Daily Montanan – Gallatin River turning green with algae pollution
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Washington Post – Moguls are lavishing ever-larger fortunes on the rustic life, prompted in part by the pandemic
Mountain Journal – The amazing images of Holly Pippel, a nature photographer from Gallatin Gateway, Montana, remind us what’s at stake as Bozeman’s boom threatens the persistence of wildlife.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle – The number of short-term rentals has dramatically grown in Montana in the past six years, with tourism hotspots Flathead and Gallatin Counties leading the state in the number of Airbnb and Vrbo-style rentals.
Little is known about short term rentals (STRs) as an accommodation choice for pleasure or business in Montana. The goal of this study was to assess the impacts of STRs on hosts and communities in Montana, as well as to better understand the characteristics and motivations of visitors who use STRs.
The mission of the Park County Housing Coalition is to create a community-based collaborative effort to increase opportunities for Park County residents to access housing where they can afford to live and thrive.
Town and Country Magazine: Today’s run on land out west is spreading not American power but five-star living dressed up as frontiersmanship. Welcome to the home of end-table antlers and Escalades.
Daily Montanan: Obviously, people have been moving to larger communities in Montana, the study said. But it said so much media attention has focused on the “decline and despair” of rural towns, “it is less known that people are also moving to Montana’s rural communities.”
Business Insider: There’s a certain gloss associated with recent transplants in “Boz Angeles.” The new nickname for Bozeman, Montana, is a wryly derisive nod to the cultural and economic changes spurred by new arrivals, and to their presumed origin. It’s a gesture to the high-end coffee shops festooned with cowboy decor that are slowly encroaching on, say, affordable ranchland for real, living cows to graze on. It seems that at least some residents are in on the joke — and attuned to the tensions that lie beneath.
Montana Free Press: While the median home price in the city nears $500,000, officials believe a record number of housing permits last year is reason for hope.
The New York Times: A short-term rental gold rush is fueling concern for the area’s signature trees and debates about whether the nature of life in the desert of southeastern California is changing forever.
The Park County housing action plan (HAP), finalized in early 2022, aims to define clear goals, strategies, policies, priorities, and responsible parties for implementation to create and preserve homes affordable to Park County, Montana, residents. The plan will define a mechanism to monitor progress and priorities.
NPR: Builders for many years just weren’t building enough to keep up with demand. That lack of supply has pushed home prices to record levels.
The New York Times: With lift tickets above $225 and surcharges of up to $100 to ride the tram to the top, the vast Montana resort is delivering a high-end experience. Is it a solution to skiing’s problems?
Montana Public Radio: For decades, housing affordability has been a hot-button issue in Bozeman politics, a clear community pain point where the city’s elected leaders haven’t managed to deliver significant relief. As insider and outsider candidates campaigned for city offices in 2021, housing policy became the election’s key issue.
San Francisco Chronicle: Data shows that Montana has surged in popularity.
Mountain Journal: Outdoor recreation in America is worth nearly $1 trillion annually but like any consumptive industry, it can make nature a casualty.
Each year Prospera Business Network develops the Economic Profile of Gallatin and Park Counties to share a look at the state of our regional economy in Southwest Montana. Our goal is to assemble the most up-to-date information on economic, population and demographic trends to help business leaders plan for the future.
Northwest Colorado Council of Governments: Are COVID Impacts on Housing & Services Here to Stay?
Daily Montanan: Residents of a coastal Oregon neighborhood in November 2021 successfully passed a ballot initiative that, over the next five years, will do away with short-term rentals in unincorporated communities.