News & Events

April 8, 2021

Montana Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Now Available

The Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program is taking applications from Montanans who have lost income and are at risk of housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligibility Requirements Renters can receive a monthly maximum of $2,200 for past due and future rent payments, up to $300 for past due and future utilities including gas and electric, and $50 per … Continue reading

April 7, 2021

Clearwater Lobby Hours

Dear Credit Union Members, We have begun the process of reopening our lobbies. To continue to put the health and well-being of our co-workers, our members, and the community, we plan to keep numerous public health measures in place inside our branches. Here is what you can expect: Our branch at the University Center on campus will remain closed for … Continue reading

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March 12, 2021

What You Need to Know About the Third Stimulus Checks

The American Rescue Plan has been passed and officially signed into law on March 11, 2021. Among a variety of economic recovery initiatives, the bill includes direct payments to many Americans. Here is what you need to know. How much will your stimulus check be? Eligible for the full $1,400 check: Adults who earned $75,000 or less, married couples who … Continue reading

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March 5, 2021

2021 Board of Directors Elections

Each member of the Clearwater Credit Union (Clearwater) Board of Directors serves a 3-year term. Each year the Nominating Committee nominates candidates to fill expiring terms or vacant positions. For 2021, incumbents Leslie Halligan and Don Creveling have been nominated to fill the two 3-year Board positions open for election. For members interested in contesting these nominations, the Nominating Committee … Continue reading

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March 1, 2021

Clearwater to participate in UM Gender Equity Event

UNMASKING CHALLENGES TO CREATE A RESILIENT FUTURE: Exploring Gender and Equity in a Pandemic The 2020-2021 University of Montana Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) cohort, in partnership with Clearwater Credit Union, will be hosting a community event to engage in reflective dialogue and pioneering discourse focused on how the pandemic has impacted gender and equity. This event will take place on … Continue reading

February 12, 2021

Update on Mask Requirements & Lobby Closures

Dear Credit Union Members, On Friday, February 12th, 2021, Governor Gianforte issued a directive that allows Montana’s statewide mask mandate to expire.  The directive allows local counties to continue to enforce a mask mandate.  Two of the counties where Clearwater has offices, Missoula and Silver Bow, will continue to enforce a mask mandate.  One of the counties where Clearwater has … Continue reading

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February 2, 2021

Common Stimulus Check Scams

With the latest round of stimulus checks and payments being sent out, the scammers are at it again. Here are some common stimulus payment scams and what you need to know about them to keep your personal information and money safe. Don’t answer unfamiliar calls or emails. Technology makes it incredibly easy for scammers to imitate anyone, including government agencies … Continue reading

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January 19, 2021

VITA Tax Preparation Services

Offering FREE Tax Preparation Services February 8 – April 8, 2021! We’re excited to announce that we are participating in the VITA Tax Preparation Services program again this year at the following branch locations for intake: Brooks Street Branch, Missoula Reserve Street Branch, Missoula Stevensville Branch Butte Branch Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will be offering this as a “virtual … Continue reading

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January 7, 2021

SmartSaver Certificate Education Transition

We are updating our SmartSaver required financial education (currently using MoneySKILL) and will transition to a new platform to provide an improved learning experience to certificate holders. On January 7th, 2021, all new SmartSaver education requests will be completed online using Banzai Learning Courses. Banzai provides age-appropriate courses featuring integrated financial learning. It also features a self-registration portal for immediate … Continue reading

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December 31, 2020

What you need to know about the second stimulus.

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act – a $900B relief package to deliver the second round of economic stimulus for individuals, families, and businesses was signed into law on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Below are a few highlights from the bill you should know about: Stimulus Payments for Individuals and Joint Taxpayers The second round of direct stimulus … Continue reading

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