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MSU Extension offering backyard greenhouse symposium April 25 in Big Timber

MSU (Montana State University) Extension in Sweet Grass County will offer a backyard greenhouse symposium on April 25 for those interested in extending the growing season. The program will be at the Sweet Grass County Fairgrounds, 78 Fairgrounds Rd., Big Timber.

Tester, Heller lead bipartisan coalition to ‘level playing field’ for renewable energy

U.S. SENATE - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- With wide-ranging support from sportsmen to local governments, Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) are introducing a bipartisan bill that streamlines permitting for renewable energy projects on public lands

Montana Surpasses Home Energy Efficiency Goal and Helps More than 6,800 Homeowners Save on...

January 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu hosted a conference call today with Governor Brian Schweitzer to announce that Montana has surpassed its aggressive energy efficiency goal established with the U.S. Department of Energy for funding under the 2009 stimulus law, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Through the weatherization program, the state has helped a total of more than 6,800 Montana families improve the energy efficiency of their homes over the last three years, saving the average household more than $400 a year on its utility bills.

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How Montana is Working to Break Down Barriers to Fair Housing

There’s no better place to live, work, and play than Montana. Building a successful life here starts with having an affordable and accessible place to call home. Still, for many Montanans finding a stable home can come with barriers. We know families are encountering rising housing costs, a low supply of affordable apartments, and housing choice barriers. Every day our teams here at the Montana Department of Commerce are working to break down these barriers and make access to safe housing affordable and accessible