Iditarod fans grow by a classroom each year as Amy Wangseng has her students “adopt” a sled dog team and track their progress.
Efforts have begun to form a Strategic Plan for Valier Schools that will aid leaders in decision making as the district looks to the future of education and possible growth in Valier. A group of 16 community members including parents, educators, trustees, and patrons at large met in an open …
Here we are back in Helena at the Legislature after a short refreshing break at midterm. It is a good and much needed goal post along the way so we stay on schedule and on task.
The Valier Public School is holding a preschool screening and kindergarten roundup from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21 at the Valier High School MPR.
Quilting is an art form that requires an element of love to complete a project. When someone receives a gift of a handmade quilt, whether it is pieced together from heirloom fabric scraps, two pieces of fabric batted and tied together, or a fleece quilt made in an afternoon, they also receiv…
The Montana Dinosaur Center in Bynum was recently awarded an $8,000 Youth Technology Grant by 3 Rivers Communications.
Valier Elementary celebrated “I Love to Read Month’’ with their first Readers’ Theater on Feb. 23. The event allowed budding actors and artists to shine as the kindergarten through fifth grade classes prepared and performed a story of their choice in front of fellow students, staff, and a fe…
The skies over Cut Bank and beyond put on a show Sunday night as the Northern Lights, also known as the aurora borealis, were particularly visible throughout the region. Photos by Logan Machtemes
The dates and locations of the Lenton lunches, suppers and studies have been set for Shelby, Sunburst and Valier. The lunches start at noon, with a 10 minute devotional by the host pastor at 12:30. Any money raised goes to the host church’s mission endeavor of choice.
The real estate market has seen a surge in rural America in recent years. Valier is no exception.
Thanks to the dedication of many different people throughout different agencies, Toole County has been an ACEs Trauma Informed Affiliate County for a few years now. In partnership with Toole, Glacier, Pondera and Liberty counties, ACEs training is being offered again in Shelby on March 21, 2…
Spring is almost here, and calving and lambing season is in full swing for most producers on the Front. The warmer weather and babies on the ground remind us that we need to be thinking about conflict prevention and keeping those calves and lambs safe from grizzly bears, wolves, coyotes, and…
The second annual Stone School Inn Chess Tournament was a surprising success on several levels. Organized by Connor Bridge and sponsored by Folklore, the tournament was a testament to the growth of interest in chess in the area.
One man’s junk is another man’s journal. At least it can be for patrons of the Valier Public Library.
The choice to become a teacher came as naturally as, well, riding a horse for Amanda Adler. Her great-grandmother was a rural schoolteacher in Colorado and did in fact ride a horse to work. Ms. Adler teaches Kindergarten at Valier Schools and recently earned her Master of Science, Curriculum…
An in-person Hunter Education course is now open for registration in Conrad.
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. That’s why Valier is on a mission to help save lives by hosting a blood drive on Monday, Feb. 27, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Valier Civic Center.
Pondera County commissioners have partnered with the Pondera County Extension office to host a governance training open to all public boards in the county. The training will be presented by the Montana State University Extension Local Government Center and will focus on board governance, cit…
A Valentine’s Day dance at St. Francis in 1956 proved an unexpected matchmaking event that is still producing results for one couple in Valier.
The Parish Council of Catholic Women at St. Francis began a tradition 10 years ago that was interrupted when the covid pandemic broke out.
Service Officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations and times to meet with Veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. If you are interested in applying for benefits, please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214) with you.
A love for wrestling is leading Hayden Standley to success on the mat.
On Aug. 4, 1961, the U.S. Forest Service in Missoula dropped 20 of its most elite smokejumpers near a wildfire burning on a mountain ridge in the Idaho wilderness. What looked like a routine fire from the air became a different story on the ground as the men found themselves trapped with no …
Valier residents and 3 Rivers Communications customers have been anxiously awaiting the installation of fiber optics as promised last spring in a public meeting held at the Valier Public Library.
The Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife Department is seeking information on a recent poaching incident involving an elk that was dumped and wasted. The incident happened Friday, Jan. 27, on Raemaeker Road, along Valier Highway 358.
The annual Pancake Supper sponsored by the Dupuyer Community Club will be held Sunday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dupuyer Community Hall. Please join friends and family for a delicious meal of bacon, eggs and pancakes. Coffee and juice will also be served. A special treat may include ho…
Free open-source software is a great way to save a lot of money on those everyday programs you use by cutting subscription costs. If you haven’t already, go ahead and stop paying for those expensive word processing, flow chart, photo editing, finance, anti-virus and driver update licenses be…
Record numbers of anglers turned out for the annual ice derby on Lake Frances last Saturday.
For newborns in distress in rural hospitals, for travelers in car wrecks, for injured wilderness explorers, for farmers and ranchers wounded on the job, and for so many more Montanans and visitors, Mercy Flight has been a critical element of survival.
Pondera Players will be holding auditions for their spring production “The Pajama Game: The Musical.”
With sincere enthusiasm I am proud to be representing you during the current session of the Montana Legislature.
Service Officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations and times to meet with Veterans who are interested in applying for benefits.
January 2023 marks the nineteenth annual National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), an annual call to action to recognize and respond to this prevalent, traumatic, and dangerous crime.
Registration is now open for the 2023 Montana’s Next Generation Conference, which offers 36 workshops for both beginning and advanced producers seeking continuing education. The conference will be hosted by Montana State University Extension and the Native American Community Development Corp…
Sunny days and cold nights are expected for the coming week and that’s just what is needed to set Lake Frances up for a successful fishing derby on Saturday, Jan. 14.
Friday at Folklore may be the busiest morning of the week, but it’s sure to be a quiet one as patrons concentrate on their next tactical move. It’s chess time again!
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Pondera Players are producing their rendition of the old television favorite, “The Love Connection” as envisioned by Conrad local, Kacey Conrad Brown.
The Montana Pulse Crop Committee invites proposals for market development and educational projects designed to promote and enhance Montana’s pulse industry.
The Montana Association of Conservation Districts and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be hosting the 2023 Montana Soil Health Symposium on Feb. 8-9 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.
When the prospect of staying awake until midnight loses its appeal, but you still want to celebrate the new year in style you can do as the folks at Valier’s Senior Citizen Center did last Friday. You can improvise.
BOZEMAN — A program offered by Montana State University Extension and the Montana Stockgrowers Association that provides an opportunity for students throughout the state to raise cattle and learn about various elements of beef quality recently announced its annual winners.
As we anticipate the coming year, it might be good to reflect on the ups and downs of 2022. A look back can testify that there is more good than bad, even when the good is tinted with sorrow.
Delta Kappa Gamma RHO Chapter will offer a $300 grant-in-aid to a college student in the field of elementary education or secondary education. The applicant must meet the following criteria:
Givers receive more than they impart. At least, that is the takeaway that friends and co-conspirators Jennie Becker and Lisa Schmidt shared as they enter their fifth Community Christmas Dinner project. The Christmas Dinner is a free event open to folks in the Conrad, Cut Bank, Shelby, and Va…
The Christmas Season is the perfect time to welcome newcomers to the fold. The Parish Council of Catholic Women held their first St. Francis Church Ladies’ Christmas party on December 15, 2022 to welcome three new members to the parish - Mary Ann Watters, Gladys Alconel, and Lucil Jagonia.
The 90-day marathon of issues and opportunities that will be the 2023 legislative session begins in 2 weeks. On the unique opportunity front, the excess federal stimulus dollars from DC fueled a large one time surplus of state funds. I advocate treating these funds as a Montana business or h…
Those interested in entering a lottery for a guided trophy bison hunt on the Blackfeet Reservation will have two opportunities to enter the drawing. The first lottery drawing will be held Jan. 17; the deadline to enter is midnight on Jan. 16. The second lottery drawing will be held Feb. 24; …
Valier’s Winter Lights Display Competition was launched four years ago in an effort to increase holiday decorations and create a greater sense of warmth and welcoming during the darkening winter months. This year’s winners join Veronica Yakos’ eclectic display, (2019), Linda Kuka’s Gingerbre…
Valier Schools’ music program has been in a state of flux for a few years. From changing instructors, a pandemic, and a year with no program at all, rebuilding the program is an obvious challenge.
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