The Martinez family cuts the ribbon on their new custom-built, smart home in Bozeman on July 1, 2020.
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A Montana veteran and his family received a new, mortgage-free smart home designed to accommodate injuries received in combat. 

Several students at Cottonwood Elementary in Gallatin County, Montana work on projects while staying socially distanced on May 28, 2020.
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While most Montana schools decided to finish out the year online, some of the smaller, more rural districts opted to reopen under new guidelines. Cottonwood Elementary in Gallatin County started in-person learning last week.

Attendees at the Bozeman Rally For Black Lives May 31, 2020 on May 31, 2020 used chalk to write the names of people who died while in police custody or from white supremacists.
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Demonstrators continue to gather in cities across Montana in response to the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The Ellen Theater in Bozeman.
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Monday marked the reopening of restaurants, bars and casinos in Montana after a month and a half of mandated closures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. In downtown Bozeman, some eateries are opening at half capacity and with new social distancing guidelines.

The class of 2020’s final weeks of school are bound to be memorable amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, though not for all the usual reasons. Some Bozeman Field School students shared their experiences as seniors graduating during a pandemic.

A sign in the window of a restaurant in Bozeman, Montana outlines service options during COVID-19, Apr. 9, 2020.
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The Gallatin City-County Health Department said Friday it’s working with business owners and faith groups to coordinate a gradual reopening of non-essential services.

The front exterior of the Gallatin County Detention Center
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An inmate at the Gallatin County Detention Center in Bozeman tested positive for COVID-19 on Apr. 4. He has been released in coordination with the local health department.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock extended the state’s stay-at-home directive for today until April 24. But that’s no easy ask for people with nowhere to isolate. Nick Mott reports on what the pandemic means for people experiencing homelessness in Montana.

Aerial view of Bozeman, 2008.
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Rental scams in Montana and across the U.S. have been on the rise for years, but COVID-19’s slow-down of in-person property viewings and interactions with landlords may make it even harder for people to figure out what’s legitimate online.

The Ellen Theater in Bozeman, Montana,  the evening of March 30, 2020.
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The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Montana, but with limited test kits, not all patients with symptoms are tested and included in the state count.