Thursday, November 30, 2023


| May 3, 2023 10:00 AM

Montana West Economic

Development meeting

Montana West Economic Development is updating the Flathead County 5-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Community input is vital for this process. Please attend one of the meetings below to share your ideas about challenges and opportunities for the county.

The meeting will take place Thursday, May 11 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Bigfork Chamber of Commerce office located at 8155 Hwy 35, in Bigfork.

Please RSVP online at

Bigfork Community Methodist Church

Did You Know? Series

We invite you to join us in welcoming underwater videographer and maritime historian, Kyren Zimmerman as he takes us into the depths of Flathead Lake to discover the mysteries lost beneath the Flathead waters.

In 2022, the Bigfork Arts and Cultural Center partnered with Kyren to begin diving into our local underwater history by locating and documenting steamboat wrecks, submerged lumber mills and other significant underwater artifacts that traced the journey of the developing communities in Flathead Valley.

Kyren will present his findings from the 2022 Maritime Archaeology Survey, demonstrating the advanced remote underwater vehicles and technology used to locate and film underwater structures. Kyren will also share the exciting new projects and infamous underwater sites that he will be exploring this year.

The Bigfork Community United Church is located at 750 Electric Avenue.

Monday May 15,

5:00 – Potluck - Good food and there’s always enough if you just show up.

5:30 – Presentation – Just come for Kyren’s presentation if you’re not interested in dinner.

VFW Day of Service Saturday

The Veterans of Foreign Wars announces the second annual VFW National Day of Service — a nationwide day of service led by veterans throughout the country and the world. Big Fork Post 4042 is hosting the VFW Day of Service Suicide Prevention Training.

Big Fork Post 4042 is hosting the VFW Day of Service Suicide Prevention & Awareness Training Class for the community of Bigfork and the surrounding area Saturday, May 6 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Michael Stone, Michael Shepard and LD Gross, members of Veterans Coalition of NorthWest Montana and VFW Post 4042, will conduct the training. They are certified instructors of Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR), is a suicide prevention training for participants to be able to recognize the warning signs of suicide and question, persuade and refer people at risk for suicide for help.

America’s veterans continue to serve in their communities after military service. The VFW Day of Service events happening throughout the world during May 2023 emphasize the important role veterans play as community leaders and volunteers and inspire others to serve as well.