Sunday, September 08, 2019

Empire Petroleum Corp. of Tulsa paid $5.6 million for 184 stripper wells producing 375 BOEPD in a dozen Williston Basin counties covering leases on 20,700 acres. Much of the acreage is located near leases already owned by Empire. The assets were sold by EnergyQuest II LLC. Empire is financing the transaction through an existing senior revolving loan agreement with CrossFirst Bank located in Tulsa, OK, that was increased from $1.3 million to $9 million. (Oil Patch

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Pho 888 Vietnamese restaurant has opened in Kalispell. Owners are Thomas and Shannon Trinh. Pho —pronounced “fuh” — is a traditional Vietnamese soup. Their menu mainly features pho and two other popular Vietnamese dishes: bun vermicelli and grilled lemongrass stir-fry. The new restaurant is located at 2385 Unit 4, U.S. 93 N. in Mountain View Plaza.

Monday, August 05, 2019

Two new restaurants have opened in the Marriott Hotel in downtown Missoula. The hotel complex is at the corner of Higgins and Front. Basal offers salads like smoked salmon.. The other new restaurant, 1889 is a steak and seafood bar and restaurant. Two clothing stores, Olive and Iron and The Montana Scene occupy space on the ground floor.

Monday, July 22, 2019



Spotted Bear Spirits has expanded to a new manufacturing facility in Columbia Falls. The new Spotted Bear Spirits celebrated the new facility’s grand opening on June 19. The Whitefish location opened in 2015. The additional space allows Spotted Bear to meet growing demand and add new beverages.


For the first time in over 20 years, the property at 290 Main St. in Kalispell is available for lease. The 20,000-square-foot building has

Monday, July 08, 2019

Printing For Less, a large employer for Livingston and surrounding areas, will unveil its new production and warehouse space by mid-July. The addition will bring the total facility square footage to 101,000. The expansion is funded by a Goldman Sachs capital investment for $25 million. PFL has grown into being a print shop, marketing technology company and e-commerce provider.