Lydia Seely has wanted to move to Montana ever since her son came here five years ago. The California woman, who works in health care, had eyed properties in the Bozeman area in the past — initially as an investment, but someday as a primary home, she said — but was quickly priced out of the…

After years of rumors, Bozeman’s Hobby Lobby opened Wednesday in the former Hastings building.

Gallatin County health officials approved Tuesday a measure that allows bars, restaurants and casinos to stay open later and opens seating at countertops and poker tables. The move is meant to keep up with the state’s reopening plan.

Local economic development experts estimate 3 percent of area business will not survive this spring’s COVID-19 shutdown, but they are poised to offer assistance to those who need help recovering – especially in Belgrade – as life in Montana slowly returns to normal.

Farmers markets in Belgrade, Manhattan and Three Forks will take place this summer despite the COVID-19 restrictions that have forced the cancellation of numerous other festivals and activities in the Gallatin Valley.