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Let’s Change the Conversation About Wildfire

Guest column by Pam Haxby-Cote, Tom Livers and Sheila Hogan

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Nature is one of Montana’s greatest treasures, and wildfire occurs each summer only because we’re so fortunate to live amid millions of acres of unspoiled forests and prairies. Although wildfire plays a natural role in ecology, there’s no doubt it can also be devastating to our health, safety, property and livelihood. That’s why it’s so important to do everything possible to minimize its impacts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Department of Commerce Tourism Grant Cycle Opens July 1

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce will accept applications for its Tourism Grant Program beginning this Sunday, July 1. Up to $750,000 will be awarded for projects that strengthen Montana’s economy through tourism and recreation.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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Montana Housing Increases Homeownership Opportunities with Down Payment Assistance Program

June is homeownership month

Residential homes

It’s not uncommon that first-time homebuyers can afford a monthly mortgage payment, but struggle to save enough money for a down payment and closing costs.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Discover Your Own 'Jurassic World' in Montana

Montana Dinosaur Trail Gears Up for Summer Ahead of Blockbuster Film

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Dinosaur Trail, a network of 14 museums located across northern, central and eastern Montana, is open and ready for the summer tourism season.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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VIDEO: How One Montana Family Achieved Their Homeownership Dream

June is Homeownership Month

Joye Woodson sits on the porch of her new home.

New homeowner Joye Woodson thought buying a home was a daunting, out-of-reach process. Financial barriers such as coming up with enough money for down payment and closing costs seemed overwhelming. But Woodson followed Montana Housing’s 6 steps to homeownership and learned becoming a homeowner was within reach.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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New TV Series ‘Yellowstone’ to Premiere Early in Missoula

Montana Film Office, Paramount Network Screening First Two Episodes Thursday at the Wilma

"Yellowstone" set image courtesy Paramount Network

“Yellowstone,” the new TV series drama starring Kevin Costner and filmed partially in Montana, will premiere in Missoula this Thursday at a special screening approximately one week before it hits television.

Monday, June 11, 2018
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Recently Departed Actresses Have a Place in Montana Film History

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

This May, I said goodbye to two women who were both talented actresses and good friends of mine. I had the privilege of working with Margot Kidder and DeeDee VanZyl and have been reflecting on their careers and their roles in two Montana-made films: “The Hi-Line” and “Big Eden.”

Thursday, June 7, 2018
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8 Montana Communities to Move Forward with Housing Tax Credits Applications

More than $31 million will be awarded in November

The Montana Board of Housing meeting on Monday, June 4

The Montana Board of Housing (MBOH) Monday gathered for a public meeting to decide which Montana communities to invite to move forward with Housing Tax Credits applications.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

6 Steps to Homeownership in Montana

June is homeownership month

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Buying a home can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce partners with communities and organizations to create affordable housing opportunities for all Montanans.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lt. Gov. Cooney Celebrates Newly-Renovated Affordable Housing

Lt. Gov. Cooney and partners celebrate the grand re-opening of River Run

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney Thursday joined in the celebration of the grand opening of the River Run Apartments, a 96-unit newly-renovated affordable housing property in Great Falls.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
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