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MSU research featured in Science Magazine

BOZEMAN — A Montana State University study of the history of Yellowstone National Park’s vegetation was recently highlighted by the editors of a prestigious journal dedicated to the advancement of science. Science Magazine chose the MSU-led study, which was originally published in June in the Journal of Biogeography, to be featured it in its Aug. 31 edition as an “Editors’ Choice,” a section that highlights notable research published in other journals. The article explained how MSU paleo-ecologists used fossil pollen in lake sediments in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to assess how the vegetation composition and distribution of a mountain system has va...


Charlo celebrates school spirit Charlo celebrates school spirit

CHARLO – Charlo High School senior Tyrah Hammond put a lot of effort into this year’s homecoming festivities along with the other students in the high school, middle school and elementary. “This is my last year in high school, so I really wanted to get the most out of it,” she said...


Bulldogs celebrate homecoming week Bulldogs celebrate homecoming week

ST. IGNATIUS – After a week of homecoming activities at Mission High School, the community turned out Friday afternoon for the school’s annual parade leading up to the football game against Seeley-Swan Blackhawks later that evening. Flint McPherson and Afton Brander were this year’s homecom...


Walking path developed by school volunteers, donations Walking path developed by school volunteers, donations

News from Christian Bumgarner, Mission Valley Christian Academy director POLSON – The Mission Valley Christian Academy dedicated their walking path on Friday, May 25. In a ceremony at the school, two miles east of Polson on Highway 35, a number of key individuals and organizations were acknowledge...


State assessment results announced

News from Dylan Klapmeier, director of communications and federal relations for the Montana Office of Public Instruction HELENA— The Office of Public Instruction has released Montana’s 2017-2018 statewide assessment results, which show little variation over last year. Montana’s statewi...


Polson Middle School program builds culture of belonging Polson Middle School program builds culture of belonging

By Mary Auld for the  Valley Journal POLSON – Teacher Tessa Hupka stood before a class of eighth graders that seemed to be like any class on the first Friday of the school year: full of students chatting, joking, and rifling papers, but Hupka wasn’t there to teach math or reading. E...


Child Find scheduled in Ronan

RONAN — Mark your calendars for our annual fall Child Find event on Friday, Sept.14. This free screening will be held at the K. Wm. Harvey Elementary School in the Special Needs Preschool classroom from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Children ages birth to 5 years old, who live in the Ronan/Pablo School District...


St. Ignatius school district finds new bus company

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius School District has chosen a new bus company after methamphetamines were found in the buses belonging to the owner of the old company. Superintendent Jason Sargent announced to parents last week that bus routes will resume as usual when the school starts back up from ...


SKC receives language grant

News from The Administration for Children and Families The Administration for Native Americans at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families today announced awards for 18 grant projects, totaling more than $4.8 million, to help preserve Native language...


Genetic differences found in trees untouched by mountain pine beetles Genetic differences found in trees untouched by mountain pine beetles

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – A University of Montana researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the trees. UM Professor Diana Six made the discovery after studying mature whitebar...


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