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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 finalizes preliminary estimates from January with new fourth-quarter tourism data. The new data showed that Montana tourism in the summer months generated more than half of the year’s tourism dollars. Forty-six percent, or 5.7 million visitors, traveled to Montana in the third quarter of the year, July through September and spent 52 percent of the $3.7 billion. Traveler groups spent an a...


Pool exercise provides full workout Pool exercise provides full workout

News from Mission Valley Aquatics and Fitness  POLSON – Are you drowning in boredom from the same old workout routine? If you need a change, moving your workout to the water may renew your enthusiasm and drive, while at the same time providing some unique health benefits. You might think y...


Biological station director elected to National Academy of Sciences Biological station director elected to National Academy of Sciences

UM News Service YELLOW BAY – Flathead Lake Biological Station Director and Bierman Professor of Ecology Jim Elser has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in scientific research. “We are so pleased that the scient...


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 ...


Club offers scholarships

News from the Montecahto Club This year, the Montecahto Club is offering a new scholarship in addition to its annual one in conjunction with the Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation. The new $500 Continuing Education Scholarship is for an individual seeking vocational or technical certificatio...


Montana’s Medicaid expansion renewal bill heads to governor

HELENA — After a turbulent ride through the Montana Legislature, a bill extending Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final legislative hurdle. House Bill 658, carried by Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, revises the state’s Medicaid program considerably. While the bill’...


Montana’s Medicaid expansion renewal bill heads to governor

HELENA — After a turbulent ride through the Montana Legislature, a bill extending Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final legislative hurdle. House Bill 658, carried by Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, revises the state’s Medicaid program considerably. While the bill’...


North Lake County Public Library receives statewide award

News from the Montana Library Association HELENA — On April 13, at the 107th annual Montana Library Association conference held in Helena, the North Lake County Public Library received the 2019 Excellent Library Service Award from the Montana State Library Commission.   The ELSA recognizes...


St. Ignatius seniors for May 8, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS —“The Patriot’s Blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” - Thomas Campbell Our indoor yard sale will take place on May 8, 9, 10, and 11 with a bake sale also held on Friday, May 10. All donations are greatly appreciated. Commodities will be here on Tuesday, Ma...


Ronan seniors for May 8, 2019

RONAN — It is starting to look like we might get a spring after all. Get out and enjoy the sunshine if you are able. Time has gone so fast it is hard to believe that school will be out for the summer.  Following the Thursday evening meal there will be a film about one of the early buffalo ranch...


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