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Cozy Vintage Vida offers sentimental gifts Cozy Vintage Vida offers sentimental gifts

POLSON — The building housing Vintage Vida Antiques and Gifts, 3 Fourth Ave. E, was constructed in 1890 on railroad ties, according to LaNita Fitzpatrick, owner. It was Polson’s first boot and saddle shop, but now it’s full of “pieces of everybody’s past,” Fitzpatrick said, crediting Sharon Murphy for the descriptor. The small building’s wiring had to be completely redone, and Fitzpatrick painted the interior a lake blue and put down carpeting before opening on June 30.  “They turned the power on at 8 a.m., and I was open at 10 a.m.,” Fitzpatrick said. The store is cozy and welcoming with a vintage enamel stove by the front...


Local woman writes historical novel Local woman writes historical novel

POLSON — Delivering rambunctious children safely to school requires patience and skill, yet Polson bus driver Cynthia Doll has additional talents driving her in a different direction. She recently finished her first novel, “The Sparrow’s Choice,” a historical fiction novel set in 1...


Black Mountain Software grows hair, awareness Black Mountain Software grows hair, awareness

News from Black Mountain Software POLSON — The arrival of winter weather and the proliferation of men’s facial hair growth have long been correlated. But in recent years moustache and beard growth during the month of November has taken on a meaning beyond warmth. The cultural phenomena known a...


Polson Health Clinic nears completion Polson Health Clinic nears completion

POLSON — Polson residents have been watching construction on the Polson Health Clinic and its Outreach Clinic near the Mission Valley Aquatic Center for months.  Questions abound about the new clinic: Is it going to be another hospital? Will there be a surgical clinic? Are they going to be hiri...


CenturyLink’s service quality to be investigated

News from the Public Service Commission HELENA — The Public Service Commission invites CenturyLink customers who are experiencing chronic problems with their landline telephone service to tell the PSC about them by submitting comments in a PSC investigation proceeding. After an informal investiga...


Grant funding supports local programs Grant funding supports local programs

News from Lake County Community Development Corporation RONAN — Lake County Community Development Corporation  announced Nov. 19 that they received USDA funding that will benefit Mission Mountain Food Enterprise, as well as rural business and cooperative development programs. Of the $962,...


Don’t forget candy during holiday shopping Don’t forget candy during holiday shopping

ARLEE – Jars of candy with names like Candy Chalk, Salty Dog Treats and Chocolate Rocks line the shelves and counters in a small building called the Hummingbird, which is the perfect place to get a candy stash for the holidays. Shop owner Tony Hoyt gives customers coming in the door what he calls the 1...


Small Business Saturday highlights year-round impact

As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration celebrates small businesses on a daily basis. When our small businesses do well, our communities do too. Therefore, as part of our annual tradition, I encourage you to join millions of Americans and “shop small&rd...


American Express offering $10 rebates to shop small

LAKE COUNTY — American Express® is offering eligible cardholders an incentive to shop small on Saturday, Nov. 29. When cardholders use their American Express to make a purchase at a small businesses, $10 will be credited back to their account; up to three purchases at three small businesses can yie...


Supporting wounded warriors   Supporting wounded warriors

Barbara Grinde, Montana Sisel owner, presents an $850 check to Neil Baumann, left, Montana Wounded Warriors boardmember. The money was raised during a fundraising event held at the Finley Point Grill on Oct. 28 that featured members of the Steve Miller Band, Scott Free and Hang Dynasty.  


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