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

Monday, September 24, 2018

Montana State University announced that it has selected Cody Stone to become its next Extension executive director. Stone has been serving as interim executive director of MSU Extension since June 2017. As Extension executive director, Stone will oversee an educational network that stretches into all 56 of Montana’s counties and all seven Indian reservations in the state. Extension applies unbiased, research-based university resources to meet practical needs identified by Montanans in their

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

A legal dispute with state regulators, will impact the approval by Federal officials of the first phase of a silver/copper mine in northwestern Montana wilderness area, The proposal remains uncertain due to Kootenai National Forest officials announcing their approval of plans by Hecla Mining Co. The Idaho-based company would initially mine on 20 acres  to determine the feasibility of a full-scale mine. Montana regulators have asked a judge to block Hecla CEO Phillips Baker, Jr.

Monday, August 27, 2018


The City of Williston ND fired the contractor they engaged to build their proposed new airport. City administrators fired the contractor,  J.M. Marshuetz, for breach of contract, after the company informed the city that without more money they would not be able to meet the November 15, 2018 deadline. Without the additional money, the contractor said the job could not be completed until September 19, 2019, just a month before the airport is scheduled to open. Under the