Columbia Falls

Montana's Least Violent Cities

Recently, I stumbled upon an article by SafeWise.com which revealed the ten Montana cities with the lowest crime rates. The article, which was published about a year ago, used data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report for 2012 to rank the cities with the least amount of violent and property crime in the state. This got me thinking about making an updated ranking, so keep reading to see what I found!

Columbia Falls Plans Economic District

In recent years, Columbia Falls has fallen on hard economic times. Once known as the "Industrial Hub of Flathead Valley", the loss of manufacturing jobs has resulted in increased poverty and decreased median income across the city. However, a new plan intends to reverse this unfortunate trend by creating a targeted economic district in a north side industrial park. If this plan comes to fruition, it could mean a significant economic windfall for Columbia Falls!