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Articles with the Tag: Mission Valley Power

90 mph winds take out large trees, power lines 90 mph winds take out large trees, power lines

LAKE COUNTY – A winter windstorm blew through the valley on Wednesday, Jan. 13, damaging homes and cars, downing power lines and toppling massive trees. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts across northwestern Montana moving up to over 90 mph during the day. Mild damage included a slew o...

Mission Valley Power won’t charge late, penalty fees for 30 days

News from Mission Valley Power As the nation is gripped in a health crisis, Mission Valley Power has made the decision to not charge our customers any late or penalty fees for 30-days beginning April 1. Notifications will still be mailed. We will work with our customers on a case-by-case basis as we pro...

Tribal Council passes order to slow coronavirus

News from CSKT Beginning immediately, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes implemented a government-wide partial shutdown.  All department heads were directed to establish an essential services schedule through March 27. Department heads are firming up plans on what services will remain i...

An Icon returns An Icon returns

RONAN – It’s back. After an absence of about eight months, the iconic Ronan arch has reappeared in the skyline over Main Street. Constructed as a senior class project by the Ronan High School graduating class of 2002, the legendary landmark has served for nearly two decades as a welcoming gate...

Valley Voices — Real people; real opinions. Valley Voices — Real people; real opinions.

Editor's note: See related story about last week's power outage on page 13.)   Bill Houck, Polson, 10/11/19 “It was fine. I got a wood stove and Coleman lantern. I never worry about that. I don’t know, the power goes out every now and then in the winter, but it isn’t bad aroun...

Frog involved in power outage Frog involved in power outage

LAKE COUNTY – Although an amphibian was most likely the culprit, the Wednesday afternoon power outage is still under investigation. Mission Valley Power General Manager Jean Matt said that an animal had crossed the breaker on the North Western Energy substation, located near the Séliš ...

Local schools get infrastructure improvements Local schools get infrastructure improvements

LAKE COUNTY – While the kids are on summer vacation, local schools have been bustling with projects to improve school infrastructure. Ronan students can look forward to a freshly paved high school parking lot and a new floor in the Pablo Elementary School gym. Most of the lighting in the school dist...

Ronan Harvest Fest Celebrated Ronan Harvest Fest Celebrated

RONAN–On a warm fall day, families and friends gathered at the Ronan Visitors’ Center to eat food, play games, and celebrate the start of the fall season. “The picnic tables are full, and people are visiting who haven’t seen each other all summer,” said Heather Gray, a member...

SKQ Dam spillway gates scheduled for repairs SKQ Dam spillway gates scheduled for repairs

POLSON – Water pours through the Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe’ Project dam spillway gates with roaring power down the front of a 204-foot tall concrete structure, so it might make people a little nervous when they hear the words “malfunction” and “catastrophic consequences&...

Business gets energy saving rebate Business gets energy saving rebate

RONAN – The folks at Ronan True Value figured out how to save more than $100 on their electric bill and they want to see other businesses with a lot of lights get similar savings. Owner Richard Osterwyk said changing 900 light bulbs in his store to LED lighting was the trick to getting the savings. ...

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