Bozeman

KidsLINK Coordinators LeAnne and Kaylee Grote stand in the room where they provide childcare before and after school at Meadowlark Elementary in Bozeman, Montana, November 21, 2019.
Rachel Cramer

Many parents in Montana are struggling to find affordable, high-quality care for their kids. Several providers in the Bozeman area are trying to fill that gap, including one that says it has a big economic impact on the region.

Aerial view of Bozeman, 2008.
Jonesey/Flickr (CC-by-2.0)

Montana’s fastest growing city is moving one step closer on a plan intended to tackle affordable housing.

The Gallatin County Law and Justice Center in Bozeman, Montana, June 26, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

Voters in Gallatin County Tuesday rejected a $59 million bond measure to replace the aging Law and Justice Center in Bozeman. 

Wheat and barley fields south of Manhattan, Montana, April 27, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

2019 was a weird year for agricultural production in Montana. That’s according to one of the presenters at the upcoming Agricultural Economics Outlook Conference in Bozeman this Friday.

Bryan Wells, who is prominently featured in the documentary, stands in a forest in Paradise Valley, Montana.
Courtesy of Erik Petersen

A documentary about a community’s fight to stop a gold mine north of Yellowstone National Park will premiere Saturday at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Competition in Canada.

Tom Ferris / Montana History Foundation

 

Between 1901 and 1922, 17 libraries from Missoula to Miles City and Havre to Dillon were built in Montana. There’s a new book that takes us back to the turn of the 20th century, when the generosity of a Scottish immigrant and the vision of 17 Montana communities brought libraries to the far reaches of the state.

The seed money for these libraries in Montana and elsewhere across the U.S. came from one of the richest men of the late 19th and 20th century, Andrew Carnegie, who said that a “library outranks any one thing a community can do to benefit its people.”

Community leaders and affordable housing advocates break ground where 24 townhomes will be built as the Willow Springs Townhomes development in Bozeman, Montana, August 28, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

Construction on Bozeman’s newest affordable housing project begins this week. There’s a waitlist of 200 individuals and families.

The evidence storage room in Gallatin County's Law and Justice Center is running out of room, Bozeman, Montana, August 14, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

Issues like confidentiality, safety and smells from the morgue have plagued the Gallatin County Law and Justice Center for years, according to employees housed in the building. This November, Gallatin County voters will decide whether to fund a bonding measure to replace the Bozeman facility.

As Gallatin County's population grows, more development is moving into land historically used for agriculture. The sign advertises land for sale near Churchill, August 6, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

As Bozeman and its bedroom communities continue to grow, developers have started moving into prime farmland in Gallatin Valley. Farmers and ranchers there are struggling to uphold their way of life, and the valley's scenic views and wildlife corridors could disappear. Renewed funding for conservation easements aims to support the stewards of open land.

Amy Kelley Hoitsma (left) and Suzanne Held (right) visit Tin Works warehouse in Bozeman where the PhotoVoicesNE project will be displayed, July 17, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

As Bozeman undergoes rapid growth and development, a neighborhood north of downtown is trying to preserve its history and quirkiness.

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