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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 County Commissioner. Kelly Bailey Polson  


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 ...


Aquatics center has superb vision statement

Editor, On Jan. 9, I sat with six other people in Teggeman's home in our South Hills community listening to an inspiring and professional presentation on the Mission Valley Aquatic Center "Make a Splash, Change a Life," planned by Project Director, Tana Seeley. Without going into the details so thoroug...


Participate and be counted in the census

That knock on the door might not be a man with a big, 6-foot check from the lottery division. But by answering it, you could be helping our state or our valley win a piece of the lottery. The 2010 Census is about to begin and if you're a Flathead Reservation resident, that means you'll be having someone c...


Scouting encourages youth, adults to realize dreams

Editor,  This year the Boy Scouts of America celebrates 100 years of existence. The week of Feb. 7-14 is Scout Week and a time for me to reflect.  I am fortunate to be part of this program for 52 of those years. Therefore I am openly expressing my thanks and appreciation to all the youth and ...


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