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Public comment sought on associate water judge application

News from Montana Water Court  MONTANA – Stephen R. Brown has reapplied for the position of associate water judge for the Montana Water Court. The Judicial Nomination Commission is now soliciting public comment on Judge Brown’s application. The application may be viewed through a link available at https://courts.mt.gov/courts/supreme/boards/jud_nom. Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, June 8. The Montana Water Court, located in Bozeman, was created by the 1979 Montana Legislature.  The court has exclusive jurisdiction over the adjudication of all water rights claims in Montana.  The associate water judge is appointed by the chief justice of t...


Small Business Administration reopens disaster loan program

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester     MONTANA – U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced another win for Montana agriculture producers and businesses as the Small Business Administration announced it was reopening the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and EIDL Advance programs to applicatio...


Pandemic prices could shutter Montana ranches Pandemic prices could shutter Montana ranches

MONTANA – Some Montana ranchers will likely go out of business due to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Livestock told state legislators last week.  Montana cattle producers are facing enormous uncertainty after restaurant closures and COVID-19 outbreaks at meat p...


Uriah Asher Irvine Uriah Asher Irvine

RONAN — Uriah Asher Irvine was born on April 30, 2020, at St Luke Community Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Parents are Clint Irvine and Adeline Lozeau of Ronan. Paternal grandparents are Carol and Jim Wonder of Ronan. Maternal grandparents are LeeAnn Sheridan and Harry Lozeau of Ronan. Siblin...


Uriah Asher Irvine Uriah Asher Irvine

RONAN — Uriah Asher Irvine was born on April 30, 2020, at St Luke Community Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Parents are Clint Irvine and Adeline Lozeau of Ronan. Paternal grandparents are Carol and Jim Wonder of Ronan. Maternal grandparents are LeeAnn Sheridan and Harry Lozeau of Ronan. Siblin...


Ronan conducts Kindergarten Roundup

RONAN/PABLO — This spring, due to social distancing as a result of CO-VID 19, Ronan School District No. 30 is conducting their annual Kindergarten Round Up pre-registration for Ronan and Pablo residents, via telephone call-in. Registration to pre-enroll, for both elementary schools for the upcoming 202...


COVID-19 case found in Lake County

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal LAKE COUNTY ­– An individual has tested positive for COVID-19 in Lake County – although the case count in the county won’t be going up. The Lake County and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Unified Command Center reported that an individual travel...


Flower Power Flower Power

LAKE COUNTY – As the Mission Valley weather becomes a little warmer, many residents are following a growing national trend created by the COVID-19 pandemic that involves getting their hands dirty and growing plants.   “It’s been crazy,” said Hannah Potter of Delaney’s La...


COVID-19 numbers remain low in Lake County COVID-19 numbers remain low in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY – The good news is that all five of the COVID-19 cases in Lake County have recovered, but it doesn’t mean that it’s time to let down your guard.  The first case in the county was reported on March 26 and the fifth was on April 6. The Governor’s Coronavirus Task For...


Stream fishing opens May 16

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — To fish or not to fish? What a silly question. Where can I legally fish is the question.  The Flathead Indian Reservation encompasses over 400 miles of fishing streams and 70,000 acres of lakes. Fishing is open on lakes, ponds, potholes and reservoirs ...


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