Kootenai Thrift offers holiday customer appreciation raffle

By Mckenzie Williams

Kootenai Thrift owner, Nicole Rogerson poses for a photo showing off some of her store’s selection. Photo by McKenzie Williams, The Montanian.


Business owner, Nicole Rogerson, of Kootenai Thrift, is starting the holiday season with a customer appreciation raffle to say thank you to the community. She is offering her customers the opportunity to win a brand new 32”  Hisense Smart TV, fully loaded with Roku, Netflix, and more.

Every customer who spends $25 or more will receive a ticket for the drawing. If you spend more than $25, you will receive a ticket for every $25 spent. She will also be announcing double entry days, when you can receive two tickets for every $25 spent. Nov. 12 was the first day she advertised the drawing in her store and on Facebook, offering double tickets for the first day, for Ladies Night, and on Nov. 30, the Saturday following Black Friday.

The drawing will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 23,  and recorded on Libby and Troy’s Largest For Sale & Information Site on Facebook.

Kootenai Thrift is aunique thrift and gift store filled with treasures for the whole family including books, tools, small furniture, clocks, jewelry, decorations, seasonal and  household items, glassware, clothes racks, art supplies and more. She also carries new clothes; socks, pants, shirts, jackets, snow bibs, snow boots, and more (sizes vary). Kootenai Thrift also helps with estate sales, and they are offering  layaway for Christmas shoppers.

Contact Kootenai Thrift at 293-4219 or stop by 505 Mineral Ave. in Libby and look around.

What about brunch at Tiffany’s

By Tracy McNew

Tiffany Richard’s stops to pose for a photo while preparing for her opening night menu tasting last Saturday at the Hidden Chapel. Photo courtesy of Richards.


Tiffany Richards is the entrepreneur behind Tiffany’s, a new catering business, based out of the Hidden Chapel in Libby. Richards and her husband are local to Libby, but she told The Montanian, that Nashville is where she developed an appreciation for diverse foods such as southern cuisine.

Tiffany’s is Richards’ first business endeavor. She isn’t nervous though, she has spent over three years planning and preparing and it shows with  her calm and cheerful demeaner in the kitchen.

Cooking has always been a passion, Richards said, and being in the culinary world was a dream that is now coming true.

Eventually, Richards would also like to open a food trailer specializing in sandwiches such as reubens and phillies. This would offer her an opportunity to combine her love of cooking with her other love of travelling, and she could spend more time with her husband working together after he retires.

For now though, Richards is focused on “offering something a bit different than a typical Montana menu” here in Libby.  Tiffany’s hosted a private menu roll out party last Saturday which was met with much enthusiasm, so keep an eye out for a brunch and more Tiffany’s events to come.

Contact Tiffany’s at 293-1035 to learn more about catering options, book a party, or get a quote. Tiffany’s will cater your event at the Hidden Chapel, in your home, or nearly anywhere else that you are planning a get together, large or small.

“I not only want to provide delicious food and great service,” she said, “I want to be a part of your experience. Food brings people together, so let’s hang out some time.”