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One Heart plans to open sober living home north of Hot Springs One Heart plans to open sober living home north of Hot Springs

ELMO — A sober living house may be coming to the Flathead Indian Reservation. A group known as One Heart, or Uti Akitwi in the Kootenai language, has been meeting for one year and it looks like their goal is coming to fruition. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Lands Committee was scheduled to consider a proposal from One Heart to lease Black Bear Ranch for $1 a year on Monday, March 6. Subsequent Tribal Council approval would be needed. The 399-acre ranch, which is located at 649 Far West Road about 10 miles north of Hot Springs, was formerly a dairy farm and llama rescue ranch, according to Levi Hewankorn, a One Heart board member with a ranching background. CS...

Hundreds consider employment opportunities Hundreds consider employment opportunities

PABLO – Many job opportunities were available at the Salish Kootenai College Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 21. About 350 people attended the event including local high school students thinking about their futures. There were students from Mission, Polson, Charlo, Ronan, Two Eagle River and Valley Chr...

Business must report property by March 1

HELENA — The Montana Department of Revenue has mailed 2017 personal property reporting forms to business owners. Business and industrial taxpayers have until March 1, 2017, to report their business equipment or personal property to the department. Businesses need to report heavy equipment, manufactu...

Local men take advantage of window of opportunity Local men take advantage of window of opportunity

POLSON — When a door opens, go through it. If the door closes, go through a window, or something like that. Polson natives Aaron Purser and Mason Lagerquist saw such an opportunity after two glass shops closed as a result of the Great Recession, Purser said, and decided to take advantage of it. T...

Grant helps local business add jobs Grant helps local business add jobs

RONAN – Rocky Mountain Twist was one of five businesses across Montana selected for a grant to develop jobs. The Primary Sector Workforce grant, totaling $411,017, is part of a statewide initiative spread across five Montana businesses. Rocky Mountain Twist received the largest grant at $105,000 to ...

Protect privacy: be vigilant with data

News from Better Business Bureau Thanks to multiple publicized security breaches, 2016 has unofficially become known as “the year of the hack.” From Yahoo and Snapchat to the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service, it appears no one is safe from cyber-attacks. To help comb...

New non-profit making a difference New non-profit making a difference

POLSON – Helping a woman keep her house was just one example of the types of things that May Simmons does. Simmons opened New Hope Center Montana, a non-profit organization, at 610 N. Main St. in the former Glass Doctor building in September. When she found out that April Zimmerer was in danger o...

Holistic home design ages gracefully Holistic home design ages gracefully

News from Dana Johnston,  Dana J Creative  POLSON — Retired business owner Lynn McNamer designed her new Mission Bay Preserve home to be hypoallergenic, environmentally sustainable and fully accessible. “I have put a lot of thought into the layout and ideal materials f...

Amish furniture ‘sells itself’ Amish furniture ‘sells itself’

It’s been about six months since Chriss and Laurie Stutzman opened their furniture store, and the business has done exceptionally well, Chriss said. “We believe our furniture sells itself once people get to see it, feel it and touch it,” he said. The furniture is Amish-crafted and 95 ...

Camas Organic Market now offers indoor dining Camas Organic Market now offers indoor dining

HOT SPRINGS — Educating others about good nutrition is part of the driving force behind Camas Organic Market. David Ronniger, 72, moved to Hot Springs five years ago from Moyie Springs, Idaho, which is just across the state line west of Troy. He helped start the first natural foods store in Salt Lak...

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