COVER CONTEST 2015!

It's that time of year again! InterBel Telephone is looking for the best Photo's of events and activities in the Tobacco Valley! This year's contest will run until January 20th so please forward your pictures to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please only supply high resolution photos as the winning photo will be featured on our 2016 phone directory and the winner will also receive a prize of $100 in cash! Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing all the excellent photos that will be coming our way!

ALERT!

PHONE SCAMS IN NORTH LINCOLN COUNTY!!

With the constant increase of internet usage across the world, it is sometimes hard to know who to trust when you may have a potential problem with your computer. Within the past couple of weeks, a round of phone based scams have been circulating North Lincoln County as well as across the United States. We are personally aware of two InterBel customers that have had their computers compromised due to these malicious attempts to hijack an end users computer.  

THINGS TO DO!

Looking for a schedule of local events? - Our friends at visitNWmontana.com have a great calendar of events that they keep very up to date. Its a great way to learn about all the fun things going on in the Eureka area! - CLICK HERE and enjoy!

They also have a helpful directory of local businesses both small and large including InterBel! - Its a great way to learn about the many retail stores and services offered in the Tobacco Valley! 

Along with their schedule of events, & business directory you will find current stories and history concerning the Tobacco Valley - Great Job all, we are proud to be members!  

CONGRESSMAN - RYAN ZINKE -HOUSE APPROVES ZINKE'S FOREST REFORM BILL

 

UPDATE -  Here is a link to a video concerning Congressman Ryan Zinke's bill that he discussed at a recent town hall meeting in Eureka. - VIDEO CLIP - we have also included a link to the Congressman's webpage concerning this bill. WEB SITE LINK 

WEDNESDAY - July 1st Congressman Ryan Zinke will be in Eureka at the Glacier Bank Community Room. - 9 am to 10 am, everyone is invited to attend!

The Congressman is hosting town hall meetings in Bigfork, Eureka and Libby to discuss his recent legislation to reform the timber industry, as well as other local issues such as wildfire preparedness, jobs, the economy and mining.

Members of the public are invited and encouraged to ask questions.

If you would like to learn more about Congressman Zinke, please visit his website at: https://zinke.house.gov  

We look forward to seeing the Congressman and we invite everyone to attend!

InterBel Scholarships for 2015

This year InterBel awarded $7,500 to 6 LCHS students:

Alex Bartmess - $2,500
Garrett McNeil - $1,000
Rachel Pacella - $1,000
Sarah Moen - $1,000
Brandi Nelson - $1,000
Braden Their - $1,000

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients and the entire graduating LCHS class if 2015.  All of us at InterBel wish you a bright and successful future!

Pictured in photo: Sarah Moen, Brandi Nelson and Rachel Pacella receiving their scholarship awards from InterBel Board member, Craig Sands.
 

MONTANA NETWORKS

IF YOU PREFER TO WATCH MONTANA NETWORKS, NOT SPOKANE, PLEASE TELL OUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES IN WASHINGTON DC! - OUR DMA IS NOW FILED AT THE FCC, DOCKET #14-45.  - WE NEED YOUR E-MAILS SENT TODAY!
To view our FCC DMA Petition CLICK HERE 


OUR PROBLEM:
Lincoln County is currently in the Spokane DMA (Designated Market Area), as regulated by the FCC. This means, the Big-4 networks (ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX) available to us via “cable or satellite” television are the “Spokane” channels and in a different time-zone.

THE HISTORY: The Spokane DMA assignment was originally established in the 1950’s and is outdated today, given our much closer association with Kalispell and Missoula DMA. Montana customers should have a first priority of watching Montana channels and not have Spokane forced upon us.

SEND AN EMAIL/MESSAGE: If you support this challenge, please send a message to our Congressional representatives in Washington D.C. now that our DMA change request is filed at the FCC: Senator Tester, Senator Walsh and Congressman Daines contact info is below. Senator Tester and Congressman Daines are very familiar with our effort and spoken favorably in support. Senator Walsh is new, but expected to do the same.

FACEBOOK TIPS

Looking for some tips on how to better use FACEBOOK? - Click Here for a great website, they list there top ten most popular tips to help you, get the most out of this social media tool. 

TVC - CABLE TV INFO

Looking for great local Cable TV at a affordable price? - Look no further then Tobacco Valley Communications "the hometown choice" We offer two great cable packages, our "Basic" lineup offers 34 channels and our "Digital" lineup offers 68 channels. Bundle you cable with Broadband and you save even more! - Click Here for a printable PDF with the entire channel lineup as well as pricing information. For more information call 889.3311 Tobacco Valley Communication is "the hometown choice"

VOICEMAIL TIPS

NEW VOICE MAIL TIPS

If you're not 100% satisfied with your new voice mail try these few tips that will make it run smoother and faster. After making these "one-time" setting changes, you'll never think twice about wanting the old system back again. (note: the User Instruction card that was mailed out, is pretty handy for learning the number key-pad interaction and short-cuts like 11, 33 and 44.

WIFI Router Security

As mentioned in the InterBel newsletter, April 2011, there are a number of reasons why you should secure your own private network if you have a wireless router installed at home or work. CLICK HERE for detailed instructions on “how to” set it up and get protected. These instructions are specific to InterBel’s provided Wi-Fi Router made by Comtrend.

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