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Ninepipes Museum describes event-filled days ahead Ninepipes Museum describes event-filled days ahead

CHARLO – Saturday, July 6, promises to be a lively day at Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana. Our “First Saturday” artist, Joshua Marceau, will be on hand from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with his beautiful turquoise and silver jewelry. He is the owner, artist and sole craftsman at Native American Silversmith. The jewelry he creates is handmade and each piece has its own unique character. He handcrafts his art using the highest quality alloys of sterling silver and he prefers to work with genuine gemstones. Turquoise is a favorite. He travels to meet with mine owners in the Southwest to buy the rough gemstones directly from the people who own the mines and collect the minerals from the ...


Windmill bakery opens for the season Windmill bakery opens for the season

RAVALLI – Baker Nancy Martin is back in the kitchen with a smile, and the wait for the first delicious Windmill Bakery doughnuts of the summer is over.  Martin is both the baker and the business owner at Windmill Bakery, and she was diagnosed with cancer last fall. Her treatment cut the season ...


Mission Valley FFA celebrates new officers

News from Olivia Clairmont for Mission Valley FFA  LAKE COUNTY – The Mission Valley FFA had another successful banquet this year. On May 30, the FFA invited parents, supporters and local businesses to join them for dinner. They presented awards and announced new chapter officers. They also au...


New St. Ignatius shop offers candy, gifts New St. Ignatius shop offers candy, gifts

ST. IGNATIUS – Stuart Morton dreamed of bringing life back to the set of storefronts that line U.S. Highway 93 near the entrance of town.   “I wanted to make it something as big as when Doug Allard owned it,” Morton said. And he is keeping the Allard name on the business. Allard&rsq...


Cornerstone pizza closes up shop

ST. IGNATIUS – One last pizza was made at the Cornerstone Pizza shop on Thursday afternoon before supplies were depleted and the doors were closed on what has been an eight-year adventure to support the community. The closure comes not as a result of any major issue but as a simple change in focus. ...


 Largest jackpot won at Gray Wolf Peak Casino

News from S&K Gaming  EVARO – On May 9, approximately 3:30 p.m., the largest jackpot to date at Gray Wolf Peak Casino was won. The winner received a whopping $276,752.16.  “We offer the biggest payouts in Montana at Gray Wolf Peak Casino and Kwataqnuk Casino and Resort,&rdqu...


Polson business donates washer, dryer  Polson business donates washer, dryer

POLSON – Simply406 donated $5,200 to the Polson School District and Two Eagle River School for the purchase of washers and dryers for their buildings. TERS received $1,200 and Polson was given $4,000. According to the press release, after hearing that the lack of access to clean clothes was a factor...


UM Report: visitors spent $3.7B in Montana last year 


UM News Service   MISSOULA – Last year, 12.4 million out-of-state visitors contributed over $3.7 billion in travel spending to Montana’s economy, according to a recent report from the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. The latest report finali...


National Small Business Week celebrates Montana’s entrepreneurial spirit

News from SBA’s Region VIII Administrator Dan Nordberg It was 1963 when President Kennedy issued the first Small Business Week proclamation announcing to the nation the critical importance of local small businesses in our communities.  Here we are 56 years later celebrating National Small ...


Local museums share event information, hours

ST. IGNATIUS St. Ignatius Mission Church Summer visiting hours for St. Ignatius Mission Church begin Memorial Day weekend. Visitors are welcome to visit from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Visitors may also explore The Sisters of Providence cabin built in 1864, as well as the original Jesuit cabin built in 1...


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