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A quiet and enjoyable place to stay in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana

800-543-8064 406-862-5581 33 clean, modern and spacious rooms with: • Queen size beds • Cable-TV • Direct dial Phones Enjoy our heated indoor pool and hot tub for a relaxing retreat!

• Microwave • Refrigerator • Coffee Maker • Free Wireless Internet

6430 Highway 93 South • Whitefish, Montana 59937 www.whitefishlodging.com


Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana welcomes you to the Flathead Valley. We are delighted that you are considering our wonderful community as your next home. With all of the recreation, history and scenic beauty available, Northwest Montana is a fantastic place to live. Located west of the Continental Divide, Kalispell and the communities of northwest Montana are bordered on the north by Canada and on the northeast by Glacier National Park, to the east by the Swan and

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Welcome to Flathead Valley!

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Mission Mountain and of course Flathead Lake in the middle of the valley. The valley floor is a combination of rich farmland and low rolling timbered hills surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. Several rivers flow through the valley with the Flathead River emptying into Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi and one of some 200 lakes that dot the region. Wildlife abounds in the 2.36 million acres of park and forest service land in Flathead County and the area is a recreational wonderland. Mountains, beaches, lakes and wetland/marshes provide a rural setting as the cities offer many cultural amenities such as art centers, galleries, museums and historic sites featuring local artists’ work and information about the settling of the area. Keller Williams Realty is ranked number one in the nation as the largest real estate company. Our award-winning brokerage platform is designed to provide consumers and agents with cutting edge technology and vast resources to help buyers and sellers in the residential, luxury, commercial, and farm and ranch markets reach their real estate goals. Choosing the right real estate company to help you with your move and transition is incredibly important. Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana is the largest national franchise brokerage firm in the Flathead Valley and has many knowledgeable and dedicated agents to help you with your move. Keller Williams is also a profit sharing company with our associates, agents who are very team oriented and resourceful, and embrace a culture of improving our local community. Each year on the second Thursday in May—RED Day—our agents and staff join tens of thousands of Keller Williams agents from around the world in a wide range of community volunteer projects to renew and energize our neighborhoods.“RED Day. . . i s a one-day expression of what happens 24/7 in the Keller Williams culture.” Our agents look forward to welcoming you to our community and helping you find that perfect new home.

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Kids & Seniors Menus available. Muffins, cookies and pies baked fresh daily. 1390 Hwy 2 East Kalispell, MT 59901

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One piece, or an entire home... perfect accent pieces too! 406.250.7282 www.nancyointeriors.com oknancy@hotmail.com

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Index of Advertisers The businesses and professionals listed on this page were invited by Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana to co-sponsor this guidebook because of their fine reputation in the community.We thank them for their involvement and encourage you to consider their services.

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Accountant Addington Accounting and Tax, PC . . . . . . . 406-257-9600 . . . . . . . . . . 2

Mortgage Lender Wells Fargo Mortgage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-257-8482 . . . . . . . IFC

Air Duct Cleaning Air Pro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-752-0652 . . . . . . . IFC

Motel Chalet Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-862-5581 . . . . . . . IFC

Building Materials / Hardware Western Building Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-755-6411 . . . . . . . . . 16

Photography Photos by Brandy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-261-7070 . . . . . . . . BC

Carpet Cleaning & Floor Maintenance Complete Restoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-752-9283 . . . . . . . IFC

Plumbing Ready Freddy “The Sewer Do’er” . . . . . . . . . 406-752-4552 . . . . . . . . . . 2

Dog Training & Boarding K9 to 5 Dog Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-261-7070 . . . . . . . . BC

Remediation, Remodeling & Restoration Complete Restoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-752-9283 . . . . . . . IFC

Furniture Bitney’s Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-755-6033 . . . . . . . . . 16

Remodeling Reasner Remodels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-212-1603 . . . . . . . . . . 2

Heating & Air Conditioning Ace Heating & Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-890-6290 . . . . . . . . . . 2

Restaurant Perkins Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-257-7375 . . . . . . . . . . 2

Home Decor & Furniture Nancy O’s Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-250-7282 . . . . . . . . . . 2

Septic Ready Freddy “The Sewer Do’er” . . . . . . . . . 406-752-4552 . . . . . . . . . . 2

Home Inspection Home Advantage Home Inspections . . . . . . 406-250-9013 . . . . . . . IFC

Title Companies Fidelity National Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-755-7004 . . . . . . . . . . 2 Insured Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-755-5028 . . . . . . . IFC Lake County Abstract & Title Co. . . . . . . . . . 406-883-6226 . . . . . . . . . 16

Hotel Hilton Garden Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-765-4500 . . . . . . . . BC

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Flathead Valley The Flathead Valley, situated just west of the Continental Divide, offers dramatic cultural, economic, recreational and environmental diversity. Set amid the Swan, Mission, Salish and Whitefish ranges of the Rocky Mountains in northwest Montana, recreational opportunities abound, from Flathead Lake to the top of Whitefish Mountain and beyond. A surprisingly mild climate encourages outdoor activities all year long. Kalispell, the largest city in the Flathead, serves as the geographic, retail, business and population center of the area. To the northwest, at the foot of Whitefish Mountain, formerly known as Big Mountain, lies the ski and summer resort town of Whitefish, a thriving community with a 326-seat performing arts center and a thriving arts community. To the northeast lies Columbia Falls, Photo: Chris Fraser

gateway to Glacier National Park and home to some of the valley’s largest industrial employers. Bigfork, a quaint yet sophisticated village by the bay, boasts a nonstop schedule of activity that includes everything from street fairs to performances at the Bigfork Playhouse; fine dining, galleries and unique shops; concertsin-the-park and whitewater kayaking. Across Flathead Lake, the villages of Lakeside and Somers provide some of the most dramatically framed lakefront property in Montana. At the southern-most tip of Flathead Lake, Polson offers wonderful opportunities for sailing, cruising, swimming and fishing. One of the most fertile farming areas in Montana resides on the eastern side of the lake, where dozens of cherry orchards flourish. Polson, the trading center, celebrates its bounty with an annual Cherry Festival.

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Between 2000 and 2010 the population of Kalispell increased 40 percent. Investment in the city continues and tourism remains a strong economic driver for the region. Currently Kalispell and Flathead County Economic Development Authority seek an $8.7 million federal grant to help develop a 40-acre industrial rail park that is scheduled to break ground early in 2014. This complex is

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 2,959 feet lies the thriving dynamic community of Kalispell. As both the seat of Flathead County and the commercial hub of Northwest Montana, Kalispell offers a range of retail, professional, medical, government, business and recreational services and opportunities. Kalispell boasts a sense of community and friendly, safe neighborhoods. With the abundance of recreational and cultural activities such as the Glacier Symphony and Chorale and Hockaday Museum, and the availability of good schools and exceptional healthcare, Kalispell is an excellent place to raise children. From skiing to shopping, sailing to snowmobiling, wildlife watching to golfing, fishing to hiking, whitewater rafting to just relaxing and taking in the scenery, there are a plethora of activities to keep one busy. Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana

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Columbia Falls The small, family-friendly town of Columbia Falls sits at the mouth of Bad Rock Canyon, entrance to the Flathead Valley from Glacier National Park. Located just 18 miles south of West

Nestled at the base of the Swan Range of the Rocky Mountains at 2,900 feet above sea level, where the Swan River spills into Flathead Lake, is the charming and picturesque village of Bigfork. Home of a small arts community, the village center displays world-class art galleries, fine restaurants, and unique shops in a quaint Western setting. The Bigfork Summer Playhouse on Electric Avenue has been celebrated as one of the Northwest’s finest repertory theaters for 54 years. Bigfork is also home to the Eagle Bend Golf Course, which has been rated by many as one of the most challenging and beautiful golf courses in the nation, and the Wild Mile, a uniquely challenging stretch

Glacier, Columbia Falls offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including one of the most beautiful golf courses in the area, Meadowlake Golf Resort and Glacier View Golf Course. The Big Sky Water Park provides a fun-filled day for the entire family in the summer, and miles of groomed snowmobiling trails provide a playground for the family during the winter. Columbia Falls is home to a variety of industrial businesses, including the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company, Plum Creek Timber Company and Stoltze Land and Lumber. The residents here pride themselves in maintaining the “small-town” atmosphere and the sense of community spirit that has been the backbone of this community for many years. For more information see www.columbiafallschamber.com.

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at the center of Kalispell’s Core Area Revitalization Plan that also anticipates a new pedestrian and bike path through the rail corridor, new street connections to improve traffic, as well as more green space and parks, and mixed-use redevelopment in the area. Glacier National Park’s majestic snowcapped peaks can be seen from the downtown area where a well-established main street bustles with commercial energy. The heart and soul of the city embody a sense of community that is found only in small towns, yet the area offers many of the cultural amenities and business opportunities found in larger urban areas. With its old west charm, breathtaking scenery, bustling businesses, and more outdoor recreation than anyone could experience in a lifetime, it is no wonder that Kalispell was named “The Best Mountain Town in America” by Mountain Sports and Living magazine. For more information see www.kalispellchamber.com.

of rapids on the Swan River, is a whitewater kayaker’s dream. Located on the east side of the lake, one of the largest concentrations of cherry orchards in the U.S., Bigfork is a sea of white and pink cherry blossoms in the spring. By the end of July the fruit is ready to be picked and savored. Voted as “One of the 50 Great Towns of the West” and designated as “One of the 100 Best Small Art Towns of the Nation,” Bigfork embodies the images for which the state of Montana is famous: “Big Sky Country,” “The Last Best Place,” and “A River Runs Through It.”

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Whitefish

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Snuggling the foot of Whitefish Mountain, Whitefish straddles the southern end of the 7-mile long, pristine, crystal clear Whitefish Lake. Regarded nationwide as a recreation hot spot, Whitefish delivers superior year-round activities and attractions such as world-class skiing and snowboarding at The Whitefish Ski Resort, hiking, mountain and road biking, horse-back riding, river rafting, kayaking, boating, lake and stream fishing and challenging golf at two area courses, including Montana’s only 36-hole course. When the pace slows down a bit, the Whitefish area provides a great opportunity to soak up the natural beauty, view the wildlife and shoot amazing photos. Along with the vast opportunities for fun and frolic, Whitefish offers many amenities found in larger cities like an exceptional

The communities of Lakeside and Somers span 15 miles along the west shore of pristine Flathead Lake. The rugged, snow capped Rocky Mountains surround the Lake and offer millions of acres of hiking, hunting, sightseeing, and exploring. This four season recreational area is a paradise for any outdoor enthusiast. As summer turns to fall, visitors enjoy the golden tamaracks that dot the hillsides and the bald eagles that take up winter residence. Things quiet down but there is still plenty to do as powder light snow blankets Lakeside and Somers and thoughts turn to snowmobiling, ice fishing on the lake or alpine skiing and snowboarding at nearby Blacktail Mountain. Lakeside and Somers residents welcome you with small town ambience, Montana themed lodging and plenty of activities to keep you busy. For more information see www.lakesidechamber.com.

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school system, excellent health care, spa treatments, great art, heritage crafts and locally grown produce. Downtown is famous for its diverse shopping and world class dining. What better place to work and call home! For more information see www.whitefishchamber.org.

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On the southern shore of Flathead Lake lying in a natural amphitheater in the heart of the Salish/Kootenai Indian reservation, Polson is the county seat of Lake County. A popular attraction during the summer, Polson natives enjoy whitewater rafting the Flathead River that flows through the town, visiting one of the local museums—The Miracle of America, the Polson-Flathead Historical Museum, or the Peoples Center in Pablo— picnicking in one of several city parks situated along the lake and golfing at the Polson Golf Course. In July, Polson plays host to the Flathead Lake Basketball Tournament. The largest Car Show in the Pacific Northwest takes place in August, when 500 hotrods, custom and classic, line the streets of Polson. For more information see www.polsonchamber.com.

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emergency department, obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, orthopedics, general surgery, rehabilitation, laboratory services, diagnostic imaging, full service inpatient and retail pharmacy, nutrition and social services. Specialty services offered on a weekly basis include cardiologists from the International Heart Institute of Montana, oncologists M al ion from Montana Cancer Specialists in the g Re ell lisp a newly dedicated Klein Cancer Center and K to: Pho audiologists from Missoula Hearing. Monthly visits are scheduled with a diabetes counselor, neurologist, podiatrist, nephrologists and ophthalmologist. The services of three OB/GYN physicians at the Medical Center make it possible to cover all of a woman’s healthcare needs. The Birthing Center offers many amenities such as homelike patient rooms to make the birthing experience comfortable and peaceful. The walk-in clinic is available seven days a week from 8 AM to 7 PM at the front hospital entrance. ed

Kalispell Regional Healthcare (KRH) is a 303-bed health care system located in Kalispell, Montana. KRH serves more than 170,000 within a geographical region of 20,000 square miles and employs more than 2,600 team members. Comprising the health care system are two acute-care hospitals (Kalispell Regional Medical Center and The HealthCenter), a skilled nursing facility (Brendan House), a fitness facility (The Summit Medical Fitness Center), a mental health and substance abuse facility (Pathways Treatment Center), a durable medical equipment company (Kalispell Medical Equipment) and more than 20 primary and specialty physician clinics. Core services include cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience and spine, emergency services, neonatal intensive care, and orthopedics. With the philanthropic support of the Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation, the system has maintained the nation’s first rural air ambulance service (A.L.E.R.T.) for more than 35 years and continues to add services and equipment to meet the growing health care needs of the region.

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North Valley Hospital North Valley Hospital is a state-designated Community Trauma Hospital, staffed 24/7 with physicians specialized in Emergency Medicine and trauma nurses. Engaging in the Planetree healthcare philosophy, NVH is patient-centered rather than provider-focused and serves to improve medical care from the patient’s perspective encouraging all dimensions of healing—mental, emotional, spiritual and social, as well as physical. TeleMedicine enables physicians and potential stroke patients to meet with neurologists via webcam on a moment’s notice so necessary treatment can begin quickly. NVH is one of 20 hospitals nationwide recognized by Avatar International for consistently high standards of patient care across multiple service lines, and by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare for 2013.”

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is a 22-bed critical access hospital in Polson offering outstanding primary and specialty care. St. Joe’s offers a wide range of specialties including a 24-hour Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana

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Kalispell: at the junction of U.S. Highways 2 (east–west) and 93 (north–south). Whitefish: at the base of Big Mountain and 15 miles north of Kalispell on Highway 93. Columbia Falls: north east of Kalispell on Highway 2. Big Fork: on State Hwy 35 (north–south) on the east side of Flathead Lake. Lakeside and Somers: south of Kalispell on Highway 93 on the west side of Flathead Lake. Polson: on Highway 93, south end of Flathead Lake. Elevation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,959' above sea level City Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.73 square miles Longitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48°11'52" N Latitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114°18'58" W

• Regional Airport – Glacier Park International Airport served by Delta, SkyWest, Horizon/Alaska, United, and Allegiant. • General Aviation Airport – Kalispell Municipal Airport (within city limits) • Rail Service, commercial – Burlington Northern Santa Fe • Rail Service, passenger – Amtrak, depot in Whitefish • Public Bus Service (city routes and city-to-city commuter schedules) – Eagle Transit • Charter Bus Services – Treasure State Transit, Harlow’s Bus Services • Charter Van Service MT-Canada – Airporter / Airport Shuttle Express - Calgary • Taxi – Yes

Population

Average Daily Temps (F) High Low January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.2˚ . . . . . . . . . .16.4˚ April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.1˚ . . . . . . . . . .31.2˚ July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.4˚ . . . . . . . . . .44.5˚ October. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.9˚ . . . . . . . . . .29.4˚ Average Annual Precipitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.0" Average Annual Snowfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.8" Average Length of Growing Season . . . . . . . . . . . 105–115 days

Kalispell (estimated) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20,487 Big Fork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,270 Columbia Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,688 Lakeside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,669 Polson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,488 Somers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,109 Whitefish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,384

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Economy Kalispell ranked 45th strongest micropolitan economy in 2012 out of 576 small U.S. cities*

From the Montana Department of Labor and Industry based on 2012 Data

Median Home Cost Kalispell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$192,414 Cost of living Kalispell . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.1% higher than national average

Top 20 Private Employers in Flathead County

Average commute . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 minutes (U.S. average 28 minutes)

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Alternative Staffing Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Applied Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Applied Materials Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Brendan House Skilled Nursing Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Costco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Flathead Electric Coop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Glacier Bankcorp Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Health Center Northwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Immanuel Lutheran Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Kalispell Regional Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Lodge at Whitefish Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 McDonalds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 National Flood Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 North Valley Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Plum Creek Northwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Smith’s Food & Drug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Summit Medical Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Super 1 Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Teletech Customer Care Mgt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Winter Sports Inc./Big Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Employment Size Class Coding: Class 9 = 1000+ employees; Class 8 = 500 to 999 employees; Class 7 = 250 to 499 employees; Class 6 = 100 to 249 employees; From the Montana Department of Labor and Industry based on 2012 Data, Listed in Alphabetical Order

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Median Household income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40,992 As of March 2013, 9.4% Unemployed (U.S. average 7.6%) *Policom, a Florida-based independent economic research firm.

Taxes Sales Tax: 0% Income Taxes: 6.9% Property Taxes: assessed on livestock, farm machinery, heavy equipment, automobiles, trucks and business equipment; household goods exempt

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Job growth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ?%

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Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308 Mining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210 Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,215 Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,672 Wholesale Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .862 Retail Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5468 Transportation And Warehousing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .873 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566 Finance And Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,658 Real Estate And Rental And Leasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597 Professional And Technical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,401 Management Of Companies And Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . .181 Administrative And Waste Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,452 Educational Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2614 Health Care And Social Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,642 Arts, Entertainment, And Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,290 Accommodation And Food Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,948 Other Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,377 Public Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,654 Total All Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37,836

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Parks & Recreation different species of bird fly overhead, including hawks, geese, bald eagle and osprey. The southern half of Flathead Lake is located on the Flathead Indian Reservation, home of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes. On these waters, fishermen will also need a tribal fishing permit, available at most area sporting goods stores. Take a tour, charter a boat or explore on your own. The possibilities are endless.

Lakes Whitefish Lake – Summer: (406) 862-3991

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Located within a 10-acre state park, Whitefish Lake is nestled in a mature spruce/fir forest which contributes to the pleasant, secluded campground and beach. Boating, swimming, and fishing opportunities are abundant. (One mile west of Whitefish on U.S. 93, then one mile north.)

Flathead Lake

Flathead County Parks and Recreation

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At 28 miles long and up to 15 miles wide, the largest natural freshwater lake West of the Mississippi is Flathead Lake, whose sparkling waters and miles of tree-lined shore offer unlimited recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat. Six state parks ensure plenty of access to the lake for boating, sailing, fishing, camping and swimming. Living below the surface are trophy-size trout, yellow perch and whitefish. The lake and its islands are also home to hundreds of species of birds and wildlife. Legend says the natives hid their horses on Wild Horse Island to keep them safe during raids by other tribes. Several horses still live there, sharing the island with deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, mink and black bear. At least 75

Flathead County Parks and Recreation is your source for recreational activities for youth, adults and several supporting organizations in the Flathead Valley. Programs include various activities for youth, such as t-ball for 5- to 8-year-olds, flag football for grades 1–4 boys and girls, basketball, volleyball and a special camp for two weeks in the summer. Youth Recreation Programs are non-competitive. Each child participates in every game. Emphasis is on having fun and teaching the fundamentals of each sport. Children are usually assigned to teams according to the school they attend. Programs for adults include softball, flag football, basketball and volleyball. Flathead County Parks and Recreation is also your source for 32 developed open space parks, (some available for event rentals) and the Conrad Complex Sports Facility.

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The Bob Marshall Wilderness Area is one of the most completely preserved mountain ecosystems in the world, a pristine backcountry of more than a million acres with rugged peaks, alpine lakes, cascading waterfalls, grassy meadows embellished with shimmering streams, a towering coniferous forest, and big river valleys. www.KWNorthwestMontana.com


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summer, winds it way up past forests and lakes onto the peaks themselves. Designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, the highway offers to anyone what was once available to only the hardiest of hikers. From Lake McDonald on the west to St. Mary on the east, visitors travel a route that leaves no one

The Wilderness, which includes the North and South Forks of the Sun River and the Middle and South Forks of the Flathead River, runs for 60 miles along the Continental Divide, with elevations ranging from 4,000 feet to more than 9,000 feet. A huge escarpment called the Chinese Wall, a part of the Divide, highlights the Bob’s vast untrammeled beauty, with an average height of more than 1,000 feet and a length of 22 miles. The Bob is the last holdout habitat south of Canada for the grizzly bear, who shares his turf with every species of mammal indigenous to the northern Rocky Mountains. More than 1,000 miles of a well-developed trail system with maintained paths give way to less well-managed trails the deeper one travels into Montana’s largest Wilderness. Approximately half of the many visitors to the Bob ride in on horseback.

Glacier National Park

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unmoved by its majesty and beauty. Glacier National Park is easily accessible by automobile, bus, Amtrak or the Glacier Park International Airport. A wide variety of lodging is also available, from campgrounds to grand hotels, from guest ranches to intimate mountain chalets, both inside and outside the Park.

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Glacier National Park, the heart of what has been referred to as the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem,” consists of over a million acres and includes parts of two mountain ranges, over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants and hundreds of species of animals including deer, elk, moose, bear, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. Protected for almost 100 years, the park still looks much as it has since the glaciers began receding 10,000 years ago except for the decline in ice. Of the estimated 150 glaciers in the mid-19th century, only 25 active glaciers remained by 2010. All are projected to disappear by 2020. With more than 700 miles of trails connecting hundreds of lakes, streams and valleys, stunning panoramas delight visitors through all seasons. Park accommodations are available mid-May through September. Hike the backcountry, camp, fish, raft, bike, climb, ride horses, boat or just plain sightsee. There is no a better place anywhere. Off-season attractions include cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter as well as hiking, biking and rafting in the spring and fall. The world-famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, open during the

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Education grade 12 resulting in test scores above national and state averages at all levels including the ACT and SAT exams. The elementary school emphasizes creating joyful places that allow for student creativity, risk-taking, sophisticated thinking and problem solving while focusing on strong reading, language and math skills. The secondary offerings are composed of rigorous courses in STEM Biology and Biomedical Science, as well as applied and advanced Physics, Math, and English, and Dual Credit College Programs along with excellent fine arts courses. Student state achievements include the Outstanding Thespian Troupe Award; Class A titles in soccer, cross country, and track & field; DECA awards; speech and debate finalists; choir, strings, and band awards. In 2014, students will move into a new state-of-the-art high school that accentuates arts and sciences, innovative learning; and daily use of digital tools. WFS prepares reflective thinkers—well equipped for college, career and citizenship.

Kalispell

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Kalispell School District #5 operates five elementary, a middle, and two high schools serving around 5,700 students. Schools excel in both academics and athletics with strong Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs at each high school and a new STEM academy of introductory engineering coursework beginning in 2014. Glacier High recently won its third straight state speech and debate title, and principal Callie Langohr was named state AA principal of the year. Flathead High hosts guest artists as part of a strong arts program, and recently had a graduating senior

Columbia Falls School District #6 covers a large area of northern Flathead County, south of Glacier National Park and teaches 2,400 students in two elementary schools, one junior high and one high school. The goal is to provide quality education through shared responsibility in a safe supportive environment for all students to meet the challenges of a global society. On recent college entrance exams

Whitefish Whitefish School District #44 teaches 1,500-plus students in four facilities: Muldown Elementary (K–4), Whitefish Middle School (5–8), Whitefish High School (9–12), and Independent High School, a non-traditional setting for grades 10–12. Students complete a rigorous academic program from kindergarten through Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana

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named state athlete of the year. KPS students perform above the state average at all grade levels in reading, mathematics, and science on the state’s annual assessment. Exemplary performance includes 4th grade math proficiency levels and 8th grade science proficiency levels 17 percent higher than the state average. Our district’s ACT scores are well above state and national averages, and 80 percent of students who take AP and IB assessments receive scores that qualify for college credit at most colleges in the country (exceeding state and national averages). In short, Kalispell Public Schools offer a high standard of excellence for students attending their programs and graduating from the district.

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CFHS students outperformed national averages in all subtests and the composite with their highest scores in reading and math.

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Flathead Valley Community College, the largest of Montana’s three comprehensive two-year community colleges, offers area residents a high caliber education at an affordable price. Its state-ofthe-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies provide students with an outstanding foundation while preparing them for a successful, seamless transfer Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana

to colleges and universities in Montana and beyond. In addition, students may receive Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates in over 50 career and technical fields, from nursing and surveying to jewelry arts and heavy equipment operations, preparing them to enter rewarding careers immediately following graduation. The college works closely with the local workforce and workforce development agencies to is ef hit offer programs that meet the needs of area employers. W : oto Ph FVCC enrolls over 4,000 students annually. The college offers a small classroom environment with an average student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Faculty credentials and expertise in their fields, along with small class sizes, excellent support services and friendly and supportive staff create an environment in which students thrive. FVCC’s campus life is vibrant with activities, intramural sports, organizations, clubs and events for students of all ages and interests. The Continuing Education Center provides affordable non-credit special interest courses and programs, from Kid’s College to customized workforce training for lifelong learners of all ages. FVCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities. FVCC offers diverse financial aid packages and scholarship opportunities so students can achieve a first-class college education without the burden of taking out costly student loans. istr ict

Somers Lakeside School District #29 serves about 550 students in one elementary school (K–5) and one middle school (6–8). Students matriculate to Flathead High School in Kalispell. As the third largest K–8 district in Flathead County, the median class size is 19. Faculty and staff encourage students to find joy in learning, master basic subjects, reason critically and creatively, develop and assume personal and social responsibility, communicate effectively, further their creative ability and be effective in a changing world. The goal is for all students to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to pursue individual success in life.

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Bigfork School District# 38 is Class B size and teaches about 770 students in one elementary, one junior and a senior high school. Students enjoy amazing support from the community and one of the most progressive educational systems in the state. The mission is to help all students acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to be individually successful throughout life. Students, parents, and the community work together to maintain a safe, nurturing environment that promotes success, lifelong learning, responsibility and respect for one another.

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Phone Numbers EMERGENCY NUMBERS Emergency (Quick Response Units) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 POLICE (NON-EMERGENCY) Columbia Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-892-3234 Kalispell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-7780 Polson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-7301 Whitefish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-863-2420 FIRE (NON-EMERGENCY) Big Fork (volunteer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-4350 Columbia Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-892-3911 Kalispell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-7760 Polson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-8220 Whitefish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-863-2483 SHERIFF (NON-EMERGENCY) Flathead County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-5585 Lake County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-7279 Montana Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kalispell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-755-6688

St. Joseph Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-5377 Kalispell Adult Mental Health Center . . . . . . . . . . .406-257-1336 Stillwater Therapeutic Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-752-6100

Hunting & Fishing License Kalispell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-752-5501 Polson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-2888

Libraries Flathead County Library Big Fork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-6976 Columbia Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-892-5919 Kalispell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-5819 Flathead Valley Community College . . . . . . . . . . . .406-756-3856 Polson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-8225 Whitefish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-9914

Post Offices Big Fork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-4479 Columbia Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-892-7621 Kalispell 350 N. Meridian Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-755-6450 Flathead Station 248 1st Ave. W . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-755-0187 Lakeside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-844-3224 Polson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-2088 Somers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-857-3330 Whitefish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-2151

Animal Care Flathead County Animal Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-752-1310 Northwest Montana Humane Society . . . . . . . . . .406-752-PAWS

Chambers of Commerce Big Fork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-5888 Columbia Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-892-2072 Lakeside/Somers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-844-3715 Kalispell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-2800 Polson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-5969 Whitefish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-3501 Driver’s License Flathead County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-257-2128 Lake County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-8225

Utilities CABLE/CATV Century Link/Dish Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-201-4099 DIRECTV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-866-505-9390 ELECTRIC Flathead Electric Coop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-4483 Mission Valley Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-7900 GAS Northwestern Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-888-467-2669

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KALISPELL Administration (Dist. 5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-3400 Superintendent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-3434 Cayuse Prairie School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-756-4560 Creston School (Dist. 9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-755-2859 Flathead Special Education Co-op . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-257-1857 Fair-Mont-Egan (Dist. 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-755-7072 Helena Flats School (Dist. 15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-257-2301 Edgerton Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-4040 Elrod Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-3700 Hedges Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-4090 Linderman Education Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-3990 Peterson Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-3737 Russell Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-3900 Smith Valley School (Dist. 89) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-756-4535 West Valley School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-755-7239 Kalispell Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-3800 Flathead High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-3500 Glacier High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-8600 HER Vo-Ag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-3950 POLSON Administration/Superintendent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-6355 Cherry Valley Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-6333 Linderman Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-6229 Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-6335 High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-6351 SOMERS SCHOOL (DIST. 29) Lakeside Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-844-2208 Somers Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-857-3661 WHITEFISH Superintendent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-8640 Independent School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-8688 Muldown Elementary (K–4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-8620 Olney Bissell School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-2828 Middle School (5–8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-8650

Vehicle Registration Flathead County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-5690 Lake County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-7217

Visitors Bureau Flathead Convention & Visitor Bureau . . . . . . . . . .406-756-9091 Voter Registration Flathead County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-5535 Lake County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-7268

Education BIGFORK Superintendent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-7400 Elementary/Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-7412 High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-7420 Swan River School (Dist. 4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-4528 COLUMBIA FALLS Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-892-6550 Canyon Elementary (K–5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-387-5323 Glacier Gateway (K–5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-892-6540 Ruder (K–5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-892-6570 Jr. High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-892-6530 High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-892-6500 EVERGREEN Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-1111 East Evergreen Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-1121 Junior High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-1131 Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana

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TELEPHONE CenturyLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-201-4099 WATER Bigfork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-4566 Columbia Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-892-4392 Evergreen Water District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-257-5861 Kalispell City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-7745 Polson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-8201 Whitefish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-863-2457


High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-8600 Flathead County Superintendent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-5720 Flathead Valley Community College . . . . . . . . . . . .406-756-3822

Parks & Recreation Bitterroot National Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-363-7100 Bob Marshall Wilderness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-5200 Flathead County Parks & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-5800 Flathead National Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-5200 Glacier National Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-888-7800 Hungry Horse Dam/Reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-387-5241 Jewel Basin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-387-3800 Kalispell Parks & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-758-7718 Lolo National Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-329-3750 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-752-5501 Swan Lake Ranger District (Bigfork) . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-7500 Whitefish Parks & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-863-2470 STATE PARKS All parks during winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-752-5501 Big Arm Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-849-5256 Finley Point Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-887-2715 Lone Pine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-755-2706 Wayfarers Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-4196 West Shore Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-844-3044 Whitefish Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-3991 Wild Horse Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-752-5501 Yellow Bay Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-982-3034 GOLF Buffalo Hill Golf Club (Kalispell) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-756-4530 Eagle Bend Golf Club (Bigfork) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-7373 Glacier Golf (W. Glacier) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-888-5471 Meadow Lake Golf Resort (Col. Falls) . . . . . . . . . .406-892-2111 Northern Pines (Kalispell) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-751-1950 Polson Bay Gold Course (Polson) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-8230 Village Greens (Kalispell) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-752-4666 Whitefish Lake Golf Club (Whitefish) . . . . . . . . . .406-862-4000 SKIING Blacktail Mountain Ski Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-844-0999 Whitefish Mountain Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-754-3474 MUSEUMS Bigfork Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-837-6927 Central School Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-756-8381 Conrad Mansion Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-755-2166 Miracle of America Museum & Pioneer Village . . .406-883-6804 Museum of the Plains Indians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-338-2230 Polson-Flathead Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . . . .406-883-3049 The People’s Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-675-0160 Stumptown Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-0067 ART CENTERS Alpine Theatre Project (Whitefish) . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-7469 Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts . . . . . . . . .406-837-4885 Glacier Symphony and Chorale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-257-3241 Hockaday Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-755-5268 Whitefish Theatre Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-862-5371 Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana

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The Keller Williams Belief System A lot of companies say they function as a family. At Keller Williams Realty, we place such an importance on this that we have designed a culture that fosters this approach and guides us every day in how we conduct our business. Our Mission To build careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living.

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Our Vision

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——Belief System——

To be the real estate company of choice.

Win-Win: or no deal Integrity: do the right thing Customers: always come first Commitment: in all things Communication: seek first to understand Creativity: ideas before results Teamwork: together everyone achieves more Trust: starts with honesty Success: results through people

Our Values God, Family, then Business.

Our Perspective A training and consulting company that also provides the franchise systems, products, and services that lead to productivity and profitability. Keller Williams thinks like a top producer, acts like a trainer-consultant, and focuses all its activities on service, productivity and profitability.

1830 3rd Avenue East, Suite 102 Kalispell, MT 59901 Phone: 406-752-4700 Fax: 406-752-9090

www.KWNorthwestMontana.com Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana

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