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Call for stories - Do you have a "Risk" story you want to share? 'Tell Us Something' would like to help you.:


The June 13 Tell Us Something isn't very far away and we are accepting story pitches now! Pitch deadline is MAY 13! Call to pitch your story. After the pitch deadline, the Tell Us Something ...


Plan for growth: City leaders lay out Bozeman's future:


Bozeman leaders need to plan for the city like it's double the size. That's what city department heads said during a panel discussion Monday afternoon about how officials are responding to more people ...


Mapping Bozeman's future: City creates first strategic plan:


After nearly two years of writing and rewriting, Bozeman has a roadmap of goals beyond divvying out spending for the year. On Monday night, the Bozeman City Commission approved the strategic plan https://www.bozeman.net/city-projects/bozeman-strategic-plan ...


Open Meeting - "Vision Plan For Historic Uptown Butte" - 4/16 - Butte, Montana:


County officials are holding a public discussion for what they call a "Vision Plan for Historic Uptown Butte" from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the first-floor Ballroom of the Thornton Building ...


This Startup Lets Neighbors Pool Their Money To Invest In Their Communities:




Building a Connected City From the Ground Up:


Kyle Corkum imagines a "smart city" with futuristic amenities like driverless shuttle services, heated sidewalks and a super-resilient energy grid that keeps humming through the harshest of storms. As ...


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World Autism Awareness Day offers advice and resources:


Monday, April 2, 2018 was the 11th annual World Autism Awareness Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in 68 children from the ages of six to 17 in the United ...


Two Montana cities competing in Best Main Street in the Nation contest:




Bozeman, Montana holds the top spot among the nation's largest-gaining micropolitan areas:




Bozeman developers discuss city landscape:


A panel of four developers responsible for much of the growth in downtown Bozeman fielded questions Monday about projects they're working on and what plans they have for the future. By Freddy Monares ...


Should Billings be more open to business in neighborhoods? Group aims to update planning codes:


The county's residential zoning code encourages monotony and not variety, she said. "It prohibits coffee shops, small grocery stores and convenient services in our neighborhoods. "It makes it difficult ...
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To grow or not to grow: In Fort Collins, a warning for Bozeman's future?:


Linda Stanley doesn't go downtown anymore. There's plenty to do there. Breweries galore, underground bars, old warehouses converted into hipster eateries and yoga studios -- College Avenue, what serves ...


Helena, Montana wants to be a new destination for engineers after landing a SoFi office:


If you ever visit Helena, Montana, you will see a lot of what you would see in other state capitals. There is a capital dome on a hill overlooking the rest of the city. It's hard to drive very far ...


Missoula Design Excellence Project Workshop - 3/20 - Missoula:


I am excited to invite you to the final community workshop on proposed architectural design standards and design guidelines for the Missoula Design Excellence Project on Tuesday, March 20th, from ...


MCAT - What's Your Vision For Community Media In Missoula? Join A Focus Group, April 3 Or 4:


Your participation is essential MCAT and the City of Missoula will host focus groups to explore community media, technology, and cable - and we need your voice to help plan for the ...


The Dharma of Community Development: Mayor Sees Role as Activating Others:


In a new series on community-development strategies for small cities, economic development specialist Hrishue Mahalaha shares stories from the field about what's working. He starts in Marshfield, ...


How do we cultivate civility in the midst of conflict? Rocky Mountain College to host lectures :


Rocky Mountain College will host the Wheatley Lectures March 8 and 9 with a theme this year of "Creating Community in Fracturing Times: Returning Civility to Civil Dialogue." http://www.rocky.edu/student-life/student-support/SpiritualLife/wheatley-lectures.php The ...


Bozeman must plan for thousands of new residents:


Even if Gallatin's growth rate were to level out, the county could receive another 55,000 people by 2045. Half of those arrivals are expected to land in Bozeman. City leaders say locals need to ...


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Out of the shadow: Belgrade, Montana aims to 're-seek' identity amid shifting economy, planning struggles:


A trail of headlights pass the airport each weeknight a bit after 5 p.m. They're making their way to one of Belgrade's newest subdivisions. With each mile, their backdrop -- the shadowy outline of the ...


Kings, queens and in-betweens talk tips and tricks for being fabulous:




Kalispell recognized as top retirement destination:


The Kalispell area has been growing rapidly for over a decade now with many projects and plans from their downtown plan to the construction of a new elementary school. The growth has resulted in a ...


"A lot of mayors are interested in social impact bonds" Social programs experiment with private investors who receive 'pay for success':


Programs addressing issues such as homelessness are increasingly financed with social impact bonds funded by private investors who get a return if the services result in progress. Rather than rely ...


'United We Eat' by Soft Landing Missoula Brings Syrian Cuisine To Missoula Tables:


In Missoula, a new roving supper club is showcasing the culinary talent of refugees and offering a chance for locals to eat the world without leaving town. It's called "United We Eat," and it's organized ...


Bozeman leaders return to crafting long-term goals:


Bozeman leaders want to increase transparency and move city documents closer within reach for people outside of city hall. At least that's what the city's elected leaders said as they worked to sand down ...


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Scores of Billings residents discuss overcoming hate following racist, homophobic incidents:


A community discussion on overcoming hate brought scores of Billings residents to Grace United Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, following a week in which racist symbols were spray-painted on a local ...


UM biz professor Justin Angle launches podcast on "cool people doing awesome things":


Justin Angle http://www.business.umt.edu/faculty-staff/JustinAngle has run 100-mile races, completed $100 million bond trades and, he claims, never lost a game of Monopoly - achievements he attributes ...

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