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The Secret to Living Past 120 Years Old? Nanobots – Immortality is Nearer That You Thought

In The Singularity Is Nearer: When We Merge With AI, the spiritual sequel to his (in)famous 2005 book, Ray Kurzweil doubles down on the promise of immortality.

North Dakota voters just passed age limits for Congress. Will it hold up?

Voters in North Dakota decided that octogenarians plus one year are not eligible to become candidates in the U.S. House and Senate. But is that legal?

Crippled Jackson Hole, Wyoming commute cultivates community

Residents rally to help each other following the unexpected closure of Teton Pass.

Looks Like Montana’s Popularity For Relocating Is Down

People may be realizing that moving to Montana isn’t easy or as inexpensive as it once was.

Clean Energy Spending Will Surpass $2 Trillion This Year

Investments in carbon-free energy will be twice as large as fossil fuel spending in 2024, the International Energy Agency predicts

Montana Dept. of Commerce grants $2.6M to film creation projects

Grants were made available from Feature Film and TV; Feature Film and TV – Resident Only; Short-Form Content; and Short-Form Content – Resident Only categories.

MT Department of Commerce awards grant funding to 44 Montana destination events

The Montana Department of Commerce announced today that over $750,000 of grant funding will be shared by 44 destination events to help grow Montana’s economy through tourism. The grant funding is provided through Commerce’s Economic Impact and Destination Event Grant Program.

Sgt. Pepper and the Magical Mystery Piano – 6/21 – Westside Theater Missoula

A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Captain Kirk didn’t have this – Video: Chefee may be that futuristic “home robot chef” we were all promised

Users start by utilizing an accompanying app to make up a weekly meal plan. There are currently over 5,000 recipes to choose from, plus we’re told that users can program in recipes of their own.

Hellgate Venture Network with Montana Sauna Co. – 6/20 – Missoula

Montana Sauna Co. is bringing a new sauna Culture to Montana. Our community sauna is an accessible community gathering space based around mental, physical and spiritual healing.

Want to have an amazing summer job that pays well and is flexible?! Check out this awesome Introduction to Stagehands training by Rocky Mountain Rigging and Media Training Center!! An especially great fit for high school grads, teachers or anyone looking for an exciting job in the music industry…

Want to have an amazing summer job that pays well and is flexible?! Montana has become a hub for incredible concerts, music festivals, and live events. Check out this awesome Introduction to Stagehands training to get into the music industry.

National Iris Under the Big Sky Convention – June 2-7, 2025 – Billings, Montana

Why attend Iris Under the Big Sky in Billings, Montana?

California Public Utilities Commission Crushes Community Solar With Latest Monopolistic Play

The utilities have been on a mission to squeeze out the little guys (distributed solar energy) for years, and after achieving quite a success on the residential side with Net Metering 3.0, they have moved on to limiting growth of community solar — via their essentially captured regulatory commission, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Tell Us Something presents live storytelling on the theme “Never Again” – 9/18 – Missoula

Eight storytellers will share their true personal stories without notes on the theme:

“Never Again”.

Remote Career Opportunity – President & CEO – SSTI

SSTI, a national nonprofit organization focused on strengthening initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, seeks a President & CEO, who will work with the SSTI Board of Trustees and staff…

UM Bio Station Awarded $9.5 Million for Ocean Climate Change Science

Led by Matthew Church, a FLBS aquatic microbial ecology professor, the SUBSEA research team will receive $9.5 million over the next five years to help refine details of ocean carbon cycling and ecosystem resilience. FLBS stream ecology Professor Bob Hall also will assist with the project.

Montana State University students to participate in Baucus Leaders program

Eight MSU students were selected as members of the Baucus Leaders Class of 2024, a program of the Max S. Baucus Institute designed to give college students experience in public service and legislative affairs. They will be stationed in various parts of the world for internships focusing on legislation and climate policies.

Blackfoot Communications and C2M Beta Announce 2024 Spring Showcase Event – 6/18 – Missoula

Blackfoot Communications and C2M Beta are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated 2024 Spring Showcase Event, scheduled to take place on June 18th at the ZACC downtown in Missoula, Montana. The doors will open at 4:30 PM MST, with the pitches from the entrepreneurs set to begin at 5:30 PM. 

Researchers rethink rural wildfire mitigation – Why you should have a concrete log home.

Barrett says the most effective measure would be for state officials to adopt new, fire-resilient building codes, but emphasizes there are steps homeowners can take to limit fire danger:

Helena schools cut $2.5 million in budget, nearly 40 staff positions

Frustrated officials and teachers say the cuts will lessen the quality of Helena’s schools.

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