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Governor, Montana Police Protective Association reacts to loss of deputy Governor, Montana  Police Protective Association reacts  to loss of deputy

News from the State of Montana’s Police Association and Governor's office Governor Steve Bullock ordered all flags flown in the State of Montana to be displayed at half-staff on Friday, Oct. 25 to honor Gallatin County Sheriff Deputy Jake Allmendinger, who lost his life in the line of duty on Oct. 19. According to the press release, Deputy Allmendinger was a devoted father and husband, a brave first responder, and a selfless public servant who gave his life in service to another.   "Montana's law enforcement officers and Montanans all across the state mourn the loss of a fallen brother but we will never forget the ultimate sacrifice he made to our state.  The thou...


Polson educator receives Presidential Innovation Award Polson educator receives Presidential Innovation Award

Polson Middle School students held their sixth annual Harvest Dinner on Thursday evening in celebration of the fall bounty, which was harvested from the school’s vegetable garden. Family and friends gathered in the middle school’s lunchroom for a buffet-style dinner that the students worked ha...


First annual Arlee Trail of Bales is a success First annual Arlee Trail of Bales is a success

By Mary Auld for the Valley Journal  ARLEE – Arlee’s business community livened up the town’s streets with creative hay bale creations.  Shannon Patton works at Valley Bank in Arlee and organized the contest. She was inspired by the hay bale decorating event in Ronan. Commun...


Locals host event for governor candidate Locals host event for governor candidate

News from Whitney William s POLSON – Joe McDonald and Co Carew will host a wine and cheese event for people to meet governor candidate Whitney Williams on Friday, Nov. 1, at 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Bickford Building, 220 Main St. Williams is a sixth-generation Montanan and businesswoman. As CEO o...


School safety professional development grants available

News from the Office of Public Instruction  MONTANA — State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced that applications are now available for school districts to apply for school safety professional development grants.  House Bill 601 was passed by the 2019 Legislature at the request of ...


Valley Voices - real people; real opinions for Oct. 30, 2019 Valley Voices - real people; real opinions for Oct. 30, 2019

Lyndia Peters of Ronan - 10/25/19 "Making apple cider with my family." Kristin Cross of Ronan - 10/25/19 "One year we had a big Halloween party at our house and we just had a lof of family and friends and fun." Mataya Padilla  of Ronan - 10/25/19 "Watching movies with my family. Hall...


Tribal Health to offer training for opioid overdoses

News from CSKT ST. IGNATIUS  — Tribal Health will begin training interested members of the community in how to administer Naloxone, a lifesaving drug during episodes of opioid overdoses. Tribal Health physical therapists Aaron Sparks and Jason Krumbeck are now certified as master trainers ...


Law enforcement looking for missing man Law enforcement  looking for  missing man

News from Lake County Sheriff’s Office LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 65-year-old Kamille Samuels of St. Ignatius.   Samuels was on pre-trial supervision via a GPS monitor, which he cut off on Oct. 15. He was scheduled to appear before an omnibus ...


Kiwanis members learn about hazards of vaping Kiwanis members learn about hazards of vaping

POLSON – With vaping being a common topic of discussion in public conversation, Polson Kiwanis Club members and guests had the opportunity on Thursday to learn about the hazards of vaping and why it can be dangerous. “It’s an epidemic and a crisis,” said Lake County Public Health o...


Bill bans members of Congress from becoming lobbyists

News from U.S. Senators WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aiming to shut the revolving door of lobbyist influence in Washington, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) reintroduced legislation banning members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.  “Tr...


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