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Articles with the Tag: Mission Valley

Project operators give water update

Bureau of Indian Affairs issued the following irrigation water update on July 13:  Due to the continued below average water year precipitation, above average spring and early summer temperatures, and high irrigation demand, the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project is experiencing water shortages. Flath...

Irrigation project short on water, implements shut off Irrigation project short on water, implements shut off

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Indian Irrigation Project began implementing water shut offs last week and conditions are only expected to get worse in the coming months, according to a report issued by Bureau of Indian Affairs Project Manager Pete Plant.  “FIIP expects the lack of precipitat...

Welcome Amy, an ally in breastfeeding promotion

News from Lake County Public Health LAKE COUNTY — Pablo resident Amy Stiffarm recently contacted the Lake County Public Health Department to ask if the Breastfeeding Coalition of the Mission Valley would like to partner with her on a project she wanted to embark on as part of her work towards her Ma...

Tour gives bird’s-eye-view of valley Tour gives bird’s-eye-view of valley

POLSON — Locals know Mission Valley offers a number of hidden gems that beckon to adventurous wayfarers from across the globe, but even the most experienced of explorers could be missing something unless they see the sprawling geographic diversity from above. Sean Fragua has spent the past 11 years ...

Albert preserves culture with baskets Albert preserves culture with  baskets

News from the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana CHARLO — Birch bark baskets by Dion Albert will be on display in the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana’s gift shop from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 4. This “First Saturday” event is an opportunity for visitors to meet another talent...

Helping hoof it to Kentucky Helping hoof it to Kentucky

RONAN — The Western Montana Stockman’s Association donated $1,000 of the estimated $10,000 cost of attending the FFA National Conference to the Mission Valley FFA team. The Livestock Judging team will be the first from Mission Valley to compete at the national level. Competition will be held this...

Area softball players honored

Several local athletes were named to all-state and all-conference softball teams following their postseason runs. For Polson, Lady Pirate Taylor Brackey, a senior, was selected for the Northwestern A all-state team. Brackey and fellow senior Kaelen Wall were also named to the all-conference first team. Ca...

Festival celebrates birds-eye view Festival celebrates birds-eye view

  Birds of a feather flock together and in Mission Valley, people flock to their feathered friends. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Natural Resources Department Wildlife Program hosted its third annual Community Bird Day on May 8, and people came out in droves to find out more about the f...

Tribal Water department monitors water, confident in science Tribal Water department monitors water, confident in science

RONAN — The water slipping through the gates of a dilapidated, decades old, rickety irrigation headwork on the Pablo Feeder Canal on North Crow Creek drifts by with a quiet gurgle, and to the naked eye it might be hard to distinguish the infinitesimal differences in day-to-day water level, but to the h...

Student shares mushing skills with classmates Student shares mushing skills with classmates

POLSON — When there’s snow in the Mission Valley, many people snowshoe, ski or sled. Eighth-grader Charmayne Morrison has taken up another winter sport — dog sled racing. On March 24, she brought her sled and her two Alaskan huskies to Polson Middle School.  Having a musher and d...


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