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

Outdoors

Migratory birds take center stage

PABLO — As part of a yearly celebration of migratory birds, we would like to encourage everyone to stop by the lobby of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Complex in Pablo from April 22-25. Local third-grade artists from across the Reservation have completed excellent entries for this year’s annual International Migratory Bird Day poster contest sponsored by the CSKT Wildlife Management and Information and Education Programs. You can cast votes for your favorites. Each class and individual will receive a prize for participating. Special prizes will be awarded to the winners who will be announced during the week of May 6. This year’s International Migratory Bird...


Hungry bears emerging from winter dens

It’s time to put the birdfeeders away for the year. Tribal wildlife biologists report that several grizzly bears have been documented in the valley this spring.  So while it may still feel like winter, some bears have emerged from winter hibernation, and very few natural foods are available now...


Lake trout fishing materials available

The CSKT Fisheries Program announces the release of a set of educational materials designed to increase the success of lake trout catch on Flathead Lake. The materials include “Catching Lake Trout in Flathead Lake,” a two-DVD set, a Flathead Lake bathymetric map, a factsheet with fish identificat...


Bowhunter education class offered

POLSON — The first bowhunter education class of 2013 in Lake County is scheduled for April 16, 18 and 20. That’s Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and Saturday is a field course from 8 a.m. to noon. The evening classes will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 409 Fourth Ave...


Montana sees first wolf population decrease since 2004

HELENA — This year’s wolf hunt saw the largest take in the hunt’s short history. According to a press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the minimum number of wolves in Montana at the end of 2012 was 625 wolves in 147 packs and 37 breeding pairs — a population decrease ...


Plan carefully when starting seeds

Soon, many gardeners will consider starting vegetables for transplants. Experts agree that the ideal vegetable transplants should be stocky, have good color, are disease-free and at the proper stage of development for best growth when set in the garden. Ideally, the best place to grow vegetable plants is ...


Backcountry horsemen’s annual ‘steak ride’ celebrates 32 years

DAYTON — When planning our first “steak ride” in 1981, we surely did not think we would still be meeting on the first Sunday in May in 2013. Sunday, May 5, will mark the 32nd anniversary of Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen’s annual “steak ride.” Participants can cou...


Mack Days draws 510 anglers, entries taken until end

The first weekend of the 2013 spring Mack Days fishing event ended with a total of 2,227 lake trout entered in the event, which is sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.  Friday was the best day for fishing during the first weeken...


Pruning preps trees for better production

Pruning fruit trees is important to develop a strong, well-balanced framework to improve strength, give better shape, induce branching, and improve fruit quality. Lack of pruning causes trees to grow poorly and produce less fruit, while excessive pruning makes fruit trees susceptible to diseases, delays frui...


Some tribal lands closed for spring

The Tribal Wildland Recreation Program would like to remind the public of upcoming spring closures that are part of the 2013-14 fishing, bird hunting and recreation regulations.   The entire Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness Area is closed to all livestock use between March 1 and June 30. This spri...


Sponsored by: