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Polson yoga studio offers benefits beyond the physical Polson yoga studio offers benefits beyond the physical

POLSON — As people work to develop new habits for a healthier life during the new year, Polson’s YogaHeart Home is ready to help them begin their journey - no matter their skill level.  While yoga is an ancient practice that comes in many modern-age varieties, Polson instructor Debra Sykes approaches yoga with a focus on alignment. “If you believe in science and believe in yoga, everything is made of energy,” Sykes commented. “When our energy is aligning, we feel more at ease in our bodies.” When she first started in her 30s, Sykes said she felt drawn to yoga from the inside - like she needed to do it, even though she didn’t know anyone p...


Record cold produces record number of calls at Mission Valley Power Record cold produces record number of calls at Mission Valley Power

News from Mission Valley Power LAKE COUNTY — The average coldest month in Montana is January with typical weather temperatures ranging from a low of 15 degrees to a high of 55 degrees. The lowest recorded temperature was -43 in 1936. Yet this past January saw temperatures that set new records for ...


We need ‘Flower Power’ We need ‘Flower Power’

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation POLSON — We can’t envision looking down Main Street this summer and not seeing the blooming flower baskets. Flower baskets adorn cities from Whitefish to Hamilton. After the City of Polson had decided to no longer support the Flower Basket pr...


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 cons...


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...


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