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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 open mid-June. 

New Polson Health facility opens New Polson Health facility opens

Locals used to driving outside of Lake County for medical care soon may see an end to at least some of their travels, thanks to expanded operations at Kalispell Regional’s Polson Health clinic. The Kalispell healthcare network’s satellite clinic has seen myriad changes this year, most noticeab...

Lentil lovin’: burgers offer locally sourced vegetarian option Lentil lovin’: burgers offer locally sourced vegetarian option

RONAN – In a county where cows out number people 2 to 1, beef burgers are a staple part of the economy and a frequent dinner table favorite, but a Ronan-based company is trying to use locally sourced plant products to make a new kind of delicious, vegetarian burger alternative that also benefits the Mo...

Eagle Bank welcomes new president, new vision Eagle Bank welcomes new president, new vision

POLSON — When Martin Olsson retired as president and chief executive officer of Eagle Bank, he passed the torch to Andrew West. West is no stranger to the Mission Valley; he worked as the Valley Bank branch manager in Arlee for 10 and a half years and was vice president of commercial lending at Comm...

Job Service honors choice employers Job Service honors choice employers

News from Lake County Job Services POLSON — Each year the Job Service Employer Committee, and advisory group for the Lake County Job Service, presents an “Employers of Choice” award to a small, a medium and a large business in Lake County.  This year’s small-scale business ...

Workshop offers leadership inspiration Workshop offers leadership inspiration

POLSON — Karen McNenny has great advice for anyone considering becoming a boss: “I will talk you out of leadership. You get a buck more an hour and it’s not worth it,” she said, “but it’s exceptionally rewarding.” Each spring members of the Lake County Job Service...

Free hospitality training offered

Representatives of any business greeting visitors to the area are invited, free of charge, to attend the new “406 Hospitality” seminar in Polson. The Polson Chamber of Commerce will host the training at KwaTaqNuk Resort, 49708 US Hwy 93 E., Polson on Tuesday, May 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Busin...

Free classes offered on canning, jamming, drying

News from Polson Farmers Market POLSON — Polson Farmers Market invites interested participants to free food handling and storage classes taught by Montana State University Extension Agent Rene Kittle. Each qualified SNAP recipient who attends an entire class will receive valuable information on f...

News from Health Care Plus

POLSON — Health Care Plus (HCP), a durable home medical equipment company, has achieved the Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation, based in Waterloo, Iowa. This award is achieved only when home medical equipment companies demonstrate a high level of quality pra...

Two Nineteen Main holds grand opening

  POLSON — Two Nineteen Main, formerly First Resort Clothing at 219 Main St. in Polson, will hold a grand opening Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3. Customers may register for door prizes.  

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