Valley Journal

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FCA fundraiser a blast

Editor, The Polson High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club had a very successful fundraiser this past Friday night. It was FCA’s first annual teacher vs. student volleyball/basketball event with a spaghetti dinner and silent auction.  We are very fortunate to live in a town where local businesses are so generous with their products and services to help out our youth. There were 34 businesses that donated gifts totaling more than $1,500. Many of the owners and managers of the businesses also attended the event, and we are very thankful for their support. The fantastic food on the menu also drew spectators out for the event. The homemade pasta was donated fr...


Bank’s donation enjoyed

Editor, Our thanks to Community Bank for sponsoring a bus trip to Spokane for a ’40s musical revue at the Fox Theatre and stage production of “War Horse” at the opera house. It was enjoyable. Gini Nelson Lake County Seniors


Republican party gives $32M to oil companies

Editor, Is there anyone out there who could use $32 million? Just contact the state Republican party – that’s the amount they just gave away to the big oil companies with their huge profits, in lieu of paying their fair share of taxes to help Montana citizens (SB 295.)  $32 million could ...


Prolozone therapy improved my life

Editor,  I have recently discovered a miracle remedy for debilitating pain I’ve dealt with for many years. I’d like to share this amazing remedy and my story with the valley.  In 2006 I injured my left knee practicing kickboxing maneuvers. Misdiagnosed as a sprain that would heal ...


Fear mongering doesn’t resonate well

Editor, “A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum.”  No, actually it was not the Forum, but Les Schwab’s below the hill on 93. I had a questionable tire that needed checking out, so while that was being done I sat in the lounge area and picked up Time magazine, Sept. 10, 2012....


Vote4farmers postcards a ploy

Editor, Who is “vote4farmers.com?” If you are an irrigator in the Flathead Irrigation Project, have you been receiving post cards with pictures of the project facilities that are shown in disrepair and urging you to support the present CSKT/Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact? You know, t...


State versus reservation ‘citizenship’ is confusing

Editor, No doubt there is plenty of confusion regarding the CSKT Water Compact. I’m confused myself. On the one hand, the State of Montana tells me I am a state citizen and then applies applicable state taxes to me and my property. On the other hand, by accepting the definition of “Flath...


Composition of water compact governing board violates ‘equal protection’

Editor, There is a fundamental constitutional issue involved with the CSKT water compact that appears to be overlooked. It pertains to the board created under the UMO.  Placing non-Indian, tax paying, state citizens under the authority of this board, which “shall be the exclusive regulatory ...


Demand for drugs is real problem

Editor, I am writing this letter in response to all the hatred and anger that has been expressed in the last few weeks regarding closing off the reservation, charging a toll and guarding every entrance to the reservation against drug traffic.  If this has not worked on the Mexican border, what mak...


Reject water compact

Editor, The proposed Flathead Reservation water compact drafted by tribal lawyers is so voluminous it can’t be read; so complicated it can’t be understood; and altered and revised so many times that it is uncertain what spider web is supposed to spread over irrigation property rights, when and...


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