Bozeman

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.

Screenshot of development projects in Bozeman from the city's Community Developer Viewer, July 18, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

A non-profit organization that serves more than 12,000 people in southwest Montana is updating its community needs assessment. It helps determine which projects get the green light and affects how millions of dollars are allocated. Communities across Park, Gallatin and Meagher Counties identified affordable housing as one of the top priorities in the last assessment three years ago.

Chris Fraser's installation in progress for Tinworks Art in Bozeman, July 2019.
Courtesy of Chris Fraser

With an old warehouse slated to be torn down in Bozeman’s historic northeastern neighborhood, a temporary, pop-up art installation aims to celebrate the space and test whether Bozeman would support a permanent art museum.

Travis Swanson
Courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff's Office

A member of the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office search and rescue team died Sunday during a rock climbing accident.

Representatives from Big Sky School District, Habitat for Humanity and the community dig into the future site of affordable housing for Big Sky teachers, July 12, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

Public schools in Big Sky are losing teachers because their salaries can’t keep up with the median sale price for a single-family house, which currently sits at $1 million. A new partnership to bring affordable, on-site housing to the school district is trying to change that.

The sun sets behind Montana State University's sculpture of Spirit, the school's mascot, April 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

Update from the Associated Press at 12:30 P.M. July 12, 2019:

Montana State University officials say an employee will undergo a mental health evaluation after making threatening statements that caused a campus-wide lockdown.

A map of the new campus plans
Billings Clinic


Billings Clinic announced Wednesday it hired Bozeman-based Martel Construction to build phase one of its new medical campus in Bozeman.

Bozeman Police Sgt. Travis Munter brought his personal drone to the public event at the Bozeman Public Library July 2, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

A private donor is offering to help the Bozeman Police and Fire Departments buy a drone to use for investigations, search and rescue, and crisis situations. The departments would not need approval from city commissioners but say they are interested in public feedback.

A BLM UAS flying a mission as part of the 2018 BLM Advanced UAS Workshop held in Bozeman, Montana, June 15, 2018.
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Bozeman’s Police and Fire Chiefs will discuss how drones could be used to make Montana’s fastest growing city safer at a public meeting Tuesday night. Some state agencies and cities in Montana are already using the technology.

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