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
Engagement Announcement
Wedding Announcement

Government

Senate District 8 election brings 3 candidates to the ballot

In Senate District 8, two candidates vie for the Democrat name on the November ballot, while Republican candidate Rick Jennison is unopposed as the only Republican candidate on the ticket.  Joey Jayne , of Arlee, is a Democrat candidate for the Senate District 8 seat. Jayne is 52 and married to Harley Tanner. She holds a Juris Doctor (law degree), a Master of Science in watershed management/hydrology and a Bachelor of Science in agricultural industry. Jayne is an attorney at Joey Jayne Law Office in Arlee. She’s also worked as a recruiter for nursing students at Salish Kootenai College and as an extension agent and hydrologist.  Jayne served as a representative in ...


Candidates face off for seat in House District 15

As the June 8 primary election quickly approaches for House District 15, two Democrats, incumbent Forrestina “Frosty” Calf Boss Ribs and newcomer James Steele Jr., make the final push for the chance to run against lone Republican candidate Joe Read.  Joe Read , 55, is the lone Republican...


Polson Rural Fire District welcomes new trustees

POLSON — Newly sworn in trustees Beth Hoel and Steve Stanley jumped right into action at the Polson Rural Fire District meeting on May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Fire Station.  The slate of officers elected were Fred Nelson, chair, Jack Clapp, vice chair, and Beth Hoel, secretary/treasurer...


Commissioners approve trail plans

POLSON — The Polson City Commission Chamber was chock full of Boy Scouts and Scoutmasters at the 7 p.m. meeting on May 17. The Boy Scouts were lending support to fellow Scout Clay Frissell when he asked the commissioners for permission to develop trails at Travis Dolphin Dog Park. These trails will be ...


City, County receive recycling grants

POLSON — It’s going to be easier to recycle in Polson soon. Polson Parks Director Karen Sargeant and Lake County Solid Waste District Program Manager Mark Nelson held a joint press conference to announce recycling grants.  The city of Polson received about $24,000 from the Recycling Infra...


New law for an old drug

Candidates for the state legislature are grappling with medical marijuana issues as more Montanans become patients and caregivers. When the 2011 legislature convenes in January, legislators will address areas from the patient approval process to caregiver regulations. In this article, local candidates discus...


Five county law officials run for sheriff

With the primary elections just around the corner, Lake County Sheriff candidates are working hard to get their messages to the public before the primary elections on June 8.  Arthur (Art) D. Walgren currently serves as the assistant chief of police in the Ronan Police Department. The 46-year-old R...


Medical marijuana zoning meeting draws small crowd

POLSON — The latest public meeting to solicit public comment on medical marijuana zoning regulations for Polson was held on May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Even though medical marijuana is a hot topic in Polson, only about 16 community members attended the meeting held on the third floor of the Lake County C...


Teachers get wild at Bison Range workshop

You learn something new every day, a fact that was certainly true at a discovery workshop for teachers held Friday at the National Bison Range. About 20 Western Montana educators who work with children ages 3-7 attended the Growing Up WILD workshop, where they were introduced to a variety of activities that ...


Commission tables Kapp’s property trade proposal

POLSON — Gary Kapp came to the Polson City Commission meeting on Monday night to propose a trade. Kapp offered a piece of his property east of La Vista Drive and a sewer easement to the city in exchange for waiving the $5,700 impact fees on his property. The commissioners and Kapp discussed concerns...


Partly Cloudy

41°
Lo 33°
Forecast

Sponsored by: