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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.  Jordan was an electrician in Ronan who didn’t have a lot of work despite an ebbing recession.  “I started casting around and the oil industry was running hot,” Jordan said. “I was looking at all of my friends and colleagues who were going to North Dakota for work and thought ‘There has got to be something we can build in Mission Valley and ...


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...


Montana’s unemployment rate drops to 4.0 percent

News from Montana Department of Labor and Industry HELENA – Montana’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.0 percent in April.Over the month of April, Montana’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points from the revised March unemployment rate of 4.2 percent. Montana’s unemployment ra...


St. Luke doctor to lead state physicians’ organization St. Luke doctor to lead state physicians’ organization

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare RONAN — The Montana Academy of Family Physicians, the state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States, with more than 115,900 members), will announce John D. Williams, M.D. as i...


St-Char-Ro celebrates four decades in business St-Char-Ro celebrates four decades in business

Ask Janet Gardner the secret to being in business for 40 years and she will tell you that there isn’t really a secret at all.  “Work, work and work,” Gardner said of why her family’s floral and event rental company St-Char-Ro celebrated the four-decade anniversary mark earlier...


Historic bar to be remodeled Historic bar to be remodeled

The Wolf Den bar in downtown Polson will be rennovated into an upscale wine bar with Montana and European-sourced spirits. The historic sign, in place since the middle of the last century, was taken down last week. Owners Gerry and Joe Browning plan to call the establishment The Vine and Tap, and hope to be ...


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