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Ronan city council discusses business licenses, marijuana revenue Ronan city council discusses business licenses, marijuana revenue

RONAN — The Ronan City Council held a meeting on Jan. 25 to discuss upcoming projects and existing concerns for the town. The councilmembers reported their continuing discussion on potential business licenses for the city of Ronan. City Clerk and Treasurer Kaylene Melton compiled examples of business license requirements in other Montana towns for the councilmembers to review prior to the meeting, and Councilmember Lindsay Myers reached out to towns the approximate size of Ronan, such as Three Forks and Columbia Falls, to gauge in what way their business licenses were handled. They reportedly discovered a wide variety of results: while some towns had very detailed code for their li...


Polson Chamber recognizes citizen, business leaders Polson Chamber recognizes citizen, business leaders

POLSON — The Polson Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 28 at the KwaTaqNuk Resort to celebrate local businesses and members of the community.  This year’s event, “Moonlight Over Polson, a Roaring Good Time,” encouraged attendees to dress up and enjoy a ...

Governor’s property tax package seen by lawmakers

HELENA — One week before Gov. Greg Gianforte was scheduled to give his State of the State address to the Montana Legislature, a panel of lawmakers tabled and then revived one of the flagship bills in his tax package, which would spend a quarter of the state’s nearly $2 billion surplus on property...

Revitalization committee talks progress

RONAN — The Ronan Revitalization Committee held their first meeting of the new year on Jan. 23 to discuss progress toward improving the town and projects to look forward to.  As part of the requirement for participating in the Montana Main Street (MMS) program, members of the committee, along w...

FLIC comes to Polson later this month FLIC comes to Polson later this month

POLSON — The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) will be celebrating its 11th year in Polson later this month, Feb. 24-26.  To kick off the festival, numerous restaurants from throughout Polson will provide a Taste of Polson with food at the Showboat Stadium 6 starting 4:30 p.m. This ...

Governor Gianforte: ‘American dream is alive and well here in Montana’ Governor Gianforte:  ‘American dream is alive and well here in Montana’

News from the Office of the Governor HELENA — On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Governor Greg Gianforte delivered his second State of the State address to a joint session of the Montana Legislature and directly to the people of Montana. Gov. Gianforte’s address highlighted Montana’s accomplish...

Polson Seniors for Feb. 1, 2023

POLSON — Thought for Feb. 5:  It’s the Snow Full Moon. Well, “duh!” Winter is not over until March 20.  I don’t care what the groundhog told me.  St. Valentine’s Day is the day to spoil your sweetheart. Buy a box of See’s Candy, now on sale at the P...

Ronan seniors for Feb. 1, 2023

RONAN — We’ve made it through the holidays, freezing cold days, and snow, so now we can get started on that dreaded tax season. Speaking of taxes, the AARP tax service will begin on Feb. 1. You can call the Mission Valley Senior Center for the days and times tax service is available and to set up...

Closer indeed Closer indeed

POLSON — The Mission Valley Ice Arena Association (MVIAA) recently announced a major development in the progress of creating a skating rink: the acquisition of a deed that will finally make the ice arena a reality.  The idea of a local ice arena got its start in 2013 when a community survey con...

Out-of-state professionals are first step to solve Montana’s health worker shortage Out-of-state professionals are first step to solve Montana’s health worker shortage

MONTANA — Jenna Eisenhart spent nearly six years as a licensed therapist in Colorado before deciding to move to a place with a greater need for her services. She researched rural states facing a shortage of behavioral health providers and accepted a job as a lead clinical primary therapist at Shodair C...

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