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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 $962,807 received in USDA funding, $750,000 was awarded through the Intermediary Relending Program, funds designated to assist new or small businesses across Lake, Mineral and Sanders Counties that may not otherwise qualify for commercial financing, according to Gypsy Ray, incoming executive director for Lake County Community Development Corporation. LCCDC works in partnership with community ...

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.  

‘Make it With Wool’ winners advance to state ‘Make it With Wool’ winners advance to state

RONAN — The District 1 “Make it With Wool” contest was held Nov. 2 in Ronan. Seven youths and one adult participated in four age categories. All the garments were constructed from 60 to 100 percent wool. The completed outfits ranged from pants and dresses to two and three-piece combinations...

Kalispell Vet Center holds open house

KALISPELL — The Kalispell Vet Center is having their fourth annual open house on Friday, Dec. 12, from 1-4 p.m. at the Kalispell Vet Center on 690 N. Meridian Road.  Staff, volunteers, local community members, organizations and businesses have all jumped into the event by supplying all of the ente...

Local holiday shopping, one town at a time Local holiday shopping, one town at a time

ST. IGNATIUS – The turkeys haven’t been stuffed but signs of the nearing holidays can be seen in shops, so we’ve started an investigation into what’s available for local shopping. First stop, St. Ignatius.  At the center of town, Gambles is settled in a brown wood building. It...

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...

Charlo cafe hit by armed robber

 CHARLO — Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 7:50 p.m. at Connie’s Countryside Cafe on Monday night.  According to owner Connie Stevens, a woman entered the cafe’s back door just before closing time on Monday night, pressed a gun to on...

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