Cabin Fever Days 2018

Cabin Fever Days 2018

Schedule of Events

Friday – February 9, 2018

  • 7:00 PM – Mixed Doubles Pool – Southfork
    • Dart Tournament – Stonefly
  • 8:30 PM – Marshall Catch – Packers
  • 9:00 PM – Badger Hound – Stonefly

Saturday – February 10, 2018

  • 10:00 AM – Biscuits & Gravy – Packers
  • 1:00 PM – Barstool Ski Races – Sugar Hill
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Moonshine Mountain – Stonefly
    • Arm wrestling Weigh-Ins – Stonefly
  • 1:00 – 4:00 PM – Killer Pool Tournament – Dam Town
  • 2:00 PM – Hog Roast – Packers
  • 3:00 PM – Shuffleboard Tourney – Southfork
    • Snowshoe Softball – Ball field
    • Mountain Man Competition – Packers
  • 4:00 PM – Craig Barton – Southfork
  • 4:00 – 7:30 PM – Arm wrestling Tourney – Stonefly
  • 5:00 PM – Larry Myer – Packers
  • 6:00 PM – Flathead V-8s – Deerlick
    • Dirty Old Men – Southfork
  • 8:00 PM – Pedacter Project – Stonefly
  • 8:30 PM – Comatose Posse – Packers
  • 11:30 PM Chach & Triple T – Stonefly

Sunday – February 11, 2018

  • 10:00 AM – Biscuits & Gravy – Packers
  • 11:00 – 2:00 PM – Hangover Cures – Stonefly
    • Free Soup – Deerlick
  • 1:00 PM – Barstool Ski Races – Sugar Hill
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Moonshine Mountain – Stonefly
  • 2:00 PM – Hog Roast – Packers
    • Craig Barton – Southfork
    • Sonny King – Deerlick
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Roshambo Sign Ups – Stonefly
  • 3:00 PM – Barstool Race Final – Sugar Hill
    • Mountain Man Competition – Packers
  • 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Roshambo Tournament – Stonelfy
  • 4:00 PM – Lary Myer – Packers
    • Dirty Old Men – Southfork
  • 5:00 PM – Mountain Man Finals – Packers

7:00 PM – 40th Annual Barstool Race Awards @ Southfork Saloon

Night of Lights Parade & Brunch with Santa







Chamber Business After Hours at Acutech

Acutech – Business After Hours

November 28 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

This month the hosts of our Business After Hours networking event is Acutech.  Acutech is a welding shop located in Columbia Falls.  They produce high quality, custom metal manufacturing projects.  Acutech joined our Chamber in January 2017.  We are proud to have them as members and are looking forward to seeing their facility and projects at our Business After Hours this month.

Business After Hours provide a place to network with other business professionals, unwind after a long day of work and socialize with free food and drinks! Bring donations for the Columbia Falls Food bank.  The more donations you bring, the more raffle tickets you get! Raffle items include a one night stay at the Whitefish Lake Lodge, a $100 gift card for the boat club, and a $100 gift card for Latitude 48.

See you at Acutech on November 28th!

Identity Theft Briefing

Identity Theft Seminar




Employers face liability for 5 kinds of ID Theft, join us for an free informational meeting reviewing the steps business owners need to take to reduce their risks, protect their business and impact their bottom line. PLUS what steps consumers can take to reduce their personal risks in light of the Columbia Falls Breach. Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 pm or Friday, November 10th at noon in the Freedom Bank conference room.

Freedom Bank Business After Hours – August 29th 2017

Business After Hours at Freedom Bank

Freedom Bank is partnering with the Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce to host a Business After Hours event Tuesday, August 29th, from 5-9PM.  We will have beer from Backslope Brewing and appetizers from Earth Angel Organics.  We will be unveiling new artwork from local artists Allen Jimmerson, Leonard Lopp and Nicholas Oberling.  Allen, Nicholas and Colt Idol will also be in attendance to answer questions about their pieces.  There will be many giveaways including a chance to win a Colt Idol giclée.  We hope to see you there!

Backslope Brewing

Earth Angel Organics

Colt Idol Art

NIcholas Oberling Art

Allen Jimmerson Art

Heritage Days 2017


“A Path For Change”.

Wednesday – July 26, 2017

    • 5:00 p. m. – 9:00 p. m. – 8th Annual Car Show at Marantette Park*
        • 4:00 p. m. – 7:00 p. m. – The American Legion Freedom Post 72 will be preparing food for the Car Show. A nominal fee/donation will be requested to cover costs of the food.

7:00 p. m. – plaque to be presented at the Veterans Memorial Wall.


Thursday – July 27, 2017

      • 5:00 p. m. – 8:00 p. m. – Community Market At O’Briens Liquor Store*
          • FREE Open Swimming at Pinewood Park Pool*

        6:30 p. m. –   7:45 p. m. Adults and kids to 10 years old

             8:45 p. m. – 10:00 p. m. Adults and kids 11+ years old


    • 7:00 p. m. – Lion’s Club Concert at Marantette Park *

Friday – July 28, 2017

    • 5:30 p. m. – Wildcat/kat Athletic Endowment Auction and BBQ *
      The Coop – 830 1st Ave. West – west of Glacier Bank in Columbia Falls.
      5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. BBQ and Social Hour. $10.00 per plate
      5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Silent Auction
      6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Live Auction
      8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Social/Cash Bar and Dancing w/Music on The MoveHelp us reach our “MILLION DOLLAR MISSION” to assist with the financial support of CFHS athletics.
  • 7:00 p. m. – Open Rodeo at the Blue Moon Arena northeast corner of Hwy. 2 and 40, just behind the Blue Moon Bar & Grille *

Saturday – July 29, 2017

      • 7:00 a. m. – Firemen’s Breakfast at Don Anderson Fire Hall, 624 1st Ave. West *
        • 7:30 a. m. check in time. Heritage Days 3 on 3 basketball tournament. *
            • Teams will consist of boys and girls, grades 5-6, grades 7-8 and grades 9-12 and Men’s Open Registration forms may be picked up at the Columbia Falls Chamber Office, Berube Physical Therapy, and Whitefish Credit Union. Completed forms must be turned in by July 26th to any of the above locations. Contact Laura Gadwa at 892-2072 with any questions. Cost per team is $55.


    • 8:00 a. m. – Boogie-to-the-Bank 5k & 10k Run. North Fork to Discovery Square . Contact Ashley Campbell at 406-751-4758 for more information.*
    • 9:00 a. m. – JIM’S Rat Race – by Glacier Bank and JIM. (the race will start after the last runner is finished with Boogie) Open to children ages 4-13. Its a short race from Whitefish Credit Union down to the Boogie to the Bank finish line. Contact Ashley Campbell at 406-751-4758 for more information.*
    • 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. – Arts, Crafts, and Food Vendors by Whitefish Credit Union.*
    • 10:00 a. m. to 3:00 p. m. – North Valley Senior Center Fund Raiser Luncheon.*
      (salads, sandwiches, pies and beverages)From 11:00 to 12:00 enjoy the North Valley High Steppers line dancing entertainment.For more information call the Center at 406-892-4087. The Center is located at 205 Nucleus Avenue.
    • 12:00 p. m. – Main Parade on Nucleus Avenue (Railroad Street to 7th Street West). Parade participants will stage along Raiload Street at the north end of Nucleus Ave. at 11:00 a.m.
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      • 1:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m. – Family Playland. A church sponsored event for kids in the Glacier Bank parking lot. *


    • 1:00 p. m. to 4:00 p. m. – Family Fun Day – Glacier Bank parking lot. *
    • 1:30 p. m. – Freedom Bank’s Wild Horse Drive on Hwy. 2 from Columbia Heights to the Blue Moon. *
    • 7:00 p. m. – Open Rodeo at the Blue Moon Arena northeast corner of Hwy. 2 and 40, just behind the Blue Moon Grille
    • 7:00 p. m. to 10:00 p. m. – Barn Dance, with music by the “Roy Wilhelm and The Ashley Creek Ramblers” at Marantette Park. *

Sunday – July 30, 2017

  • 9:00 a. m. – 17th Annual WAEA Wildc/kat Athletic Endowment Golf Scramble *
    Glacier View Golf Course – West Glacier, MT
    Format: 6 person scramble – all skill levels invited
    Start: 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Columbia Falls Community Events!

 Rafting for Refuse

June 17 @ 9:30 am12:30 pm

Come help Glacier Guides and Montana Raft clean up trash at the public river access points and along the river corridor on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River!To join as a volunteer (ages 12 and up), please contact Glacier Guides and Montana Raft at 406-387-5555 or email Space is limited. Although you can make requests, we cannot guarantee what section of river a group will do. Sections of river are chosen for groups based on several factors.

Volunteers meet at 9:30 am at the Glacier Guides and Montana Raft office located on US Hwy. 2, 1.5 miles west of West Glacier.
Check in with the office staff to read and sign our “Acknowledgement of Risk.”
Then, head to the lifejacket room to get fitted in wetsuits, booties and lifejackets.
Smile for the group picture!
Attend brief “Leave No Trace” presentation.
Divide into smaller groups and shuttle to various river access points.
We will pick up the river put-ins, then float the river, stopping to pick up refuse along the way, and then scour the take-out for more trash.
Hop a short shuttle back to the Glacier Guides and Montana Raft office for volleyball and a complimentary barbecue. BBQ begins around 2 pm!

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft provides all of the necessary rafting equipment, expert guides and staff to coordinate the day.

Splash gear

Each volunteer should have:
Work gloves (for picking up trash)
Water bottle
Warm hat/gloves
Fleece shirt/jacket
Extra set of clothes for after the raft trip
Please avoid wearing cotton if you can, quick drying/moisture wicking material is best.

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft has always promoted a strong environmental message, with an emphasis on Leave No Trace ethics. During the river cleanup, your guides will provide information and insight into issues facing our river system and national park. Exposure and participation in the Rafting for Refuse is even more important in light of growing river use and development pressure. Come on out and help us to preserve our rivers for generations to come!


June 17
9:30 am – 12:30 pm


Glacier Guides inc Montana Raft
11970 Hwy 2 East
West Glacier, MT 59936 United States

Columbia Falls Community Market – June 8th

Debit Card Shutdown Notice

Debit Card Shutdown Notice – June 2017

Freedom Bank received notification, that a merchant in the Flathead Valley was compromised sometime between October 2016 and April 2017. As a result, persons that used their debit cards at this business may be exposed to fraudulent activity. In cooperation with law enforcement and other financial institutions in the Flathead Valley, Freedom Bank immediately shut down the credit ability, for those cards that may have been exposed to the security breach. For those cards involved; customers should still be able to make a debit transaction, that requires a PIN.   If you do not have a PIN for your card, customers may phone the 800 number listed on the back of the card to set a PIN.  This had to be done immediately in order to protect everyone that was exposed.

Please understand that this breach had nothing to do with the bank’s security systems and has impacted other banks in the Flathead Valley. Our staff has been working diligently trying to notify our customers, but due to the high volume of cards compromised, we did not have enough staff, or time, to call everyone before the cards, before initiating action. Shutting the cards down protect both our customers and Freedom Bank. We apologize for any inconvenience. New cards have been ordered and customers should be receiving them within 7-10 business days. Thank you for your understanding.

Please call us at (406) 892-1776 if you have any questions.