Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Montana State University announced that its newest residence hall will open in fall 2020, to be named Hyalite Hall. Construction on the $50 million project began in May 2018. Hyalite Hall will house up to 510 students. It is being funded by student room and board fees; no taxpayer dollars are being used.


A Columbia Falls company started a year ago making bikes specifically for use in Montana mountains. Called Esker Cycles the company is owned by Tim Krueger. The

Monday, September 23, 2019

SoClean, an international medical supply company, is opening its second North American location in Kalispell next month. SoClean anticipates having a workforce of 250 employees or more. The Kalispell facility will include sales, customer service, technology support, marketing, and human resources. SoClean makes and sells automatic cleaning devices for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines. (CPAP)


Attorneys for the Trump administration want a U.S. judge to

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.