The Hungry Horse News reports that the Columbia Falls Community Market has ended after having a very successful first summer. Founder O’Brien Byrd said that it has become “the locals market,” a weekly event that brought the community together both physically and emotionally. Byrd and many of the vendors thought the market would attract mostly tourists considering its prime spot along U.S. Highway 2. However, even in peak tourist season the visitors to the market were 95 percent local— Columbia Falls, Whitefish, Bigfork, Kalispell. Read the full story here.