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Hangin’ Art Gallery closes up shop after 16 years Hangin’ Art Gallery closes up shop after 16 years

ARLEE – The Hangin’ Art Gallery was filled with people for the last time on Thursday evening as musicians, artists and friends gathered to say a final farewell to an iconic small business. “Lots of energy passed through this place over the years,” Andre Floyd said from the stage while holding his guitar between songs. “If only these walls could talk.” The photos resting on a table in the corner gave a small indication of the memories people experienced during the past 16 years, including art shows, concerts, children’s programs and poetry readings.  Donna Mollica and her husband Denny Nault opened the gallery in 2003. The couple remode...


Movie theater expansion project breaks ground in Polson Movie theater expansion project breaks ground in Polson

POLSON – Movie-lovers in Polson will have more options for viewing films by next summer.  On Sept. 21, Polson Theaters broke ground on an expansion to the Showboat Cinemas building. Construction on an addition to the south side of the existing building is underway, and an addition to the north ...


Movie theater expansion project breaks ground in Polson

POLSON – Movie-lovers in Polson will have more options for viewing films by next summer.  On Sept. 21, Polson Theaters broke ground on an expansion to the Showboat Cinemas building. Construction on an addition to the south side of the existing building is underway, and an addition to the north ...


Small-engine repair shop opens in Polson Small-engine repair shop opens in Polson

POLSON – It's been a little more than three months since Jeff and Cody Blodgett opened Sparks Power Sports, a small engine repair business on the corner of Main Street and 8th Avenue East. The two men are not just business partners; they are father and son. “We just kind of teamed up,” J...


Ninepipes Museum features swans Ninepipes Museum features swans

News from Ninepipes Museum CHARLO – It is a thrill one never tires of to see the big white trumpeter swans in the sky over the Mission Valley.  Join us at Ninepipes Museum on Saturday, Aug. 24, for a day of celebrating the trumpeter swans and view the recent installation of a nesting pair in ...


Ninepipes hosts author with personal story of WWII adoption

CHARLO – Ronan author, Linda Angle, is featured at the Aug. 3 “First Saturday” event at Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana. Linda will hold a book signing between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. of her book sharing her poignant story of a post-World War II adoptive child born to an unwed German mother. A...


Simple Simon’s Pizza to open new location

News from J&H Foods ST. IGNATIUS – J&H Foods, a parent company of Simple Simon’s Pizza®, is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of the Simple Simon’s Pizza® location in St. Ignatius.  Franchise owner and area developer Joe Culp has decided to bring the Simp...


Nonprofit hires new co-executive director

News from Alternative Energy Resources Organization   MONTANA – The Alternative Energy Resources Organization announced that Lindsay Ganong is joining their staff as a new co-executive director. Ganong is a proven leader in diverse settings and brings unique skills to AERO, where she will be ...


Mission Valley Super Oval roaring under new management Mission Valley Super Oval roaring under new management

PABLO – After a long winter, the Mission Valley Super Oval (formerly Mission Valley Speedway) opened the 2019 race season under new management. The season opened about seven weekends ago. Tony Undem and his all-star team have been feeding people’s need for speed with a paved oval racing venue ...


Hangin’ Art Gallery in Arlee to close Hangin’ Art Gallery in Arlee to close

ARLEE – After serving as an Arlee community hub for art, music and food for 16 years, the Hangin’ Art Gallery will close late this August. Owner Donna Mollica plans to retire to pursue personal endeavors. Mollica said she wanted to announce the closing early to give others in the community the...


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