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Agreement developed to keep Elmo fishing access open Agreement developed to keep Elmo fishing access open

News from DNRC and Lake County Commission LAKE COUNTY – The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and Lake County Commission have reached an agreement to enter into a temporary license that will maintain public access to the Elmo Fishing Access site on Flathead Lake. Lake County commissioners were unanimous in their approval to enter into a license agreement with the DNRC for $10,800 per year with a two percent annual increase. The five-year agreement period will keep the facility open while the county pursues a permanent solution for the site. “We’re very pleased that the county was willing and able to work out a deal to keep this fishing acc...


Mission Valley Museum Consortium shares news

ARLEE Arlee Jocko Valley Museum Our historic site is closed until July 4, 2020.  View our beautiful War Memorial, which is outside of our site located at the corner of Bouch and Fyant (by the grade school). Volunteers are needed.  For more information, call 406-726-3167.   ST ...


Cut cattle market red tape, allow interstate meat sales

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — As Montana ranchers have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently released the first plank of his Rancher Relief Plan, calling on Senate leadership to include his legislation, the bipartisan New Markets for...


Energy assistance extended

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced he is directing $5 million in federal CARES Act funds to expand assistance to thousands of Montanans struggling to afford their home energy needs due to financial strain caused by COVID-19.    &ldquo...


2020 Arlee Celebration canceled

News from the Arlee Powwow Celebration Committee ARLEE – The Arlee Powwow Celebration Committee has decided to cancel this year’s powwow due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns. We consider the health and safety of our community a priority along with our visiting and neighboring communities. We...


Different ages, perspectives on COVID-19 Different ages, perspectives on COVID-19

MISSION VALLEY — Four Mission Valley residents, separated in age by many years, recently shared with the Valley Journal newspaper their opinions about the COVID-19 virus, the stay at home order, their concerns for the future, and how they think we can best help ourselves. Amaya Nine-year-old Am...


Banners honor graduating seniors Banners honor graduating seniors

This year’s high school seniors won’t sit on stages in caps and gowns to signify the end of their secondary education, but communities are finding ways to celebrate them anyway. In Arlee, Kelly Jo Nagel spearheaded an effort to make and hang banners featuring the seniors’ photos througho...


Polson clean-up event canceled, community members ecouraged to carry on tradition individually

POLSON – The Envision Polson! Beautification Committee is canceling the 2020 Polson Community Clean-Up event due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The beautification committee encourages community members to continue the annual spring tradition by picking up trash around Polson on their own this year....


Additional 13 weeks of UI benefits now available for Montanans

News from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry MONTANA – The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced Montanans can now access an additional 13 weeks of Unemployment Insurance benefits, expanded through the passage of the recent stimulus package, or CARES Act. “These eme...


Census count project changes with COVID-19

News from the Montana 2020 Census  MONTANA – The U.S. Census Bureau announced that Montana will be one of a few states in the nation to resume update/leave operations. During this operation, census employees with identification and wearing full personal protective equipment will leave census ...


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