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Articles with the Tag: Missoula

Polson postpones special event fees

POLSON — After much discussion and considerable public comment, the Polson City Commission voted April 17 to table a new special event fee schedule. The proposal was made to try to recoup nearly $30,000 that such events cost the city last year. Members from several of the organizations that would be...

Clubhouse theater on lake gets upgrades Clubhouse theater on lake gets upgrades

By Carmine Mowbray, President, Mission Valley Friends of the Arts It is my pleasure to take on the presidency of the Mission Valley Friends of the Arts all-volunteer board of directors, following the long tenure of Dennis Anderson. This local non-profit was organized in 1989 to preserve and improve the ...

Legislative update: some bills moving forward, others tabled Legislative update: some bills moving forward, others tabled

HELENA — With the 2017 legislative session halfway over, the Valley Journal looks at the progress of some notable pieces of legislation. SB 305 would allow counties across the state to conduct mail-in balloting for the May 25 special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, who resigned to b...

Montana high tech industry hits $1 billion milestone

News from the University of Montana   MISSOULA – High-tech companies are an important component of Montana’s economy, generating more than $1 billion in revenues in 2016 and growing at rates seven times faster than the statewide economy, according to a recent study conducted by the Unive...

Seasonal employees needed for inspection stations

News from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks MONTANA — Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking for seasonal employees to run Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection and Decontamination Stations around the state. Interviews will be held in Kalispell March 17-18 and...

Matt gets three years for sexual assaults

POLSON — An 18-year-old male was given two 10-year sentences in the Department of Corrections with seven years suspended for two counts of sexual assault, both against minors. The sentences will run concurrently. Cavey Matt was 17 at the time of the incidents. His convictions were part of a plea agr...

College campuses offer tours

University of Montana MISSOULA — The University of Montana will hold a Spring UM Days from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 6. The full-day event includes campus tours, student services presentations, a student panel, residence hall tours, lunch on campus and academic department meetings. UM Days...

Green Party 2017 State Convention to be in Missoula

MISSOULA — The Montana Green Party plans to provide Montanans a truly progressive alternative to the two mainstream parties. The statewide conference will take place at the Payne Family Native American Center, 32 Campus Dr., on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The conference will begin with inf...

SKC art exhibit launches community outreach program SKC art exhibit launches community outreach program

PABLO – Artist Tim Nielson sees a lawn of uncut grass when he looks at a blank canvas because in his mind each section needs work until it’s finished, although his work isn’t anything like a square of lawn. Jon Athon, chair of the media design department at Salish Kootenai College, descr...


There was a whole lot of inclusion goin’ on at Polson High School last week. The first ever “Respect Rally” was held Feb. 7 as a Special Olympics whole school engagement event. Six special education high school students and their student peers participated in a series of fun activitie...

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