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Head Over Heels gymnasts finish strong at state championships Head Over Heels gymnasts finish strong at state championships

HELENA – Local gymnast Taylor Collinge powered to her best beam routine of the season to claim individual balance beam gold in the Xcel Platinum division during the March 17 Montana State Gymnastics Championship hosted by Helena Athletics Club at Carroll College in Helena. “(Taylor) had a great meet, achieving some significant personal victories along with a huge 9.5 on the beam,” said Head Over Heels club coach Jessica Edwards.  She finished the meet scoring a 9.1 on bars and a sixth-place 36.675 in the all-around. Taylor’s teammate and sister Lauren Collinge scored a 36.6 to place third in the all-around in the silver division. Lauren Collinge, in the in...


New crafts, clothing store receives redevelopment funds

POLSON – Updates to a long-empty Main Street storefront will be made with the help of funds from the Polson Redevelopment Agency.  Carol Lynn Lapotka, owner of Eddie Boy LLC, has purchased 212 Main Street, the former home of Jackie M’s footwear. She plans to use the storefront to sell Mon...


Local gymnasts ready for state competition Local gymnasts ready for state competition

POLSON – Another state championship has arrived for the Mission Valley athletic landscape this weekend. The Osprey gymnastics team will represent the valley during the 2019 Montana State Gymnastics Championships. The team is scheduled to compete in Helena on the Carol College campus on Sunday, March 17...


Newly acquired ivory artwork displayed Newly acquired ivory artwork displayed

CHARLO —  It must be getting near springtime – Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana has opened its doors for the 2019 season. Be sure to stop by for a sneak preview of a new ivory artwork exhibit that will be installed in its entirety later this spring.  Start your St. Patrick’s w...


Newly acquired ivory artwork displayed

CHARLO —  It must be getting near springtime – Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana has opened its doors for the 2019 season. Be sure to stop by for a sneak preview of a new ivory artwork exhibit that will be installed in its entirety later this spring.  Start your St. Patrick’s w...


Newly acquired ivory artwork displayed

CHARLO —  It must be getting near springtime – Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana has opened its doors for the 2019 season. Be sure to stop by for a sneak preview of a new ivory artwork exhibit that will be installed in its entirety later this spring.  Start your St. Patrick’s w...


Newly acquired ivory artwork displayed

CHARLO —  It must be getting near springtime – Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana has opened its doors for the 2019 season. Be sure to stop by for a sneak preview of a new ivory artwork exhibit that will be installed in its entirety later this spring.  Start your St. Patrick’s w...


46 employees to lose jobs at Kicking Horse Job Corps

By Karen Peterson   Valley Journal  RONAN – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes informed the employees at Kicking Horse Job Corps that the center will be completely closed as of Feb. 28.  CSKT Communications Director Rob McDonald said the tribe was working with the Depar...


Annual Small Business Summit opens in February

News from the director’s office of the
 Montana Department of Transportation
 MONTANA – The Montana Department of Transportation will host the fourth annual Small Business Summit, Takin’ Care of Business, on Feb. 12 to the 14th in Helena. This year, the summit kicks off with a recep...


Downtown bar gets new name, new owners  Downtown bar gets new name, new owners

POLSON – The bar at 18 Main Street in downtown Polson, which for several decades was known as the Wolf Den and more recently was the Vine and Tap, now has a new name and owners. Dusty and Mandy Kisler purchased the bar in August, and named it Perfect Shot Tavern. The couple’s goal is t...


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