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Articles with the Tag: Mission Valley

Ranchers send heifers to South Dakota

Two Lake County heifers are headed to South Dakota as part of an outreach by the Western Montana Stockmen. An early blizzard on Oct. 4 slammed into South Dakota following a series of 70 to 80 degree days, catching cattle still grazing on less-sheltered summer range with no opportunity to grow winter coats...

Mission Valley residents prepare for Affordable Care Act implementation

LAKE COUNTY – The implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been a bumpy transition for individuals and business owners trying to navigate the massive overhaul of America’s healthcare system. Although the change has not been seamless, healthcare officials say the pla...

Want more grass for your livestock?

If you are like most livestock producers, your answer is yes. What if you could increase your grazing forage without adding one acre to your operation? What if you could increase forage production by 25 percent, 50 percent or more, and without costly inputs such as fertilizer, re-seeding, or expensive farmin...

Racers finish season, look to grow in spring Racers finish season, look to grow in spring

MISSION VALLEY – James Bays of Polson spent many weekends of his childhood at racetracks in Kalispell and Mission Valley. He cheered on his father, Ralph Bays, for more than a dozen years before Ralph died after a battle with cancer last year.  “I promised him I would get out there and ra...

Mariners earn 3 conference wins Mariners earn 3 conference wins

POLSON — The Mission Valley Mariners came home with three conference wins after a trying weekend. Even though exhaustion, injuries, and illness plagued the ball club, the M’s battled back to capture the big wins when it counted. The Mission Valley Mariners grabbed the win with an 11-3 victory ...

Mariners dominate hometown Firecracker tourney Mariners dominate hometown Firecracker tourney

The Mariners opened their hometown Firecracker tournament with a boom last week, taking the opening game from the Dillon Cubs with a score of 11 to 6. Dillon gained a quick two-run lead in the first inning, but the Mariners answered with four runs of their own. They logged seven more in the fourth and fifth ...

Mariners topple Helena, win Cloninger Classic Mariners topple Helena, win Cloninger Classic

HELENA — The Mission Valley Mariners fought through nail-biting games before silencing the hometown Helena Reps in Sunday’s championship game to win 13th annual Cloninger Classic Legion A baseball tournament in Helena. Although the Reps started the first innings strong, the Mariners tied it up...

Don’t handle wildlife

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks As spring turns to summer, Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP) receives a large number of calls regarding deer fawns and other young wildlife.  FWP urges the public not to pick-up deer fawns, even if they appear sick or in need of help.  Often,...

Ten Sticks lacrosse takes third place at state Ten Sticks lacrosse takes third place at state

BOZEMAN — Earning a third-place finish at state was sweet for Mission Valley’s Ten Sticks lacrosse team, but the icing on the cake was being awarded Best Sportsmanship — and being nominated by the referees. That’s a huge accomplishment for a team that values respect and honor over ...

All-star game brings local hoopsters together

PABLO — Fans of Mission Valley basketball will get a treat March 22 when the area’s best high school hoopsters show off their skills one last time. The 18th annual Mission Valley all-star games will be held Friday, March 22, at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center at Salish Kootenai College...


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