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Calling all artists: help ‘Small Art for Big Art’

News from Sandpiper Art Gallery MISSION VALLEY — “Small Art for Big Art” is our innovative fundraising initiative supporting the development of our new Polson community public art outreach. Here’s how it works: visit the Gallery to pick up a special brown bag containing a 5x5 blank canvas and detailed instructions. Let your creativity flourish as you paint your unique artwork or designs onto the canvas. Once completed, return it to the Gallery as a donation. Each canvas will be priced at $15 for sale. All proceeds from these canvas sales will be directed to the Art4Polson community art project.  We aim to continue this event until the August Festival. So fa...

Montana PBS receives 14 regional Emmy Award nominations

News from MSU News Service BOZEMAN — A Montana PBS documentary recounting the harrowing experiences of smokejumpers who survived a 1961 wildfire and another documentary by Montana PBS and 4:08 Productions that looks at the life and work of famed Montana author Ivan Doig are among the nominees for ...

St. Luke Community Healthcare recognized as 2024 Top Hospital for Fair Share Spending

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare RONAN — St. Luke Community Healthcare is thrilled to share its recent recognition as a 2024 Top Hospital for Fair Share Spending, an honor shared with only the top 20% of hospitals nationwide who meet or exceed their obligations for community investment. Thi...

Glacier Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines give $190,000 in grants

News from Glacier Bank KALISPELL – Glacier Bank and partner, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) have awarded $190,000 to 17 nonprofit organizations in western Montana through the FHLB Des Moines Member Impact Fund grant program. In addition to Glacier Bank’s participation...

Governor cuts ribbon on first Amazon facility in Montana Governor cuts ribbon on first Amazon facility in Montana

News from the office of Governor Gianforte MISSOULA — On March 27 in Missoula, Governor Greg Gianforte cut the ribbon on the first Amazon facility in Montana. Representing Amazon’s first major investment in the state, the new delivery station created more than 100 jobs. “Montana is ...

EKI hires communications director

News from Energy Keepers Inc. POLSON — Energy Keepers Inc has hired a communications director to focus on media relations, public relations, and wider communication efforts. Robert McDonald had worked as the Communications Director for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for 15 years be...

Montana’s largest workers’ comp insurer announces 10% rate reduction

News from Montana State Fund HELENA — In a move that spells savings for businesses across the state, Montana’s largest workers’ comp insurer has announced a significant 10% reduction in rates, following a successful 5% reduction in 2023. This marks a remarkable milestone, with rates ha...

Ronan Co-Op Brewery wins two awards Ronan Co-Op Brewery wins two awards

News from Ronan Cooperative Brewery RONAN — The Ronan Cooperative Brewery won two medals at the inaugural Montana Beer Awards. They included a gold for their Swartz Lake Schwarzbier and a bronze for the Mud Lake Dunkles Bock. They hope to do even better next year. The Ronan Co-op Brewery Board hol...

Providence St. Patrick Hospital offers new technology

News from Providence Heart Institute MISSOULA — Providence St. Patrick Hospital cardiac physicians and other caregivers have recently been trained to use extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO. ECMO is a sophisticated machine that takes blood from the patient and oxygenates it, then pumps it...

Polson Chamber to host B2B event May 11 Polson Chamber to host B2B event May 11

News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON — The Polson Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce an exclusive B2B (Business-to-Business) event on May 11, aimed at fostering connections and collaborations among local businesses. Presented in partnership with, this free event prom...


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