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Filling the need for mead at Painted Rocks Winery

Honey wine, or mead, is growing in popularity and being produced in the Bitterroot Mountains I’m prized by men, in the meadows I’m found, Gathered on hillsides, and hunted in groves; From dale and from...

Guest Opinion: Sales tax would be costlier than income tax

Economic development and job creation are top priorities for the Martz administration. A competitive business environment, including tax rates, is critical to creating, retaining and recruiting responsible businesses that provide good paying jobs. By DAVE...

Missoula scientist Steve Running prepares for launch of second satellite

Steve Running is no stranger to playing the waiting game when it comes to satellite launches. The University of Montana’s nationally renowned rocket scientist spent the better part of the ’90s waiting for NASA’s $1.3...

Tech Entrepreneurs Apply Lessons From Tumble to Fledgling Ventures

In some ways, Sky Dayton hasn’t traveled far from his days back in 1993, when he was scrounging for $1,000 to start up what is now one of the largest Internet-service providers in the U.S....

Buck Knives eyes Post Falls

Decision due in July on new location for knife maker’s 300-person plant By Addy Hatch OF THE JOURNAL OF BUSINESS Buck Knives Inc., a renowned maker of hunting and utility knives, is considering moving its...

AsiMi bosses moving to Butte

Advanced Silicon Materials Inc. will move its corporate offices from Moses Lake, Wash., to Butte, it was announced this week. By The Standard Staff The move means 20 to 25 more jobs at the Butte...

Montana Tech design team travels to New Mexico to defend title

Montana Tech students will use fish bones, wood bridges and chemistry to defend their title and the school’s reputation at a national design competition. By Barbara LaBoe, of The Montana Standard Fourteen students will leave...

Embracing Change: Analysis of Maine’s Laptop Victory (How can Montana market it’s strengths better)

One of the biggest obstacles many communities and states face to building tech-based economies is convincing traditional businesses, institutions and the general population to embrace change, technological advance, and innovation. A common element of many...

Governors Brainstorm Economic Success Ideas

DENVER — Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt joined his counterparts Thursday to rethink economic development strategies for success in the 21st century. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some of their ideas include coordinating jobs and education, developing science...

Group wants public to be aware of state’s school funding crisis

Alarmed about the future of education in Montana, a new coalition of largely education groups has formed to raise public awareness of funding problems. By PETER JOHNSON Tribune Staff Writer "Stand Up for Education" is...

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