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WMMHC embarks on a new era

News from WMMHC MISSOULA — As the nation continues to see a shift in funding for mental health services, Western Montana Mental Health Center embarks on significant changes to better provide and meet the integral need for mental health care in Montana. With the goal of meeting patients exactly where they’re at, these upcoming transitions – including the recent departure of Chief Executive Officer, Levi Anderson – will allow WMMHC to not only continue to provide individual, person-centered care, but to do so in an even more impactful way. “While we recognize that change can feel daunting and even uncertain at times, it is with a unified voice that we are...

New healing center opens in Polson New healing center opens in Polson

POLSON — Ladies Night in Polson’s downtown also saw a ribbon cutting event for a unique new business in town: the Satori Holistic Healing Center. “It went really well. I bought way too much food, but it was really good,” laughed owner Brianna Seidel, as she spoke of the grand openi...

Valley Views

As the Montana Insurance Commissioner, I am often asked about high premiums in certain lines of insurance. One example is rising premiums in wildfire risk areas. This makes intuitive sense − if the risk of fire and loss is higher, the premium increases to ensure the insurance company can cover their po...

Ninepipes Museum awarded Foundation for Montana History Grant

News from Ninepipes Museum CHARLO —Ninepipes Museum is excited to announce a recently awarded grant from The Foundation for Montana History in the amount of $6,500 to help preserve our collections. Thank you, FMH, for helping us keep history alive through preservation. On June 3 the museum will...

Blodgett Creamery under new ownership Blodgett Creamery under new ownership

POLSON — Huckleberry club, turkey pesto, breakfast burritos and, of course, coffee all say “Blodgett Creamery” to Polson. These staples will not change under the new owners, Chell and Shain Little. The new owners of Blodgett Creamery have been making updates (with a few more to come) but sa...

Creatives Indigenous course to jumpstart Indian businesses in Montana

News from the CSKT PABLO — Creatives Indigenous by Native Max announces a six-week business accelerator program for Salish and Kootenai artists and creatives who want to start a business or expand their businesses.  The accelerator program offers Native entrepreneurs a rigorous exploration...

MVAF celebrates ten year anniversary MVAF celebrates ten year anniversary

POLSON — Mission Valley Aquatics and Fitness (MVAF) will be celebrating 10 years in the community on June 10.  Though their official anniversary is May 21, having the celebration on June 10 not only gives the board more time to prepare a fun and family friendly event, but also makes for a fun t...

SAFE Harbor says goodbye to executive director, welcomes new SAFE Harbor says goodbye to executive director, welcomes new

News from SAFE Harbor RONAN — Spring is a time of change and fresh beginnings. Flowers dot the landscape. Trees find fresh coats. SAFE Harbor is also going through its own transition, as it welcomes a new Executive Director. After 13 years leading the team, Executive Director DeeAnn Richardson is ...

Ronan Health Center completes phase one

News from Tribal Health RONAN — The new Ronan Health Center facility is opening after completion of phase one of development that includes the current footprint of 12,000 square feet at a cost of $6.8 million. Upon opening, the Ronan Health Center will provide medical services that focus on family...

Giving back Giving back

POLSON — Clearwater Properties Realtors Jamie Russell, Kathy Crockett and Carlene Wills presented checks totaling $4,190.17 to local nonprofits of their choice on Wednesday, April 19. A percentage of each county’s sales are donated annually to nonprofits of each agent’s choosing. Pictured f...

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