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Mixed plastics no longer recyclable Mixed plastics no longer recyclable

News from Lake County Solid Waste The turmoil in the plastics recycling world has finally reached Lake County. Effective immediately Lake County will no longer be able to accept Mixed Plastics (#3-7, food trays, etc.) The only acceptable and marketable plastics we can take are #1 PETE bottles and #2 HDPE bottles.   There are many factors behind this change, but essentially when the U.S. (the world really) sent its plastics and other recyclables to China for sorting and recycling, much of that material was contaminated with garbage (e.g. dirty diapers) or so poorly sorted that it could not be processed. China put restrictions in place that limit what materials they will accept. ...


Handmade bread shop opens in quiet town Handmade bread shop opens in quiet town

DIXON – A charming little bread shop opened last weekend at 147 A Street in a building built in 1912. With an exterior the color of cotton candy, colorful art decorating the interior walls, and a wheelbarrow full of wood waiting next to the stove, Backerei Provincial (German for Provincial Bakery) offi...


Little Montana family-style restaurant opens in Ronan Little Montana family-style restaurant opens in Ronan

RONAN — Guy Hill and Sean Perry have teamed up again. The two restaurateurs previously worked together at Ricciardi’s and Finley Point Grill and most recently at the Lake Bar until its recent closure. Hill had owned and operated Old World Deli in Polson for 5½ years, he said. Perry&r...


Future of Boardwalk Cafe in doubt after city decides not to renew lease Future of Boardwalk Cafe in doubt after city decides not to renew lease

POLSON — The future of a historic Polson business is in limbo after city officials recently decided not to renew a lease for the Boardwalk Cafe at Boettcher Park. Business owner Tiecha Broussard says city officials were unwilling to meet with her last September and in mid-December after City Parks D...


Community members honored at Chamber Awards Gala

 News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON – The members of the Polson Chamber of Commerce gathered on Jan. 13 to celebrate a successful 2017 and to honor members of the community who had a special impact during the past year. Awards were given to:  – Not-for-Profit Busine...


Nonprofit helps develop community, businesses Nonprofit helps develop community, businesses

RONAN – Executive Director Gypsy Ray posted one of Lake County Community Development Corporation’s newest projects on their website to help inform people of all the things going on with the nonprofit business development center. “We are putting out a monthly newsletter,” she said. ...


AERO releases agritourism development guide

News from Alternative Energy Resources Organization AERO has recently released Developing Montana’s Agritourism: A Resource Manual, the first of its kind in the state, to help Montana’s farmers, ranchers, and producers explore agritourism as a product offering and economic opportunity. The m...


Lake Bar, 101 Main closes Lake Bar, 101 Main closes

POLSON — Several downtown dining establishments are closed as of Dec. 30 after Dale Gillespie decided to close the Lake Bar and 101 Main restaurant and put the businesses and buildings that house them up for sale. Gillespie, owner of the Lake Bar for 12 years and 101 Main for three, said the decisio...


St. Luke employees donate to local food pantries St. Luke employees donate to local food pantries

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare RONAN - For more than 60 years, being a good neighbor and supporting the communities we serve has been a priority for St. Luke Community Healthcare. It’s a commitment that is rooted in our core values and lived by all of our employees.  Throughout a ...


S&K Technologies, subsidiary companies worldwide benefit tribal membership S&K Technologies, subsidiary companies worldwide benefit tribal membership

ST. IGNATIUS – Ian Rufe works at a seemingly quiet building on the outskirts of town near the old and new U.S. Highway 93 intersection and where the deer often stop to munch on the lawn around a sign labeled S&K Technologies, Inc.  Rufe is the vice president of S&K Global Solutions, whi...


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