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COVID-19 testing opens for anyone wanting one

News from UCC  FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The Lake County – CSKT Unified Command Center will be offering all residents of the Mission Valley a free COVID-19 test at four sites over four days. Residents of Lake County and/or the Flathead Indian Reservation are invited to attend the drive-th...

Lake County-CSKT Unified Command Center reports preliminary COVID-19 cases

News from UCC FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health officials have received reports of two additional preliminary positive COVID-19 cases on the Flathead Reservation. They are awaiting confirmation from the Montana Public Health Lab. Public health nurses are workin...

Experts examine relationship between COVID-19, invasive species Experts examine relationship between COVID-19, invasive species

MONTANA – While the coronavirus pandemic is at the forefront of minds this summer, invasive weeds and aquatic invasive species continue to threaten the ecological, economic, and human health of the region. On June 3, the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region and the Western Governors’ Association ...

Fernquist pleads not guilty to criminal endangerment

Brian Andrew Fernquist, 48, of Mullan, Idaho, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on June 4 to felony criminal endangerment. His plea was entered via teleconferencing due to COVID-19. The charge stems from an alleged drunk driving incident in Ravalli on April 24. Lake County emergency...

Unofficial 2020 Primary Election results reported

Valley Journal staff LAKE COUNTY – The 2020 Primary Election ballots were collected from the mail-in June 2 race with all precincts fully reported, although the results are not yet official.  Montana had a 54 percent turnout, and Lake County saw a 53 percent turnout with 10,206 total ballo...

Briefs for May 10, 2020

Health Dept. to speak to Pachyderms about COVID-19 News from the Lake County Pachyderms POLSON — The Lake County Pachyderms would like to invite the community to hear the Lake County Health Department share important updates on the Coronavirus. It will take place on June 12 from noon-1 p.m. a...

People continue buying homes despite pandemic People continue buying homes despite pandemic

LAKE COUNTY – Homes in the area are selling quickly. Real estate agents are having different experiences, but overall, they are selling homes despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Local real estate broker Ric Smith, owner of Century 21 Big Sky Real Estate, said that’s mostly due to people from the st...

Local schools celebrate students accomplishment with banners Local schools celebrate students accomplishment with banners

Schools across Lake County are celebrating 2020 graduating students with banners displayed near their schools. The banners are a way to show support for students who had their final school year cut short and many activities canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In St. Ignatius, the banners are displayed on ...

Montecahto Club accepting continuing education scholarship applications

News from the Montecahto Club  POLSON – The Montecahto Club is now accepting applications for its $500 continuing education scholarship, which is for students pursuing a more non-traditional training program this fall. Recent high school graduation is not required, but a high school diplom...

UCC asks public to continue social distancing

News from the Lake County-CSKT Unified Command Center   LAKE COUNTY – South Flathead Lake and the Mission Valley attract summer visitors from all over the country and globe. While Lake and Sanders County have successfully kept COVID-19 numbers low, cluster infections occur quickly when proper ...


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