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Ronan Co-op Brewery celebrates first year, new brews on tap for fall Ronan Co-op Brewery celebrates first year, new brews on tap for fall

A year ago the Ronan Co-op Brewery, one of the City of Ronan’s more unique downtown businesses, officially opened its doors and poured its first frosty glass of beer.  This past weekend, the brewery celebrated their one-year anniversary, a business milestone that about 22% of all new U.S. small businesses fail to reach according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The brewery celebrated with a two-day birthday bash. Festivities began Friday night and ran through Saturday evening, and included local food truck vendors, outdoor yard games, a beer garden, live music and entertainment. “I love this venue.” said Charles Lutz, band member of the local...


Polson school district scrambles to hire bus drivers Polson school district scrambles to hire bus drivers

News from Polson School District No. 23 POLSON — The Polson School District recently purchased three Van Hool coaches to add to their bus fleet but lacks the drivers to drive them. The district is struggling to hire enough drivers to transport students.  “Students must get to school ...


Births for Sept. 15, 2021 Births for Sept. 15, 2021

Briar Geldrich  POLSON — Briar Kay Geldrich was born on July 27, 2021, at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center’s Nesting Place. She was 20 inches and weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Briar’s mother is Alexia Geldrich of Polson. Maternal grandparent is Amber Wolfenden. Maternal great-gr...


Ronan Chamber shares Trail of Bales map, voting ends Sept. 22 Ronan Chamber shares Trail of Bales map, voting ends Sept. 22

Every year as Ronan’s annual Harvest Festival approaches, decorated round hay bales start popping up around town to bring awareness to the event. The theme for this year’s hay bale competition is the 1980s. Contest entries can be viewed at the locations specified on the adjacent map. Ronan’...


Plant a dormant pollinator plot

News from the Lake County Conservation District LAKE COUNTY — Want to help pollinators in Lake County? Planting a dormant pollinator plot is one way to help. Dormant pollinator plots are when you do your plot site prep in the fall, seeding in the winter, and wait till the sprint to see your blooms...


Arlee teacher among four state finalists

News from the Montana Office of Public Instruction HELENA — State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 Montana Teacher of the Year. The selected candidate will go on to represent Montana in the 2022 National Teacher of the Year competition in Washington, D...


Bears seek food sources with arrival of fall Bears seek food sources with arrival of fall

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — With the arrival of fall, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff are busy responding to bear conflicts and working with the public to prevent conflicts. To date, most of the reported conflicts in northwest Montana have involved bears ge...


Polson establishes task force to regulate recreational marijuana

The City of Polson has established a Marijuana Task Force to begin developing initial strategies and recommendations for regulating recreational marijuana. Sales of legal pot are set to begin Jan. 1 under guidelines passed by the 2021 Legislature.  At the city commission meeting on Sept. 8, city mana...


Briefs for Sept. 15, 2021

St. Joseph offers non-symptom COVID testing for travel, work News from Providence St. Joseph Hospital POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson offers a variety of COVID-19 testing options. Patients who are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID positive patients ca...


Missing Richmond woman found in Glacier National Park 

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER — The body of a recently missing Richmond, Virginia, woman was located in Glacier National Park on Sept. 5   Jennifer Coleman, who was reported missing Wednesday, Sept. 1, was found deceased in a steep and rocky area near the Continental Divide....


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