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Idaho to spend $4.7M more on computer network upgrades

The sudden shift from office work to working from home required substantial upgrades to the state’s computer systems.

The Second Round of The ReConnect Program Invests $10.6 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming

“Access to a high-speed internet connection is a cornerstone of prosperity, and unfortunately many of America’s rural communities lack access to this critical infrastructure,” USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said. 

Here’s the recording to share of the recent Missoula Zoom with Chuck Marohn, founder of Strong Towns

The Q&As that follow his presentation should also be beneficial to fellow Montanans.

Movie, series being filmed in Butte, Montana

The Rivulet Media movie stars Demi Moore (Indecent Proposal) Harry Melling (Harry Potter), Karl Glusman (Greyhound) and Andrea Riseborough (Birdman) and filming is underway, according to a Wednesday story in Deadline.

Revitalization Without Displacement: A New Model From Miami

To protect the community, “the plan aims to preserve the core and character of the neighborhood by placing stricter limits on demolitions and maintaining a low scale in residential areas,” adds Viglucci.

How the Surging Virus Has Crashed Into Campaigning in Every Imaginable Way (Missoula) – New York Times

Even for voters who are “dyed-in-the-wool ‘I want to go to the ballot booth’” people, as Geoff Badenoch, a poll worker in Missoula, Mont., describes them, this year will look different: with poll workers in masks, six-foot-separation lines on the floor and spray bottles of disinfectant all around.

Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan May 2019

As Bozeman grows, Downtown cannot be content with today’s successes; evolution is necessary for long-term resilience. Challenges do exist, particularly around keeping Downtown’s local identity intact, balancing growth sensitively, and welcoming more transportation modes and residents. This plan has been shaped by many people in the Bozeman community who worked hard to create an inspired vision for the next decade.

Most Public Engagement is Worthless

“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”— Steve Jobs Charles Marohn Full Story ************** Most Public Engagement…

City of Bozeman proposes program to fund public art

The proposed ordinance, called a municipal percent for art program, would set aside 1% of construction costs from some future city capital projects to be used for public art installations.

Senator Jon Tester sponsors legislation designating 17 wild and scenic rivers in Montana

The number of miles of wild and scenic rivers in Montana would jump by nearly 87% under legislation to be introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.