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Winifred, Montana K-12school is getting a $40 Million high-tech upgrade

The vision, particularly from Norman and the design team as a whole, is that we could start to see this level of educational facility ripple throughout the state, that this will be a model for others to look to and say, ‘How do I accomplish that?’”

Rural schools have a teacher shortage. Why don’t people who live there, teach there?

This school year, with the coronavirus pandemic making it even harder to bring in teachers from elsewhere, education leaders in the state issued 122 emergency waivers for unlicensed teachers to work in classrooms, the highest number since at least 2005.

MoFi Loan Program Receives New Grant

With the help of a recent $2.1 million grant from Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund, the community development lender has made it even more accessible to small businesses.

Boise, Idaho based PlexTrac raises $10M Series A round for its collaboration-centric security platform

The $10 million Series A funding round was led by Noro-Moseley Partners and Madrona Venture Group.   StageDot0 ventures also participated in this round, which the company plans to use to build out its team and grow its platform.

‘Unbranded” Four men and sixteen mustangs on an epic 3,000-mile journey from Mexico to Canada

Unbranded follows four men and sixteen mustangs on an epic 3,000-mile journey from Mexico to Canada through the American West to inspire adoptions for the 50,000 wild horses and burros in government captivity.

University of Wyoming launches online training for outdoor guides

“These are skills and abilities that every person leading others in the outdoors needs to have,”

This immersive technology turns hospitals into less stressful places

Spatial’s soundscapes help transport patients, families, doctors, and nurses to a beach, the mountains, or a peace pagoda—no travel required.

It’s time to end the taboo of employee departures. Here are 3 ways to do it

If people are leaving to pursue bigger, better things or to find a job that’s a better fit, that’s a good thing. We need to start treating it as such.

When broadband monopolies pushed out scrappy local ISPs, we all suffered

You’d never give up your cable modem for a dial-up connection. But as the internet grew in the 1990s, it benefited from competition among small players.

Review: “Our Towns” Brings Human Dimension to the Forces Shaping America’s Communities

Powered by the curiosity and compassion of its narrators, the HBO documentary offers an optimistic, visually-arresting snapshot of life in small towns and cities.

TED Talks – 3 sneaky tactics that websites use to make you spend

Online retailers resort to all kinds of strategies to separate you from your hard-earned money. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa names three tactics to look out for — and shares how you can keep yourself from falling for them.

IND HEMP Ads 30+ Jobs with Fiber Processing Expansion

IND HEMP in Fort Benton, is the largest hemp processor in the US, processing Montana’s 10,000 acres of hemp.

Boise State University Study Reveals Treasure Valley Is Growing Too Fast

There seems to be a notion that a large number of people moving into the area are liberal/democrats from California.

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Programs that Pay Residents to Give Up Cars Gain Support Worldwide

France may soon pay its residents to trade their private cars for e-bikes, vehicle-share services, and even transit passes — and the move is re-igniting the conversation about unconventional ways our governments can subsidize the greenest modes of transportation.

Google’s New Timelapse Shows 37 Years of Climate Change Anywhere on Earth, Including Your Neighborhood

Google Earth’s latest feature allows you to watch the climate change in four dimensions.

State agencies in Montana advise against consuming fish caught in 148-mile stretch of the Clark Fork River

The updated guidance recommends avoiding consumption of all fish species from the Clark Fork River’s confluence with the Bitterroot River, just west of Missoula, to the confluence with the Flathead River, near Paradise.

Washington State plans to phase out new gas cars by 2030

It’s the most aggressive target of any state so far.

It’s Time to Knock the Toilet Off Its Pedestal

The flush toilet may be the world’s gold standard for sanitation, but the sewer infrastructure it demands is inefficient, costly and outdated. 

The dispiriting housing boom

Real estate, in particular, tends to rise in value much more easily than it falls. Besides, says National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun, this “is not a bubble. It is simply lack of supply.”

ClassPass – When She Stopped Hiding Her Heritage, She Channeled Its Strength–And Built a $1 Billion Business

Payal Kadakia, the founder and chairman of ClassPass, reflects on her experience as an Indian-American.

Helena to start public process on where to allow “e-bikes” – SF resident estimates she has saved almost $50,000 by getting rid of her car and getting an E-Bike.

Helena city leaders are taking on the issue of where electric bicycles, or e-bikes, should be allowed in the city – and particularly whether to let them go on trails in open lands.

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