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Articles with the Tag: Mission Valley Power

Valley Voices — Real people; real opinions. Valley Voices — Real people; real opinions.

Editor's note: See related story about last week's power outage on page 13.)   Bill Houck, Polson, 10/11/19 “It was fine. I got a wood stove and Coleman lantern. I never worry about that. I don’t know, the power goes out every now and then in the winter, but it isn’t bad aroun...

Frog involved in power outage Frog involved in power outage

LAKE COUNTY – Although an amphibian was most likely the culprit, the Wednesday afternoon power outage is still under investigation. Mission Valley Power General Manager Jean Matt said that an animal had crossed the breaker on the North Western Energy substation, located near the Séliš ...

Local schools get infrastructure improvements Local schools get infrastructure improvements

LAKE COUNTY – While the kids are on summer vacation, local schools have been bustling with projects to improve school infrastructure. Ronan students can look forward to a freshly paved high school parking lot and a new floor in the Pablo Elementary School gym. Most of the lighting in the school dist...

Ronan Harvest Fest Celebrated Ronan Harvest Fest Celebrated

RONAN–On a warm fall day, families and friends gathered at the Ronan Visitors’ Center to eat food, play games, and celebrate the start of the fall season. “The picnic tables are full, and people are visiting who haven’t seen each other all summer,” said Heather Gray, a member...

SKQ Dam spillway gates scheduled for repairs SKQ Dam spillway gates scheduled for repairs

POLSON – Water pours through the Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe’ Project dam spillway gates with roaring power down the front of a 204-foot tall concrete structure, so it might make people a little nervous when they hear the words “malfunction” and “catastrophic consequences&...

Business gets energy saving rebate Business gets energy saving rebate

RONAN – The folks at Ronan True Value figured out how to save more than $100 on their electric bill and they want to see other businesses with a lot of lights get similar savings. Owner Richard Osterwyk said changing 900 light bulbs in his store to LED lighting was the trick to getting the savings. ...

Students learn about career options Students learn about career options

POLSON – The present met the future as entrepreneurs and professionals recently had a chance share their careers with Polson High School students during the first annual Career Connection Day on Monday, April 23. On hand were professionals from in and around the Mission Valley representing more than...

Leaders build connections to foster change Leaders build connections to foster change

PABLO – Divisive is a word used on the Flathead Indian Reservation in the past few years to describe the relationship among community members with varying opinions for things like the Water Compact and even taxes.   Leaders in many fields including the financial sector, law enforcement, technol...

Pablo students get in holiday spirit Pablo students get in holiday spirit

PABLO — Sharing some holiday spirit was on the agenda for some Pablo Elementary students last week. The families of 14 third and fourth-grade students made cookies and empanadas, which were hand delivered to three area locations on Friday, Dec. 16, including Mission Valley Power, Pablo Foods grocery...

Last stand Last stand

POLSON — A bringer of light and full of energy, Jim Boyer hung the last wreath of his career on Nov. 29. The Mission Valley Power serviceman lineman has faithfully hung 20 wreaths downtown each holiday season for nearly 16 years, taking over after Charlie Hart retired. “It’s been fun,...


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