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

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Hess Corp. announced that it is laying off about 300 employees this year, primarily in its corporate offices in New York and Houston, as part of cost-cutting measures. But even so, the company is increasing its North Dakota rig count from four to six next year and will announce future midstream capital spending plans for North Dakota later in the year. Company spokesman, Robert Young said, “Despite the restructuring, we see North Dakota as one of our company’s key growth engines.” The 13%

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Yellowstone International Airport in Belgrade has had another record-breaking year.  1,199,537 passengers used the airport during 2017.The airport remains the busiest in the state.


Gallatin County’s economy was named as the country’s strongest economy of its size in an annual study released by Policom, a Florida-based think tank. The area was ranked the strongest economy in a Micropolitan Statistical Area. The study ranked Metropolitan Statistical Areas and

Saturday, January 13, 2018



A gun being manufactured in the Flathead Valley has the capability of switching barrels quickly and easily using simple hand tools in a short amount of time. The purpose of the extra barrels is to provide for hunting different prey on a daily basis. It has been labeled the Switch rifle. It is manufactured by PROOF Research.


Tammy Thompson  is the owner of Woolen Collectibles, a business that began by selling handmade products

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Libby native Whit Gautreaux is co-founder of a San Francisco start-up.  He and his partner are manufacturing the “firelight flask.” The 750-milliliter flask comes with two stainless steel cups. The flask is insulated. The product is meant to allow outdoorsmen and women to enjoy spirits and wine in environments not conducive to glass bottles.