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Charlo students cook cultural cuisine for community

CHARLO — The Charlo High School Cultural Awareness Club whet their appetite with some of the world’s finest — and most interesting foods — at the International Food Fair last Tuesday.  The high school students cooked dishes from countries such as Germany, Malaysia and France and happily served the community everything from Mexican salsa con queso, to Irish stew and Turkish hummus.  They also displayed posters with cultural information and offered a wealth of knowledge about their country to guests nibbling on appetizers, entrees and desserts. Due to the frightful weather — a mixture of snow, rain and hail — the turnout was less than exp...

Mack Days anglers net record catch

The record-breaking number of anglers entered in the 2010 Spring Mack Days took advantage of the beautiful spring weather and caught 3,679 lake trout. The 3,679 mackinaw caught in this weekend was the most in the 11-week event and pushed the number of lake trout caught through six weekends to 17,292, whic...

School board hears library info, plans negotiation

POLSON —Marilyn Trosper and Jake Block presented information on a proposed library district to the Polson school board of trustees at their meeting on April 19 at 5 p.m. Trosper, Polson City Librarian, and Block, Chair of the Library Steering Committee, stumped for the North Lake County Public Libra...

Exploring the sciences

A diverse spectrum of sciences were represented at the second annual K. William Harvey Elementary School Science night last Tuesday. From astronomy to ornithology — elementary students chose from an array of science stations and participated in experiments with their parents and families.  &...

Commissioners approve city engineer contract

POLSON — At the Polson City Commission meeting on April 19, Polson City Manager Todd Crossett’s comments were moved to the beginning of the agenda. Crossett had quite a few people and projects to bring the commission up to speed on, too.  Starting the list, Crossett said he wanted to pers...

Rural Fire Trustees plan for new wildland truck

POLSON — The Polson Rural Fire District Trustees held their monthly meeting on April 14 at 7 p.m. The trustees discussed 323, a truck housed at Irvine Flats. It will cost an estimated $2,000 to fix the truck. Trustee Jack Clapp said there seem to be three choices with the truck: scrap it, repair ...

New law for an old drug

They're not just names in a registry. They're your neighbors, friends, coworkers and family members. They're medical marijuana patients, and for part four of our series exploring the issues surrounding Montana's medical marijuana program, we've asked three Lake County residents to share how marijuana helps t...


In last week’s Valley Journal, the Charlo-Moiese Fire Hall story incorrectly stated that the Charlo-Moiese Volunteer Fire Department’s district is 25 square miles. The district actually covers a total of 125 square miles.  Tammy Ely’s name was missing from the lineup of the picture ...

Vandals destroy political signs

CHARLO — Three political signs were torched and axed by an unknown party last Sunday evening, leaving political candidates and their neighbors outraged. The signs were on properties in the Charlo and Ninepipe areas. Paul Tryon, a Republican candidate, purchased two of the signs as part of his campai...

Arlee water/sewer district honored with public health award

ARLEE — Clean drinking water is something most Americans take for granted. But when you’ve spent 25 years working on providing your community with good water, as Arlee residents Gary and Connie Wining have, certainly some recognition is due. That’s why the Lake County Board of Health recent...

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