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Guild, gallery celebrate anniversaries

News from Killdeer Artisans Guild ARLEE — Killdeer Artisans Guild and Hangin’ Art Gallery are hosting the opening reception for their summer show. This very special exhibit celebrates Killdeer’s 10th anniversary showing together, and the 16th anniversary of Hangin’ Art Gallery. The exhibit features artworks by Killdeer’s own members,  a fascinating and diverse group of artists, grounded in the Mission Valley and surrounding area. We’re pleased to welcome Neil Chaput de Saintonge, founder of Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, showing a series of his photographs. Come for the Arlee Celebration Powwow, then join us at Hangin&rsquo...

Briefs for July 3, 2019

Thanks for amazing support RONAN — Sister Sallie’s Thrift Store thanks the community for their wonderful response to requests for donations and assistance. Their cup runneth over and because of this they need to catch up and won’t be accepting donations again until July 10. Thank you f...

Charlo track replacement project postponed to 2020 Charlo track replacement project postponed to 2020

CHARLO – The Charlo community will have to wait a year longer than anticipated to recreate on an updated running track. At a June 26 special school board meeting, trustees voted unanimously to aim to start construction on June 1, 2020, intending to have the project completed before the 2020 school year...

HandMADE Montana shop opens

News from HandMADE Montana  POLSON – The newly renovated 212 Main Street in downtown Polson is filling with modern handcrafted goods from more than 50 past and present MADE fair artists.  The space, which once was home to Jackie M’s shoe store, is now filled with vibrant colors ...

Slide through summer with learning fun

By Kathi Beeks                  Valley Journal The “summer slide” sounds like fun play equipment - it is anything but. Children lose up to three months worth of reading and math skills during long summer vacations. While there are educators pushi...

Locals show their stuff at Mission Mountain Rodeo Locals show their stuff at Mission Mountain Rodeo

By Rob Zolman              Valley Journal POLSON – The Mission Mountain Rodeo wrapped up 79 years of high-energy action Saturday evening, drawing in cowboy and cowgirl competitors from as far away as Canada, Idaho and Wyoming. The National Rodeo Association sanc...

Arlee Jocko Valley Museum opens July 4

Our historic site will open on July 4. We will be open from 2-4 p.m. on July 4, 5, 20, Aug. 3, 17, 31 and Sept. 2, Labor Day. The museum has many historical displays including many photographs of Native and homesteading families. There are hundreds of obituaries with genealogy information. The museum is loca...

Flathead Lakers to hear report, present award

News from the Flathead Lakers YELLOW BAY — Flathead Lakers members and friends will gather to celebrate and learn about Flathead Lake and its watershed at the Flathead Lakers annual meeting on Thursday, July 11, at the Flathead Lake Biological Station. The public is welcome.  Robin Steinkr...

Ronan Airport among 13 across Montana to receive upgrade

Washington, D.C. — As part of his ongoing effort to #ConnectMT, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced more than $8 million in federal funding to upgrade 13 airports across the state. Ronan Airport received $257,145 to rehabilitate the runway, the taxiway, and the apron. “When you live in a p...

Coast Guard Auxiliary uses education, inspections to keep Montana waters safe Coast Guard Auxiliary uses education, inspections to keep Montana waters safe

MELITA ISLAND – With the nearest ocean nearly 600 miles away, many Montanans are surprised to learn that the U.S. Coast Guard patrols the waters here in Montana. “We are trying to create an awareness that the U.S. Coast Guard actually exists in Montana,” said U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary P...

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