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Local sporting dogs look to shine on ESPN show in Missoula

Super Retriever Series will be filmed here as part of Outdoor Games Some of western Montana’s top hunting dogs and their handlers will make their bid for television stardom in October when ESPN’s Super Retriever…

GIS Goes Worldwide

Dropping costs and simplified usage makes GIS a mainstream tool THE MODERN CITIZENS of the medieval, canal-dissected town of Brugge, Belgium, must have thought it strange to see packs of businesspeople following the dim green…

Alliance for Montana’s Future seeks stronger economy through support of higher ed

Imagine keeping Montana’s best and brightest graduates in the state and preparing them to be the state’s leaders for tomorrow. It’s no lofty dream. It’s the goal of the Alliance for Montana’s Future, an organization…

2002 NASVF Conference Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-For Those Who Invest In America’s Entrepreneurs

(Will Montana have a contingent of our legislators, University Tech Transfer experts and Economic Dev. leaders attending this important conference? We can learn much about best practices in a number of areas.- Russ) September 22…

Colleges can be the engine for economy, educator says

"Success in the new economy will belong to those regions that create and nurture the human resources of intellectual capital – the people that create new knowledge and new technologies and quickly translate research discoveries…

Ravalli County formalizes Economic Development District

Ravalli County commissioners did their part Monday to reincarnate the Five Valleys Economic Development District after a nearly 20-year respite. By JAMIE OGDEN Staff Reporter Ravalli Republic Shared with Mineral and Missoula Counties, the federal…

Business group rates state 38th

A Washington D.C.-based small business group says Montana is a poor place for small business owners, ranking the state 38th in the nation for how it treats small businesses and entrepreneurs for the second year…

The business of thinning

New Mexico lands are in dire need of tree-thinning, and local companies looking to branch out are more than happy to provide the service By Sue Vorenberg Tribune Reporter There’s an upside to the critically…

Superfund revived Butte-City, state’s embrace of cleanup stands in stark contrast to Silver Valley fight

BUTTE, Mont. _ This is a town that Superfund rebuilt. Faced with mining contamination similar in scope to the Silver Valley’s, Butte traded conflict for cooperation in cleaning up its massive Superfund site. Karen Dorn…

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announces new initiatives for rural communities

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced the creation of a HHS Rural Task Force that will conduct a department wide examination of how HHS programs can be strengthened to better serve rural communities. (Thanks…