Saturday, January 05, 2019

Western Building Center’s truss and wall plant recently opened in Columbia Falls. The new 24,000-square-foot facility was needed as demand for housing and commercial framing continued to grow. The new facility is the home for the wall and floor trussing operation. Roof trusses are made in a nearby building. The company started out in the truss business several years ago and has steadily grown since then. The Columbia Falls facility employs 23 workers and 12 office staff.

Friday, December 21, 2018


For many organizations, the annual company Christmas party is the biggest event of the year for many businesses. it is an opportunity for celebration a project that most employees don’t mind being a part of. For many businesses it can mean employees and guests join other employees a nice meal, adult beverages and perhaps a gift exchange. office. Here are a few good rules to adhere to: • Workplace policies still apply. It is still a company-sponsored event. Workplace

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.