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Missoula’s International Wildlife Film Festival runs Saturday, April 20th- Thursday, April 25th with a “Best Of” screening on Saturday, April 27th.

The mission of the International Wildlife Film Festival is to promote awareness, knowledge, and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people, and nature through excellence in film. The long-standing festival champions wildlife filmmakers and challenges conventional expectations about how we conserve wildlife and habitat.

Commerce Department Awards $100,000 in Grant Funding to Three Montana Main Street Communities

“Montana’s Main Streets are at the heart of our state’s values, our neighborhoods and the economy. That’s why Commerce, through the Montana Main Street Program, will continue to help foster community development efforts, revitalization projects and historic preservation for our Main Streets,” said Paul Green, Director of the Montana Department of Commerce.

Colstrip, Montana – LA Times – Red state coal towns still power the West Coast. We can’t just let them die

Even though we’re in rural southeastern Montana, more than 800 miles from the Pacific Ocean, West Coast cities are largely to blame for the destruction of this landscape.

Montana Nonprofit Association’s CATALYST has been reimagined for 2024

MNA’s Catalyst program offers a unique opportunity to reflect on your own leadership style and skill sets, set goals for the future, and build deeper relationships with other non-profit leaders across the state and sector. 

TED Talks – Want to be more creative? Go for a walk (like Steve Jobs used to do.)

When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by behavioral and learning scientist Marily Oppezzo, getting up and going for a walk might be all it takes to get your creative juices flowing. In this fun, fast talk, she explains how walking could help you get the most out of your next brainstorm.

How to be an active citizen and spark change

What does it mean to be an active citizen? It’s about more than just voting and paying taxes, says social entrepreneur Gabriel Marmentini. He explains why we can’t rely on the state alone to solve all our problems — and presents the four key ingredients for anyone to become a change-maker and engage in solving public issues.

Cleanup and Planning Tour by the Reserve St. Bridge for Earth Day 2024 – 4/23 – Missoula

Please come out to help pickup trash and fuel your ideas for the area during this 6th Annual Earth Day Cleanup by the Reserve St. Bridge!

Livingston named Montana’s Film Community of the Year

Livingston is Montana’s 2024 Film Community of the Year, according to the Montana Office of Tourism, which selected the railroad town as the winning city from communities across Montana.

The path to a better tuberculosis vaccine runs through Missoula, Montana based Inimmune

Jay Evans, the director of the University of Montana center and the chief scientific and strategy officer and a co-founder of Inimmune, a privately held biotechnology company in Missoula, said his team has been working on a TB vaccine for 15 years. The private-public partnership is developing vaccines and trying to improve existing vaccines, and he said it’s still five years off before the TB vaccine might be distributed widely.

‘Fire Within’ awards recognize women entrepreneurs and leaders – GFDA

The awards recognize and celebrate female entrepreneurs in the community, both those who show early promise, and those with established success.

Experience 1 at the University of Montana Western – Experiential Learning

The bottom-line is you truly experience your education through concentrated, active learning. That means you’ll have an advantage as you enter the workforce or continue on with graduate studies because your portfolio will already contain real-world educational experiences and projects. These projects often help the community at the same time by providing key services and contributing to ongoing research studies.

Hush of the Land – Storytelling with Arnold “Smoke” Elser – 4/22 – Missoula Public Library

This inspirational memoir chronicles Arnold “Smoke” Elser’s six-decade quest to protect wild lands by bringing thousands of people deep into the mountains of Montana on horseback. Elser will round out the event with storytelling from his varied and impressive life and career.

Once-hot tech office in SF’s SoMa sells for a fourth of its 2019 price

The investors are betting that the building, which has seen tech busts and booms before, is primed to start filling up with tech residents once again.

SF exec defends ‘brutal’ tech trend: Lay off workers to free up cash for AI

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston told the Verge he laid off workers in part to hire engineers for AI

USDA Partners With Reinvestment Fund to Increase Equitable Access to Healthy Foods in Montana

 USDA Rural Development Montana State Director Kathleen Williams today announced USDA is partnering with Reinvestment Fund to help organizations strengthen local food financing programs and improve access to healthy foods in underserved communities in Montana.

Wyoming Business Council & WEDA Host Action-Oriented Leadership Workshop May 6 & 7 in Casper

The Action-Oriented Leadership Workshop is open to both WEDA members and non-WEDA members and is geared to local economic developers, workforce professionals, city and county officials, and industry representatives.

India consul tours Montana seeking new international relations – Currently, India is Montana’s 29th largest international trading partner.

Although he’s coming from one of the biggest nations in the world to one of the least-populated states in the United States, Prakash Gupta believes Montana has a lot to offer India.

Cloud-Based Solution Clears Roadways for First Responders

The Next-Gen Emergency Vehicle Preemption technology provides first responders the ability to alter traffic lights on a complete route to an event, not just one light at a time.

Accenture Life Trends 2024 – The visible and invisible mediators between people and their world are changing.

Five trends explore the decline of customer obsession, the influence of generative AI, the stagnation of creativity, the balance of tech benefits and burden, and people’s new life goals.

This is how we can use AI to empower rural America

The founder of Fusemachines believes that AI can directly impact the productivity of every industry integrated within the rural economy.

Why you should learn to incorporate more humor at work

It’s good not to take everything so seriously.

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