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Yellowstone National Park announced today a 3 phased opening beginning on May 18th.  On May 18th at 12 pm, the Park will open the East entrance and the South entrance ONLY and access to the southern loop of the Grand Loop road.  You can only exit the park through these same two entrances.This opening will include access to restrooms, self service gas stations, trails and boardwalks.  What will NOT be open is: The Montana entrances (North, West, and Northeast) will remain closed. The park is consulti... read more
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As much outcry as there is about the lack of affordable housing in Bozeman, the Bozeman City Commission has raised your property taxes again.  This time in the form of a city Parks & Trail District.  The ballot measure passed on May 5th 62% to 38%.  The current property tax for city parks of about $80 a year will go away and be replace with the new tax district costing about $135 for the first year and increasing to $184 by the fifth year.  Three unpopular features of this new Parks & Tr... read more
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Bozeman Schools Will Not Reopen This Spring

Posted by Mark Corner on April 27, 2020 in  Corona Virus Resources
During a Bozeman School Board meeting Monday night April 27th, the board of trustees voted unanimously to not reopen schools this spring and continue with remote learning.  Montana Governor Steve Bullock's order allows schools to reopen after May 7th but gave school reopening authority to each school district.  The Bozeman School Board did not discuss High School graduation but Superintendent Bob Connors said there will be a graduation ceremony but it may not look like past graduations.  The Butte Sc... read more
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State Campgrounds to Reopen Beginning May 1

Posted by Mark Corner on April 24, 2020 in  Corona Virus Resources
The following FWP updates are in response to Gov. Bullock’s plan announced on Wednesday:• Overnight camping opportunities will resume at State Parks on May 1.• Campers between May 1st and May 15th may encounter reduced amenities or limited services that are typical for the opening of early-season recreational sites• Group sites, including fishing piers, will open May 1.• At all sites, social distancing guidelines must be strictly followed.• Visitor centers and park offices are still c... read more
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At a press conference 12 pm Wednesday April 22nd, Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced the following easing of statewide restrictions due to the Corona Virus:Phase 1Sunday April 26th: The "Stay At Home" order will be canceled effective Sunday April 26th. People can not congregate in groups larger than 10.  No large parties or BBQ's to celebrate. Churches can reopen with 6' social distancing between families and with reduced attendance. Monday April 27th: Retail businesses can reopen by limiting the amou... read more
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