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When It’s Life or Death, Some 911 Systems Turn To Linux

"In response to its RFP, Bloomington, Indiana received proposals for dispatch systems on Windows and Unix, says Routon, but none for Linux. One of the vendors, however — Logistic Systems http://www.logistic-systems.com/ of Missoula, Mont. —…

Entrepreneur: Darcova Inc. filling Billings’ gasket, seals niche

Mike Baugh’s Darcova Inc. grew out of one of the oldest business tricks in the book: Find a niche and fill it. The company manufactures cup seals and gaskets used mostly by the oil and…

Governor told to raise taxes-Local agencies beseech Martz

Gov. Judy Martz convened an economic roundtable Wednesday to advise her on the least painful ways to cut $250 million from the state’s budget. Instead, seven of the 10 service providers and consumer groups advised…

State takes new direction in tourism plan

The state on Wednesday released a fresh five-year plan for boosting tourism in Montana by appealing to a new breed of traveler that is older and looking for weekend getaways filled with activities instead of…

Belgrade lumber mill starts four-week shutdown

The Louisiana Pacific lumber mill in Belgrade began a four-week shutdown today and temporarily laid off 112 of its 125 employees. By KAYLEY MENDENHALL Chronicle Staff Writer "It is due to the current lumber conditions,"…

Insurance center may employ 150 in Kalispell

New West Health Services, which recently took over Montana Benefits and Life Co. of Kalispell, is now planning a customer service center here that could employ up to 150 people. By Dave Reese The Daily…

Aerial Mapping Volcanoes With Earth Search’s Hyperspectral Technology Could Prevent Deaths and Property Destruction

"This is the first time that hyperspectral information is being used in direct
connection with a volcanic crisis for hazard mitigation," said Sheridan.

Modwest Announces Customers on Six Continents

Three-year-old company spans the globe Modwest http://www.modwest.com , a premier provider of shared and managed hosting solutions, today announced that their rapidly expanding customer base includes customers on six continents. The company, founded in January…

Web rounding up cattle auctions

BILLINGS, Mont. — For Montana cattle buyer Jeff Ferguson, finding cattle to suit his clients’ tastes used to mean spending entire days at a sales barn or traveling hours to far-flung ranches. In Wyoming, marketing…

Zoot’s layoffs symbol of financial trouble

Layoffs at Zoot Enterprises early this week may indicate more financial trouble for the company than executives at first acknowledged. By KAYLEY MENDENHALL Chronicle Staff Writer The company was involved in a civil lawsuit filed…