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Justice Dept. seeks to close loopholes, clarify DUI laws Justice Dept. seeks to close loopholes, clarify DUI laws

Legislators in Helena are preparing for a complete overhaul of the state DUI code, hoping to simplify laws and change Montana’s dialogue when it comes to drinking and driving.  The Montana Attorney General’s office is suggesting several bills aiming to clarify confusing rules, close loopholes and increase funding for more preventive programs to keep intoxicated Montanans off the roads. “Over the years, DUI statutes have been enacted and amended so many times they’re honestly convoluted and confusing,” said Attorney General Tim Fox. “Not only will (reform) make it easier for prosecutors and judges to understand, but for the defendants as well.&r...


Justice Dept. seeks to close loopholes, clarify DUI laws

Legislators in Helena are preparing for a complete overhaul of the state DUI code, hoping to simplify laws and change Montana’s dialogue when it comes to drinking and driving.  The Montana Attorney General’s office is suggesting several bills aiming to clarify confusing rules, close looph...


Birth announcements for Jan. 2, 2019 Birth announcements for Jan. 2, 2019

Georgie Beavers RONAN — Georgie Ann Beavers was born Dec. 9, 2018, at St. Luke Community Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Parents are Daniel Beavers and Roberta Morrow of Ronan. Maternal grandparents are Barbara and Joseph DuBois of Box Elder. Siblings are Zayden, Alexis, Daniel and Brian...


Ronan Cooperative Brewery finds downtown home Ronan Cooperative Brewery finds downtown home

The doors opened for a short time on Montana’s first cooperative brewery during the evening of Friday, Dec. 21, allowing people to see the space before renovations begin. The Ronan Cooperative Brewery has found a home at 400 Main Street in the back section of a large two-story building that was once...


Former Ronan teacher loses ability to teach in Montana

RONAN – A former Ronan Middle School teacher lost his license to teach in the State of Montana due to allegations of sexual misconduct.  The Montana Board of Public Education revoked Zachary Rowan’s license in November. Rowan was a middle school English teacher at the Ronan School Distric...


Sidewalk snow removal begins

News from the City of Polson POLSON – The City of Polson is committed to ensuring safe and accessible pedestrian passage on all sidewalks during winter months, and we need your help. As snow season approaches, here is a friendly reminder regarding snow removal ordinances.  Snow and ice mus...


Polson reminds people of dog license regulations

News from the City of Polson  POLSON – All Polson city issued dog licenses expire every year on Dec. 31. Dog licensing is required and ensures rabies vaccination, which protects the health of your pet and others. Additionally, licensed dogs when found at large are able to be returned to their...


New Ronan Motors owners dive into business New Ronan Motors owners dive into business

By Mary Auld  for the Valley Journal RONAN – Paul and Kelly van Hoek are veterans in the car business, but cars aren’t the reason they decided to buy Ronan Motors. It’s the beauty and community in the Mission Valley that attracted them to the business. “We knew it was go...


New deli serves healthy, community oriented fare New deli serves healthy, community oriented fare

ST. IGNATIUS – “Build your own sandwiches, soups from scratch, and a little bit of love of course, which makes it taste better,” is how Janis Heffern describes her new business.  Daybreak Deli and Floral has been open since July 2018, but it’s been a dream for much longer. Hef...


Polson Seniors for Jan. 2, 2019

POLSON — I’ve found that if you tuck one part of your pant leg into your sock people expect less of you. My New Year’s resolution is to live as long as I can; so far, so good. The veterans’ representative will be here on Friday, Jan. 4, from 10 a.m.-noon. The New Year is brin...


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