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Quit smoking: free nicotine replacement therapy available

News from Lake County Health Department LAKE COUNTY — The Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2010, initiated changes to private health insurance plans and all Medicaid programs requiring that preventative medical services be covered. Included in this preventative medicine approach is tobacco cessation coverage. Preventing and reducing chronic disease, like those that can result from smoking and/or chewing tobacco, makes sense in many ways, not only for the health of the individual but to also help keep in check rising medical insurance costs that we all bear. Those on Medicaid who would like to quit smoking or chewing tobacco can talk to their medical provider about cessation ser...


Mission Mountain Enterprises gifted building Mission Mountain Enterprises gifted building

RONAN — Officials for Glacier Bank and Mission Mountain Enterprises hope downtown Ronan will be a bit more vibrant after the bank donated a vacant building to the organization last week. The building on Main Street that last housed Rhonda’s Dollar Plus store is stationed between two properties...


Tour gives bird’s-eye-view of valley Tour gives bird’s-eye-view of valley

POLSON — Locals know Mission Valley offers a number of hidden gems that beckon to adventurous wayfarers from across the globe, but even the most experienced of explorers could be missing something unless they see the sprawling geographic diversity from above. Sean Fragua has spent the past 11 years ...


New market funds children’s programs at Montana Co-op

News from the Montana Co-op POLSON — A Saturday Farmers/Flea Market at the Montana Co-op Polson HUB at 401 Main Street began June 27 and will continue year round from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes multiple markets of fresh food, prepared foods, art, body products, plants, and everyone’s ...


Charlo company becomes leader in state energy sector Charlo company becomes leader in state energy sector

Persistence and innovation have caused a Charlo company to go from fledgling startup to one of the state’s energy sector leaders in four short years.  Travis Jordan, CEO of MT Rigmats and other offshoot subsidiary companies, says the success hasn’t come without a lot of work and struggle....


Fiber optic sensor system introduced

ST. IGNATIUS — Adelos Inc., a subsidiary of S&K Technologies Inc. owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, last week introduced Adelos 2.0, a fiber optic sensor system designed and optimized for commercial acoustic applications, including upstream oil and gas operations.  As an...


Ford Dealers kickoff Peanut Butter Drive to help fight child hunger

News from Dan Aadsen Ford RONAN – Don Aadsen Ford, in conjunction with the Ford Focus on Child Hunger campaign, will be collecting jars of peanut butter to support the summer demand for kid-friendly foods at Ronan Bread Basket. The peanut butter drive, which runs from June 5-13, is in response to...


Montana Co-op offers diverse programming, incorporates Heart and Soul values Montana Co-op offers diverse programming, incorporates Heart and Soul values

POLSON — What’s going on at Montana  Co-op?  There are many answers to that question as the area is always bustling around the headquarters at 401 Main Street. Not only can customers order items from the 100 farmers and producers at Montana Co-op online, but there’s a fre...


Top Hand recruiter to be rewarded with trip

News from Montana Stockgrowers Association HELENA – Montana Stockgrowers Association recently announced its second year of partnership with NorthWestern Energy as an “Official Top Hand Club Sponsor.” The 2015 Individual Top Hand recognition will be awarded at MSGA’s Annual Conventi...


Foundation grants deadline approaches

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation  POLSON — Greater Polson Community Foundation grant applications are due June 19, 2015. The foundation plans to award roughly $20,000 this year, usually in increments of $500-2,500.  Application packets are available to download online a...


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