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Local business recognized for quality work

News from the Montana Contractors Association KALISPELL — The Montana Contractors Association (MCA) recognized 16 Montana contractors for excellence in construction during the annual winter convention last week in Helena.  “There is tremendous talent and ingenuity in the Montana construction workforce,” David Smith, MCA Executive Director, said. “We are pleased to recognize those in the industry who go above and beyond on projects across the state.” With significant competition in each category, the complexity and quality of each project is proof that the construction industry in Montana is among the best in the nation. Through these awards the ...

Ice fishermen rendezvous kicks off Co-op event season Ice fishermen rendezvous kicks off Co-op event season

RONAN — The Ronan Cooperative Brewery is starting their 2023 season of street closure events with a gathering for experienced and beginner ice fishermen on Feb. 17.  The idea of brewery member and ice fisherman Craig Dulmes, the community is invited to bring icehouses to the brewery to set up a...

Reinke recognizes Ronan irrigation with dealer award

News from Reinke DESHLER, NEBRASKA — Reinke Manufacturing, a global leader in irrigation systems and precision irrigation technology, has recognized Ronan Irrigation with a Reinke’s Gold Pride award for their performance in the last year. “Reinke is honored to work with Ronan Irriga...

Growlers on Main experiences break in Growlers on Main experiences break in

POLSON — Growlers on Main, located at 208 Main Street in Polson, was broken into via the front window at approximately 2 a.m. on Jan. 12. A representative from Growlers commented that they’ve heard it’s been happening around town, mentioning similar break ins occurred recently around Riccia...

Ronan Co-op Brewery says goodbye to event coordinator, looks to future Ronan Co-op Brewery says goodbye to event coordinator, looks to future

RONAN — With the new year comes changing times at the Ronan Cooperative Brewery along with new ideas for the future.  The Co-op’s event coordinator Eric Brunet has officially stepped away as of Dec. 30 to focus on his heath. “It has been an honor to serve as a taproom server, manage...

Gallatin County single-family home prices and inventory continue to increase

News from the Gallatin Association of Realtors BOZEMAN — While home prices in Gallatin County increased again in November, other numbers continued their trend toward a more typical market. “Our market saw extremely tight inventory and incredibly quick sales throughout 2021, but those numb...

Policymakers need enhanced consumer protections

News from the Center for Responsible Lending WASHINGTON, D.C. — Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) Senior Policy Counsel Nadine Chabrier issued the following statement: “Holiday shopping is ramping up and shoppers are increasingly using new, underregulated credit products like ‘Bu...

MADE Fairs wrap up record year MADE Fairs wrap up record year

POLSON — Handmade Montana recently wrapped up its biggest year of MADE Fairs yet, supporting artists throughout the state and providing new opportunities for Montanans to shop local.  Started 16 years ago in a little room above a bar, with about 18 artists by cofounders Carol Lynn Lapotka and A...

Governor Gianforte welcomes Amazon to Montana

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Amazon’s first facility in Montana is currently under construction in Missoula. Representing Amazon’s first major investment in Montana, the new facility will create more than 100 new jobs. &...

New community events start at the co-op New community events start at the co-op

RONAN — The Ronan Cooperative Brewery has started bringing in new events for the community as 2022 draws to a close. Board n’ Brew Sunday had its first gathering earlier this week to start bringing together local board game enthusiasts. Touting that boardgames have come a long way from Monopol...

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