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Locals invited to share spirit of Christmas Locals invited to share spirit of Christmas

Share the Spirit is beginning its 15th year helping children from needy families with toys, clothes and gifts at Christmas. We are fortunate enough to partner with the Marine Toys for Tots program, which helps us manage the daunting task of providing for these children. In 2011, we served more than 1,100 chi...

Lake County votes predominantly Republican Lake County votes predominantly Republican

Though Election Day is over, vote counting continues in the Lake County Election Office.  Election administrator Kathie Newgard started sifting through the 142 provisional ballots voted throughout Lake County on Nov. 7, after working until 5 a.m. the night before counting absentee ballots and ballots...

JP race winner faces electioneering complaint JP race winner faces electioneering complaint

POLSON — With 12 candidates vying for Lake County Justice of the Peace in a general election, the race was unusual; and now there’s an additional twist. On Nov. 9, the Commissioner of Political Practices’ office in Helena confirmed receipt of a formal complaint filed against Joey Jayne of A...

Experience wonder of winter at bison range Experience wonder of winter at bison range

MOEISE — Winter weather will soon do its best to keep us indoors where it is cozy and warm. But after the heat of the summer, the cold can invigorate and inspire us. Nothing beats fresh air, beautiful scenery, and great wildlife viewing to get everyone out of doors. Wildlife typically are more active d...

Republicans win big in local races, Jayne voted JP Republicans win big in local races, Jayne voted JP

LAKE COUNTY — The nation’s voters poured into polling places on Nov. 6, and Lake County appeared to be no exception to the exceptional turnout. Unofficial results show Republicans winning nearly every local race for the state legislature, with the exception of House District 15, where Democ...

Greener pastures: forum examines future of local agriculture Greener pastures: forum examines future of local agriculture

RONAN — America was once “the bread basket of the world” with nearly 9 percent of the country’s gross domestic product coming from agriculture in 1950. For the past 10 years, the percentage of the United States’ GDP originating from agriculture has hovered around 1 percent, and ...

Volunteers sought for boards

Lake County currently seeks volunteers to serve on the following boards: Polson City-County Planning Board; Planning and Zoning Commission; Lake County Planning Board; and Board of Adjustment. Appointments begin Jan. 1, 2013.  For more detail on the scope, needs and schedule of each board or for an a...

JP candidates speak out on issues JP candidates speak out on issues

POLSON — Nine of the candidates for Lake County Justice of the Peace packed the Polson High School stage for a candidate forum co-sponsored by Domestic Violence Education and Services and the Valley Journal on Oct. 16. About 50 people were in the audience. The three candidates not attending were Alan B...

Decker, Swenson vie for county commissioner Decker, Swenson vie for county commissioner

Two candidates survived the primary election and are competing in the race for Lake County Commissioner. They are Gale Decker, Republican, and John Swenson, Independent. The winner of the race will take his seat with commissioners Ann Brower and Bill Barron.   Gale Decker Decker, 64, and his ...

Mission Valley youth shine at NFL Punt, Pass, Kick competition Mission Valley youth shine at NFL Punt, Pass, Kick competition

MISSION VALLEY — Several Mission Valley children showcased their athletic skills and proved their soon-to-be football star status during the 51st annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick sectional competition.  Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Missoula, more than 100 boys and girls ages 6 to 15 from all ove...


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