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Montana hospitals receive healthcare quality awards Montana hospitals receive healthcare quality awards

News from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health MONTANA – Mountain-Pacific Quality Health announced the winners of the 2019 Montana Health Care Quality Awards. St. Luke Community Healthcare was one of only nine hospitals statewide and the only healthcare organization in Lake County to win the prestigious award based on their commitment to improving patient care.  All recipients were required to meet certain criteria outlined by Mountain-Pacific, including working on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Core Elements of outpatient antibiotic stewardship and taking steps to improve care transitions, medication safety, adult immunization rates and patient and family engageme...


Ninepipes hosts MT Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee

News from Ninepipes Museum CHARLO – Coming up at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, Ninepipes Museum has the rare opportunity and great privilege of hosting an appearance by Fay Haynes, a Montana homesteader and inductee in the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. Fay will accompany her niece, author Grace Lars...


 Sprague joins American Angus Association

News from the American Angus Association  Katie Jo Sprague, of Ronan, is a new member of the American Angus Association. The association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed informati...


Cool cash gathered for ice arena Cool cash gathered for ice arena

POLSON – Folks are building an ice hockey rink by selling one $3 shaved ice treat at a time. This past summer, siblings Zayne and Summer Newman, along with friends Max Violett and Corben Carlson, teamed up to operate a shaved-ice stand. They donated their proceeds to the building fund of the Mission...


MME staff appreciated for hard work MME staff appreciated for hard work

RONAN – Between warm hugs and continuous words of thanks, the employees at Mission Mountain Enterprises had a little ice cream on Thursday afternoon in the park to celebrate Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. MME Director Whitney Cantlon stood in front of the crowd of employees and friend...


MME staff appreciated for hard work

RONAN – Between warm hugs and continuous words of thanks, the employees at Mission Mountain Enterprises had a little ice cream on Thursday afternoon in the park to celebrate Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. MME Director Whitney Cantlon stood in front of the crowd of employees and friend...


Film festival holds free screening

RONAN – A different kind of film festival designed to support local businesses and provide an accessible venue for small filmmakers to have their ideas seen and reviewed is showing a film for the first time in Ronan at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Gray Leaf Gallery, located next to the movie th...


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 wh...


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 ...


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