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Vote for your favorite historic small town – Cody, Wyoming

These 20 nominees for Best Historic Small Town have big histories and small populations – fewer than 30,000 people as of the last census – making them fun and affordable ways to dive into our...

Teton is healthiest rural county in U.S.

It’s the second year in a row Teton County was named the healthiest among its rural counterparts.

How rural Montana grocery stores are thriving

You can probably name a couple of grocery stores in a 10-mile radius of your home, but for folks living in Geraldine, MT depending on their location, some couldn’t name one in a 70-mile radius...

Welcome to the Fairview, Montana Picture Tour

Shooting pictures in Fairview Montana on  June 2011 was a challenge.  The town was a constant blur of semi-truck traffic, pedestrians, and pick-up trucks. The 2010 Census said there were only 840 residents but the...

“Saving the Burg: A Story of Love, Sweat and Beers” – Philipsburg, Montana Documentary Broadcast on April 21, 22 on PBS

“Saving the Burg” portrays the astounding, steady, chronological transformation of Philipsburg – or “P-Burg,” as locals and Montanans call it for short – from a dusty, dried-up mining town of old to a thriving, enticing...

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‘Investors Are Hesitant’: Rural America Might Miss Out on ‘Opportunity Zones’

Tax breaks likely aren’t enough to lure investors to low-income communities in rural areas. There are ways they can become more attractive.

FCC to hold big 5G auction, spend $20B for rural internet

5G will mean faster wireless speeds and has implications for technologies like self-driving cars and augmented reality.

The Washington Post – Small towns are dying everywhere but here – Montana’s Bitterroot Valley

“You can have the same job you’d have in Seattle and go fly-fishing in the afternoon. . . . It’s the quality of life. It attracts talent. Pretty soon, talent builds on itself, and word gets out.”

HB405: Dilemma: How to Keep Montana’s Young Workforce Home?

If passed, the bill will provide incentive grants to approved applicants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the applicant’s type of work and level of education.

Montana State University professor’s rural Montana caregivers research featured in Washington Post

Data shows a sharp shift in the number of grandparents taking care of their grandchildren, partly due to the opioid crisis.

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