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And now for something completely different – With spring comes lice in the goat barn

Goat lice are persistent enough in the environment, however, that it is almost impossible to avoid the occasional infestation, no matter how careful the farmer.

The Orkney Islands in Northern Scotland Have Too Much Clean Energy so They Are Producing Hydrogen Power

The small island chain may revolutionize how we produce hydrogen.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 3-29-20

GFDA Career Opportunity — Commercial Lending Operations Specialist.

Houseparty, Discord, Zoom, and Marco Polo downloads explode amid coronavirus pandemic

According to research firm Apptopia, worldwide daily downloads of Zoom’s mobile app across all app stores have climbed from 171,574 on February 15 to 2,410,171 on March 25.

Your RV could help families of health care workers on the front lines against coronavirus

The idea, launched a week ago, is simple: Provide a cheap way for medical personnel to remain near their families without risking infecting them.

Outschool Online Learning Offers Free Schooling Resources

Browse our free schooling resources for educators, families, and learners.

Wyoming governor vetoes abortion, Medicaid-funds bills

Wyoming’s governor on Friday vetoed a bill that would’ve required doctors to provide lifesaving care to infants born after an attempted abortion.

New Rules Could Finally Clear the Way for Self-Driving Cars

For the first time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is weighing in on autonomous vehicles with no driver behind the wheel—or no wheel at all.

Chinese Hacking Surges Amid Coronavirus Crisis

We detailed some simple advice to stay safe from online scams. And we took a look at a little-known policy that puts the Postal Service on the front lines of a Doomsday response.

Investing in the Creative Economy is a Boon to Artists and Communities

It all started with a pie chart.

A New Mission for Nonprofits During the Outbreak: Survival

It took Stephanie Cartier nearly three years to open No Limits, a central New Jersey cafe operated by people with intellectual disabilities. That was early February. It took only a few days in March to close the 65-seat restaurant indefinitely.

Governor Bullock interview on Wake up Montana Weekend

“We want to take every step we can to get ahead of this.”  Gov. Steve Bullock

Last-minute revision to coronavirus stimulus widened eligibility for $1,200 checks

More low-income Americans will be eligible to receive $1,200 checks from the federal government

Bonanza for Rich Real Estate Investors, Tucked Into Stimulus Package

A small change to tax policy could hand $170 billion in tax savings to real estate tycoons.

Whitefish tourism officials speak to potential travelers – Vacation rental data suggests visitors seeking shelter in Montana – Coronavirus cases soar in rural America popular with tourists

“Montana tended to follow some of the other trends of people appearing to be escaping major cities.”

Missoula’s Mullan Area Development Virtual Charrette – summary video just posted

What a week! Missoula friends, here’s the summary of this week’s intensive, virtual work sessions to chart a future for the Mullan area.

Groups scrambling to get loan money available for Billings businesses

Big Sky Economic Development in Billings announced Wednesday that it would be offering bridge loans to help small businesses make ends meet until the SBA funds become available.

Missoula based International Wildlife Film Festival will go digital for the first time ever the week April 18-25

You and your family can watch the films from home!

Helping Entrepreneurs Pivot Their Goals During This Time Of Crisis – 3/30 – Online

Join Karen Grosz virtually for a collaborative workshop to help entrepreneurs think about how to pivot their goals during this COVID-19 crisis!

A Boom Is Coming for All-Electric Homes Despite Lagging Consumer Awareness

Global revenue for all-electric home technologies could surge fivefold this decade, potentially boosting demand for power.

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