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Cold brews benefit future ice arena Cold brews benefit future ice arena

POLSON – Guests were treated to tasty brews, food and a little lesson in Montana brewery history during the inaugural Oktoberfest celebration and fund-raising event hosted by the Mission Valley Ice Arena Association.  “We had a great turnout,” said hostess Megan Comings. The event was held at the Montana Brewery Museum located upstairs above Total Screen Design in Polson. About forty people were afforded the opportunity to stroll through Steve Lozar’s extensive personal trove of Montana beer memorabilia that represents more than a century of brewing in Montana. Lozar’s fascination with brewing essentially stems from his great-grandfather, Joe Loza...


Black Mountain Software donates to Ronan school Black Mountain Software donates to Ronan school

News from Black Mountain Software   POLSON – Black Mountain Software, through actions of the company’s Giving Committee, contributed $430 to K. William Harvey Elementary School to purchase a KIBO robot.  This new coding program introduces four-to-seven-year-olds to how to create, ...


New Arlee feed store owners settle into business New Arlee feed store owners settle into business

ARLEE–Headley Family Feed, a new iteration of an old Arlee business, will continue to stock feed and livestock supplies with added services in response to customer request. “We care about taking care of the customer and what the customer thinks,” said owner Breanne Headley. Headley gr...


Local artists celebrate life, harvest Local artists celebrate life, harvest

ARLEE –“We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist,” American novelist Wendell Berry wrote. The intersection of art and agriculture is the subject of the new Killdeer Artisans Guild show at the Hangin' Art Gallery. “Seaso...


Hot Springs receives Heart and Soul grant

The Orton Family Foundation has awarded the town of Hot Springs a $20,000 grant to implement a program intended to generate community-driven development. Community Heart and Soul is a program run by the Orton Family Foundation of Shelburne, Vermont. According to its website, Community Heart and Soul aims ...


Glacier Bank receives Financial Capability Innovation award

News from EVERFI, Inc. Glacier Bank was recently honored with the 2018 Financial Capability Innovation award presented by the nation’s leading technology innovator, EVERFI, Inc.  The award recognizes Glacier Bank’s significant efforts to improve the financial capability of Americans ...


Providence St. Joe's receives improvement award

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Providence St. Joseph Medical Center was recently awarded the Montana Rural Healthcare Performance Improvement Network’s Quality Improvement Award for its work on improving influenza immunization assessments and rates, increasing influenza immunizatio...


Ronan Sports and Western closes after 61 years Ronan Sports and Western closes after 61 years

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal People will have to find a new place to get gear, licensing and the occasional carton of fishing worms now that Montana’s great outdoor store closed up shop in early September after 61 years in business.  Ronan Sports and Western opened in 1957 on Main Stre...


Sandpiper opens new exhibit

POLSON — The Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery, 306 Main Street, begins their new exhibit, “Where Were You Hiding?” This exhibit runs from Sept. 3-Oct. 12. This is a non-juried show, open to all artists. Artistic interpretation of the theme, in any medium, will be accepted. There is a small en...


Tribal Health offers new walk-in hours, specialty clinics

ST. IGNATIUS — Tribal Health is working in the community to provide more access to health care for Tribal Health recipients. Recently, TH signed an agreement to provide direct health care for Two Eagle River School students, and the students’ families, at the TH Salish Kootenai College Health ...


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