Valley Journal
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

Opinion

Mining, energy bans not yet binding, permanent

The recent headlines just about said it all: "B.C. Bans Mining and Energy Extraction in the Flathead." This announcement and that of senators Baucus and Tester's to introduce similar legislation, and the subsequent Memorandum of Understanding between B.C. and Montana on the Flathead represent a huge shift in our transboundary relationship with B.C. over appropriate use of the North Fork Flathead watershed. What's unsaid, however, is that much work remains to solidify a permanent conservation solution for the Transboundary Flathead. What's that, you say? The work's not done? The North Fork's not safe? We can't rest yet? That's correct.  We can't ease up on the oars just yet. We...


Thanks for agreeing to protect the Flathead

Editor, Today (Feb. 18) Premier Campbell and Governor Schweitzer signed a Memorandum of Understanding to protect the transboundary Flathead, one of the most critical habitats in North America. The Agreement will ensure that the Flathead is protected from mining and energy development, thereby enabling pre...


Quarry work benefits the shoreline

Editor, As a non-tribal member I am (I hope) making a respectful reply to Amlu Caye's letter, per the Chief Cliff "mine." This letter is also directed to others of our local tribes members. No disrespect is intended by me for my lack understanding of tribal lore or beliefs. Amlu, having read your lette...


Good luck Ann Brower

Editor, Thank you, Ann Brower, for speaking at our potluck on Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Valley View Clubhouse. You were very informative and seem to know your issues very well. Any other clubs out there should have her come and speak at your meetings or potlucks.  Good Luck Ann campaigning for Lake ...


New fire station is not a warehouse

Editor, I feel compelled to respond to the recent discussions regarding the new Polson Rural Fire Station, as there is much misinformation being spread. It has been stated that the new station is a warehouse and not an “active” station, both of which are false. To start with, a few facts ab...


Seat belt use is a simple, basic rule

Every year across the United States, there are more than 40,000 deaths on our highways. While the causes may vary, one fact remains; many could have been saved had they done one simple thing: buckle the seat belt. While buckling up has always been considered a personal choice, drivers need to consider the...


Let us know about your summer activities

It's been warm and sunny enough that you can almost see the end of winter. Even though it's still three weeks away, we're already preparing for the spring and summer season here at the Valley Journal.  Now is the time that we put together those crucial spring and summer planners that valley residents...


Education is a form of patriotism

Editor, As the co-organizer of the April 2009 TEA Party held at Riverside Park I feel that I must respond to a mischaracterization of such TEA Parties put forth in last week’s letter to the editor from Tammy Miller of St. Ignatius. In the letter, Ms. Miller quotes Travis McAdam, executive directo...


Please save Chief Cliff

Editor, I am writing to you today concerning the mining on the base of Chief Cliff Mountain in Elmo. Chief Cliff has been around since the beginning of time, according to the Kootenai creation story, and is a very special and significant sacred site to not just the Kootenai people of Elmo, but to the o...


Let your voice be heard

Editor, I attended the Rural Fire District Trustee meeting held on Feb. 10, and right from the start it was clear that two trustees were in favor of making the new fire station Fairgrounds a fully active station and the other two trustees sided with the fire chief in wanting it be used as a warehouse for ...


Sponsored by: