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Image by Kaitlyn Hannan Bozeman Public Library starts mobile food pantry The Bozeman Public Library staff were compelled to enact a mobile food pantry after being asked a simple question. Kathleen McPhereson-Glynn, Children’s librarian shared, “Two little kiddos came up to the desk, and they just looked at me with these big eyes and said ‘do you have food? We’re hungry,’ and I’ve never had that...
Image by Kaitlyn Hannan Organization expands to Missoula, bringing mentorship to kids in need The organization “Friends of Children” recently expanded to Missoula and opened a clubhouse to start its first class of enrollees. The organization works to aid children who face poverty, single-parent homes, foster care, and more by partnering with local schools. “We talk with case managers and therapists in the school...
Image by Kaitlyn Hannan  Researchers at Montana State University working to unlock algae’s potential, including as fuel source Montana State University researchers continue to delve into algae's potential, including fuel, food, fertilizer, cleaning products, and more. Research Professor Huyen Bui shared, “We basically take what -mother nature- came up with and adapt it to our purpose.” After decades of...
‘Just for skiers’: Bode Miller-backed ski company launches in Bozeman Bode Miller stated there had not been much innovation in the world of ski equipment, something he aims to change. Bozeman’s Four Corners area is the headquarters for a new ski line launched by the former ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. The new line is called “Peak Ski Company” and plans to begin selling two lines of skis, one aimed...
Image by: Lauren Kemp Bozeman kombucha company expands brand, launches new drink A Bozeman-based kombucha brewer and beverage company is launching a line of hard teas. John Griffith, co-founder and CEO of Zesty Beverages, said the launch of the hard teas marks a turning point for the start-up company. “This does present kind of a big fundamental embrace of something different from Zesty,” Griffith said. Founded in 2016...
Backcountry store coming to Gallatin Laundry building downtown Bozeman A Utah-based outdoor gear retailer is moving into a historic building in downtown Bozeman. Backcountry, an online retailer of outdoor gear and apparel is slated to move into the old Gallatin Laundry Company building at the corner of East Babcock Street and South Bozeman. The Gallatin Laundry Company, which operated as a laundry company until 2017, was renovated and...
 Image by Lauren Kemp Glacier Park International Airport secures federal funding  Glacier Park International Airport will receive $14.5 million in federal funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The bill aims to provide funds for future upgrades and investments in Montana’s infrastructure. The airport is in the middle of an expansion that would triple the current square footage. The Glacier Park...
 Image by Lauren Kemp Red Lodge High School opens new center focused on trade skills Red Lodge High School hosted the grand opening of its Career Technical Education Center that is giving students a leg up on just about any career path they choose. The new CTE center is described as a worker’s paradise, with many students stating positive feedback on their new school experience. The main building also houses a media...
 Image by Lauren Kemp Stone Glacier outdoor company in Bozeman sells to national brand Vista Outdoor closed on Stone Glacier, a Bozeman company that makes outdoor gear and supplies, in December. Stone Glacier’s CEO, Jeff Sposito said the decision to sell to Vista Outdoor was to help keep up with Stone Glacier’s rapid growth and he believes this action would not affect much of what Stone Glacier does...
Tech company specializes in serving small businesses Endpoint Utility Corporation is a small tech company in the Flathead Valley aiming to democratize access to IT services for small businesses. The founders realized that large businesses could spend lots of money on IT while small businesses are underserved and face challenges competing when they don’t have access to the same tools. Endpoint Utility tries to meet the...
MSU Winifred project to explore heating, cooling needs Montana State University is conducting research in the town of Winifred, installing boreholes and geothermal fields at the local school and at four residential homes. Norm Asbjornson, MSU alumni and founder and president of AAON, connected with associate professor, Kevin Amende to see if he had an interest in adding value to the heating and cooling world. Amende mentioned that...