July 26: Canton Church Presents The Moonshiner Band

July 26: Canton Church Presents The Moonshiner Band

"Embark on a captivating musical journey with The Moonshiner Band. From the timeless rhythms of bluegrass gospel to old-time “real” country and blues, experience the essence of American roots. Join us for an evening where every note echoes the spirit of the West.

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Townsend Sr. Center 50 Year Anniversary

Townsend Sr. Center 50 Year Anniversary

Join us at the Townsend Sr. Center for our 50 Year Anniversary Celebration. Come for lunch and stay for coffee, tea and cake! RMDC and the Agency on Aging will be on hand to answer any questions about the services they provide to Senior Citizens.

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July 20 - Eighth Annual Broadwater County-Wide Yardsale

July 20 - Eighth Annual Broadwater County-Wide Yardsale

MVM is sponsoring the Eighth Annual Broadwater County-Wide Yard Sale on July 20. We do all the advertising; you keep all the cash. Call Pam at 406-422-7028 to get on the County-Wide Yard Sale map

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BCDC is ‘Broadwater Development Corporation’

Our Mission is to Attract, retain and expand businesses in Broadwater County and support infrastructure and beautification efforts. Protect and maintain our heritage.

The BCDC Meetings are open to the public. Join us at our monthly meeting held the 3rd Wednesday of every month at The Lodge of Townsend.

 


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Broadwater Community Foundation Newsletter for 2022 – 2023 is now available.

Click on Broadwater Community Foundation Newsletter to view the 2023-2024 newsletter

Click on BCF Grant Guidelines and Application to download the 2023-2024 BCF Grant Application.

Click on Broadwater Community and Aqua Center Survey to help design the proposed center


Silos Area Master Plan

Click here to view the Silos Master Plan

 


 

Broadwater Community Review Phase 1

Assessment Report Phase 1 is now available

Phase 1 Assessment Report


The July, 2024 Community Connections Newsletter is now available. Click on July, 2024 Community Connections Newsletter to view the newsletter.


 


The Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority Annual Report is Available

The Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority Annual Report has been Published.  Click here to read/download the Annual Report.
BSPRA Mission- To provide for the reestablishment of safe, reliable, and sustainable passenger rail service across southern Montana that increases opportunity and contributes to the health and well-being of people across the state and beyond.
BSPRA Vision- To lead the expansion and enhancement of passenger rail service throughout Montana and the greater northwest region for the development of economic, environmental, social, and comprehensive benefits, now and into the future!

 


 


Broadwater Rod and Gun Club Walleye Derby 

 

 

July 20, 2024  (8:30am-2:30pm) on Canyon Ferry out of Broadwater Bay near the Silos.

Maximum 90 2-person teams Application Forms can be found at www.broadwaterrodandgun.com

Please fill out the entry form and include $150 entry fee.

  Make checks out to Broadwater Rod & Gun Club (BRGC) and mail to PO BOX 641 Townsend Mt 59644

******* Entry fee is discounted to $100 if postmarked or received by July 1, 2023*******

HURRY AND GET YOUR ENTRY in BEFORE JULY 1, 2024 to save $50.00!!!!

 

A first prize of $1,000 is based on a full field (90 2-person teams). Each of the three team categories – female/female, male/female, adult/child (17 & under) – will have cash prizes. Contestants may have five people in the boat but only 2 fishing. The derby is a catch-and-release format but one fish per entrant can be kept as a trophy. A mandatory pre-tournament rules meeting will be held on July 19, 2024 @ 7pm at the Broadwater Rod & Gun Club indoor shooting range at  96 Canton Lane Townsend, Mt

For information contact:

 Debi Randolph   debi.randolph@gmail.com or 406-451-6035 (text is best)

Doug Breker at 406-949-0070 or email   dbreker@mt.net

Click here to download the Walleye Tournament Entry Form:

https://www.townsendmt.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/BroadwaterRodandGunClubWalleyeDerby.pdf

Please include your email address! That is how we let you know your entry is received and any updates.


Join us at 11:30 to 2:00 on July 22

Steve Ferriter from Rocky Mountain Development Corp (RMDC)

And

Michelle Mathot from RMDC Agency on Aging

Will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about what

RMDC and the Agency on Aging can do for you!

 

 

 

 


Historic Canton Church Presents The Moonshiner Band

July 26, 2024

 

 

“Embark on a captivating musical journey with The Moonshiner Band. From the timeless rhythms of bluegrass gospel to old-time “real” country and blues, experience the essence of American roots. Join us for an evening where every note echoes the spirit of the West.”



 


Historic Canton Church Present The Ruby Valley Boys and Barb Wire

August 9, 2024

 

 

The Ruby Valley Boys and Barb Wire is a band made up of several ranch owners and… a woman, Barb Pearson, who plays violin and sings.

John and Jim Anderson own and work the Anderson cattle ranch, on the south end of the
Ruby Valley. Steve, the guitarist, manages a ranch as well. Barb is a fine horsewoman
who has a Masters in Education and has taught, and run a day care center. They all sing,
and they all love their music and take pride in the band.

The Ruby Valley Boys and Barb Wire play a mix of county, bluegrass, folk and gospel.


SVLC and Thrivent Financial are sponsoring a free Swim & Float on Sunday, August 11th from 1-3 p.m.  Youth are especially encouraged to use the pool and enjoy a free swim.  Additionally, everyone is invited to enjoy a root beer float at the picnic area in the park!   For several years the Lutheran Church has sponsored this activity so that all the community can enjoy a refreshing activity.  Thrivent Financial provides a grant as seed money so (WELCA) Lutheran Women can sponsor some summer fun for the community.

 


The Rotary Club of Townsend’s August 2024 Slice of Summer family fun event will be held on Thursday, August 15 in Heritage Fun Park.

 

Slice of Summer includes Youth Activities that run from 2:00-5:00 pm and Family Activities that run from 5:00-8:00 pm. Rotary is paying for free youth swimming from 1-4 and 6-8 pm. Other youth activities will include a free bouncy house, face painting, and/or tattoos, games, etc. Family activities include free musical entertainment and reasonably priced food and drink. Food and drinks will be served by Rotary, Interact, and the Lions starting mid-afternoon for families through 8 pm. Live music begins at 5 pm and goes to 8 pm.


Historic Canton Church Presents Linda Huth

August 23, 2024

 

I am a member of 8th generations of my mother’s family living in Broadwater County. I was born, raised and schooled in Broadwater County and have lived here most of my life except for about 15 years. Most of those years were not very far from home – in Helena. I worked for the Farm Service Agency, which is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture for over 30 years and retired in 2007. I have worked at the Broadwater County Museum since 2011as Curator of the Museum.

Linda will be presenting the history of Women’s Groups in Broadwater County.


Join Montana Shakespeare in the Parks for a FREE performance of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Pack a picnic, grab your friends, and enjoy this world class performance!
Performances are FREE, and seating is first come, first served. We ask that tall chairs sit further back to allow those on blankets and in short chairs to see.

 

Big Sky Culinary Classes & The Lodge of Townsend are pairing up once again, to initiate an elevated, fine dining experience IN Townsend!

We all know there is a need and desire for a different fare, a high quality food establishment that we can enjoy without having to drive to another town, here in Townsend.

Together we are collaborating to create a restaurant type environment that feels, looks, tastes and exemplifies the styles we drive miles to experience.

Heather Hatwan & Tina Homann believe bringing to Townsend what we (and your expressed interest) ourselves would like to enjoy & would benefit the community immensely. Our idea is to have 3 course dinners, 4 times a year with a full kitchen staff and wait staff. This concept would be a “Reservation Only” dinner to help us prepare efficiently to provide you with the service and meal you deserve. The menus will be carefully curated using the freshest of local ingredients including vegetables, grains and meats.

Chef Heather’s Prix Fixe menu will be available for you to view online on the Big Sky Culinary Classes website https://www.bigskyculinaryclasses.com/ 2 weeks in advance to each dinner. The deadline for  Dinner #2 reservations is September 14.  Reservations can be made a few different ways; By calling Heather  @ 303-406-1501, emailing through the BSCC website portal or simply emailing bigskyculinaryclasses@gmail.com.

Our 2nd dinner will be held on September 21, 2024 at The Lodge with 2 seatings, reservation only. Our 1st seating will be promptly at 6 pm, the 2nd seating at 6:45 pm no later than 7 pm. We will have menus for you to review what you will be served that evening but there will be no “ordering” per se.

The Lodge has no liquor license, therefore you are invited to bring your own alcohol, wine or beer, maybe a nice whiskey or scotch to enjoy during your meals. We will provide water and coffee, cream and sugar, wine and bottle openers etc…

The price per person, for our 2nd dinner, is $55 for the Seafood  Dinner. If you make a reservation for 2 people the price will reduce to $50/person, $100 for both (limited to 2 people). We will also offer incentives for you if you make reservations for all 4 of the dinners we are offering. The menu will highlight seafood.

Chef Heather and her team are very excited about this new opportunity with you and look forward to starting something great that we all have been wanting for a long time here in Townsend! No pizza, (maybe an elevated flatbread) no bar food (but food “above the bar”), a sophisticated environment with professionally trained staff! Help us make this experience something we can continue to look forward to.

We’d love to see familiar faces and not so familiar faces! So if you know friends, family or coworkers of yours that are not on this email list, please feel free to forward & share this email and information with anyone you think would appreciate this dinner and experience.

We look forward to serving you!

Chef Heather Hatwan & Tina Homann


 

Big Sky Culinary Classes & The Lodge of Townsend are pairing up once again, to initiate an elevated, fine dining experience IN Townsend!

We all know there is a need and desire for a different fare, a high quality food establishment that we can enjoy without having to drive to another town, here in Townsend.

Together we are collaborating to create a restaurant type environment that feels, looks, tastes and exemplifies the styles we drive miles to experience.

Heather Hatwan & Tina Homann believe bringing to Townsend what we (and your expressed interest) ourselves would like to enjoy & would benefit the community immensely. Our idea is to have 3 course dinners, 4 times a year with a full kitchen staff and wait staff. This concept would be a “Reservation Only” dinner to help us prepare efficiently to provide you with the service and meal you deserve. The menus will be carefully curated using the freshest of local ingredients including vegetables, grains and meats.

Chef Heather’s Prix Fixe menu will be available for you to view online on the Big Sky Culinary Classes website https://www.bigskyculinaryclasses.com/ 2 weeks in advance to each dinner. The deadline for  Dinner #3 reservations is November 30, 2024.  Reservations can be made a few different ways; By calling Heather  @ 303-406-1501, emailing through the BSCC website portal or simply emailing bigskyculinaryclasses@gmail.com.

Our 3rd dinner will be held on December 7, 2024 at The Lodge with 2 seatings, reservation only. Our 1st seating will be promptly at 6 pm, the 2nd seating at 6:45 pm no later than 7 pm. We will have menus for you to review what you will be served that evening but there will be no “ordering” per se.

The Lodge has no liquor license, therefore you are invited to bring your own alcohol, wine or beer, maybe a nice whiskey or scotch to enjoy during your meals. We will provide water and coffee, cream and sugar, wine and bottle openers etc…

The price per person, for our 3rd dinner, is $55 for the Chicken or Duck Dinner. If you make a reservation for 2 people the price will reduce to $50/person, $100 for both (limited to 2 people). We will also offer incentives for you if you make reservations for all 4 of the dinners we are offering. The menu will highlight seafood.

Chef Heather and her team are very excited about this new opportunity with you and look forward to starting something great that we all have been wanting for a long time here in Townsend! No pizza, (maybe an elevated flatbread) no bar food (but food “above the bar”), a sophisticated environment with professionally trained staff! Help us make this experience something we can continue to look forward to.

We’d love to see familiar faces and not so familiar faces! So if you know friends, family or coworkers of yours that are not on this email list, please feel free to forward & share this email and information with anyone you think would appreciate this dinner and experience.

We look forward to serving you!

Chef Heather Hatwan & Tina Homann


 

Big Sky Culinary Classes & The Lodge of Townsend are pairing up once again, to initiate an elevated, fine dining experience IN Townsend!

We all know there is a need and desire for a different fare, a high quality food establishment that we can enjoy without having to drive to another town, here in Townsend.

Together we are collaborating to create a restaurant type environment that feels, looks, tastes and exemplifies the styles we drive miles to experience.

Heather Hatwan & Tina Homann believe bringing to Townsend what we (and your expressed interest) ourselves would like to enjoy & would benefit the community immensely. Our idea is to have 3 course dinners, 4 times a year with a full kitchen staff and wait staff. This concept would be a “Reservation Only” dinner to help us prepare efficiently to provide you with the service and meal you deserve. The menus will be carefully curated using the freshest of local ingredients including vegetables, grains and meats.

Chef Heather’s Prix Fixe menu will be available for you to view online on the Big Sky Culinary Classes website https://www.bigskyculinaryclasses.com/ 2 weeks in advance to each dinner. The deadline for  Dinner #4 reservations is February 15, 2025.  Reservations can be made a few different ways; By calling Heather  @ 303-406-1501, emailing through the BSCC website portal or simply emailing bigskyculinaryclasses@gmail.com.

Our 4th dinner will be held on February 22, 2025 at The Lodge with 2 seatings, reservation only. Our 1st seating will be promptly at 6 pm, the 2nd seating at 6:45 pm no later than 7 pm. We will have menus for you to review what you will be served that evening but there will be no “ordering” per se.

The Lodge has no liquor license, therefore you are invited to bring your own alcohol, wine or beer, maybe a nice whiskey or scotch to enjoy during your meals. We will provide water and coffee, cream and sugar, wine and bottle openers etc…

The price per person, for our 4th dinner, is $55 for the Lobster Dinner. If you make a reservation for 2 people the price will reduce to $50/person, $100 for both (limited to 2 people). We will also offer incentives for you if you make reservations for all 4 of the dinners we are offering. The menu will highlight seafood.

Chef Heather and her team are very excited about this new opportunity with you and look forward to starting something great that we all have been wanting for a long time here in Townsend! No pizza, (maybe an elevated flatbread) no bar food (but food “above the bar”), a sophisticated environment with professionally trained staff! Help us make this experience something we can continue to look forward to.

We’d love to see familiar faces and not so familiar faces! So if you know friends, family or coworkers of yours that are not on this email list, please feel free to forward & share this email and information with anyone you think would appreciate this dinner and experience.

We look forward to serving you!

Chef Heather Hatwan & Tina Homann


 

Hello! My name is Kate Buckley, and I am excited to be in Townsend as the proud new owner of Myokinetic Restoration Therapies, LLC. I have been in practice for 10 years, first as a licensed massage therapist and then later also as a Structural Integration Practitioner.

The word “myokinetic” means to create motion and movement in muscles and soft tissue. With years of experience and training, I apply a combination of modalities during my sessions to provide lasting relief for injury recovery, correcting postural issues, or just focusing on alleviating chronic pain.

The primary techniques I use in my work are from Structural Integration — including the Rolf Method of the 10 Series — as well as trigger point therapy, deep tissue, myofascial release, manual lymphatic drainage, sports massage, and cupping.

I have also learned different types of pain mitigation and movement therapies taught via RockTape training, including:

—Functional Movement Therapy (a.k.a. Active Range of Motion stretches and positioning);

—RockFloss (a.k.a. Compression Band Therapy);

—RockPods (a type of fascial-based cupping);

—RockTape (kinesiotaping for both injury recovery and postural correction); and

—IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization).

My style of practice is for those who are looking for a therapeutic, clinical, and rehabilitative therapy.

The goal I have for every client is to provide a way for them to improve the overall functionality of their body, first by eradicating compensation patterns that are creating pain and dysfunction, as this will then allow them the ability to utilize full range of motion and proper body mechanics—all without pain.

I begin sessions by discussing with clients what will best suit their needs, so please don’t worry that what I have listed is my go-to “one size fits all” treatment plan! I will make sure to explain everything that I am doing as we go, describing how each type of therapy is applicable for your particular issue.

My rates are all-inclusive, meaning I do not charge extra for any of the types of work I do, with the sole exception of the 10 Series as it is a specialized package.

Current availability is on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-7pm, with more days open as time goes on!

If this is something you feel you are looking for, please reach out to me to schedule your next appointment. I look forward to meeting you all and providing you with the best possible care for many years to come!

 

 


 

American Red Cross Blood Drive Schedule

Upcoming Dates:

July 29, 2024: American Legion Post #42 @ 11:30 to 4:30

August 22, 2024: Mountain Valley Church @ 12:00 – 5:30pm

October 24, 2024: United Methodist Church: @ 12:00 – 5:30pm

To schedule an Appt visit the Red Cross website at Red Cross Blood Drive

 


Support The Imagination Library                                   

In Broadwater County

About the Program

The Imagination Library is a partnership between the Broadwater County Social Services Committee (BCSSC) and the Dollywood Foundation. Every child who is enrolled in the program receives a free age-appropriate book every month from birth until the age of 5. It is open to any child residing in Broadwater County.

In 2022, a survey was done with parents in Broadwater County with children currently enrolled in the program or recent graduates. The survey showed the program is already making a big impact in the community in just three years by increasing reading time, improving kindergarten readiness, promoting family bonding and fostering a love for reading. The survey respondents indicated:

  • 9% felt that the Imagination Library has made a positive impact on their family.
  • 8% felt their child’s enthusiasm for books has increased since receiving Imagination Library books.
  • 6% felt they spend more time reading to their child as a result of the Imagination Library.
  • 5% felt that the Imagination Library has helped their child prepare for kindergarten by improving his/her literacy.

BCSSC is raising funds to continue operating the program. The Dolly Parton Foundation covers the administrative cost of the program while the local organization funds the cost of books, postage and mailing. The local cost is $25/child/year. If you should like to sponsor a child to participate in the program or give a general donation, please complete the form below. BCSSC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible. For more information about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library or to enroll, visit https://imaginationlibrary.com/.

Download the Dolly Parton Imagation Library Donation Form

 


Silos Recreation Master Plan

The Citizens Action Group for the Silos Recreation Area has been working with the BOR and the people of Broadwater County and the surrounding region to develop a Master Plan for the Silos Recreation Area.

Click here to view the Silos Master Plan

 


 

 

Townsend School System Information


New Local Employment Opportunities page
under the Economic Development tab
Click Here to view local listings

Business opportunities abound in Townsend

We have a few available business/office spaces available for rent or sale. We also have a few business owners looking to retire from successful/thriving established businesses. Does Townsend fit into your next business decision? Browse our website; see what our area has to offer, visit with our realtors & property managers. Make Townsend your next move. For more information contact bcdc@mt.net

“It’s Time” to come home to Montana

Are you ready for a simpler way of life – a less corporate lifestyle?
Take a look at what our area has to offer.

Recreational Opportunities in and around Townsend

Click Here for a partial listing

A video sampling of what is out our backdoor

Enjoy some more videos


Bobcats & Grizzlies Sports Schedules

Bobcats
Grizzlies


Thank You for visiting our web site. This site is owned & maintained by Broadwater County Development Corporation.
If you own a business in Broadwater County please check your listing for errors, if you are not listed & would like to be, please send us your information. If you find any errors or broken links etc. please notify BCDC. You may contact BCDC with your information at bcdc@mt.net