News & Events

October 27, 2020

21st Annual Can the Cats Food Drive

We’re happy to announce that the 21st Can the Cats Food Drive is still on! November 6-20, 2020 However, it will look a little different this year: the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center will be reducing the number of collection points this year due to COVID-19. As a result, we will not be collecting food donations in our branches. … Continue reading

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October 13, 2020

Update on Lobby Closures and Operations

Dear Credit Union Members, We have been receiving questions about our retail lobbies asking why we haven’t re-opened and when do we plan to re-open. You will recall that we last closed our retail lobbies to walk-in traffic on July 1, 2020.  We did that in response to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases both locally and throughout Montana.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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October 3, 2020

Voting Information for Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020

Election day is right around the corner. There have been a lot of changes in 2020, so we thought it might be helpful to share important deadlines and information with our members to make you sure all have the opportunity to make your vote count! This nonpartisan information below has been provided by Missoula Votes – the Missoula County Elections … Continue reading

October 1, 2020

Important News About Buzz Points

All of us at Clearwater Credit Union and Buzz Points want to thank you for your participation in the Buzz Points rewards program over the past years. While we enjoyed sharing rewards with you, Clearwater Credit Union and Buzz Points will discontinue our partnership on December 31st, 2020. Point accrual will terminate on October 01, 2020. The past couple of … Continue reading

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September 29, 2020

Clearwater Launches Member Feedback Surveys

The happiness of our member’s matters to us! We wanted to create a way for you, our members, to provide us with valuable feedback on your banking experience. Whether you are a new member or a long-time member, you may periodically receive an email from us asking about your recent banking experience. This is a great way for you to … Continue reading

Photo of Clearwater member, Kristina, checking her mobile banking app with her two young boys looking over her shoulder sitting outside.
September 28, 2020

Clearwater Helps Establish Student Scholarship Fund for UM’s AIGPI

MISSOULA – Montana’s tribal nations now have a dedicated institute for all things policy, governance, and research when it comes to the overall health of Indian country. The Montana Board of Regents recently approved the creation of the American Indian Governance and Policy Institute (AIGPI) at the University of Montana. The institute was created and is currently directed by Heather … Continue reading

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August 31, 2020

Unemployment Benefits & Your 2020 Taxes

Did You Receive Unemployment Benefits?   According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 23 million U.S. workers have filed for unemployment this year, including for the first time some self-employed workers. If you received these benefits, along with the $600 per week in coronavirus relief benefit, your federal income tax return may be affected. To make sure you have … Continue reading

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July 1, 2020

Temporary Lobby Closures

A message from Jack Lawson, President and CEO   Dear Credit Union Members, Clearwater remains committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our co-workers, our members, and the communities we serve. Due to the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases locally and throughout Montana, we have decided to temporarily close our lobbies to the public beginning at 1:00 PM today, … Continue reading

Update: Temporary Lobby Closures. Dues to the increase in local COVID-19 cases.
July 1, 2020

COVID-19 FAQ’s

FAQ’s Will Clearwater Branches be open? Like you, we are working hard to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. We are putting the health and well-being of our co-workers, our members, and the community ahead of all other interests as we make decisions.  We are also working hard to maintain appropriate service levels, and we will continue this service as … Continue reading

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June 24, 2020

Clearwater Donates $25,000 to Montana Food Bank Network.

Clearwater Credit Union (Clearwater) announced a $25,000 donation to the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) during their 2020 Annual Member meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Clearwater’s Board of Directors authorized the donation in response to the increased demand for food assistance brought on by COVID-19. Clearwater’s donation will provide financial support for MFBN emergency assistance programs like the Mail-A … Continue reading

Clearwater staff members pose for a group photo with staff from Neptune Aviation and the Montana Food Bank Network.