Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Latest Headlines

Current Events

Special Sections

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

Features

Neighbors on call Neighbors on call

Part 3: This is the third part of a three-part story on the role of community health workers in rural health care from the Montana Gap project. Two months ago, the boys played like children do, clambering around a ruined building just down the lush green hillside from their home. Now their mom, Moslene, cooks only for her husband, a mechanical act that brings her no joy. Only sadness and a remembrance of the innocent laughter she will never hear again. Her boys — her only children — are dead. A wall of that ruined building fell on them, killing them instantly. Moslene’s house, a one-story, two-room concrete structure with a wrap-around porch and faded blue and whit...


Visions for Montana’s economy clash in fight over Initiative 186 Visions for Montana’s economy clash in fight over Initiative 186

MONTANA – The controversy over ballot Initiative 186 seems to be about two competing visions for Montana’s future economy, and water quality underlies them both. The ballot measure, if passed, would amend the state’s 1971 Metal Mine Reclamation Act to provide for an additional $115,00...


Veteran Spotlight - Tom Siple Veteran Spotlight - Tom Siple

Tom Siple February 23, 1967 Desert Storm Era: Iraq, Bosnia, Somalia, Germany U.S. Army – 52nd Signal Battalion Tom Siple wanted to join the military, but there was a problem -- he was an early high school graduate and was too young. Not wanting to waste time, Tom went to college until his 17th birth...


Haiti's healthcare provides idea for Montana

This is the second part of a three-part story on the role of community health workers in rural health care from the Montana Gap project.  The Partners In Health headquarters resides in a huge state-of-the-art hospital in Mirebalais, about a half-hour drive southwest of Cange. On what has become a typ...


Journalism matters because democracy matters Journalism matters because democracy matters

An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans secretary and numerous corrections at...


Neighbors on call: Haiti may offer window to Montana’s healthcare future Neighbors on call: Haiti may offer window to Montana’s healthcare future

This is the first part of a three-part story on the role of community health workers in rural health care from the Montana Gap project. Part one: What’s working abroad? In rural Haiti, locals trained as community health workers help mentally ill neighbors where full-fledged physicians are few and far ...


Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

There are a lot of different reasons for joining the military. When in high school, Jim Pettit took the opportunity through the 1973 CETA program (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) to work with the Ronan, Montana Police Department. Things weren’t good at home, and deciding he liked law enforce...


Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees hail from Lake County Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees hail from Lake County

LAKE COUNTY – Two notable men from Lake County have been chosen to join the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center based on their contributions to the culture and history of the region. Asa Clayton “A.C.” Brooks, who lived in St. Ignatius, and Carl V. Moss of Polson are the...


Victor Charlo to share his poetry Victor Charlo to share his poetry

News from the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana NINEPIPES — Victor Charlo started writing poetry in high school and at age 81, he still has stories and poems yet to write. One such story he has in his head is about a stick game at Dixon. Charlo will share poems from his first published work, Put S...


Mission Falls Market to host garlic festival

News from the Mission Falls Market ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Falls Market Garlic Festival will be held Sept. 28 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Good Old Days Pavilion in St. Ignatius. This free family event celebrates community and fall harvest abundance by offering a locally grown and prepared meal, ...


«1...34567...8586»

Sponsored by: