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Happiness served up one cup at a time Happiness served up one cup at a time

POLSON – According to Small Town Girl Coffee owners Tanya Reiser Patrick and Tasha Avison, their coffee stand is much more than just a business.  “We want to serve our community,” Tanya said. “Not just with coffee, but with happiness in a cup. We try to actually get to know our customers and be a positive part of their lives.”  Most customers are on a first name basis with Tanya and Tasha, and, if not, the ladies will still speak with them as if they are. “Our goal is to send happiness out the window,” Tasha said. Their friendly focus plays right into their business name, “Small Town Girl Coffee,” and their business&rsquo...


Whitefish Credit Union Gives Back to Members

News from Whitefish Credit Union WHITEFISH, Mont., June 30, 2017 – Whitefish Credit Union has announced a 0.94% dividend for the six months ended June 30, 2017. This dividend represents a 38% increase over the 0.68% declared at December 31, 2016. “We are constantly striving to provide our...


Lane brings boot and shoe repair business to Polson  Lane brings boot and shoe repair business to Polson 

POLSON – Something’s afoot in Polson. Dale Lane – who opened Cowboy’s Toys in Ronan 1990 and sold the business to Steve Krum in 2000 – has brought a boot and shoe repair business back to town.  Lane, 55, and a Ronan native, opened Lane’s Boot and Shoe Repair Apr...


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...


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...


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