Wednesday, December 05, 2018



In 1938, 23 lovers of forests and mountains, formed the business that became Recreational Equipment Inc. and then, simply, REI. REI opened its third Montana store in Kalispell on November 9. It will employ approximately 50 people.and will not sell fishing equipment or firearms.

Friday, November 23, 2018



The Trump administration plans to appeal a federal court ruling that would allow oil and gas drilling on land considered sacred to Native American tribes in Montana and Canada. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said it would be inappropriate to allow drilling in northwestern Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine area, site of the creation story for the Blackfoot tribes


A new case of brucellosis has been found in a cattle herd in northwest

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Matt’s Place, a 1930s-era drive-in, at 2339 Placer Street in Butte is for sale. The business has been in the same family for over 70 years. The asking price for the business and property is $425,000. The restaurant is on the National Register of Historic Places and has won numerous awards.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


The 42-acre Glacier Rail Park in Kalispell opened recently. The parks 1.5 mile Kalispell Trail will replace the railroad tracks that will serve companies that will be the new park’s first tenants. CHS contractors have begun construction of the company’s new fertilizer plant which is in the rail park. Northwest Drywall and Roofing Supply plan to begin construction in early 2019.

Montana’s minimum wage will increase to $8.50 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

United Airlines has announced it will add another flight between Williston and Denver beginning Jan. 7, 2019. The airline’s fourth flight will arrive in Williston at 10:50 a.m. and depart for Denver at 12:15 p.m.  


The federal government announced the release of $2.5 million in grant funding for economic development projects at 20 colleges and universities in 13 states, one of which includes Montana. The University of Montana will receive $146,000 of the