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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Community Development Corporation

Assessment team comes to town Assessment team comes to town

RONAN – With fresh eyes, folks from outside the town are evaluating its strengths and weaknesses to create an assessment for improvement. “It’s completely done by volunteers,” said Gypsy Ray, assessment team coordinator from Ronan. “The town doesn’t have to pay for this...

Businesses get energy help from government program Businesses get energy help from government program

RONAN – Energy costs can be a major expense for agriculture productions and small rural business, but the government wants to help with a grant program in an effort to increase American energy independence and lower energy bills.  “We want to increase economic opportunity,” said USD...

Free ag workshop offered

RONAN — USDA Rural Development in partnership with Montana Department of Environmental Quality Renewable Energy Program will host a series of seven free energy workshops “Making Energy Work for Your Small Business or Agricultural Operation” at various Montana locations.  A free, one...

Collaboration furthers progress in Polson

News from Envision Polson POLSON — Envision Polson was formed to continue the work and efforts that were started as a result of the Polson Heart and Soul Project. The committees listed below align with the community values that were identified by our citizens throughout this process. These committee...

Arlee farmers market moves Arlee farmers market moves

You can buy just about everything but a farmer at the Arlee Farmers Market, which is now open on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m.  “We don’t have actual farmers for sale,” Julia Longacre said jokingly. “But that might have potential as a future fundraiser. We’ve got all kinds of...

Grant funding supports local programs Grant funding supports local programs

News from Lake County Community Development Corporation RONAN — Lake County Community Development Corporation  announced Nov. 19 that they received USDA funding that will benefit Mission Mountain Food Enterprise, as well as rural business and cooperative development programs. Of the $962,...

Fall by the Wayside Fall by the Wayside

The Arlee community decided to celebrate the changing season with their first Fall Festival at the end of last week. Business owners and volunteers set up stands with pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, apples, peppers, hand-made items and games for the kids.  “The revenue from this is nice but it&rsqu...

Lee retires from Lake County Community Development Lee retires from Lake County Community Development

 RONAN – Billie Lee’s ability to dream is one of the qualities she and those who know her well say is one of her greatest assets. But the retiring executive director of Lake County Community Development Corporation could scarce have guessed two decades ago the dividends her ambitious nature ...

Bullock appoints two local residents to councils

HELENA — Two Lake County residents were appointed to statewide councils last week by Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Chad Cottet of Polson has been appointed to the Economic Development Advisory Council. Cottet is the region representative for the Lake County Community Development Corporation and is...

Farm to School video released Farm to School video released

News from Lake County Community Development Corporation RONAN – Lake County Community Development Corporation and Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center are happy to announce the release of a short documentary video about farm to school and its positive economic effects in western Montana. Through ...


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