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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 one employee’s back and walked the woman into a closet. The robber also put the gun’s barrel on the forehead of another employee, directly between the eyes, and put that victim in the closet. The robber was wearing a ski mask, trench coat, green household gloves, all black clothing, and was disguising her voice.  Stevens said the woman who committed the crime is desc...


Montana Co-op celebrates grand opening of store Montana Co-op celebrates grand opening of store

POLSON — Montana Co-op sells local, fresh food and goods from more than 100 farmers and producers to its members from the comfort of their homes at www.montanacoop.com, or by using order blanks. After a month of volunteers painting, cleaning and refurbishing the facility 401 Main Street, Polson, the...


Farmers market bread business expands in time for the holidays Farmers market bread business expands in time for the holidays

Roy Mills fell in love twice in Germany. He was 22, and it was 1981. He was stationed in Germany with the Army. Love struck him the first time when he met Marliese, a German citizen, and the second time, in a lesser degree, when he tasted German style bread. So he stayed in the country. He worked at various ...


Bambino’s offers Italian cuisine, pizza

POLSON — Authentic homestyle Italian food, great portions and affordability are three goals Rick Moreno has met at Bambino’s Pizza and Pasta. Located at 49628 U.S. Highway 93, Bambino’s is named for Rick and Elizabeth Moreno’s “bambinos” — children Venice, Gianni,...


Nurse practitioners provide solutions to the health care crisis

News from Kalispell Regional Healthcare POLSON - As newly insured patients seek access to health care, it is important that the public be aware that there are more than 192,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) in the United States who provide high quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered care to ...


HGTV series to film in Montana

HELENA – The Montana Department of Commerce’s Montana Film Office recently announced that the latest HGTV series, “Living Big Sky,” will film a dozen 30-minute episodes throughout the state of Montana in the coming year. Produced by Orion Entertainment out of Denver, Colorado, the ...


Small Business Saturday’ Nov. 29

  POLSON – The Polson Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Polson Business Community in sponsoring Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29.  Participating businesses may offer discounts, snacks and special gifts as part of the promotion. Shoppers are encouraged to take advantage of the...


Opportunity for value-added agriculture abounds

RONAN – Montana is part of America’s great bread basket, but nearly 80 percent of the state’s grains are shipped overseas to be processed. Lake County Community Development has spent the last year organizing a conference for Montana Farmer’s Union that explains how farmers can engage ...


Cutters Barber Shop welcomes customers Cutters Barber Shop welcomes customers

POLSON — Both Cutters Barber Shop chairs were full, with one gentleman getting a haircut and the other a straight shave with hot towels.  Curtains with a mustache motif set the tone in the barbershop, completed by vintage barber chairs, warm lighting, clippers buzzing and the smells of warm, fo...


Town of Circle is Black Mountain Software’s 300th Montana Client

To the sales team, it was a casual observation, but the marketing team saw it as the impetus for celebration: Montana-based Black Mountain Software recently sold its fund accounting and utility billing software to its 300th Montana client. That client happened to be the Town of Circle, and Black Mountain for...


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