Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The jobs bubble in North Dakota has grown much larger than has been reported, but no one is certain how much bigger it’s getting to be. Jobs in North Dakota tend to trend up and down with oil prices  North Dakota Job Services has estimated that the state’s current jobs bubble is 14,000 statewide.  A significant number of companies and agencies do not use Job Services to list their positions at all.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Canvas Kombucha has opened its new space to brew their Kombucha drink which is a fermented tea drink with other ingredients. The new location will host art work of local artists.


Missoula’s last movie-rental store, Crazy Mike’s, will close at the end of May. The store is located in the Eastgate Shopping Center on East Broadway. The Albertsons next door is planning on an expansion that will take over the space vacated by the video

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The Atlantic Richfield Company has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a lawsuit filed against the company by residents of Opportunity, Montana. Atlantic Richfield said in its official petition that it has spent $470 million in cleanup costs in  Anaconda. A jury will decide whether Opportunity and Crackerville residents have the right, under state law, to demand a more extensive cleanup than what the Environmental Protection Agency originally ordered Atlantic

Monday, April 23, 2018

Harbor Freight Tools has opened in the Spring Prairie retail center in North Kalispell. The new store is located next to Costco. Harbor Freight Tools specializes in manufacturing tools and then selling them at retail locations. The company is based in Calabasas, California.


Glacier Bancorp Inc., a bank holding company headquartered in Kalispell, was awarded the 2017 Montana Lending Institution of the Year Award by the Montana & Idaho Community Development

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Cenex Harvest States will move its three Kalispell area businesses into the Glacier Rail Park. They have purchased over 11 acres in the Rail Park.


Government officials are moving to block new gold mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park. They have released an analysis of the mining’s effects on the environment. The plan is to withdraw more than 30,000 acres of public lands in the Absaroka mountains from new claims for gold, silver,