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New equine therapy available in Ronan New equine therapy available in Ronan

RONAN — With an equine rehab facility on the way once a barn is constructed, projected to finish in late 2023, the Infinity Appaloosa Ranch has expanded the offerings for horse care in Ronan.  The ranch, owned by Mistelle and Michael Lewis and managed by business partner Diana Whitworth, opened in Ronan to offer boarding, training, horseback riding, and horses for sale. Early this year, however, they added on an additional LLC in the form of Pulse Electro Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF). “What it does is it reduce inflammation which promotes healing, and then increases the cellular regeneration rate of the cells,” Mistelle explained. The MagnaWave PEMF machine has...


Heather Knutson-Walter joins Mission West Heather Knutson-Walter joins Mission West

RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners (MWCDP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Knutson-Walter as its new Executive Director effective Monday 8-1-2022. “Heather has the perfect combination of education, experience and passion to lead Mission West. We are delighted...


Community steps up for taproom manager Community steps up for taproom manager

RONAN — The two cooperatives in Ronan are coming together this month to help support Co-op Brewery Taproom Manager Eric Brunet as he faces the navigates changes to his mobility.   Brunet suffers from a rare genetic neurological disorder called Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), or Episodic Ataxia, w...


Polson museum begins renovation projects Polson museum begins renovation projects

News from Karen Dunwell, Flathead Lake Museum POLSON — Members of the Polson Flathead Lake Museum Board gathered in front of the museum to kick off the start of a multi-phase construction project. Donations from our community and the Polson Redevelopment Agency have made this work possible. The fi...


Polson museum begins renovation projects Polson museum begins renovation projects

News from Karen Dunwell, Flathead Lake Museum POLSON — Members of the Polson Flathead Lake Museum Board gathered in front of the museum to kick off the start of a multi-phase construction project. Donations from our community and the Polson Redevelopment Agency have made this work possible. The fi...


$61M secured for MT small businesses

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester today continued his push to support Montana small businesses across the state grow and create good-paying jobs by securing $61,327,969 for Montana’s State Small Business Credit Initiative through the American Resc...


Ronan explores remote worker possibilities Ronan explores remote worker possibilities

RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners, along with remote work program Trepademics, has conducted a feasibility study for creating a coworking space and more remote worker opportunities in the tri-county area.  Zen Parry of Trepademics has worked remotely all over the world for aro...


Car show starts new tradition at Co-op Brewery Car show starts new tradition at Co-op Brewery

RONAN — On July 21, Ronan’s Cooperative Brewery played host to the new Beers and Gears car show featuring the local car club Mission Valley Cruisers.  Head Brewer Jim Myers had previously met the Cruisers and reached out to them again when it came time for another community street closure...


City commission approves TIF grants City commission approves TIF grants

POLSON — Applications for grant funding from the Tax Increment Finance district (TIF) were a major focus of last Monday’s Polson City Commission meeting, beginning with a unanimous vote to approve a grant to Mark and Dana Johnston for a remodeling project at their home on 2nd St. E.  The ...


Providence St. Joe’s in top 30 most socially responsible hospitals in natio

News from Providence POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson has been named one of the top 30 most socially responsible hospitals in the nation by the Lown Institute. Providence St. Patrick Hospital also received an “A” grade and was ranked third in the state. The...


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