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Youth development drives Polson Golf Professional’s work Youth development drives Polson Golf Professional’s work

By Mary Auld  for the Valley Journal  POLSON - Cameron Milton was named the Polson Chamber of Commerce 2018 Citizen of the Year. He was also recognized on the national golf scene earlier last year, with the 2018 Professional Golfers’ Association Youth Player Development Award.  Both awards recognize Milton’s commitment to building inclusive youth programs at the golf course. “We’ve just made youth programming a priority,” he said. Milton’s life’s work and his recreational obsession are one and the same. “Golf is my life,” he said. “A lot of the time when I’m not working I’m playing the game.&r...


Snowpack below normal despite extreme February snowfall Snowpack below normal despite extreme February snowfall

LAKE COUNTY – Last week’s snowfall closed schools and created treacherous driving conditions, but up in the mountains snow accumulation is still below average.  As of March 3, the Flathead Basin received just 91 percent of its normal snowpack for the season. This was despite significant s...


Canadian trio of feisty women makes U.S. debut in Polson March 8 Canadian trio of feisty women makes U.S. debut in Polson March 8

POLSON – Just eight hours north in Saskatchewan a trio of vocalists is working hard to make their voices be heard across the continent. Rosie & the Riveters will make their U.S. debut in Polson on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Polson High School auditorium. Students 18 and under are admitted free and...


Briefs for March 6, 2019

USDA-NRCS changes the way it does business  BOZEMAN – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is changing the way it does business to better identify and prioritize Montana’s natural resource concerns on private land and to better focus its technical and financial assistance. ...


Birth announcements for March 6, 2019 Birth announcements for March 6, 2019

Kayleigh Allred POLSON — Kayleigh Marie Allred was born Jan. 22, 2019, at the Nesting Place in Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Kayleigh’s parents are Ariel and Josh Allred of Polson. Maternal grandparents are Cleta Knapstad and Dan...


After-school film class for high school students begins March 6 After-school film class for high school students begins March 6

News from MAPS Media Institute  RONAN — The MAPS Media Institute will bring filmmaking to eighth- to twelfth-grade students at an after-school class at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County, beginning March 6.  Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from...


Deer, elk develop survival skills for harsh winter Deer, elk develop survival skills for harsh winter

Winter will end. Trust me. But what will we see when all that white stuff disappears? A landscape green from melting snow littered with dead deer? Probably not. Yes, February was brutal for much of the state, but let’s not lose our perspective. This is winter. This is Montana – a norther...


Kids rewarded with movie passes for good dental habits Kids rewarded with movie passes for good dental habits

POLSON – Going to the dentist for regular exams and cleanings might not be the most exciting or fun thing to do as a kid. For the last eight years, the staff at the Polson Tribal Dental Clinic have been making visits as fun as possible with the No Cavity Club. The Showboat Cinemas and its owners, Ga...


Children share poetry

From the Missoula Writing Collaborative   Children in schools on the Flathead Indian Reservation are working with professional writers to create poems during a weekly workshop developed by the Missoula Writing Collaborative. This is a poem by Amelya who was working with writer Anna Zumbahlen.  ...


Discuss human trafficking, learn self-defense

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Valley Human Rights Coalition will hold a conversation on human trafficking and self-defense. The focus will be on women and girls but everyone is welcome. The program begins with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. and goes until 9:30  p.m. at the Mission Valley United Methodist Ch...


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