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Gallatin County Courts Building Bond:Gallatin County is proposing a $29 million dollar bond issue to build a new court building on the Law & Justice Center campus.  Bozeman residents are also county residents so Bozeman city voters will see this on their city ballot as well.  The median price of a home in Bozeman is $592,000 so this will increase property taxes by $39.66 per year. Community Housing 10 Year Levy:Housing continues to be a priority for Bozeman. The Community Housing Levy would create a d... read more

Bozeman Airport Sets Passenger Record in 2021

Posted by Mark L. Corner on October 15, 2021 in  Bozeman Airport Information
The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport will set a passenger record in 2021.  Their previous record was 1.57 million total passengers in 2019.  In 2020 during the pandemic, they saw almost a 50% drop in traffic.  In just the first 9 months of 2021, they have seen 1.5 million passengers.  With 3 months yet to go in 2021, it will definitely break their previous record of total passengers.  With the addition of Southwest Airlines in May of 2021 and the opening of the new jetway that adde... read more
So many people like to point the finger at greedy landlords raising rents in Bozeman for the lack of affordable housing.  It actually has nothing to do with Bozeman but national trends that are happening to most every city across America.1. We have a national housing supply shortage.    A. People are staying in their homes longer.  10 - 12 year compared to 7 years.    B. When people buy a new home, instead of selling their old home, they are keeping it as a         ... read more
The Bozeman City Commission put 3 bond issues on the fall ballot to make housing and rent less affordable in Bozeman! All 3 bond issues will increase property taxes by an estimated $87 per year on the average home in Bozeman. If you are renting and the landlord's tax bill goes up, guess what - rent goes up. If you own your own home and have a mortgage, your monthly escrow payments are going up to cover the increase in property taxes. And if you own your home outright, your property taxes are going up likely without... read more

MSU Has Largest Incoming Class in History

Posted by Mark L. Corner on September 26, 2021 in  MSU
MSU is welcoming the largest incoming class in the university's 128 year history.  A total of 3,871 new, first-time students are attending MSU, including undergraduates, graduate students and Gallatin College students.Those new students contribute to and overall enrollment of 16,841, the second largest in MSU history next to 2018 when they had 16,902 students.  In all, 14,668 undergraduates are taking courses at MSU this fall, which is up 3% over last year.  The university's graduate students se... read more