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Ronan to recieve rural tourism grant

News from MT Dept. of Commerce HELENA — The Montana Department of Commerce announced on June 27 that $8.75 million of grant funding will be distributed to seven pilot communities to increase economic vibrancy and tourism appeal, enhance destination resiliency and diversify tourism-related assets and infrastructure. The grant funding is provided through Commerce’s new Pilot Community Tourism Grant Program. “Visitation provides a significant impact to towns and communities across our state,” said Paul Green, Director of the Montana Department of Commerce. “Through the Pilot Community Tourism Grant Program, these communities will understand more ways to di...


Fort Connah coverage appreciated

Editor, I appreciated very much the press coverage of the Fort Connah honoring of my cousin/brother Joe McDonald. I regret that was I was unable to attend the honoring as age related health problems precluded me from attending. Joe was a very humble man who rarely spoke, if ever, of his own accompli...


Senate passes bipartisan bill to boost resources for MT local fire departments

News from the office of Senator Testor BIG SANDY — As part of his continued efforts to support first responders and keep Montana communities safe, U.S. Senator Jon Tester earlier this month passed his bipartisan Fire Grants and Safety Act to help local fire departments access funding for training,...


$700,000 invested to expand MT Family Peer Support Services

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced an investment of $700,000 to expand peer support services for Montana families and caregivers. As recommended by the Behavioral Health System for Future Generations (BHSFG) Commission, the investment ...


Governor Gianforte, Chamber of Commerce highlight Montana’s business climate Governor Gianforte, Chamber of Commerce highlight Montana’s business climate

News from the office of Governor Gianforte  BOZEMAN — Joining the Montana Chamber of Commerce, Governor Greg Gianforte recently highlighted recent investments to improve Montana’s business climate at the Big Sky, Bright Futures Economic Summit in Bozeman. “With record business ...


MT unemployment remains near historic low in May

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced that Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.1% in May, near the historic, all-time low of 2.3%.    Montana’s unemployment rate remains nearly one percent below the national rate of 4...


Grant funds awarded to 44 Montana destination events

News from the Montana Department of Commerce HELENA — The Montana Department of Commerce announced today that over $750,000 of grant funding will be shared by 44 destination events to help grow Montana’s economy through tourism. The grant funding is provided through Commerce’s Economic...


Under the big top Under the big top

A lion performs during a June 23 circus in Ronan. Safe Harbor, a non-profit dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence, brought the Culpepper and Merriweather circus to town last weekend to raise funds in support of their mission. Tigers, horses, clowns aerial artists and more entertained audiences wi...


Montana’s Got Talent comes to Flathead Valley Montana’s Got Talent comes to Flathead Valley

By Halladay Quist, Montana’s Got Talent There’s something we can all agree on, Montana’s Got Talent. Everyone is invited to showcase their musical talents to qualify as a contestant in the first annual show in Kalispell on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Flathead Valley Community College&rsq...


Public meetings

The Polson City Commission meets every first and third Mondays (Wednesday, if the Monday falls on a holiday) of the month at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 106 1st Street East. Meetings are open to the public.    St. Ignatius City Counci l meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at City Hall...


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