Columbia Falls had quite an event last Tuesday in support of public lands and the part they play in the economy . . .
Montana’s public lands and outdoor recreation provide 71,000 jobs in the state and $7.1 billion in consumer spending, Montana Sen. Jon Tester told a capacity crowd at the Last Best Outdoor Fest Tuesday night in Columbia Falls.
The fest celebrated Montana’s abundance of public lands and was also a political rally to oppose any measures to sell them off.
With a host of public lands at its doorstep and a river running through it, Columbia Falls is becoming the place to live for those who love the great outdoors.