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Bozeman Airport Ranked #5 in The U.S.

Posted by Mark Corner on March 27, 2018 in  Bozeman Airport Information
Money Magazine has ranked the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport as the #5 best airport in the U.S.  This was in part thanks to the on-time arrival percentage of 85.75%.  Money Magaxine analyzed 80 of the nation's top airports.  They took into account customer experience scores from J.D Power, reader reviews from Travel & Leisure, on-time arrival rates, security delays and traveler amenities such as shop and restaurants.  #1 John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, CA  #2 Portland Internat... read more
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Hiking the East Gallatin Recreation Area

Posted by Mark Corner on March 06, 2018 in  Hiking
One of my favorite in-town hikes are the loops around the East Gallatin Recreation Area located on the north edge of Bozeman.  There are 4 different loops to hike.  One around Glenn Lake and 3 around the East Gallatin River.  The river loops are heavily wooded and you will usually see ducks and deer.  This week there was a Great Horned Owl perched in the trees.  And this area connects to the Cherry Creek trails to the west and the Legends and Creekwood trails to the east.    ... read more
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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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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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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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