Falcons owner Arthur Blank buys 2nd Montana ranch

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The owner of the Super Bowl-bound Atlanta Falcons has bought a second ranch in Montana.

The Great Falls Tribune reports that Arthur Blank bought the 6,300-acre West Creek Ranch in Montana's Paradise Valley.

It is the second Montana ranch for the co-founder of Home Depot. He also owns an adjoining ranch, the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, which he bought in 2001.

The West Creek Ranch is a working ranch and will serve as an additional platform for The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation's philanthropic work in the West. That's according to a news release from the Arthur M. Blank Family of Businesses, the entity that operates Blank's business interests.

The philanthropic work is focused on conservation of natural resources and wildlife habitat.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com