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Growlers on Main experiences break in Growlers on Main experiences break in

POLSON — Growlers on Main, located at 208 Main Street in Polson, was broken into via the front window at approximately 2 a.m. on Jan. 12. A representative from Growlers commented that they’ve heard it’s been happening around town, mentioning similar break ins occurred recently around Ricciardi’s, 4B’s, and the golf course.  Anyone with information about the break ins, is encouraged to contact the Polson Police Department at: 406-883-8201. 

Ronan Co-op Brewery says goodbye to event coordinator, looks to future Ronan Co-op Brewery says goodbye to event coordinator, looks to future

RONAN — With the new year comes changing times at the Ronan Cooperative Brewery along with new ideas for the future.  The Co-op’s event coordinator Eric Brunet has officially stepped away as of Dec. 30 to focus on his heath. “It has been an honor to serve as a taproom server, manage...

Gallatin County single-family home prices and inventory continue to increase

News from the Gallatin Association of Realtors BOZEMAN — While home prices in Gallatin County increased again in November, other numbers continued their trend toward a more typical market. “Our market saw extremely tight inventory and incredibly quick sales throughout 2021, but those numb...

Policymakers need enhanced consumer protections

News from the Center for Responsible Lending WASHINGTON, D.C. — Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) Senior Policy Counsel Nadine Chabrier issued the following statement: “Holiday shopping is ramping up and shoppers are increasingly using new, underregulated credit products like ‘Bu...

MADE Fairs wrap up record year MADE Fairs wrap up record year

POLSON — Handmade Montana recently wrapped up its biggest year of MADE Fairs yet, supporting artists throughout the state and providing new opportunities for Montanans to shop local.  Started 16 years ago in a little room above a bar, with about 18 artists by cofounders Carol Lynn Lapotka and A...

Governor Gianforte welcomes Amazon to Montana

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Amazon’s first facility in Montana is currently under construction in Missoula. Representing Amazon’s first major investment in Montana, the new facility will create more than 100 new jobs. &...

New community events start at the co-op New community events start at the co-op

RONAN — The Ronan Cooperative Brewery has started bringing in new events for the community as 2022 draws to a close. Board n’ Brew Sunday had its first gathering earlier this week to start bringing together local board game enthusiasts. Touting that boardgames have come a long way from Monopol...

Montana’s private sector creates jobs

News from the MT Dept. of Labor and Industry HELENA — Montana’s private sector payrolls rose by 1,800 jobs in October, led by job gains in the manufacturing, professional and business services, and accommodation and food services industries, according to data from the Montana Department of L...

Ronan Co-op beer featured in craft brewing magazine Ronan Co-op beer featured in craft brewing magazine

RONAN — The Ronan Cooperative Brewery found itself on the pages of Craft Brewing Magazine recently when their Forbidden City Amber was listed as one of contributing editor Kate Bernot’s best beers of 2022. Described by Craft Beer and Brewing magazine as “one of the most respected voices ...

‘Small Business Saturday’ & more holiday events planned in valley

By Taylor Davison / Valley Journal POLSON — The Saturday after Thanksgiving will see local businesses open their doors for this year’s Small Business Saturday.  A national movement to encourage support for local economies, Polson will participate this year with businesses downtown and ...

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