of WWII adoption

CHARLO – Ronan author, Linda Angle, is featured at the Aug. 3 “First Saturday” event at Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana. Linda will hold a book signing between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. of her book sharing her poignant story of a post-World War II adoptive child born to an unwed German mother. A...


Simple Simon’s Pizza to open new location

News from J&H Foods ST. IGNATIUS – J&H Foods, a parent company of Simple Simon’s Pizza®, is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of the Simple Simon’s Pizza® location in St. Ignatius.  Franchise owner and area developer Joe Culp has decided to bring the Simp...


Nonprofit hires new co-executive director

News from Alternative Energy Resources Organization   MONTANA – The Alternative Energy Resources Organization announced that Lindsay Ganong is joining their staff as a new co-executive director. Ganong is a proven leader in diverse settings and brings unique skills to AERO, where she will be ...


Mission Valley Super Oval roaring under new management Mission Valley Super Oval roaring under new management

PABLO – After a long winter, the Mission Valley Super Oval (formerly Mission Valley Speedway) opened the 2019 race season under new management. The season opened about seven weekends ago. Tony Undem and his all-star team have been feeding people’s need for speed with a paved oval racing venue ...


Hangin’ Art Gallery in Arlee to close Hangin’ Art Gallery in Arlee to close

ARLEE – After serving as an Arlee community hub for art, music and food for 16 years, the Hangin’ Art Gallery will close late this August. Owner Donna Mollica plans to retire to pursue personal endeavors. Mollica said she wanted to announce the closing early to give others in the community the...


Guild, gallery celebrate anniversaries

News from Killdeer Artisans Guild ARLEE — Killdeer Artisans Guild and Hangin’ Art Gallery are hosting the opening reception for their summer show. This very special exhibit celebrates Killdeer’s 10th anniversary showing together, and the 16th anniversary of Hangin’ Art Gallery. T...


HandMADE Montana shop opens

News from HandMADE Montana  POLSON – The newly renovated 212 Main Street in downtown Polson is filling with modern handcrafted goods from more than 50 past and present MADE fair artists.  The space, which once was home to Jackie M’s shoe store, is now filled with vibrant colors ...


Arlee Jocko Valley Museum opens July 4

Our historic site will open on July 4. We will be open from 2-4 p.m. on July 4, 5, 20, Aug. 3, 17, 31 and Sept. 2, Labor Day. The museum has many historical displays including many photographs of Native and homesteading families. There are hundreds of obituaries with genealogy information. The museum is loca...


Sponsored by: