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Ninepipes Museum to host cultural arts fair

  CHARLO – Summertime fun can be found on the grounds at the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana during the second annual Cultural Arts Fair. Local and regional artists, traditional skills demonstrators, live music, and Indian tacos and fry bread are on tap from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8. Don Safford, the well-known flintknapper from Hot Springs, will demonstrate this traditional skill as well as offer dart-atlatl throwing. Gary Steele from St. Ignatius has taught traditional skills for many years to youngsters and will be on hand offering tomahawk throwing and bow-making demonstrations. Donna Peck, a member of a local fiber arts group, will explain the sheep-to-ga...


Tips on shopping at farmers markets

Shopping at farmers markets is one way to get delicious and fresh produce you can enjoy at home. “Getting plenty of fruits and vegetables helps families live healthier lives and reduces the likelihood of chronic disease,” said Elaine Auld, CEO of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)...


Adelos receives $2.5M contract to develop intrusion detection technology Adelos receives $2.5M contract to develop intrusion detection technology

POLSON — A world class technology company is moving forward in Lake County. Adelos, a subsidiary of S&K Technologies Inc., received a two-year $2.5 million security contract with the U.S. Air Force following a competitive bid process last year.  According to chief executive officer Scott...


Downtown Polson business district sees changes Downtown Polson business district sees changes

POLSON – Polson’s downtown is undergoing some changes. Two longtime businesses, Gull Printing and Jackie M’s, have either closed or will be closing soon, while another business, The Rack, is just getting started and a restaurant looks to open soon as well.  Gull Printing’s las...


Mission Fitness expands Mission Fitness expands

POLSON – A year and a half ago, Karla Gallatin saw an opportunity and decided to take advantage of it. She bought a company and transformed it into Mission Fitness.  “I just didn’t want it to close because I saw that it had great potential,” said Gallatin, who had worked at Po...


Revive Coffee opens in Ronan Revive Coffee opens in Ronan

RONAN — Two brothers who have traveled across the U.S. working in construction recently fulfilled their dream of opening a coffee shop.  Aaron and Clarence Wayman are Utah natives who came to the area a couple of years ago to work on the Polson Walmart building and decided to stay.  &ld...


Support local businesses during Small Business Week

News from the Better Business Bureau In honor of National Small Business Week, April 30 - May 6, the Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest encourages consumers to support local businesses. Small businesses may seem small, but they have an enormous impact in local communities as well as the U.S...


New fitness center opens in Polson New fitness center opens in Polson

POLSON – Area residents have some additional exercise options since Polson Medical Fitness Center opened May 1.  The business, which is located in the Ridgewater development, is owned and operated by Kalispell Regional Medical Center and The Summit.  One unique feature of the business i...


Copper Mountain Coffee opens in Polson Copper Mountain  Coffee opens in Polson

POLSON — Polson has a new coffee shop. Copper Mountain Coffee, which opened Jan. 20 in the Ridgewater development, is the company’s ninth location in Northwest Montana. Five of the company’s stores are in Kalispell with two in Missoula and one in Libby. Most of the Copper Mountain Cof...


Clubhouse theater on lake gets upgrades Clubhouse theater on lake gets upgrades

By Carmine Mowbray, President, Mission Valley Friends of the Arts It is my pleasure to take on the presidency of the Mission Valley Friends of the Arts all-volunteer board of directors, following the long tenure of Dennis Anderson. This local non-profit was organized in 1989 to preserve and improve the ...


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