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Biostation data valuable to managing future of Flathead Lake

YELLOW BAY – A sophisticated modeling system used by University of Montana researchers at the Flathead Lake biological station could play a key role in the lake’s future.  In a talk June 29 Researcher Shawn Devlin told the audience that he has been working with the model, which is seeing substantial success when it comes to predicting lake temperature, and is expected to be used to study other physical and environmental aspects of the body of water.  “Shawn’s work is really important to the future management questions of the lake,” said Tom Bansak, fellow Flathead Biological Station researcher and outreach coordinator. “Your decisions are ...

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 cessatio...

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...

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