Expanding Health Care Coverage is a Smart Investment

Hard-working Montana families need the security of quality health care. A bill in the legislature, HB 458, could help 69,000 Montanans gain that security. These people are your neighbors - farmers and ranchers, small business owners, retirees, and entrepreneurs that don’t get health insurance from their employers.

HB 458 would expand Montana’s Medicaid program, and create an estimated 12,000 to 16,000 jobs over the next 8 years. Over $2 billion would return to Montana’s economy in that same time period as a result of increased economic activity in the health sector.

Rural Monitor: In a Rural Colorado Valley, Old-Fashioned Print News Lives On

​Earlier this month the High Country News ran a story by Jonathan Thompson about another newspaper called the Saguache Crescent. The paper serves the community of Saguache, Colorado—population: about 500. Other than the all-in-one publisher, editor, pressman, and mechanic of the Saguache Crescent, who is described as “marinating in the smell of hot lead, dust and the slow decay of old newsprint,” the most notable thing about this paper is how it’s made.

Unprecedented Times Call for Unprecedented Women

The REAP Women’s Business Center and the Small Business Administration (SBA) have put together a Day of Insights, Inspiration and Personal Growth for Women. Come join us at the Grand Island YWCA on Wednesday, March 20, 2013!

Presenters will provide information on Launching, Marketing, and Business Succession! A panel of  women entrepreneurs will share their stories. Information about the Affordable Health Care Act will be discussed. AND we will have time for Networking. With everyone’s busy schedules, we seem to be missing that sharing and encouraging time!


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