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Harrop's new direct care clinic to address high costs of medical care

Editor, I would venture to say that millions of people in America have been just waiting to hear the subject of this letter. And it is happening right here in the Mission Valley. This doctor and her new clinic address our healthcare system. It answers high insurance costs, high prescription drug costs, and the often very few minutes we actually have face time with our doctor during an appointment. This new Direct Primary Care clinic addresses all this and is opening in Polson this summer. As reported in the Valley Journal, “Local doctor Cara Harrop will provide an alternative to this system when she opens a pure Health DPC, direct primary care clinic, in Polson this summer.” ...


Irrigation districts need your support

Editor, You just paid your Lake, Sanders, and Missoula county taxes, and on it was a $3.50 increase on operation and maintenance costs for Flathead Irrigation. In July of 2017, the FJBC unanimously agreed to this increase. In the previous two years, the BIA increase was denied by the FJBC. The three distr...


Drug court is a better option

Editor, Thank you to the Valley Journal for the informative article “Lake County Drug Court Honors First Graduate” on May 23. Today I read a letter by Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton about his visit to the state prison in Deer Lodge. It is a thought provoking article. He points o...


Irrigation commissioner encourages voting

Editor, Much has happened in the last year. First, the breakup of the Flathead Joint board of Control. In 2013, four commissioners with the Jocko and Mission Irrigation Districts voted to suspend joint operations between the Jocko, Mission and Flathead Districts. After the elections in May 2014, the newly el...


Examine sources of misperception

Editor, There is more to “Yanny vs. Laurel” than first meets the ear. Any human’s unique experience with personal perception and emotional resultant can set a belief into concrete — even when evidence proves otherwise. A shadow can be seen as a ghost. A hallucination totally origin...


Cannot harvest wood

Editor, I am writing to remind the non-tribal members that reside inside the Flathead Indian Reservation boundaries: if you moved to a very wooded area where firewood is within your view, you cannot harvest this natural resource. It doesn’t matter if you just moved here from out of state or if you&r...


McDonald is correct

Editor, I honest and truly wish more people like Wyman McDonald would speak out. I enjoy reading his letters to the editor of the Valley Journal. Wyman is spot-on about our government, and the “upper class” running it. The President is a disgrace and embarrassment to the United States of Am...


McDonald will not polarize

Editor, Do we know what could happen? Do we know how to pray? Are we ready for Armageddon? Is this judgment day? That four liner speaks to me in reference to something very scary. It is about our extreme political polarization, so much anger toward and harsh judgment of others. It is actually tearing f...


Police grateful for K9 program donations

POLSON – We have always been committed to a partnership with members and guests of our community that inspires confidence in all to make Polson a safe and pleasant place to live, work, learn and play. When we asked for the public’s help in pursuing a new Police Service Dog (PSD) program our commu...


Polson Loaves and Fish Pantry needs volunteers

Editor, Polson’s Food Pantry was founded in the early 1980s by a group of local churches. Gerrie Boyle was the first manager and retained that title before handing over that responsibility to Bryan River in 2009. Both managers have been exceptionally dedicated to the day to day operations of this or...


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