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New STEM wing at Missoula’s Sentinel High School a ’21st-century classroom’

The STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) wing will host classes in engineering, architecture, computer science and business and will be the home of after-school programs like the robotics club.

Owner Says His Tesla Was Upgraded To ‘Full Self-Driving’ Computer During HEPA Filter Replacement

It’s probably still years away, but also probably not many years, if the millions being poured into the effort are any indication.

TechLink weekly tech roundup: new medical technology edition

All of these featured technologies are available to entrepreneurs and businesses via a license agreement so they can be introduced into the commercial market and used in the medical community.

The City That’s Giving People Money

Randomly selected residents are receiving $500 a month. The experiment might prove that guaranteed income works.

What to Say When Your Employee Makes a Mistake

Emotional courage is the willingness to tolerate all feelings.

To Run a Successful Business, All You Need Is Love – Love Is Just Damn Good Business

Motivational speaker and author Steve Farber may be onto something.

What It’s Like Living in One of the Hottest Cities on Earth—Where It May Soon Be Uninhabitable

“Climate change. It’s the problem of our area. Gradually the temperatures are rising, and next year it will increase even more.”

PFL Presents The Future of MarTech – 9/17 – Online

The Technology Doesn’t Matter: Why The Future Of Marketing Is All About Customer Experience

The 3rd Annual Montana Food Show -9/27 – Bozeman

This tradeshow connects buyers, producers and the public with over 50 MT fresh produce, meat, food & beverage companies to find ways to get more local food on MT plates!

Carbon County, Montana officials approve $406M wind farm project

The 114-turbine farm will connect with an existing Pacificorp 230-kilovolt transmission line in Park County, Wyoming. The turbines will reach about 454 feet tall at the high point of the blades.

Rethinking childcare with MyVillage’s Erica Mackey and Elke Govertsen – A New Angle Podcast

This week we learn all about a market that very likely befuddles many of you – childcare.

5 ways cities can drive sustainable innovation

For cities to be digital and equitable, we need to shift from disruptive to inclusive innovation — but the disruptive model seems to still be the baseline.

First hint that body’s ‘biological age’ can be reversed

In a small trial, drugs seemed to rejuvenate the body’s ‘epigenetic clock’, which tracks a person’s biological age.

Local and State Montana Candidates Can Get Guidance at Upcoming Co-op Campaign Academy – 11/4-9 – Missoula, Helena, Billings

This training is beneficial to anyone considering a run for local office (city council, mayor, sheriff, district judge, etc.) or state legislature.

Montana Featured in United Airlines’ September Hemispheres Magazine

“Montana has long been recognized as a great tourism destination for a long time, but what has been a little bit nascent in the story about Montana is that we’re actually a great place to do business too,” Ken Fichtler, chief business development officer at the Governor’s office of Economic Development, says in the magazine.

Life with e-scooters: Bozeman, company adjust to growing pains

Now that Blink Rides has been in Bozeman for nearly two months, the company’s performing better than expected in terms of use, owner Lana Kitto said.

How To Find Out In Five Seconds If Your Online Accounts Have Been Breached

It’s extremely likely that your login credentials have been swept up in at least one major breach.

Want to save on taxes? An Opportunity Zone investment could be the right move

While this article is a not a deep dive into Opportunity Zones, it is a very brief overview of arguably the hottest pitch in real estate.

Go inside Idaho’s first zero waste market, set to open soon

Roots Zero Waste Market will eliminate plastic and cardboard packaging found in traditional grocery stores. Instead, customers will bring their own shopping bags, jars or other containers.

In pointed letter to University of Wyoming trustees, Gordon warns against hiring ‘familiar face’ as new president

The governor wrote that he is “concerned that at this juncture in UW’s history, the university’s essential mission is not well articulated nor well appreciated.”

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