The Choteau Area Port Authority (CAPA), a city-appointed board that works to promote economic development, sponsored meetings in Choteau last winter to gather people interested in getting the ski area open again. Those meetings dovetailed with a community assessment done by the Montana Economic Developers Association through an agreement with the Montana Department of Commerce.
Through the MEDA assessment, a core group of skiing enthusiasts signed up to form the advisory group that has worked with the Port Authority and the Montana Cooperative Development Center in Great Falls to apply for a $66,000 federal grant to fund a comprehensive feasibility study of the ski area.
Senators pledge support for increased funding of Rural Cooperative Development Grant program
By: Kate LaTour/NCBA CLUSA U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) last week led a group of eight senators in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee leadership requesting $8 [...]