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Sandpoint, Idaho hospital to stop delivering babies, partly due to ‘political climate’

“Highly respected, talented physicians are leaving,” it said. “Recruiting replacements will be extraordinarily difficult. In addition, the Idaho Legislature continues to introduce and pass bills that criminalize physicians for medical care nationally recognized as the standard of care.”

New Bill Could Make Colorado Friendly State for Municipal Broadband

Earlier this month, a new Colorado bill was introduced that, if passed, would rid the state of a law designed to protect monopoly Internet service providers (ISPs) from competition.

What happens to gas stations when the world goes electric?

When the world goes fully electric, what happens to the cars, tools and livelihoods that rely on fossil fuels? Civil engineer and environmental sociologist Emily Grubert visualizes what a clean energy future will look like, outlining the considerations everyone needs to undertake now as the critical, decades-long transition begins.

Flathead Summer Jobs Program Offers Exciting Opportunities for Local Youth

“The WorkForce Flathead Summer Jobs Program is an excellent opportunity for our youth
to gain valuable work experience while also receiving essential skills, training, and
mentorship throughout the summer,” said program coordinator, Jenn Cronk.

Openings Available – Bob Marshall Wilderness Horseback Adventures – Your opportunity to see Montana’s fabulous wilderness at 3 miles an hour. And the food is great!

This is a once in a lifetime adventure for anyone who wants to experience the very best of a professional guided trip or hunt on horse back in Montana’s fabulous wilderness.  

Home prices finally start declining after 131 months of rising prices

For the first time in 131 months, home prices fell year-over-year, ending the longest price growth streak on record and presenting an opportunity for buyers grappling with the double whammy of high mortgage rates and elevated prices.

5 Things To Know Before Building a Log Cabin

Building a log cabin home can be a dream come true for many people. However, it is important to understand that building with wood can be challenging and requires careful planning and execution. Concrete logs have emerged as a more practical and cost-effective alternative to traditional wood logs in recent years.

Feral Hogs Are the Invasive Menace You’ve Never Thought About

Wild hogs destroy crops, uproot landscapes, and spread diseases—and not much is stopping them.

Investing in Rural America Conference Highlights the Burdens and Successes of Rural Economies – 4/11-12 – Roanoke, VA

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond will host the Investing in Rural America Conference in Roanoke this April, focusing on improving labor force development and economic viability in rural communities.

Why is Finland the happiest nation in the world? What can we learn?

Acts of kindness have been shown to both lead to and stem from greater happiness.”