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Special needs playground completed at Cherry Valley school Special needs playground completed at Cherry Valley school

News from Polson School District No. 23 POLSON — Our Polson community has a new playground. Local preschool children with physical and developmental disabilities that limit their ability to access traditional playground equipment can now enjoy an inclusive playground. This “special needs&rdq...

Legislative Notes

This month, U.S. Senators began the markup of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget resolution package. This rubber-meets-road moment seems to have given pause to some in their party whose votes will be needed to get a bill through Congress and across the President’s desk.   Among them is Monta...

Bicyclists pedal through Mission Valley, share locally grown meal Bicyclists pedal through Mission Valley, share locally grown meal

ST. IGNATIUS — Fueled by locally-grown, farm-fresh food, around 120 bicyclists got on their bicycles Saturday and pedaled around the Mission Valley during the third installment of the Mission Mountain Area Pedal to Plate (MMAPP) farm-to-farm bike tour. Designed with a wide range of riders with varyi...

Custom-made rods Custom-made rods

ST. IGNATIUS – When Blade Elliott of Mission Mountain Rods builds a custom fishing rod, he makes it uniquely your own.  “I build everything you can catch a fish with,” said Elliott. From spin and bait caster to ice and fly fishing, Elliott can build the fishing rod of your dreams...

Polson business owner named Montana’s ‘Retailer of the Year’ Polson business owner named Montana’s ‘Retailer of the Year’

Innovative, creative and devoted are just a few of the adjectives that nominators used to describe Polson’s Carol Lynn Lapotka, who was named Retailer of the Year by the state Department of Commerce during the recent Made in Montana Tradeshow in Helena. The proprietor of handMADE Montana received do...

Mission West receives $20,000 grant for study Mission West receives $20,000 grant for study

News from Mission West Community Development Partners RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners has received a $20,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for an accelerator coworking space (ACS) feasibility study in Polson. The ACS would provide free or low-cost working space ...

Ronan Co-op Brewery celebrates first year, new brews on tap for fall Ronan Co-op Brewery celebrates first year, new brews on tap for fall

A year ago the Ronan Co-op Brewery, one of the City of Ronan’s more unique downtown businesses, officially opened its doors and poured its first frosty glass of beer.  This past weekend, the brewery celebrated their one-year anniversary, a business milestone that about 22% of all new U.S. small...

Tourism grant program application cycle opens Aug. 1

News from the Montana Department of Commerce   MONTANA — The Montana Department of Commerce announced the 2022 Tourism Grant cycle opens Aug. 1. Applications can be submitted through Sept. 15. The Tourism Grant Program is funded by the four percent Lodging Facility Use Tax, commonly known a...

Gov. puts process in place to reduce unemployment fraud

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte today announced a new process for Montana employers to notify the Montana Department of Labor & Industry if an unemployment insurance claimant fails to appear for a scheduled interview.  “We’ve rece...

Help wanted, housing needed Help wanted, housing needed

“Short staffed. It’s the new pandemic,” reads a sign at an Ennis restaurant. “We can’t hire employees,” business owners said repeatedly during a recent listening session at the Shovel & Spoon Restaurant in Sheridan. Business folks from Ennis, Sheridan, and Twin Bridges...


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