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Plans to annex 3,200 acres west of Missoula move forward - Disappearing Farmland: Small-towns Trade Farmland for Residential Development:


Urban sprawl began in the 1950s and has been a concern of city planners and the ag community since the early 1990s. But a new study from American Farmland Trust shows development around small ...


Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World - Author Michelle Gelfand on Morning Joe:


In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers celebrated cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix ...


Tell Us Something - "It's Complicated" Your Community, Your Stories. - 10/2 - Missoula, Montana:


Missoula Live Event tickets ON SALE NOW! I'm so excited to be engaging with the storytellers this week for the 1 on 1 storytelling workshops. This quarter's live event is going to be incredible. ...


Entrepreneurs talk future of Bozeman's Midtown:


A panel of entrepreneurs Monday embodied an advertisement for the business city officials hope fills in a swath of Bozeman fighting to catch some of the town's boom. Nick Checota, owner of Logjam Presents, ...


Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?:


The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech. If Facebook were a country, it would have the largest population on earth. More than 2.2 ...


Why we're building a social network supported by people, not advertisers:


The designers behind Are.na explain the thinking that led to their nascent social platform, winner of the 2018 Innovation By Design General Excellence award. https://www.fastcompany.com/90232953/why-were-building-a-social-network-supported-by-people-not-advertisers?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=09122018 *** Are.na ...


9/11 - The Sounds of Silence - Never Forget:




The Unbearable Sameness of Cities:



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Denial No More: Bozeman's Boom Is Coming At A Steep Cost To People, Community:




A unique opportunity to host a Vietnamese Entrepreneur Focused on Social Justice & Technology in Missoula, Montana:


As a member of the Hellgate Venture Network, you are our community, creating change and making waves! Please help make these dreams come true! See you at the next HVN meeting September 13th, ...


Cars And Coffee - Bring Your Classic Or Just Come To See The Cars - 9/1 - Missoula, MT:


A reminder that we'll be gathering at Lucky's on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to drink coffee and talk cars. Please pass the word. Since our last meeting, I made up some cards advertising the event. ...


Soft Landing Missoula - Special September Supper Club For Welcoming Week- 9/16:


Join us at the Top Hat on September 16th at 5:30 pm for a special edition of Soft Landing Missoula's United We Eat Supper Club! September's Supper Club will feature the savory flavors of the Middle ...


Positive Glendive, Montana message gains traction - "I believe in Glendive":


Glendive has seen major improvements made over this summer, both physically and mentally, thanks in part to the "I Believe in Glendive" campaign that has been improving the outlook of local residents. The ...


Watching a real urban planner play SimCity is incredibly satisfying:


"I'm going to give everybody the black lung!" By Mark Wilson https://www.fastcompany.com/90221405/watching-a-real-urban-planner-play-simcity-is-incredibly-satisfying?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=6&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=08232018 *** City ...


The New American Neighborhood:




Video - We move to our own rhythm. Find your sense of place here in Missoula.:


https://www.facebook.com/visit.missoula/videos/10156545332744110/ *** Nestled in the mountains of Western Montana is a small city of big opportunity. It is a place where tip-the-hat Western culture ...


Survey: People think Native Americans don't exist/aren't discriminated against:


Where are Native Americans? For many Americans, tribes are relegated to history books. A recent survey found 40 percent of respondents didn't think Native Americans still exist. Kristen Inbody, ...


How do you want Bozeman to grow? City leaders want to hear from community:


A couple of weeks ago, Bozeman's Planning Board asked the commission to ask for direction updating the city's growth policy. Now the board is asking for input from the community. Bozeman's Growth Policy, ...


One chart that shows how much worse income inequality is in America than Europe:


The income share of the poorest half of Americans is declining while the richest have grabbed more. In Europe, it's not happening. By Emily Stewart https://www.vox.com/2018/7/29/17627134/income-inequality-chart Many ...


"Cars And Coffee" - 8/4 - Missoula:


A good friend of mine has organized a "cars and coffee" style meet here in Missoula, aimed specifically at sports cars. He has a Lotus Elan, an early 911, and an Alfa Spider. He's a lover of all ...


Missoula the Most 'Unequal' County in Montana?:


Given the liberal utopia that is Missoula, this might come as quite the shock to some of you in the garden city: Missoula County is the most "unequal" county in the state https://www.epi.org/multimedia/unequal-states-of-america/#/Montana ...


The Man Showing the Country What Makes Cities Work:




Missoula updates historic preservation ordinance:


"Most cities that we think of as destination cities ... are the ones that preserve their history and historic buildings," Upton said. "I think Missoula needs to do more of this." EVE BYRON eve.byron@missoulian.com ...


'Tell Us Something' - Calling all storytellers: Live storytelling series coming to Butte:


If you've held a job or have worked hard as a parent, teacher, miner, or anything else, then you might be a storyteller. That's because the Missoula-based storytelling series Tell Us Something https://www.tellussomething.org/ ...


Can community design take the loneliness and angst out of aging?:


In late 2017, Montana legislators voted to substantially cut funding for mental health care, in response to a budget shortfall. In the wake of the budget cuts, a group of Montana newsrooms, in collaboration ...


Missoula earns national accolades for its 'arts vibrancy':


Missoula picked up another accolade for its commitment to the arts Wednesday, this time from Southern Methodist University's Center for Arts Research. In its fourth annual Arts Vibrancy Index, Missoula ...


City leaders question what's next for Bozeman's future:


Where should Bozeman's boundaries stop and what needs to happen within those lines for people to have a chance to live there? Those are some of the questions the city's leaders asked this week as they ...


What drives me:


This is an essay on motivation. On drive. On purpose. On being an immigrant. It also happens to be the monthly assignment of a writing collective I belong to called the Western Writers League. The ...


Tell Us Something July Newsletter - A summer of stories:


The garlic scapes are here, the raspberries are poppin' and the skies are blue. And Tell Us Something has a lot of news to report. Let's get to it. We had a record June crowd this year with ...


Before we reinvent the economy, we must reinvent ourselves:



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