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Bozeman, Montana’s Shaun and Emily Durkee start manufacturing backpacking food after COVID layoff – Alpen Fuel

We’ve been trying to bootstrap this, and put our own money into it,” he said. “It’s stressful, some of the things that we’ve done, but there’s certainly enjoyment there too. It’s been a fun learning process.”

A Higher Need for Nonprofits in Montana

The pandemic has added more barriers for individuals struggling with homelessness, mental health issues and more as nonprofits try to meet the demand

House Republicans Call for Audit of USDA Broadband Program

A group of House Republicans has asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to audit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Broadband ReConnect Program, which doled out more than $600 million in fiscal year 2020 for broadband infrastructure in local areas.

Transportation Tech Innovation Zone Launched in Los Angeles

Urban Movement Labs (UML) is working with the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti to undertake a series of pilot programs to entice private companies to Los Angeles to develop and test innovation transportation technology.

State grant helps Tumblewood Teas in Big Timber move manufacturing from China to Montana

Now sold all across the country and in parts of Canada, co-owner Riza Gilpin said it all started with a simple dream.

5 Equity Crowdfunding Considerations Before You Sign Up

I recommend you find the right platform, a good handbook, and go for it. Your options for funding just increased, or at least you have a new way to get some real market feedback on the demand for your solution.

Iowa Dept. of Transportation Helps Educate Citizens on the Value of a Road Diet

Strong Towns has a long history of being hard on state Departments of Transportation (DOTs). For good reason: very often, these state-level agencies, out of touch with local communities, are the ones pushing for overbuilt, unnecessary projects, and inappropriately applying highway design standards to local streets, with disastrous results for safety and economic productivity alike.

U.S. tech firms can compensate gig-workers with equity under SEC proposal

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said internet-based companies may have the same incentives to offer equity compensation to gig-workers as they do to employees. Until now, though, SEC rules have not allowed companies to pay gig workers in equity.

New material cleans copper and other specific heavy metals from wastewater with unmatched efficiency

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have now produced a material they say can selectively capture specific heavy metals, and do so with unmatched speed and precision down to the atomic level.

Montana’s Missouri River Country

An unending sky delivers a feeling of no borders or confinement where one can stretch and breathe. This is Montana’s Missouri River Country.

‘Trust in Walking’ by Whitefish, Montana author Antonia Malchik

The crux of the book is the relationship between walkability and communities. Malchik argues that walkability correlates with trust within communities, resulting in lower crime and better health and resiliency.

The InnovateOhio Platform Gains Momentum, Looks Beyond 2020 – Data- “What’s in it for me?”

The InnovateOhio Platform is posed to forever change how agencies handle services and data in Ohio. Although a lot of work still needs to be done, agency CIOs share how the platform has been critical in 2020.

Vertical farm in Whitefish, Montana close to first harvest – The Farm at River’s Bend

The Moyers are encouraging chefs, local restaurants and community members interested in visiting the farm, volunteering or purchasing fresh leafy greens to contact them at 406-400-1956 or visit their website.

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park have record October

Glacier National Park in the north also recorded a substantial spike in guests in October despite closing its east entrances.

Montana’s Public Lands: promises and peril

Campaign pledges to champion Montana’s public lands will be put to the test in 2021. Here’s where you can expect to see the rhetoric hit the road.

Now An Amazon Company, Zoox Is Ready To Dial-Up Its Autonomous Robotaxi Push

You will see it driving in autonomy, performing maneuvers. We’re unveiling the curtain as to what Zoox is up to and how we’re doing things.”

Business for Montana’s Outdoors – Add your voice to ours

Creating partnerships, protecting Montana’s public lands

U.S. Transportation Department Key to Biden’s Plan to Meet Paris Agreement Targets

Transportation is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S, making President-elect Biden’s choice for Transportation Secretary—and the department’s policies on emissions, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles—critical.

Congress must pass Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act: Here’s why

Aldo Leopold, heralded as the father of modern wildlife biology, wrote “The first step in intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.” The sciences of conservation biology and landscape ecology provide insights vital to the viability of species and protection of habitats essential to native fish and wildlife.

Brain Coach Jim Kwik on How to Learn Any Skill or Subject Quickly

You can learn to supercharge your brain to remember and master new information–fast.

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