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St. Ignatius photographer exhibits art at Missoula Art Museum St. Ignatius photographer exhibits art at Missoula Art Museum

News from the Missoula Art Museum MISSOULA — This is the premier exhibition of Stephen Hunt’s photographs, “Kitawaahsinnoon, The Land that Feeds Us,” Aug. 9-Dec. 8, at the Lynda M. Frost Contemporary American Indian Art Gallery. Hunt studied photography with David J. Spear at Salish Kootenai College while pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in social work. Hunt frames his photographs with a perspective of the land that connects to tribal stories or culturally significant events. Hunt, who is Blackfeet (Amskapii Pikaanii), Nez Perce (Nimipuu), Sioux (Sisseton), Pend d’Oreille (Qlispé), and Chippewa Cree (Ne Hiyawak), was raised on the Flathead In...


Officers make arrest after retrieving disorderly man from lake

POLSON – It wasn’t hot weather that sent a Polson Police Officer and a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy out for a swim in Flathead Lake on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Law enforcement responded to a complaint of an intoxicated and disorderly male at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino on U.S. Hwy. 93 in t...


Final hearing to adopt growth policy rewrite held

News from Joel Nelson, Community Planner, Land Solutions, LLC LAKE COUNTY — On July 9, 2018, the Lake County Commissioners passed a resolution of intention to adopt the draft Lake County Growth Policy rewrite, subject to changes outlined in the resolution. The changes have been made to the documen...


Firefighters get double booked Firefighters get double booked

By Karen Peterson            Valley Journal RONAN – Ronan Fire Department Volunteers responded to a house fire involving life saving pets and a wreck where a camper was torn to pieces on the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug 1. Police Chief Mark Clary said his team was div...


Chief Cliff VFD/QRU receives local grant Chief Cliff VFD/QRU receives local grant

News from Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department DAYTON — The Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department and QRU is the proud beneficiary of a grant in the amount of $4,321.85 from the Edwards Charitable Foundation. As a newly formed 501(c)3, ECF seeks to provide charitable dollars, primarily within the...


Boys and Girls Club receives $50,0000 grant from Lowe’s

RONAN — Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County announced on July 31 they have been selected to receive $50,000 from Lowe’s Renovation Across the Nation, representing the state of Montana. The local organization is one of 51 Boys and Girls Clubs around the country to recei...


St. Ignatius school receives high level award St. Ignatius school receives high level award

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius School District is a trendsetter in the awards department from the state.  “We are in uncharted territory,” said High School Principal Shawn Hendrickson.  The Montana Office of Public Instruction honored the school with the Platinum Award for ...


Ronan student awarded Montana Community Foundation scholarship

News from the Montana Community Foundation HELENA – The Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF) awarded $431,550 in scholarships to 138 Montana students for the 2018-19 academic year.  Marissa Mock, of Ronan, was awarded a $1,100 T. Eugene Young Montana’s Promise Scholarship. Eac...


GPCF awards grants to local organizations GPCF awards grants to local organizations

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation On July 10, the Greater Polson Community Foundation awarded grant funds to 17 local non-profits as part of its 2018 grant cycle. Directors were on hand from CASA of Lake & Sanders Counties, Mission Valley Live, Polson Farm to School Program, Miracle of...


Get ready for fall with Harvest Festival, Trail of Bales

  RONAN — Applications are available to participate in the Dutch Oven Cook Off or be a  vendor for the 10th annual Ronan Harvest Fest. This family-friendly event includes the third annual Dutch Oven Cook Off, vendors and lots of fun activities including a bouncy house, a rock wall for climbin...


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