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A growing population has Monforton School District looking to expand to accommodate additional students.  The student population has grown more than 200% since 2008.  The district is seeking a $3.5 million dollar bond.  The money would be used to finish the district's master plan of building 8 new classroom spaces between the two schools, additional parking, outdoor activity area, and a connector path.  The bond will cost households in the district $24 a year per $100,000 in market value.  ... read more
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Is Bozeman, Montana REALLY The Best Place To Live?

Posted by Step Beyond Media on February 26, 2018 in No Category
Over the past few years, Bozeman Montana has been attracting an increasing amount of media attention based on, well, basically how awesome it is. Apparently, Bozeman is one of the best; places to retire, places to live & work, places to raise your kids, places for active travelers, ski towns in the world, places for outdoor enthusiasts, winter cities, college towns and home of one of the best summer festivals. That’s quite a lot for our little town to live up to. Year after year, Bozeman continues to top... read more
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Belgrade Sets Record Housing Permits

Posted by Mark Corner on February 20, 2018 in  Belgrade News
The city of Belgrade set a record for the number of housing permits issued.  The city issued 143 single-family housing permits in 2017.  This breaks the old record set in 2016 of 124 housing permits.  City planners say this is great news for Belgrade's economy, which could use commercial growth.  More permits are being issued as a result of recent population growth throughout the Gallatin Valley.  Bozeman and MSU continue to be driving forces with growth in the valley.  ... read more
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The Best Breakfast in Bozeman

Posted by Rebekah Holten on February 15, 2018 in No Category
Upon arriving in Bozeman, you will quickly learn about the abundance of breakfast joints with no short wait time.  Despite these many options, it seems as though a new breakfast restaurant opens its doors monthly, and we most definitely can’t complain! We set out to discover where we could have the best breakfast in Bozeman, and the results are in. 3RD PLACE: NOVA CAFE The quality of food and service, as well as the very interesting and diverse menu options, make it appealing and delicious in a fun, mo... read more
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MSU Sets Spring 2018 Enrollment Record

Posted by Mark Corner on February 12, 2018 in  MSU
Montana State University annouced it's spring headcount this week: 15,496 students, a record and one that marks 10 straight years of spring enrollment growth.This spring's number is up almost 300 students compared to the same time last year, according to Tony Cameau, the university's registrar.  University leaders credit the growth chiefly to MSU's slate of programs and initiatives aimed at keeping students in school and on track for graduation.Of the 15,496 students this spring, 13,610 are undergraduates and ... read more
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