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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. “Today’s a great day for Montana as we welcome Amazon to the Treasure State,” Governor Greg Gianforte said. “We’re thrilled Amazon has recognized Missoula’s business-friendly environment, unmatched quality of life, and hardworking and talented workforce, and look forward to the 100 good-paying jobs their investment will bring to Missoula.” The ...


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...


Montana’s private sector creates jobs

News from the MT Dept. of Labor and Industry HELENA — Montana’s private sector payrolls rose by 1,800 jobs in October, led by job gains in the manufacturing, professional and business services, and accommodation and food services industries, according to data from the Montana Department of L...


Ronan Co-op beer featured in craft brewing magazine Ronan Co-op beer featured in craft brewing magazine

RONAN — The Ronan Cooperative Brewery found itself on the pages of Craft Brewing Magazine recently when their Forbidden City Amber was listed as one of contributing editor Kate Bernot’s best beers of 2022. Described by Craft Beer and Brewing magazine as “one of the most respected voices ...


‘Small Business Saturday’ & more holiday events planned in valley

By Taylor Davison / Valley Journal POLSON — The Saturday after Thanksgiving will see local businesses open their doors for this year’s Small Business Saturday.  A national movement to encourage support for local economies, Polson will participate this year with businesses downtown and ...


Gear library looks to break down barriers for Montana hunters Gear library looks to break down barriers for Montana hunters

MISSOULA — Ada Smith didn’t own any camoe when she started hunting. Or a range finder, or decoys or turkey calls.   The Ph.D. candidate in the University of Montana College of Forestry was fortunate to befriend a community of adult-onset hunters and mentors who lent her the gear and taugh...


Northwest USA Spotlight 2023 to be held in Missoula

News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce NORTHWEST MONTANA — Glacier Country Tourism is excited to announce that Missoula has been selected as the destination for next year’s Northwest USA Spotlight, April 16-18, 2023. This is an excellent opportunity for Glacier Country Tourism partner hote...


MT Contractors Association program receives national recognition MT Contractors Association program receives national recognition

News from the Montana Contractors Association HELENA — The Montana Contractors Association (MCA) is thrilled to announce that the Build Montana education program is the recipient of the 2022 Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) National Chapter Workforce Development Award. “Bui...


Brewery looks for more trivia takeovers

RONAN — The Ronan Cooperative Brewery is looking to incorporate more members of the community going into November.  Several local businesses and organizations have taken over trivia in the past few months, from U.S. Fish and Wildlife to Mere’s Magic Universe and Tea. But as things begin t...


St. Luke donates to local athletic booster clubs St. Luke donates to local athletic booster clubs

News from St. Luke RONAN — Several years ago, St. Luke Community Healthcare transitioned to performing sports physicals as part of a student athlete’s annual well child check. “This change offered a more comprehensive check-up for the athletes,” said Whitney Liegakos, PR Manager ...


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