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Coffee sleeves used to spread health message

HELENA – Public health officials and numerous Montana coffee shops have announced a new effort today to promote the importance of colorectal cancer screening among individuals ages 50 to 75. As part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, the Department of Public Health and Human Services is providing coffee sleeves to participating coffee shops in Montana with an important public health message: “Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but only if you get tested! If you are 50 or older, talk to your doctor about which test is right for you.”  “Colorectal cancer is preventable through screening at age 50,” DPHHS Director Sheila Hogan said. &l...

Database connects rural communities with funding resources

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney launched a comprehensive database that will host state and federal grant and loan opportunities that rural Montana communities can leverage to fund community and economic development projects ...

New ‘First Friday’ event kicks off in Polson

News from HandMADE Montana POLSON — Polson is happy to announce the introduction of First Friday events in downtown Polson beginning Friday, March 6. Participating stores and businesses welcome the community to shop local, score hot deals and visit with community artists and makers.  HandM...

Museum Consortium shares upcoming dates, events

News from Mission Valley Museum Consortium   ARLEE Arlee Jocko Valley Museum Our historic site is closed until July 4, 2020. View our beautiful war memorial, which is outside of our site located at the corner of Bouch and Fyant (by the grade school). Volunteers needed. For more infor...

Statewide analysis launched

News from Montana Economic Developers Association and Montana Chamber Foundation MONTANA — Montana NextGen, a statewide project, is underway to complete an analysis of Montana’s economic and community development tools, programs, and funding mechanisms. This collaborative effort of over 75 p...

Missoula author to sign books Missoula author to sign books

News from Handmade Montana  POLSON — The great state of Montana finally has a book giving the inside scoop on some of its remarkable places, people, history and things.  Josh Quick, an award winning Missoula illustrator, drops visual fact bombs that explode and illuminate your mind &h...

S&K Technologies, Inc. announces certification

News from S&K Technologies, Inc.  St. Ignatius — S&K Technologies, Inc. announced that on Dec. 24, 2019, two of their subsidiaries, International Towers, LLC and S&K Mission Support LLC received certifications from the Small Business Administration. This certification enables thes...

Museum seeks letters of support

News from Karen Dunwell, Polson-Flathead Lake Historical Museum    POLSON — The Polson Flathead Lake Historical Museum faces an uncertain future unless they can acquire funds from grants and private donations to replace the roof and make other required renovations to their building.&n...

No small feat No small feat

CHARLO – Five months ago, the idea of local shrimp in the Mission Valley was laughable, but now, the first locally grown shrimp are on the market.  In his backyard, Jim Vaughn has a barn filled with six Walmart swimming pools, five of them teeming with 22,000 living shrimp at various stages of ...

Annual fun winter event supports Ninepipes Museum Annual fun winter event supports Ninepipes Museum

CHARLO — Ninepipes Museum’s 20th annual Black Tie Dinner (tie optional) is set for Thursday, Jan. 16. The guest speaker for the 2020 event is Bryce Andrews who authored Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear. Andrews is an award-winning author, rancher and conservationist, n...

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