Change of Operations for Local Businesses

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

One of the goals we have at Southwestern Montana News is to get the word out on events. With the recent media hype and hysteria following Corona Virus, a lot of events are being cancelled. Here is a list of cancelled events, that we have so far. We will update this list as more events are effected. If you have a business or event that is changing do to this let us know and we will add it.

Governor Bullock orders Bars, Casinos, to close

Local Changes:

All Hair care and beauty salons closed

Farmers Union Insurance By order of the Beaverhead County Public Health Department our doors will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 24th. This is for your safety as well as ours-let’s work hard to slow the spread.

I appreciate every one of you that has entrusted me to insure you. To assist with this we will be in the office regular office hours conducting business by phone and email. We also have a lock box next to our door to drop payments-we will monitor it closely and make sure payments get posted daily. You can also call us to meet you curb side or pick up a payment from you when and where it is convenient.

Thank you for your understanding-stay well. Judy Siring 406-683-2365 406-660-0335 8 am-5 pm Monday-Thursday 8 am-3 pm Friday

Hot Stuff Pizza inside Rocky Mountain Supply 6am-7pm? BSW, Inc. Dillon Division Please, no Thrift Store donations until further notice. Thank you.

Beaverhead Veterinary Clinic Friends and Family in the community, In an effort to protect our community and our staff from COVID-19 we ask that if you have had any symptoms of illness in the last 14 days please let our staff know. We are continually working to maintain a clean and safe environment. At this time, we will only schedule 1 appointment at a time. If you have had any signs of illness and have an emergency, our staff will assist you in admitting your animals from the vehicle and gathering information over the phone. If you have any concerns please contact Dr. Abbey.

The Bank Of Commerce Drive up and or appointment only.

Town and Country Foods Suspending all weekly and monthly ads, also hours of operation will be from 7am to 7pm. Encourage elderly and at risk shoppers to shop Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 8 am.

Gateway Travel Plaza As of Friday, March 20th, SADLY the restaurant will be closed through March 31st, due to COVID-19, and the strict limitations for business. We will however, resume restaurant services on Wednesday, April 1st at 6 AM. The Fuel pumps and C-Store WILL remain open, 7 days a week from 6am to 10pm, DAILY. Stay healthy friends, family and those who we now consider FAMILY. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

Dairy Queen Dining area closed only Drive thru and to go orders.

Salsa's Delivery or to go only. 12 pm to 6 pm.

Renaissance Senior Care restricting visitors

The Legacy assisted Living restricting visitors.

Hitchin Post we are currently closed to help stop the spread of the CORVID-19 virus and promote social distancing.

Stephens Greenhouse - closed to public but call for floral delivery or pickup along with other gifts 683-2694.

Hair Care Unlimited - hours by appointment call 683-4711.

Farmers Union Insurance-Judy Siring Agency is open but we do ask if you are not feeling well to please call or email. We do have a locked mailbox to drop payments or we can pick payments up if need be.

Maverick Mountain Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have decided to suspend operations. Those looking to hike/skin are welcome to use the slopes!

Alien Cellular Hello Humans! Please remain calm! We still remain open as usual but are encouraging you to pay your cellular service either by phone (406)683-2053, on the web or drop check or cash in an envelope with your name and numbers in the video store return movie drop box! We will not be doing any phone repairs at this time (unless it is an emergency.) We can still do new activations; but lets talk over the phone first (406)683-2053 and then we can have it ready for you to pop in and pop out real quick with your new phone!

Dillon Video OPEN AS USUAL or NOT SO USUAL We hope we can bring a little Enjoyment with a wonderful movie at these Uncertain Times. We are disinfecting all movie returns and disinfecting high touch areas multiple times a day. Dillon Video is also offering an option for curbside service-call in order (683-2053), pay by phone, call us when you get here, & we will hang your movies on your mirror with a smile! We have 16,000+ movies to choose from & we would be happy to pick some for you based on what you are looking for (drama, superhero, horror, comedy, faith based, virus outbreaks….) Stay healthy, stay safe!

American Legion Post 20 of Dillon has CANCELED its April meeting & dinner.

Rotary Club no meetings in March.

The Metlen closed

Dillon Masonic Lodge no meetings tell may 1st.

Brits Bake Shop carry out only

D&L Sweetwater Goods Call ahead to place an order, we will fill order and have it ready for pickup. 406-683-6100 or 406-925-0613

Vigilante Electric No clients in the doors.

Beaverhead Animal Shelter Thrift Store is closed.

Stockman Bank on March 23rd in store will be closed drive up will be open regular hours or if you need a banker its by appointment only.

Taco Johns drive thru open lobby closed.

Dillon Small Animal Hospital we believe caring for pets in need is essential business and we plan to stay open as always for the pets who need our help. However, we also want to do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. To maintain both efforts, we will be doing things a little differently. • On request, we will be offering curbside pickup for medications and food. Please give us adequate notice to prepare your medications, then call when you are out front and we will bring your purchase out to you and accept payment curbside. • Please be patient, we are asking all staff members who feel ill to stay home at the first or any signs of illness and as a result, we may be short staffed • If you are or have recently been feeling ill, please postpone your appointment if possible. If it is urgent, please make arrangements to have someone else bring your pet to our hospital. If you cannot make such arrangements, please call us and we can arrange to come out to your vehicle to bring your pet in. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping pets and people safe and healthy!

Big Tyme Sportswear. Due to the developing Coronavirus situation we will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16th. We will continue to work on existing orders and are happy to take new orders as well. If you have a new order, or a question about an existing order please e-mail us at and we will get you taken care of. We will help facilitate delivery of all completed orders with you as well. Like other business owners we feel this is the best way to provide our services to the community while also limiting exposure to the community. Thank you for your understanding. Andy and the Crew

The Peat in Lima Open for takeout and delivery only.

Shine Studio is closed.

Big Sky Cinema will be closed. I will keep our community updated on all newsworthy information. Meanwhile, everyone take care and be good to each other. We will get through this together. "WE WILL BE BACK!" Stan Smith

Hope Restored Counseling Services Due to the many concerns being expressed about health issues, I am moving all of my sessions to Telehealth. I continue to be committed to walking alongside you in whatever you're going through - I will just be doing so over the computer or other device, instead of in person.This is a great time to take a step back from social media and news outlets, and practice some thoughtful self-care and caring for others. One of these ways to care for yourself is to continue to pay attention to your mental health.

Muffaletta's Amid the rising concerns, we are encouraging our patrons to call in orders for curb side pick up! We will be open with our daily specials, including our Reuben sandwich! As well as our traditional miso ramen.

Montana Hair Co. closed but *We will still be booking appointments starting the beginning of April.

Lima Peaks ATV Repair is still offering our interior details during this quarantine period. We are mobile, will come right to your house, and will accommodate you and follow CDC guidelines (including disinfecting ourselves and your vehicle). For more information and scheduling, give us a call at (406)660-2207

Starbucks Dillon To help curb the spread of COVID-19 We have been asked to close our seating area & restrict orders to just TO-GO. Please if your not well, please do not come in so our Baristas are safe and healthy to continue serving the rest of Dillon without passing along the virus!

Barrett Hospital and Health care Barrett Hospital & HealthCare Expands Visitor Restrictions and Safety Protocols in Response to COVID-19