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The 6 Cutest Main Streets In America - Broadway Avenue, Red Lodge, Montana:


Sorry, Will Smith, this is the authentic Wild Wild West. Need proof? Well, the Sundance Kid once robbed a bank right here on Broadway and rumor has it that Calamity Jane and Buffalo Bill Cody also spent ...


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What Makes Downtown Bozeman the Best Downtown in the Northwest?:


As they say, there's nothing so certain as change, and as with most mountain towns in the west, change has altered the original landscape. While that trend is no different here, downtown Bozeman has done ...


Prairie Lights: This is Billings, Montana in one paragraph:




'Off the rails': How Bozeman, Montana's push to think big picture amid growth went astray:


"The most livable place," is starting to wear a bit thin -- and not just when some resident complaining about the wait at the intersection of 19th and Main steps up to the podium and throws the slogan ...
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Fitbit ranks Billings, Montana as 7th most active city in U.S.:


If activity among Fitbit users is a competition, Billings is sitting in a pretty good place. Fitbit, the company that makes wearable fitness-tracking watches and wristbands, ranked Billings as the ...


Over fifty years ago in Sidney, Montana, people treated a stranger, someone who was different, with dignity and respect.:


Several times this past week, I had the experience of synchronicity. For whatever the reason, people were operating on the same wave length, thinking of the same concepts, and then their thoughts ...


HRDC says each chronically homeless resident costs Bozeman $28,000 a year:




Come join the discussion at Hometown Helena at The Montana Club every Thursday at 7AM at The Montana Club:


"HomeTown Helena http://www.helenaevents.com/05/18/2017/hometown-helena/ is a weekly gathering of Helena area people: city, county and state officials, agency heads and representatives, business ...


"Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance":


I came to the United States as a six year old kid from Eastern Europe. One of my earliest memories of that time was the Safeway supermarket, an astonishing display of American abundance. It was hard ...


Top concerns for Bozeman-area towns: housing, transit and mental health:


Affordable housing, public transit options and mental health services top the list of community needs for Bozeman and surrounding towns, according to a freshly released study by nonprofit HRDC. The ...


How Poverty Changes the Brain:


"When a person lives in poverty, a growing body of research suggests the limbic system is constantly sending fear and stress messages to the prefrontal cortex, which overloads its ability to solve problems, ...


Bozeman affordable housing program isn't working, mayor says:


Bozeman's effort to encourage affordable home construction by offering incentives to builders and developers "has not worked," Mayor Carson Taylor said Monday in his annual State of the City address, ...


New Tool Lets Cities See Where Trees Are Needed:




3 Ways Local Philanthropy Made a Difference in Small Towns:


"We're small enough to know people, but yet we're big enough to get things done." When most of us think of philanthropy, we think big--big dollars, big foundations, big projects. But philanthropy ...


Creating Inclusive Communities: Notes From a Conference:


The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute annual conference is the region's premier gathering of planning professionals. This year's conference explored strategies for building inclusive cities in which ...


Inspiring America: Neighbors Help Each Other at "Repair Cafe" - Is there one in your community?:


An unconventional repair shop can be found in the basement of a church in New Paltz, New York, as neighbors help one another fix things for free. Broadcast: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/inspiring-america-neighbors-help-each-other-at-repair-cafe-919076931723 After ...
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Why We Need Fewer 'Tribes' and More Networks:


The power of networking should not be underestimated, whether the goal is to find a better job or counter Russia's hacking of U.S. computer systems. Anne-Marie Slaughter, the first woman to serve as director ...


How Seattle Is Curbing the Power of Neighborhood Groups:




These 10 Innovative Partnerships Are Cultivating Healthier Communities and Workforces:


When it comes to tackling some of our nation's most complex and costly health care challenges, the more unique perspectives, the more district skills and expertise, and the more collective time and resources ...


The Most Sustainable Town in America:


When finished, Babcock Ranch, located about 20 minutes from Fort Myers, will be powered almost entirely by the sun, turning to natural gas on cloudy days. Homes will be energy-efficient, many of them ...


Every Town Needs a Remakery:


The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise that teaches repair. The shop sells refurbished computers and furniture, and hosts workshops where people can come along and learn how to repair their own ...
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Tell Us Something - Don't Look Back - 3/21 - Missoula, Montana:


8 storytellers share their true personal story on the theme "Don't Look Back". Stories are ten minutes long and told from memory. Tuesday, March 21 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM The Wilma Tickets: ...


How Smaller Communities Can Survive in an Age of Disruption:


LaGrange addressed its economic future not only as a problem of government or commerce or technology alone but rather as one requiring an integrated, community-wide strategy. Leaders analyzed their community's ...
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A New Way of Living Comes to Missoula, Montana:


The Old Sawmill District http://www.oldsawmilldistrict.com/ in the center of Missoula bordering the Clark Fork River, once completed, will consist of a community for seniors (age 55+) affiliated with ...


Tiny homes, big dreams: Bozeman group aims to house homeless:


Last semester an architecture class at Montana State University built model size tiny homes to show the community an affordable way to house the homeless. Connie Pearson-Campbell, a deacon at the St. ...


Finding Your Hometown's Heartbeat: Community Engagement with Bouncy Castles, Beer Coasters, and Ball Games:


When it comes to community engagement, high-tech tools and complicated processes often take center-stage, but Heart & Soul communities find that successful engagement comes from the simple act of ...


2016 State Well-Being Rankings - Montana #8 :


This report, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, examines well-being across the nation, including how well-being varies by state and which states lead and lag across the ...


Video: Communities Built for Children:


What makes communities strong? "For many families a good place to live is a community that provides for the safety and healthy development of its children," CEDAC's executive director, Roger Herzog, ...

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