Aug 062013
 

Raffle for Statue 'Clyde'

BIG SKY DRAFT HORSE EXPO RAFFLE.

Help Preserve the Statue of “CLYDE”.

All proceeds of Raffle will be used to repaint and maintain the Clydesdale Statue that resides at the North Entrance to Deer Lodge. Tickets are $2 each or 6 tickets for $10. Contact Dayna Gilman on 490-1305, Betty Hadley on 846-2507 or Barb Johnson. Need not be present to win, but we would love to see you at the Big Sky Draft Horse Expo in Deer Lodge, Montana. September 14 and 15, 2013.

Prizes: Quilt with Western Design, Leather Canteen with Silhouette of Clyde, Weekend Pass for Fairmont Hot Springs. Raffle items have been donated by Barb Johnson (Wild Iris), Charlie Gilman (Circle Star Boot Shoe and Saddle Repair) and Fairmont Hot Springs and Resort.

Jul 252013
 

Western Weekend at Grant-Kohrs Ranch

There will be a roundup of all the activities that made up the frontier cattle era at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site (NHS) in Deer Lodge, July 27 and 28 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

  Saturday will feature the work of the cowboy, as this year’s calf crop receives the Lazy G Hanging K brand registered to the ranch.  Throughout the day, brand crafts and games will initiate children into the history of the open range, while numerous other programs and displays will be offered to visitors of all ages. The calves will be branded between 10:30 and noon on Saturday, barring rain.  Wet stock cannot be branded.  Find out why at the event.

  Sunday will be given over to teamsters and draft horses.  From 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm, we will be demonstrating our newly rebuilt overshot stacker.  Like a giant horse-powered pitchfork, it is the type of stacker most commonly used at the ranch.  The “beaverslide” haystacker used in recent years will also be on display.  Additional programs for children and adults will be offered throughout the day. Like branding, haying cannot be done in the rain.  Wet stacked hay can spontaneously ignite.  Other activities will go as scheduled, rain or shine.

  Admission is free for all programs.  For details, visit www.nps.gov/grko or call (406) 846-2070.

266 Warren Lane Deer Lodge, MT 59722  406 846-2070 phone 406 846-3962 fax

Haying at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Deer Lodge

Haying at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Deer Lodge

Jun 262013
 

After a fantastic turn out for Territorial Days on June 15th and last weekends Open House at Yesterday’s Playthings and Museum Appreciation Day, we are pleased to continue the busy Summer in Deer Lodge with not one but two important events.

Tina Schowengerdt Memorial Barrel Race (TSMBR)

The Tina Schowengerdt Memorial Barrel Race (TSMBR) will take place the weekend of June 28th-30th at The Blue Pavilion in Deer Lodge. The races will be held Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. A barbeque dinner will be served Saturday, June 29th at 5 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $12 for adults, $6 for children or $30 for families. There will be a silent auction, a live auction and Rob Quist and Great Northern will entertain as well. For ticket and general information, contact Diana Solle at 406-691-0540. or visit http://cottonwoodcommons.org/

TinaDinner2013

31st Annual Weapons Collectors Society of Montana

 

OLD MONTANA PRISON GUN SHOW

 

Deer Lodge, MT

 

Friday June 28th to Sunday June 30th 2013

 

  • Adults – $5.00
  • Youth (10-18)- $1.00
  • Under 10 – Free

 

Admission is for all 3 days and Includes Gun Show and All Museums

 

  • Friday June 28th – 12 noon till 6 pm
  • Saturday June 29th – 9 am till 5:30 pm
  • Sunday June 30th – 9 am till 3 pm

 

80 + tables – Wide Selection

 

Concessions – Family Fun!

 

Dealer Information

 

Table Rental (Reduced prices for 2013!)

 

  • WCSM Member – $25.00 each
  • Non-Member – $30.00 each
  • Outside Space – $25.00
  • RV Electric Hook-Ups – $40.00/3 days

 

Contact: Julia Brewer – Old Montana Prison

 

(406) 846-3111 – info@pcmaf.org

http://www.pcmaf.org/wordpress/

Jun 192013
 

FREE Admission to the Old Montana Prison Museums this Saturday the 22nd June, 2013. Lets celebrate Museum Appreciation Day.

 

Raggedy Ann and AndyIn addition, there will be an Open House at Yesterday’s Playthings to formally introduce the newest exhibit “Raggedy Ann and Andy”. They will have an “official” ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m., cake, coffee AND Raggedy Ann and Andy will be there (in the flesh) so the kiddo’s (and adults if you please) can get your picture taken with the “redhead’s”. The owner of this impressive collection, Kathy Jackson, will be present, and door prizes will be handed out, including a free paranormal investigation at the Old Prison on August 16, 2013

Please support YOUR local museum complex and come on down for a free day of history, fun and culture.

OLD MONTANA PRISON, MONTANA AUTO MUSEUM, FRONTIER MONTANA, YESTERDAY’S PLAYTHINGS, POWELL COUNTY MUSEUM, MILWAUKEE ROAD EXHIBITS, COTTONWOOD CITY

 Old Montana Prison Museum Complex, 1106 Main Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722 – (406) 846-3111

Jun 142013
 

TERRITORIAL DAYS

The Powell County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to the 24th Annual Territorial Days events this weekend.

Events kick off on this evening  with a Bonfire and Wine Tasting at the Deer Park Golf Course from 6:30 pm. Music provided by Steve and Susan Fullmer

 Tomorrow,  Saturday 15th June events begin at 8 am with the Prison Break Run, sponsored by the Deer Lodge Athletic Association. With a 3 K fun run/walk, a 5 K fun run and 10 K road race, Race Day registration begins one hour before race time. $15 for 3K entrants and $20 for 5K/10K entrants. Register at Newland & Company – 212 Missouri Ave. (just off of Main St.). Questions? Contact ~ Candice Miller on 846-1191

 Registration for the ‘Show N Shine’ starts at 9:00 am in the Old Prison Yard and continues until 11:00 am. Anyone with a Special Vehicle is encourage to register, from Hot Rods and Muscle Cars to Classic and Antique cars and motorcycles. Registration costs $18 for your first vehicle, $5 for each extra vehicle you enter. All entrants receive a dash plaque and bag full of goodies, and are entered into a competition where the Top 20 vehicles chosen by the drivers win an Award (a useful prize, not a trophy). There is also an award presented to the Peoples Choice.

All vehicles then join the Main Street Parade. All non Show N Shine participants in the Parade assemble by Scharfs Restaurant at 819 Main Street at 11:00 am. Entry in the Parade is free, just assemble on Pennsylvania at 11:00 am, no registration required.

The Parade starts at 11:30 am from outside Scharf’s Restaurant on Main Street (North end of the Old Prison Wall).

This years Grand Marshall is ‘In Memoriam of Tina Schowengerdt’. Tina’s grandson Rocky will be riding in the 1965 Mustang  alongside Tina’s faithful dog July.

Once the parade has passed, the Pioneer Power and Tractor Association Antique Tractor Show, Jaywalkers Jamboree, Texaco Country Showdown (Talent Show), Live Band (‘Genuine Article’) and Free Street Dance continue throughout the day on Main Street until 11 pm. More details on the Poster below, or on our website at www.deerlodgemt.info

NERF WARS will take place at the Old Prison Yard from 1 pm till 4 pm. Two age groups, 12 & under and 13 & above. $5 for a 15 minute session, $12 for 3 x 15 minute sessions. Register at the Old Prison Museum at 1106 Main Street. The first 50 to register receive a free T-Shirt. Sponsored by the Deer Lodge Development Group in partnership with the DUI Task Force a& Tri-County Addiction Services.

The Weekends events are rounded out by the Fathers Day Golf Tournament at the Deer Park Golf Course.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY!

The Powell County Chamber of Commerce thanks all of the participants, volunteers, vendors and Sponsors (see the list on http://www.powellcountymontana.com/territorial-day.html)

Feb 262013
 

DEQ will be hosting a public information session regarding the upcoming Reach A, Phase 1 construction on the Clark Fork River. The information session will be held at the Racetrack Fire Hall, located at 6887 South Frontage Road in Deer Lodge on February 27, 2013 from 6-8 pm. The contractor construction schedule and haul road plans will be available at that time. DEQ and NRD staff will be available to answer any questions and address any concerns. For questions regarding this upcoming event please contact DEQ’s Public Information Officer, Jeni Garcin at 841-5016 or   jgarcin2@mt.gov

Please see the latest issue of ‘River Review‘ for more information.

 

Dec 122012
 

Join us for an informal

Candle Light Vigil

in memory of

Tina Schowengerdt

and

Rosie Hertel

at the Pen Convention Center

tonight, December 12th starting at 6:30 p.m.

Please bring a candle

Western MT Mental Health is extending humanitarian outreach crisis debriefing services FREE to youth and adult residents of Powell County this Wednesday, December 12th from 3:15 to 6:30 pm. The Services will be provided by a licensed counselor and are available at the Pen Conference Room located at 925 Main (across from the Old Prison) in Deer Lodge. There will be No Charge and No Appointment is necessary. (563-3464)

Nov 272012
 

The POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Presents

DEER LODGE CHRISTMAS EVENTS

November 30th to December 2nd 2012

Santa’s Visit: Friday and Saturday, November 30th & December 1st

Santa will be appearing at the Pen Convention Center on Main Street from 5 pm till 7 pm on Friday. On Saturday, Santa will hand out candy on Main Street during the Christmas Stroll.

Children’s Movie: Friday and Saturday, November 30th & December 1st

A children’s movie, “Madagascar 3”, will be shown at the Rialto Theater, at 7:30 pm on Friday and 2 pm on Saturday. FREE of charge. Sponsored by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce, Rice Properties of Anaconda & Missoula, Mark & Holly Hansen, and the Rialto Community Theater.

Christmas Festival: 6 pm Friday, November 30th

Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation will be holding their annual Holiday Festival Celebration at the Pen Convention Center on Main Street. The preview starts at 6 pm with beverages and snacks. At 7 pm there will be silent and live auctions and raffles (including decorated trees, table decorations, liquor basket, kids stocking, etc.),  live music from Wes Harr and ‘Short Notice’, food and drink, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Santa will appear at 9 pm when he will draw the winning ticket for the 1971 Corvette Stingray Raffle Car. FREE of charge.

Stroll Buttons

Stroll Buttons will be on sale at ACE Hardware, J & J Variety, Keystone Drug & Gifts, MRC, Old Prison Museum Gift Shop and Valley Foods. Buttons cost $2.00 each, are limited to a maximum of 1000, and provide over 150 opportunities for the wearer to win prizes and Gift Certificates. During the Stroll, button wearers can visit local businesses, and if they find their button number matches the number in the store they receive a prize. Some merchants draw extra button numbers each week in the run up to Christmas, so be sure to visit them often. Don’t forget, button numbers will be called out during the Christmas Stroll, giving you FIVE chances to win Chamber Gift Certificates valued up to $100!

Christmas Stroll: 2 pm till 7 pm Saturday, December 1st

The Christmas Stroll will take place on Main Street between 2 pm till 7 pm. There will be two drawings for Chamber Gift Certificates, based upon Stroll Buttons purchased by participants. The first drawing will be held in front of Greany’s Dry Goods at 3:30 pm, the second will be held at the Community Christmas Tree in front of the Post Office, directly after the Parade of Lights. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Three blocks of the central business district (300, 400, 500) will be closed to vehicular traffic. There will be live music, book signings, sales and other events at many of the businesses in Deer Lodge. Join the High School Choir as they sing Christmas Carols at 5:30 pm.

DEER LODGE BUSINESSES WITH WINNING STROLL NUMBERS (From 2 pm December 1st)
BUSINESS ADDRESS
Ace Hardware 506 2nd Street
Ask the Meat Guy 901 Main Street
Boomerang Bakery 323 Main Street
Broken Arrow Steakhouse 317 Main Street
Browsing Bison Books 515 Main Street
Bum Bridge Auction & Pawn 103 St. Mary’s Ave
Deer Lodge Liquor Store 303 Main Street
Greany’s Dry Goods 329 Main Street
J&J Variety Store 421 Main Street
Keystone Drug & Gifts 407 Main Street
Lickety Print 600 Main Street Ste. C
Montana Bar 412 Main Street
Montana Massage 308 Milwaukee
Mountain Man Trading Post 403 Main Street
MRC 520 Main Street
New To You 501 Main Street
Old Prison Gift Shop 1106 Main Street
Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge 430 Main Street
Pizza Hut 202 N. Main Street
Quilter’s Corner, Etc. 401 Main Street
R&C Home Improvement 100 Milwaukee Ave
river radio ranch 302 Missouri Ave
Silver State Post 312 Missouri Ave
Steele’s Furniture & Appliances 417 Main Street
Territorial Antiques 300 Maryland
The Chicken House 502 Main Street
Trashed (Just Things & Teri’s Tea Rooms) 416 Main Street
Valley Foods 711 Main Street
Wild Iris 413 Main Street

Parade of Lights: 6 pm Saturday, December 1st

This year’s theme is ‘Christmas Bling’, so let’s make it bigger and brighter, with lots of lights, glitter and sparkle! Open to everyone, individuals and businesses, big or small, no need to sign up just join in. The Parade will form on Second Street by NAPA at 5:30 pm and enters Main Street on Cottonwood Ave at 6pm. It will proceed south along Main Street ending at Montana Ave where it will disband. NO THROWING CANDY FROM THE FLOATS, please. Elves will hand out candy from baskets whilst walking alongside the Parade. Trophies will be awarded to the entrants judged to be the in the TOP 3, handed out to winners at the Christmas Tree.

Christmas Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 1st

The official Lighting of the Deer Lodge Christmas Tree will take place immediately following on from the Parade of Lights beside the Post Office. The second drawing for Chamber Gift Certificates will take place after the lighting of the tree.

Chamber Gift Certificates Draw: Saturday, December 1st

A draw for $25 & $50 gift certificates will take place in front of Greany’s Dry Goods at 3:30 pm. The second set of drawings, for $25, $50 and $100 Chamber Gift Certificates, will take place after the Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at the Post Office, following the Parade of Lights.

Gift Certificates may be spent at any Business that is a member of the Chamber (listed on the back of the certificate). Remember, YOU MUST HAVE A BUTTON AND BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Grant-Kohrs Ranch Victorian Holiday: 1 pm Sunday, December 2nd

This year’s theme is ‘Let It Snow!’ The 1862 Kohrs family ranch house will be decorated and open for tours from 1 pm till 4 pm. Activities include Kids crafts, Horse drawn wagon rides, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Refreshments, Bonfire, Blacksmith Shop, Exhibit on historic snow falls in Montana, and Gloria Clark playing the piano in the main ranch house. Call (406) 846-2070

Christmas Cash

Interest free loans of up to $2,000 will be available from Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge, Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan and First Security Bank. A $15.00 fee is due at the time of application. Christmas Cash loans will be available from banks starting November 1st.

Customers presenting Christmas Cash for a purchase MUST sign the front of the cash where indicated. Cash may be used at any participating business. Merchants will need to endorse the back of the Cash and deposit with their bank. The Cash is then redeemed with a 3% discount.

Chamber Members are eligible to join the program and accept Christmas Cash free of charge. Businesses that are not Chamber Members are invited to participate in the Christmas Cash program for a fee of $25, which helps cover the expense of printing the money and advertising.

DEER LODGE BUSINESSES ACCEPTING CHRISTMAS CASH
COMPANY ADDRESS
Ace Hardware 506 2nd Street
Ask the Meat Guy 901 Main Street
Boomerang Bakery 323 Main Street
Broken Arrow Steakhouse 317 Main Street
Browsing Bison Books 515 Main Street
Bum Bridge Auction & Pawn 103 St. Mary’s Ave
Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic 3707 N Frontage Rd
Cutler Brothers Productions 301 Main Street
Deer Lodge Family Dental 712 4th Street
Deer Lodge Medical Center 1100 Hollenbeck Lane
Deer Lodge Valley Therapy 310 Main Street
Greany’s Dry Goods 329 Main Street
J&J Variety Store 421 Main Street
Joan’s Unique Hairdesigns 305 Missouri Ave
Keystone Drug & Gifts 407 Main Street
Lickety Print 600 Main Street Ste. C
Military Surplus, Mercantile & Pawn 414 Main Street
Montana Bar 412 Main Street
Montana Massage 308 Milwaukee Ave
Mount Powell Tire Center 217 Main Street
Mountain Man Trading Post 403 Main Street
MRC 520 Main Street
New To You 501 Main Street
Old Prison Gift Shop 1106 Main Street
Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge 430 Main Street
Pizza Hut 202 N. Main Street
Premier Physical Therapy 600 Main Street, Suite 1
Quilter’s Corner, Etc. 401 Main Street
R&C Home Improvement 100 Milwaukee Ave
river radio ranch 302 Missouri Ave
Ryan Heating & Plumbing 820 Montana Ave
Serenity Salon & Nails 549 Main Street
Steele’s Furniture & Appliances 417 Main Street
Silver State Post 312 Missouri Ave
Teresa’s Mane Attraction 515 Main Street
Territorial Antiques 300 Maryland
The Chicken House 502 Main Street
Today’s Image 407 Main Street
Trashed 303 Main Street
Treasure State Auto NAPA 201 Cottonwood
Valley Foods 711 Main Street
Victory Lanes 514 4th Street
Wild Iris 413 Main Street

CHRISTMAS CASH – BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEER LODGE BANKS

AND POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Download the Christmas Cash Application Form HERE


Nov 132012
 

Tickets available from Valley Foods and Keystone Drug & Gifts
or contact the Chamber Office on 846-2094

THE POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13th 2012

at the

BROKEN ARROW STEAKHOUSE

317 Main Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722

NO HOST COCKTAILS AT 6:00 PM

PRIME RIB DINNER AT 7:00 PM

GUEST SPEAKER

DEER LODGE CITY MAYOR

– MARY ANN FRALEY –

“State of the City”

* 50/50 Raffle * Door Prizes *

TICKETS – $25 EACH

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY – ONLY 125 AVAILABLE
Available from Valley Foods and Keystone Drug & Gifts
or contact the Chamber Office on 846-2094

Download and print the Banquet poster  HERE