What started out as a pipe dream is one step closer to a reality now that the Montana Department of Transportation issued a release Tuesday calling for an underpass to burrow under the railroad tracks to ease traffic woes at the Jackrabbit Lane-Main Street intersection.

An unsung hero who has helped the Belgrade Library evolve into what Director Gale Bacon calls “the heart of the community” is moving on to become a consultant for the state of Montana. 

Editor’s note: The following was a packet item for the Nov. 18 Belgrade City Council meeting. The piece explains the history and current affairs between the City of Belgrade and Central Valley Fire District. I opted to print it for the second time in its entirety. It’s important. Please read it.

The city of Belgrade and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport began negotiating a new lease and utility contract, but the document won’t be finalized until after bids for expansion of the city’s sewer treatment plant come in later this spring, officials for both entities agree.

The city-owned home at 314 S. Broadway is slated to hit the market within the next week or two, Belgrade City Manager Ted Barkely said Tuesday.