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,

Monday, March 19, 2018


The national Brewers Association is opposed to the new Trump tariffs concerning steel and aluminum. The changes would raise costs for manufacturers that distribute products in aluminum cans or steel kegs, and could inadvertently give an advantage to corporations that have long-term supply contracts over Montana brewers who buy raw materials in small batches.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Montana Resources will begin treating water from the Berkeley Pit by the end of this year or the beginning of 2019. This is five years ahead of schedule.

Hastings Shopping Center is the focus of a developer’s plans to refurbish the center at 15th and Main in Bozeman. Plans call for rearranging parking and adding outdoor patio seating plus merging several of the shops in the center.

As of February 8 the Upper Yellowstone snowpack measured 148 percent of normal according

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ground has been broken on a new facility that will be home to Big Mountain Cider Works in Kalispell. The facility will be a cider production facility and taproom. The business is owned by  Bud and Jennifer Desmul . They have been planning and planting for over 10 years in order to fulfill their dream. They plan on having their doors open by June.

The Sandelin family is busy every day between Dec. 1 and April 1 as Montana’s only snowcat guide service, Great Northern Powder