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First annual Arlee Trail of Bales is a success First annual Arlee Trail of Bales is a success

By Mary Auld for the Valley Journal  ARLEE – Arlee’s business community livened up the town’s streets with creative hay bale creations.  Shannon Patton works at Valley Bank in Arlee and organized the contest. She was inspired by the hay bale decorating event in Ronan. Commun...

Takes Horse Gallery features renowned artists

News from Takes Horse Gallery POLSON — Takes Horse Gallery, 49487 U.S. Highway 93, announces “Art in Autumn,” an exhibition featuring selected paintings of several renowned artists from our region. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery.&nbs...

 TIME, Ally Financial honor Ronan dealer  TIME, Ally Financial honor Ronan dealer

Eric Henricksen wins national recognition for community service and industry accomplishments at NADA show   News from Montana Automobile Dealers Association The nomination of Eric Henricksen, general manager of Don Aadsen Ford in Ronan, Montana, for the 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year award was an...

Dixon Mercantile provides food, community hub Dixon Mercantile provides food, community hub

DIXON – In an open storefront fitted with a new coat of paint and a roaring woodstove, a crowd milled around to enjoy their breakfasts, chatting with strangers and waiting for seats. At times the line of customers waiting to order at the counter extended all the way to the door.   The Dixon Mer...

PUFF unites small businesses, filmmakers, enthusiasts PUFF unites small businesses, filmmakers, enthusiasts

LAKE COUNTY – In a single night, locals explored religion, crime, Irish history and the struggle of a bird trying to navigate around a fence – all from inside the Lozar Brewery Museum in Polson. About 20 people attended a screening from the new Pop Up Film Festival. PUFF shows films monthly ar...

Ladies Night businesses thanked

Editor, Many thanks to the Polson Business Community for sponsoring the enjoyable Ladies’ Night Out on Oct. 11. Thanks to the businesses that stayed open 'til 8 p.m., providing great refreshments and offering a 20 percent discount on merchandise. All the ladies I saw that evening were having a wonde...

New gallery unites community around art New gallery unites community around art

RONAN – Nicole Tavenner spent last winter gazing at the vacant building across the street from her desk job, dreaming of the storefront filled with a bustle of art and performance.   Last month, Tavenner’s plans became a reality when she opened the Grey Leaf Gallery on Main Street. Her pl...

Cooperative brewery gets loan for construction Cooperative brewery gets loan for construction

Valley Journal  RONAN – A brewery being developed by volunteers to bring the community together is one step closer to opening for regular business. On Friday, Ronan Cooperative Brewery developers held a homebrew tasting and fundraiser event. It wasn’t a brew created at the shop, just y...

LCCDC offers classes

RONAN — The Lake County Community Development Corporation offers free business workshops that will help you start up a business and manage your cash flow. These workshops are scheduled for noon-1:30 p.m. at the LCCDC office, 407 Main St. SW, in Ronan. Bring a brown bag lunch and learn how to make your ...

Governor recognizes Native American women’s equal pay day

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock joined the nation in recognizing Native Women’s Equal Pay Day on Sept. 23 as a day to symbolize how far into the year an American Indian woman must work to earn what a man earned in the previous year. “Ameri...


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