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Articles with the Tag: Mission Mountains

Preserving history Preserving history

There is a small cabin on a grassy hill above the tree line near the Mission Mountains, but not too near, close to a highway that didn’t exist when it was built in the 1800s, and it usually stays quiet.  “When people see this lonesome building out in the field, I’d like them to appr...

Gunderson to share life of Mission Mountains

POLSON — “A Brief History of the Mission Mountains Wilderness” by Dr. Kari Gunderson, will be Mission Mountain Audubon’s next evening program on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the Polson Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome. Gunderson spent 35 seasons working as a wilderness r...

Bears emerging from dens Bears emerging from dens

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Natural Resources Department FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Bears are emerging from dens and moving down into the valley. During a routine radio telemetry flight on Monday tribal biologists located a radio-collared management female grizzly bear a...

Man pleads guilty to killing brother Man pleads guilty to killing brother

RONAN — A Ronan man will spend most of the rest of his life in a place described by Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher as reserved for the "most dangerous, most evil" criminals, after pleading guilty Jan. 21 to shooting and killing his brother Terry Lozeau, 51. In the courtroom Harry Loz...

Polson community dedicates mural Polson community dedicates mural

Dwarfed by the towering brick wall, Polson folks gathered Friday to officially dedicate the new mural on the side of Lake City Bakery that welcomes visitors to town and promotes some of Polson’s best events on the south end of Flathead Lake. Leading the dedication were Mayor Heather Knutson and Rob ...

Pablo Elementary students celebrate Wilderness Act Pablo Elementary students celebrate Wilderness Act

RONAN – In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act, approximately 40 second-grade students from Pablo Elementary School hiked on Sept. 3 to the edge of the Mission Mountain Tribal Wilderness to learn how to safely appreciate and enjoy the great outdoors.  The hike to ...

Job Corps open house showcases student opportunities Job Corps open house showcases student opportunities

RONAN – Nestled against the foot of the Mission Mountains is an incubator, where for almost a quarter century Donna Mitchell has watched young people transition from childhood into the adult world.  “You get great students who come in and they change right before your eyes,” Mitchel...

Berry, mushroom harvest closure reminder

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes implemented a rule prohibiting non-Tribal members from harvesting berries and mushrooms on March 1, 2012.  A Tribal member may have non-member children and spouse acco...

Sure signs of spring Sure signs of spring

With the cold hard winter in the past, Lake County residents are looking forward to signs of springtime. On March 20, the first day of spring, Valley Journal Photographer Nicole Tavenner captures small signs of hope throughout the valley.

Proposed threatened species listing could affect wolverines Proposed threatened species listing could affect wolverines

MISSION MOUNTAINS – In many ways the wolverine is nature’s original mountaineer. The large weasels rarely exceed 35 pounds, but have the capability to ascend entire mountains in a couple hours’ time, crush bone that is frozen solid, strangle polar bears to death, and nestle into homes const...

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