Bozeman Real Estate Blog

As a Realtor, quite often we are asked what schools clients children would attend if they bought a home in a certain area. The boundaries change regularly, so it can be a difficult question to answer. 

Here is the current boundary map as of February 7, 2018 due to the imbalance of enrollment increases in several of our elementary schools and two middle schools, recent changes were made.

Bozeman School Boundary Map  Click on the map to find your particular address in question to find you elementary school.

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A teenager helps her family save newborn calves during a snowy spring.

Montana’s harsh winter persists into April. That’s bleak by most metrics, but especially so if you’re a cattle rancher — the snows continue straight into calving season. When I spent a winter there to make this short film, I was astonished by the conditions: Pregnant cows would wander off alone to give birth and drop their babies into freezing ice, and calves would shiver as they struggled to survive their first night. To save the newest members of their herd, ranching families work through the snowy nights in rotating shifts, searching for newborn calves with their flashlights and pulling them into the warming shed.

I met this ranching family after visiting the nearby town of

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Land purchased by The Nature Conservancy near Malta will be sold back to surrounding landowners over three years in a unique partnership. 

North-central Montana ranchers and an international conservation group have collaborated to acquire a neighbor’s 5,000 acres in a unique partnership.

“There was a ranch next to us we wanted to buy and didn’t have the funding to do so … without becoming a financial casualty,” said Dale Veseth, a Malta-area rancher. “So we enlisted The Nature Conservancy, and we’re going to put a conservation easement on the property we bought and our home place as well.”

Veseth said his family has been on their ranch since 1943, although family members have been “running around the community” since 1886. 

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The U.S. Department of Defense announced this week that a Bozeman construction company was awarded $187 million for a border wall construction project.

Barnard Construction Co. was awarded a contract to replace vehicle fencing with pedestrian fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma, Arizona, the defense department wrote on its website.

The wall will be 11 miles long with heights of 18 to 30 feet, according to a news release by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The wall will have thick posts or slabs with openings too small for a person to get through.

Near the Colorado River, the wall is depicted in a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol document as being adjacent to several miles of existing pedestrian and vehicle barrier

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Interest Rates have been dropping lately due to global economic concerns sending bond prices up. They range between 3.75-4.25% currently. The Feds have also announced no more rate changes for the year. Rates aren't directly affected by the Fed Rate hikes contrary to popular belief, they are a result of the 10-year treasury.

Interest rates are determined by three forces:

  1. The first is the Federal Reserve, which sets the fed funds rate. That affects short-term and variable interest rates.
  2. The second is investor demand for U.S. Treasury notes and bonds. That affects long-term and fixed interest rates.
  3. The third force is the banking industry. They offer loans and mortgages that can change interest rates depending on business needs. 


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