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Is It Time for U.S. Citizens to Learn More About the World?:


Immigration and the relationship between the U.S. and the rest of the world tend to be inward-looking issues for many Americans. But do U.S. citizens generally need to be more outward looking? "As the ...


Bozeman Chronicle Editorial: Belgrade, Montana smart to plan for future:


Belgrade, once just a bedroom community for people who worked in Bozeman, is coming into its own identity as a community and as a city. Belgrade's population, 7,389, eclipsed Livingston's, 7,044, in ...


Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation offers $50,000 match to MTN Montana Wildfire Relief Fund:


As the wet weather helps bring fire season to a close, the damage in many areas is already done, and many people need help. That is why KBZK, KXLF, the Montana Television Network, and the Montana ...


Design Excellence Community Workshop returns to Missoula on Thursday, Sept 21:


The City of Missoula in conjunction with consultant, Winter and Company, is holding the next Community Workshop for the Missoula Design Excellence Project on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The workshop ...


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Unnatural Disaster: Will America's Most Iconic Wild Ecosystem Be Lost To A Tidal Wave Of People?:




From neighbors to advocates: Save Bozeman's growth:


Seven years ago, Charlie West could look out the window of his toy shop in downtown Bozeman toward a small store. Today, catty-cornered from West's business is a five-story hotel. "I feel like there's ...


Dinosaurs in Ekalaka? MSU alumni help build up a small-town dinosaur museum in eastern Montana:


On the lawn outside the Carter County Museum https://cartercountymuseum.org/ on a summer Saturday afternoon, a circle of wide-eyed children cluster around the jaw of a robotic Tyrannosaurus rex. A ...


Support #MontanaStrong decals to benefit Montana fire relief :


This is AMAZING. Alicia Burrington from Havre is making and selling #MontanaStrong decals. All proceeds benefit fire relief right here in the state. So far she's raised $7,000! You can order your own ...


Montana Farmer and Businessman Tim Crawford Aims To Prevent Bozeman, Montana From Turning Into Southern California:


Crawford's rule: If you are going to move to a place, become a responsible citizen by educating yourself about its special qualities and then fight like hell to prevent them from ruin by people who don't ...


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Today's TED Talk - 7 principles for building better cities:


More than half of the world's population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050. The way we build new cities will be at the heart of so much ...


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This is how you build the library of the future:




Helena considers paid family leave for city employees:


Paid parental leave may soon be available for Helena's city employees following discussion and spoken support from the city commissioners on Wednesday. Commissioner Rob Farris-Olsen instigated research ...


'We've been discovered' White Sulphur Springs, Montana gets ready for Red Ants Pants Festival:


Thousands of the Red Ants Pants Festival http://redantspantsmusicfestival.com/ faithful and many newcomers will gather in White Sulphur Springs this weekend to hear music, cheer for their favorite beards ...


Bozeman homes add $524 million in value in two years, tax assessors say:


Jeff Krauss, a Bozeman city commissioner and former county treasurer, was skeptical when he first saw the reappraisal notice for his south Bozeman home. The Montana Department of Revenue, which values ...


Meet the Mayor Who Used Millennials to Revive Her Small Town:




Great Falls has always been great and proves it once again:


The great in Great Falls is back again because the great people of the city of Great Falls voted for a $98.8 million bond issue." Those were the comments Great Falls Public School Board Chairman Jan ...


How a Small City Took On a Financial Giant--and Reclaimed Its Most Precious Resource:




Growing for prosperity? As Gallatin County, Montana adds residents, are the jobs keeping up?:


Count the bodies and there's no question the Bozeman area is booming, as thousands of new arrivals a year flock here looking to build their lives among mountains. But what about jobs? After migrants ...


Bozeman affordable housing program isn't working, mayor says:


Bozeman's effort to encourage affordable home construction by offering incentives to builders and developers "has not worked," Mayor Carson Taylor said Monday in his annual State of the City address, ...


Empty Bowls - Bending Toward Justice, 6/29, Missoula, Montana:


On June 29, a simple meal shared among neighbors will serve as a reminder that there are those in our community who will go to bed hungry tonight. Join us for an inspiring discussion about ...


Remember the Population Bomb? It's Still Ticking:


In tiny Lesotho, a landlocked kingdom in southern Africa, about one-third of its estimated two million people spent much of the past two years in danger of starving because of the lingering effects of ...


In new Millcreek housing, refugees and the recently homeless can afford to live next door to doctors and lawyers:


"We have senior analysts from Goldman Sachs, people out of the attorney general's office and doctors at Intermountain Healthcare," he said, living side by side with "people coming out of The Road Home ...


How Urban Planners Can Encourage 'Vibrancy' -- and Create Safer Cities:


There is plenty of debate about what makes one neighborhood safe, while others experience high incidences of crime. Recent Wharton research looks at the role that urban planners have to play, analyzing ...


New Web Based Tool Helps to 'Design Your Town':


A new tool produced by the Regional Plan Association, the Orange County Department of Planning, the Pace University Land Use Law Center, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy offers a starting point ...


Making sense of modern Bozeman - Montana's 'fancy place':


A personal anecdote, if you'll indulge me for a moment -- A couple years back, in October 2014, I was living up north in Great Falls. I was working as a crime reporter at that city's newspaper, the ...


As Bozeman ponders its budget, here's how much the city wants to spend on civilization:


Taxes, as the saying goes, are the price we pay for civilization -- but whether Bozeman taxpayers are getting a good deal out of city government specifically, well, that's a fair question as city hall ...


Cohousing puts the emphasis on neighborhood :


"Cohousing made it easier to start a new life," Vander Plaats said. Two months after she and her girls moved in, they knew the neighbors in all the other 19 houses. "I knew a little about each of them," ...

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