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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:




The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy and the End of Opportunity For Everyone Else:


The meritocratic class has mastered the old trick of consolidating wealth and passing privilege along at the expense of other people's children. The class divide is already toxic, and is fast ...


Helena mayor to Billings crowd: Know differences between refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers:


To get closer to the truth about immigration and refugees, Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins suggested starting with definitions. "No immigrant goes through the kind of vetting process that refugees go through. ...


Missoula Fly-In Looking for volunteers on June 15-16th:


Hundreds of aircraft, pilots and visitors will flock to Missoula for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Fly-In scheduled on June 15-16th. If you are interested in seeing the event ...


Tell Us Something - "Risk" - 6/13 - Missoula, Montana:


Tell Us Something https://www.tellussomething.org/ brings live storytelling back to The Wilma on June 13, 2018. Eight storytellers share their true personal story without notes on the theme ...


Missoula Children Map Town In Poems And Images - 6/4 - Missoula:


On June 4, 2018, the Missoula Writing Collaborative will unveil the Missoula Children's Poetry Map, a digital map of the town that features more than 500 poems written by fourth-grade students about ...


Helena heating up with return of Alive at 5 summer concert series every Wed starting June 6:


Along with the return of longer days and warmer evenings comes a Helena favorite: Alive at Five. The free outdoor concert series is back for the season, starting on June 6 at Women's Park and continuing ...


Missoula's Beloved Out to Lunch & Downtown ToNight Summer Series Launch 13-Week Season June 6 & 7:


For the 33rd consecutive year, the Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) has developed a vibrant and robust Out to Lunch Summer Series to commence on Wednesday, June 6. The MDA is also launching the ...


THREE New Grant Opportunities:




What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities:


Amid widening gaps in politics and demographics, Americans in urban, suburban and rural areas share many aspects of community life By Kim Parker, Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Anna Brown, Richard Fry, ...


Using 'Radical Playfulness' to Bring Communities Together:


Firestarter Ashley Hanson and her cohorts use town-square theater, karaoke, bonfires and musicals to bring communities together and address civic problems. They find the process is cathartic By ...


Missoula leaders look for further input on citizen survey at event tonight 5/22. :


Missoula leaders are hoping to hear more detailed public input as they sponsor a special open house this week, following up on a survey which showed people want the city to pay more attention to its streets. The ...


Helena moves toward creating downtown Urban Renewal District:




Preservation and Innovation on Kalispell, Montana's Main Street:




Beautify Butte, Montana a proud Mining City tradition, gets going again:


Charles Hauswirth, the beloved four-term mayor who helped Butte weather the Great Depression, announced in his self-published journal The Eye Opener ("Not a Cocktail, but a Stimulant," the paper's flag ...


FIVE New Grant Opportunities:




At the Human Library, you check out a 'book' and 'read' a fellow human in a totally new way:


Each of the human books has titles, chapters, even book jackets that summarize the author and story. Their readers get to check them out for 20-minute sessions. It is a deliberately different kind ...


Speak Your Piece: Building Community through Unlikely Connections:




The new magnetism of mid-size cities:




Why Young Americans Are Increasingly Moving to Small Towns:




TED.COM - A playful solution to the housing crisis:


Learn how her effort is putting would-be homeowners in control of the largest purchase of their lives -- as well as cutting costs, protecting the environment and helping provide homes for those in need. Video: ...


How Cities Are Putting Citizens First:


As more people migrate to urban areas, today's cities face the challenge of how best to serve a growing population. Certainly, state-of-the-art data tools can give them a keen understanding of the greatest ...


Please Vote Today! - Downtown Great Falls is a semi-finalist "America's Main Streets" contest:


Downtown Great Falls is still standing in America's Main Streets contest, making it to the semifinals. The goal of the contest is to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of "Main ...


Bill Gates says he's 'obsessed' with this new website -- here's why:


Bill Gates is well known for sharing his favorite books, but now the billionaire philanthropist has revealed his latest obsession is a website, one he says "capture[s] the most complete picture of humanity ...


In West Yellowstone, Montana You Work -- On Problems and Solutions:




From the Mountains to Beneath the Streets -- Highlights on Montana's Hi-Line:



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