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Cherry Festival time in Polson Cherry Festival time in Polson

POLSON – Everything’s coming up cherries in Polson as the Flathead Cherry Festival returns this weekend. The festival, which draws thousands of people to the Mission Valley every year, is an iconic event that organizers say is a longtime favorite among area residents and visitors alike. The annual family-friendly festival that celebrates Flathead cherries and the cherry industry gets underway in the middle of downtown Polson from Saturday, July 20, to Sunday. Festival goers will be able to enjoy locally grown cherries, live music, entertainment and kids’ activities while browsing more than 75 booths and shops located along Main Street. Starting at 2 p.m. on Sat...


Cheerful Heart serves Lake County

LAKE COUNTY – Cancer patients in Lake County, who are currently in treatment, can receive non-medical services provided by Cheerful Heart at no charge. The non-profit offers services that include transportation to treatment or medical  Volunteers serve the soup, plus other snack items and dr...

Get muddy for a good cause

POLSON – The Polson Mud Run returns to the fairgrounds in Polson on Saturday, July 20. The sixth annual event is hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County as a fundraiser. All the muddy fun kicks off early with the first wave of runners starting at 9:30 a.m. The ...

Curtains open on wild performance Curtains open on wild performance

POLSON – “Tonight On Wild Horse Island” graces the stage at Polson’s beautiful theatre on the lake July 18 to Aug. 4. Curtain time for the show is 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Written by Polson attorney John Mercer, “Tonight On ...

Pickleball courts developed in Polson

The City of Polson, individuals, businesses and organizations made the three new pickleball courts a reality when the old city basketball courts, sandwiched between Division Street and the Mariners baseball field in Polson, were repurposed and painted by volunteers Bob and Donna Hislop for pickleball for the...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” - John Wayne Please join us for our annual Good Ol’ Days’ pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 20, from 7-11 a.m. A breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage and pancakes is $6 each. Kids under the age of th...

Warriors honored at Arlee Celebration Warriors honored at Arlee Celebration

ARLEE – The 121st Arlee Esqapqeyni began with a Snake Dance on Thursday afternoon, and the celebration continued through the weekend with many more traditional dances.  In a single file line, dancers wearing regalia moved together in the wave-like pattern of a snake into the pavilion. The dance...

Wastewater treatment plant months behind schedule

POLSON – At last week’s city commission meeting Kevin Johnson of DOWL engineering reported that the wastewater treatment plant would not be completed for “at least two more months.” The project was initially scheduled to be finished in December of 2019. The wastewater treatment equ...

St. Ignatius man questions Governor on climate change

Avery Old Coyote delivered a hard-hitting question during a live Facebook town hall that Governor Steve Bullock held concerning the state of Montana’s approach to climate change. During the meeting, Bullock also announced the creation of an executive order focused on climate change.   “My...

Arlee volunteers serve hundreds of pancakes to raise funds Arlee volunteers serve hundreds of pancakes to raise funds

By Karen Peterson   Valley Journal ARLEE – Although the breakfast served by volunteers with the Arlee Fire Department was filled with celebration on the Fourth of July morning, the need behind the event wasn’t quite as festive.  “We are working on getting the money to buy...

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