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S&K Technologies CEO retires

News from S&K Technologies S&K Technologies, Inc. (SKT) Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Acevedo, has decided to wrap up his successful tenure as CEO of SKT and will transition from the company on Sept. 30. Over the last ten years, Tom has worked tirelessly to advance the quality and impact of the services provided through the family of businesses operated through SKT. Under Tom’s leadership, the company has returned consistent and reliable dividends to our shareholder, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT).  Mr. Acevedo has been instrumental in strengthening SKT’s brand, which is known for its integrity, superior performance, and innovation. Dur...


Local winemaker excited about this year’s crop Local winemaker excited about this year’s crop

WOODS BAY – To hear Don Goodspeed tell it, this year’s wine grapes are going to be great.  Goodspeed, who owns a vineyard on Flathead Lake 1.5 miles south of Beardance Trail, is excited.  “I’ve never seen a crop this good,” said Goodspeed, who’s been harves...


End of summer gymnastics program offered at Head Over Heels End of summer gymnastics program offered at Head Over Heels

By Rob Zolman                    Valley Journal POLSON – What are you doing the rest of this summer? Head Over Heels gymnastics studio has an end of summer program that will make you flip. Head Over Heels is now offering classes in gymnastics, tum...


Lovely Lavender ... Lovely Lavender ...

It’s been a bountiful lavender harvest this July for local grower Eileen Neill, owner of Spotted Bear Vineyards and Lavender Farm on Finley Point.   


New bookstore benefits JourneyBe Church New bookstore benefits JourneyBe Church

POLSON – A new bookstore recently opened in Polson at 101 7th Ave. W. The building the store is located in is also occupied by the JourneyBe church and the Soups On soup kitchen.  Dave Marshall, a book enthusiast, came up with the idea to start a bookstore in order to raise money for JourneyBe....


Plans for restaurant canceled, city cites parking issues Plans for restaurant canceled, city cites parking issues

POLSON – A local couple have canceled plans to open a restaurant in town after the city cited parking issues. Bill and Cynthia Barrett had planned to convert the building at 51145 U.S. Highway 93 that previously housed Great Clips into “Dude’s Place,” a restaurant featuring tapas, ...


Miracle of America Museum brings history to life Miracle of America Museum brings history to life

Hundreds came to see history in action at the Miracle of America Museum’s 28th annual Live History days held July 14 and 15.  Machinery of all kinds was operating for the event. Volunteers gave rides in retired military vehicles, kids of all ages fired a mounted rifle repurposed as a tennis bal...


New homes help seniors maintain independent living New homes help seniors maintain independent living

RONAN – Beth Preston wanted in as soon as she saw the plans for the new independent living facility for the east side of Eisenhower Street, but she had to wait for The Peaks to be built along with the road that leads to it. “I was living alone in a big house, and I wanted something different,&rdq...


25 years, counting for local woodcarver 25 years, counting for local woodcarver

WOODS BAY – Todd Coats has been carving images with a chainsaw for 25 years. It all started in 1992 when he was asked to carve a 9-foot bear for a customer. Coats, who was working at his parents’ wood products shop in Kalispell, embarked on the task and never looked back. “I taught...


Arlee Merc offers new venue for area artists Arlee Merc offers new venue for area artists

Story and photos by  Dakota Wharry  for the Valley Journal ARLEE- The Merc On 93, one of Arlee’s newest businesses, offers a new venue for area artists to share and sell their work. June 10 marked the first “Second Saturday Market at the Merc,” an open air market with ven...


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