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Glacier Rail Park News

Old Coffee Traders Building to be Commercial Kitchen

Kalispell Chamber Optimistic About 2018

Outlook 2018: Rail Park Construction Continues as Core Area Project

Takes Shape

What to Watch for in 2018

The Year in Business

Glacier Rail Park Work Leads to Road Closures

Revenue Bonds Ok'd for CHS Relocation

Event highlights Kalispell's rapid growth

Construction begins at Glacier Rail Park

Construction to Begin on Rail Park

Work Begins On New Rail Park

Ground broken on new Glacier Rail Park in Kalispell

Groundbreaking held for Glacier Rail Park


Kalispell Trail News

Kalispell seeks firms to advise on design for downtown trail

City Begins Search for Company to Design New Rail Trail

Kalispell Taking Bids for Trail and Road Addition Project

Montana Main Street Program Grants Awarded to 9 Communities to Help Revitalize, Strengthen Downtowns


Kalispell Core & Rail Redevelopment News

Kalispell city leaders look to Denver for direction on downtown redevelopment

A City’s Path Forward

A Bold New Beginning for Kalispell

Kalispell mall expansion hopes to jump start revitalization project

Herberger's Celebrates 40,000-Square-Foot Expansion

Herberger's Expansion Completed at Kalispell Mall

SunRift Beer Company Signs Lease North of Kalispell Center Mall






Daily Inter Lake Editorial: A dream fulfilled for Kalispell

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in TIGER Grants Awarded to 39 Projects


KPAX: Kalispell officials celebrating $10M TIGER grant announcement

Rail projects to receive more than $170 million in TIGER grants

Rail park is key piece for building Kalispell’s future


Daines Announces $10 Million in Funding for Infrastructure Improvements in Kalispell

Rep. Zinke Congratulates Kalispell for TIGER Grant

Kalispell to Receive $10 Million Grant for Redevelopment Projects

Kalispell gets $10 million grant

KCFW: Kalispell receives $10 million TIGER grant

City of Kalispell receives $10M TIGER Grant


Kalispell Downtown News

Kalispell downtown plan possible Main Street changes

Landmark Kalispell restaurant moves locations on Main Street

Kalispell set to see changes with passing of the downtown plan

Kalispell City Council Gives Green Light to Downtown Plan

Downtown Plan Gets Unanimous Nod

ScottiBelli's Relocates to New Site Downtown


Kalispell Economic Development News

FVCC-Brewed Beer Headed for Local Taps

Glacier Park International Airport Sees Record Passengers in 2017

Glacier Park International Airport fastest growing in the state

FVCC Plans Campus Expansion

Flathead Electric launches program for electric car charging stations

3.3 Million Glacier Visitors Sets a New Record

Landmark Building to be Repurposed

Iconic Kalispell building to be dismantled and moved

Kalispell Wraps Up Requirements for $10M Redevelopment Grant

Loan Program Busy as Local Economy Ramps Up

Kalispell Approves New Growth Policy

Kalispell City Council to Vote on Growth Policy Update

Council Awards Rail Park Bid

LHC Awarded $11 Million Contract to Build Glacier Rail Park

Kalispell Council to Consider Rail Park Bids

Rapid growth forces Kalispell to keep up

Building Buzz: Glacier Rail Park, Other Large Developments Poised to Break Ground

Study Details Economic Impact of Bypass

New Report Sheds Light on Kalispell Bypass’s $1 Billion Economic Impact

Zoning Overlay Sought for New Glacier Rail Park

BNSF Files to Abandon Kalispell Railroad Tracks

Bids Open for Rail Park Construction

Core Area Zoning Plan Approved by Council

Progress Continues on Rail Park, Downtown Redevelopment

Plans for Glacier Rail Park moving forward thanks to new partnership

Glacier Rail Park Poised for Summer Groundbreaking

Planning Begins for Economic Development Strategy

Secrets to a City’s Success

Following Lead of City Redevelopment Plan, Kalispell Library Considers New Facility

BNSF begins process to abandon Kalispell train tracks

Library Eyes Two Potential Building Sites

Kalispell Moves Forward on Core Area Plan

Kalispell Chamber Details Agenda

Kalispell Council Set to Approve Deal with Northwest Drywall

EDITORIAL: Exciting New Chapter for Kalispell

Northwest Drywall Deal Sealed to Help Business Move to Rail Park

Kalispell, FCEDA Reach Agreement with Northwest Drywall on Relocation

Northwest Drywall Relocation Deal Will Allow City to Proceed with Redevelopment Plan

Mall Expansion Projects Gain Momentum

Kalispell rezones core area for future growth

Gravel moving out of Glacier Rail Park

A Railroad on a Mission

EDITORIAL: Grant should boost Kalispell's Core Area

FCEDA Donates Gravel to Whitefish Stage Bank Stabilization Project

Slope stabilization project begins

Planning Board looks at Core Area zoning

New CEO Takes Reins of Montana West Economic Development

Kalispell Accepting Public Comment on Downtown Trail, Street Connections

Comment sought on future of Kalispell rail park

Pathways, parks at the heart of Kalispell plans

Progress Continues on Rail Park, Downtown Redevelopment

CHS aims for 2018 relocation

As Revitalization Efforts Center on Downtown Kalispell, Debate Over Alcohol Licenses Reignites

Big Changes Coming to Kalispell - ABC Fox Montana

Kalispell redevelopment plans detailed

Mall anchor Herberger’s to double its size

Herberger’s Expanding at Kalispell Center Mall

Kalispell council looks at 2017 budget

Kalispell, Missoula ag co-ops consolidate

CHS Kalispell Merging with Mountain West Co-op

NMAR Supports Core Area Plan

Core, rail redevelopment begins in Kalispell

EPA awards northwest Montana $600K in grants

Kalispell to Receive $400,000 for Environmental Site Assessments

Kalispell receives $400,000 grant for property assessment

Kalispell council unanimous approves Glacier Rail Park plan

Rail park to undergo environmental study

More work needed before Glacier Rail Park can receive TIGER funds

Council moving forward on rail-park objectives

Core Area gets three-year waiver period for zoning fees

Rail-park area declared infrastructure-deficient

Kalispell vote could encourage future investment

Kalispell council to consider new economic development district

OPINION: TIGER grant will let downtown roar again

Council looks to install Core Area zoning

The Value of Investing in Kalispell’s Urban Core

Kalispell City Council could closer to finalizing Core Redevelopment plan

Kalispell Council looks to add Core Area zoning

OPINION: Rail park marks new era for Kalispell

City studies backup plans for rail-park funding

Timeline announced for Glacier Rail Park project

Massive Transportation Projects Moving Forward in Kalispell

LETTER: Rail park will mean brighter future for area

Project manager to craft initial plan

Community Leaders Celebrate Federal Grant as Catalyst for Redevelopment Plans

Kalispell TIGER grant celebrated

RAIL-PARK IMPACTS: Two firms, two different stories


Glacier Rail Park-Kalispell Core Area Development 

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In the News


New owners taking over Kalispell City Airport

City Council Approves Airport Lease

Kalispell Hands Over City Airport to Independent Group

Kalispell City Council unanimously approves downtown plan

Kalispell council approves city airport lease

Kalispell Schools See Continued Enrollment Growth

FVCC Tallies Its Force as Economic Driver

Wraps come off new Woodland Ice Rink in Kalispell

The Montana Scene Opens in Downtown Kalispell

Pointe Shoes on Main Street

Businesses Take On Challenges of Freight, Workforce and Paperwork

Kalispell's First Dog Park Now Open

Flathead Manufacturing Month Schedule Announced

FVCC Program Prepares Students for Crucial Role in Operating Room

Kalispell Considers Southside Traffic Study

Kalispell Chamber Taking Nominations for Business Awards

A Venue Ready to Rise From the Ashes

U.S. Optics moving to Kalispell

Montana goes to all-digital biz incorporation filings

Rink Work Underway at Woodland Ice Center

More improvements coming after successful Northwest Montana Fair

FVCC Welcomes Students to First Campus Housing Facility

FVCC Opens Student Housing

Event Highlights State's Outdoor Economy

Kalispell Bypass competing for national top honors

Hospital Begins Work on $12.9M Center

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce Takes Home Annual Convention Awards

Kalispell Regional Names New CEO

City Planners Release Strategy for Future

Reinventing Downtown Kalispell

Western Montana Leads Economic Growth

Kalispell Bypass Wins Regional Transportation Award

Town Center Next Bastion of Growth for Kalispell

Homegoods, Harbor Freight Tools Coming to Kalispell

Mass Timber Company Plans for Future Growth in Montana

A Tale of Two Booms

‘Montana’s Newest Commercial Center’ Plows Forward

Rentals: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

The Catch-22 of Wide-Ranging Development

Statewide Property Reappraisal Process Underway for 2017

Professor Talks Flathead Valley Economy

Kalispell Breaks Ground on New Elementary School

Council Takes Comments on Growth Policy

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce recognized as finalist in annual award

Work Begins on New South Kalispell Elementary School

Staggering Ox Comes to Town

Kalispell Welcomes New Officer; Apartment Project OK'd

WGM Group Opens Downtown Kalispell Office

Flathead County Labor Force Surpasses 43,000 Workers

Kalispell City Council appoints new Bid Board

Community Shares Input for 5-Year Plan

A Hotbed for Startups

Mother-Daughter Team Takes Over Montana-Made Store

Work to Begin on New Fields, Improvements at Kidsports

MWED Meeting and Input Session Planning April 26

Zinke: National Park Visitation Generated $34.9 Billion in 2016

Kalispell City Council to Award Bid for Kidsports Project

Airport Preps for Busy Summer

Museum at Central School Names New Director

Development Heats up in Kalispell as Spring Arrives

Bank Lends a Hand to Small Businesses

Legislature Approves Bill Raising Brewery Production Limits

Kalispell Approves New and Expanded Business Improvement District

As Economic Development Spikes, Local Agency Collecting Input on Community Priorities

FVCC to Celebrate 50 Years at ‘Founders’ Day’ Event

Flathead County Approaching 100,000 Residents

Kalispell Chamber Receives Top Accreditation Honor

Kalispell Council Examines Proposed Dog Park

United to Add Round-Trip Daily Flight to San Francisco

FVCC Grad Making Waves with Chemistry Invention

Labor Shortage Still Plaguing Flathead

Montana Coffee Traders Plans Move to Main Street

Kalispell development booming, contractors working to keep up

Design Options Narrowed for Courthouse Couplet

Flathead County Ranks 2nd in Tourism Spending at $635.4 Million

Gaming Degree Pushes Students Further Into Tech World

FVCC Kicks Off 50th Anniversary

New Health Care Leader Talks About the Future

BBER Economic Outlook Seminar February 7th

Montana West Economic Development 15th Annual Economic Forecast

The Brass Tap to Open February 6th

Kalispell Mini Maker Faire & Manufacturing Technology Expo February 24th - 25th

Major Commercial, Residential Project Resurrected

Equestrian Event Generates $5.5M in Economic Impact

New Herberger's department spotlights local crafts

Winter season direct flights launch this weekend

How did the bypass impact Kalispell's annual art walk?

Christmas comes to downtown Kalispell

Family Ties and Cowboy Boots

The Grass is Greener Indoors

Laid-off mill workers qualify for assistance

Building Brix: Kalispell specialty bottleshop thriving

A look at the Flathead boom

FVCC Partners with Colombia College to Study Energy Systems

New Wayfinding Signs Point to Kalispell’s Iconic Attractions

Effects of Kalispell bypass on businesses

Spring Prairie Development gains momentum

Food and Beverage Dominates Manufacturing Industry

Glacier Bancorp reports record third quarter

Yelp names Knead Café best in Montana

Museum director reflects on significance of the past

Flathead County jobless rate improves

FVCC President Receives National Community College Award

Grant will upgrade handicap access at county fairgrounds

New Company Developing Indoor Sports Facility at Fairgrounds

New program inspires girls to learn computer programing

Ready to Roll: Kalispell Bypass

Summer 2016 Boomed with Tourists, Development

EDITORIAL: Kalispell on the grow this year

Kalispell Chamber plans timber tour Oct. 20

Residential permits in Kalispell double in a year

Working to build a bridge between law enforcement and youths

FVCC fall enrollment trending up

50 Years of FVCC

Albertans boosting Flathead health care

New Brewery Developing in Downtown Kalispell

Kalispell development means more jobs, traffic

Papa Murphy’s pizza shop doubling size in Kalispell

Workforce woes vex local businesses

Jobs Report: Montana Wages Low, but Rising

Group lands expanded air service for Flathead

Kalispell Brewing Co. Releases Canned Pilsner

Heading Head Start - New director ready to help kids learn

Columbia Falls races to boost business

Glacier Bancorp, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Treasure State Bank in Missoula, Montana

UM study puts numbers to importance of health care on Kalispell's economy

UM study: Healthcare is fastest-growing industry in Flathead Co.

Immanuel builds for growing senior population

Solar Energy Takes Root in the Flathead

Students welcomed back for fall classes at FVCC

Help wanted — everywhere Flathead Valley labor shortage reaches critical mass

Survey shows top priorities for Flathead job seekers

Growth puts pressure on parking, roads

Swank wins bid for FVCC housing project

Wage growth a high point in Flathead economy

Economist: Flathead County Enjoying Broad Economic Growth

Flathead Business Journal - July 18, 2016

Local history fanatic eyes opera house restoration

Traffic-flow options outlined for Courthouse couplet

Public Meeting to Discuss Options for U.S. 93 Couplet

40 Years of Preserving History

Kalispell Regional Healthcare Expanding with Pediatric Center

Conference tackles Montana housing issues

Montana West president leaving in August

Flathead jobless rate declines to 5.6 percent

Two new clinics ahead for Kalispell

Chamber looks ahead at tourist economics

Kalispell Chamber Partners with Google to Bring Digital Marketing Opportunities to the Flathead

Flathead businesses featured in PBS documentary

Kalispell residents think bypass will boost downtown business

Student-Built House Put Up For Sale in Kalispell

County building projects nearly completed

Fly shop moving to Main Street in Kalispell

Hockaday Welcomes New Executive Director

Mexican Restaurant, Doughnut Franchise Eyeing North Kalispell

Flathead Outpacing Most Montana Counties in Population Growth

City proposes rules to allow short-term rentals

Building boom continues in Flathead

Spring Prairie developments stride into summer work

Glacier National Park visitors helping the local economy

Park visitors spent $199 million last year

Glacier Bancorp plans to buy Missoula bank

FVCC brewing program expanding

Study tracks visitor spending patterns

Kalispell starts cost-share tree program

Kalispell Rock City

Job fair a magnet for local workers

Glacier visitor spending at all-time high

College gets $424,590 biotech grant

Glacier Bancorp Acquiring Treasure State Bank in Missoula

Kalispell Police unveil online crime mapping

Hundreds gather for conference to enhance tourism

Committee recommends three new schools in $61.2 million expansion

Flathead Bank acquired by First Interstate

Church buys Montana Building in downtown Kalispell

Hospital union won’t mean lost jobs

Habitat begins work on 50th Flathead Valley home

Restoring a Glacier Park landmark: Lake McDonald Lodge renovation costs $3 million

Kalispell Regional Healthcare, North Valley Hospital to Finalize Affiliation Next Month

Kalispell council goes 'hands on' in learning about firearm training

Continual Growth for the Tech Industry

Two Kalispell businesses receive state grant money

BBER Survey: Montana Manufacturers More Optimistic About 2016

FVCC offers high school students chance to earn free college credits

Caregiving a way of life for Prestige director

Kalispell taking bids for trio of projects

Kalispell City Council approves zoning changes

Grant makes Kalispell youth athletic fields expansion possible

Cherry Juice Business Moves to the Flathead

PURE Fitness Studio Opens in Downtown Kalispell

Building a career of connecting people

Kalispell schools in planning phase to alleviate overcrowding

Construction of Kalispell Bypass Hits High Gear

Applied Materials Restructuring 16 Positions in Kalispell

Weyerhaeuser Eliminates Three Mill Manager Positions in Flathead Valley

Canadian Dollar Rebounds to 77 Cents U.S. As Oil Prices Jump

City Studying Downtown Traffic Patterns, Courthouse Couplet Configuration

Flathead County Election Department Moves to Fairgrounds Until July

Traffic study details options for courthouse couplet

Kalispell reiterates stance on highway zoning

College narrows location for student housing

Glacier Park to boost its staff this summer

Traffic near Flathead County Courthouse discussed

Flathead jobless rate rises to 7.3 percent

Council to hear courthouse traffic options

Site picked for county athletic facility

Mom, son collaborate on children’s book

Building an ER for the 21st century

Missoula and Kalispell Realtors merger showing benefits

Betting on Occupancy

Fate of Kalispell City Airport in Limbo

Historic bike shop opens upstairs hostel

Flathead County Resumes Role As ‘Growth Leader’ in Montana’s Economic Landscape

Work continues on Highway 93 Kalispell bypass project

Flathead Business Journal

Small-business director teaches entrepreneurship skills in Asia

Governor Bullock Launches Montana Business Navigator

Economists optimistic about 2016

Plum Creek mills, land to remain open

Cuts Imminent Within Plum Creek Front Office; Mills and Public Access Spared

County Commissioners Say Building New Jail a Top Priority

In a Year of ‘Healthy Growth,’ Kalispell Commercial Construction Spending Spikes

$4.4 million isn’t just horsing around

Chamber wants to keep pushing for progress

Dog park, walking paths on south Kalispell wish list

Firm Lays Out Options for Kalispell City Airport

Forum looks at south Kalispell future

EDITORIAL: Kidsports is indeed icing on the cake

Kalispell prepares for year of growth

Council approves two development projects

Expedited Screening Program Comes to Glacier Park International Airport

Kidsports Complex Awarded $1.4 Million Grant for New Fields, Infrastructure

Kidsports gets $1.4 million grant

Five takeaways on the 2015 Flathead economy

2015 Business of the Year: LHC

New specialist targets lung cancer

County seeks grant to study jail options

Construction industry to help Flathead economy in 2016

Flathead Beacon: Business Year in Review: 2015

Flathead County applies for grant to develop new jail

Council session to consider development details

County construction well underway

Firm aims for battery ‘game-changer’: ZAF Energy pins hopes on pair of battery designs

Popularity of consignment shopping growing in the Flathead

County wins grant for senior center upgrades

Downtown group sets goals for city

County, city may collaborate on plan for new gym facility

Firm Studying Population, Traffic Growth as Courthouse Couplet Planning Restarts

State of Montana Labor Day Report to the Governor 2015

Montana Timber Industry Stagnant Despite Year’s Promising Start

Kalispell Council Pledges Support for Proposed Rail Park, Redevelopment Project

Kalispell, FCEDA Defend Rail Park Amid Opposition Letter

Riding Another Boomlet

Kalispell Airport discussed at urban renewal meeting

The Toggery’s Next Step

A Better Boom

Kidsports could get $1.5 million

Firm reveals options for south Kalispell, city airport

Stoplight sought near railroad underpass on U.S. 2

Kalispell to purchase Old School Station lots

Firm to Host Second Open House on South Kalispell Planning Efforts

Officials pitch local projects in Washington, D.C.

Rail park project still seeks funding

$4 million project begins at county’s old jail

Firm Studies Urban Renewal Options for South Kalispell

City may buy debt-ridden lots

City wants input on future of south Kalispell

Old jail asbestos, lead paint removal underway

Kalispell plans industrial rail park to foster economic growth

Kalispell Moving Ahead with Core Area Plan

Kalispell’s historic district reinvigorated

Visions of the American West

Maintaining Momentum

Kalispell Falls Short Again in Hunt for TIGER Grant

Kalispell Updates Economic Growth Strategy

Downtown Kalispell's Prominent Yet Troublesome Road Couplet

Kalispell Mayor Supports Core Area Plan

Kalispell Core Area Plan gains national attention




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