Valley Journal

Latest Headlines

Current Events

Special Sections

What's New?

Send us your news items.

NOTE: All submissions are subject to our Submission Guidelines.

Announcement Forms

Use these forms to send us announcements.

Birth Announcement
Engagement Announcement
Wedding Announcement


Water fight a land-grab scheme

Editor, The federal government is in the process of closing down the nation’s natural resources and thereby our wealth. Here in Montana, the primary current risk is water, which may become managed and controlled by the federal government through administration of the upcoming  CSKT water use compact soon to be voted on by the Montana state legislature. The decision would impact some 350,000 people living both on the reservation, as well as throughout 11 western counties from the Canadian border down to Butte, and to the western border. The proposed reserved water rights compact for the Salish and Kootenai Tribes has experienced 12 years of planning by numerous high-salaried...

Working at polls an honor, pleasure

Editor, On Election Day, I had the honor and pleasure of monitoring one of the ballot scanning machines at the Linderman School gym, the polling place for several precincts in and around Polson. Up at 4:30 a.m., at the polls by 6, on my feet until 8 p.m. when the polls closed and another hour-plus tabulat...

Give thanks to God this holiday

Editor, I am concerned that America is drifting further away from the spiritual values that blessed and perhaps preserved our country two centuries ago. In 2008, a news commentator said that the new president-elect was using the same tactic as Lincoln did in forming his cabinet: bringing around him those ...

Why do we care?

Editor, Why do we care who will be leading our nation?  Is it because our nation, our Republic, is the only one based on Christian principles? Is it because more than half of the voters accepted a party platform that has deleted God from its statement of beliefs? Is it because, although abor...

Division over election results breeds unrest

Editor, For Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham to blast away at the Obama administration about the 9/11 attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya in which four Americans were killed, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, is unconscionable. I listened to an interview with and have read comments from...

Soldier touched by support

Editor, I would like to say “thank you” to those who took the time out of their day to meet some of us soldiers who arrived at the Missoula airport after our yearlong deployment. I thought it was exceptional, as our flight did not arrive until nearly midnight, and these travelers drove an hour...

Family grateful for coverage of athlete

Editor, I would like to thank you personally for the articles that are written about my son Donovan McDonald. You do a great job of keeping all of the area high school accomplishments recognized on a weekly basis. My family and I greatly look forward to reading about his accomplishments and being able to ...

Facts on federal spending reviewed

Editor, Mr. Simpach was very passionate in his letter to the editor criticizing my letter regarding the deficit and federal spending during President Obama’s first term. However, he overlooked a very simple explanation for the fact that spending has basically flattened under President Obama, in spit...

Tribal members still in the dark

Editor,  After seeing how tribal members were left in the dark about the tribal settlement money, there has to be something done so that we are all made aware of our Tribal Council’s decisions. It’s time for us off-reservation members to be represented as a group. What is the quota of us ...

Stop animal cruelty

Editor, It was with shock and horror I read the article about the cruelty and inhumane conditions allowed to continue at the Printz Ranch. There is something very wrong with a county that allows and thus condones this unspeakable situation. As Cardinal John Newman said, “Now what is it that moves ou...


Lo 22°

Sponsored by: