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Nov 24, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Many of our listeners have voiced a concern for the size of the $22 Trillion National Debt in the US. To shed some light on this topic I contacted Steve Conover whose done extensive studies on the debt.  Steve Conover retired recently from a 35-year career in corporate America. He has a BS in engineering, an MBA in finance, and a PhD in political economy. Steve is also the author of the book, Neutering the National Debt: How Reagan Got It Right, and How Today’s Left and Right Get It Wrong In...
Topics: steve conover, neuterinig the national debt, debt, money, foreign, investing, bonds, treasuries,...
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Nov 20, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Associated Press investigation finds there are 11 dams in Montana that are in poor condition and whose failure would be likely to kill at least one person downstream. The Montana dams are among at least 1,680 such structures identified by the AP in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The 11 high-hazard dams that also have been classified as being in poor condition are scattered across the state. Most form irrigation reservoirs in rural areas, although one is in a subdivision...
Topics: Montana, Dam, Safety, Program, Supervisor, Michele Lemieux, associated press, libby, billings
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Nov 19, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Registration Open for 13 th Annual Huffing For Stuffing run/walk Bozeman, MONT. – Registration is now open for the 13 th annual Huffing For Stuffing Thanksgiving Day run/walk. Huffing For Stuffing brings the community together to support our neighbors who rely on the Gallatin Valley Food Bank during a time of great need by providing a heart-healthy, family-oriented, FUN event! Event proceeds benefit HRDC's Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Thanks to your generosity and participation, Huffing for...
Topics: bozeman, huffing for stuffing, run, thanksgiving, hrdc, gallatin Food bank, nutrition, diet
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Oct 29, 2019 tom egelhoff
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CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR TOM AND SHANE IN BOZEMAN MAGAZINE’S “BOZEMAN’S READER’S CHOICE SURVEY. Listen to this informative interview with US Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) talking about the ongoing effort to impeach President Donald Trump, the military situation in Syria, his thoughts on the legalization of recreational marijuana and working with Nancy Pelosi. You can reach the KMMS Morning Soapbox with Tom and Shane 6am to 9am weekdays Mountain Time by calling 406-522-8255 during the...
Topics: greg gianforte, congress, nancy pelosi, impeachment, marijuana, syria, tom egelhoff, shane...
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Oct 29, 2019 tom egelhoff
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CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR TOM AND SHANE IN BOZEMAN MAGAZINE’S “BOZEMAN’S READER’S CHOICE SURVEY. Voting ends November 7 th . Bozeman City Commissioner Jeff Krauss joined the KMMS Morning Soapbox with Tom and Shane to talk about the city commission vote to annex some parts of the county that are completely surrounded by the city of Bozeman. This annexation will mean that the residents will be forced to pay impact fees, along with costs for water hookup, sewer, sidewalks and any other city...
Topics: winco, foods, costco, annexation, shopping center, hobby lobby, hastings, tom and shane, morning...
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Oct 28, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Guests County Commissioner Joe Skinner, Eric Semerad, Gallatin County Clerk and Recorder, Casey Hayes, Election Manger –   Over 65,000 ballots are in the mail to county voters. Are our elections honest? How are voters verified that they only vote once? We go through the election safeguards and the various ballot issues around the county. We finished up clearing out the text and app chat lines.
Topics: election, gallatin county, commissioners, joe skinner, don seifert, scott macfarlane
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Oct 6, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte joined Tom and Shane on the KMMS Morning Soapbox to tackle a host of topics. We started the interview talking about the USMCA that’s waiting for a house vote. Gianforte give a run down about how Montana would benefit from this three-nation agreement. Congressman Gianforte expressed how it is trying to work with Nancy Pelosi and house democrats, but they think they have the votes to pass USMCA when it comes to the floor. Impeachment was also a topic since...
Topics: greg gianforte, congress, usmca, impeachment, pelosi, democrats, japan, house, illegal, alien, ICE,...
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Sep 30, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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'Every Friday, 4-6 PM during the month of October Big Brothers and Big Sisters will be sponsoring the "Bowl for Kids Sake" Fundraiser. Here is more information in an informative interview about this very worthy cause.  The theme this year is prom so teams will be bowling in prom dresses and tuxedos. Guest Michaella Crosky, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Events & Communication Manager joined us to talk about the upcoming Fundraiser and to encourage businesses and citizen to form a...
Topics: big brothers, big sisters, bowl, kids, fundraiser, tom egelhoff, am 1450, bozeman, montana
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Aug 25, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Just when you thought a new high school, a new safety center, and a park maintenance fee added to your taxes was enough to tap you out the Bozeman Commission isn’t letting you off the hook that easily. City Commissioner Jeff Krauss recently briefed Tom and Shane about the new proposal from the commission to raise water rates on Bozeman residents. Listen to this informative “carrot and stick” interview with Jeff, Tom and Shane. You Can’t Make This Stuff Up Raising rates is not a new...
Topics: mayor, city commission, water rates, plant, treatment, floride, rate, increase, rouse, drought,...
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Aug 25, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Montana Gubernatorial Candidate, Greg Gianforte joined The KMMS Morning Soapbox with Tom and Shane to discuss the challenges Montana is facing in the coming years with property taxes, China, farmers, tariffs, infrastructure and more. You can reach the KMMS Morning Soapbox with Tom and Shane 6am to 9am weekdays Mountain Time by calling 406-522-8255 during the show, use our new text line at 406-478-8298, or click the “App Chat” button on your AM 1450 KMMS app . Listen Live Online at kmmsam.com
Topics: greg gianforte, property taxes, prop. 13, tariffs, china, farmers, tom egelhoff, shane montalban,...
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Aug 10, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Attorney Jennifer Bordy paid a visit to talk about gun control laws in the US and Montana. As most people know there were two mass shootings recently in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio which at this writing took 31 innocent lives. As we reflect on this all too common occurrence we wonder if there is any law that will stop a motivated person who wants to inflict harm on others? Las Vegas Shooting The Las Vegas shooter used what are called “bump stocks” to make his weapons act like automatic...
Topics: gun contrrol, bump stocks, shooter, mass shootings, el paso, texas, dayton, ohio, nra, legislation,...
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Aug 2, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Many of our listeners have been curious about Winco Foods moving to Bozeman and the lawsuit that’s in progress between one of the grocery unions and the City of Bozeman. So, I put “law babe” Jennifer Bordy, our local Friday guest attorney, on the case. Below is an interview with Jennifer and where we currently are with this suit and the issues the union has with this grocer coming to Bozeman. You can reach the KMMS Morning Soapbox with Tom and Shane 6am to 9am weekdays Mountain Time by...
Topics: Winco Foods, city commission, jeff krauss, jennifer bordy, shane montalban, lawsuit, union,...
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Jul 16, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Bozeman City Commissioner Jeff Krauss on the collapse of the Bogart Pavilion, the future of the Bridger Trailer Park, affordable senior housing, the Winco law suit, the recent shutdown of Highland and the detours, and scooters coming to Bozeman. Listen to Jeff’s comments on the Bogart Pavilion and more topics below. As much as we’d like to believe that the incident was due to the heavy February snowfall the photos above tell an entirely different story. Wood that has had no maintenance...
Topics: bogart pavilion, jeff krauss, mayor, city commission, bridger trailer park, climate change,...
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Jul 15, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Jake, store manager at City Brew on 7 th Street and Reggie City Brew District Manager, paid a visit to announce the one year anniversary of the City Brew location at North 7 th in Bozeman. They have many new products and promotions to celebrate with their patrons. Stop by and check out their location at North 7 th and sample some of their great coffees and other snacks and pastries. You can reach the KMMS Morning Soapbox with Tom and Shane by calling 406-522-8255 during the show, use our new...
Topics: city brew, jake, store manager, reggie, district manager, coffee, pastries, snacks, north 7th,...
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Jun 29, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin spoke recently on the growing epidemic of methamphetamine across the nation and how prevalent the problem is in Gallatin Valley. We also have an issue with human trafficking of young women moving through Montana cities and towns. The Sheriff recounted a law enforcement sting of human traffickers at one of our local hotels. The Sheriff is also battling the ACLU over holding illegals for I.C.E. enforcement to transport them to a facility for possible...
Topics: methamphetamine, human trafficking, aclu, brian gootkin, gallatin county, aclu, marty lambert, law...
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Jun 25, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Job Service Economist On Store Closings & Employee Shortage [Listen] Bozeman Job Service Economist Emily Klungtvedt gave her views on the employee shortage created by Bozeman’s low unemployment rate.  Here are some additional perspectives from the Bozeman Area Labor Report ·       Payroll jobs are growing quickly in Gallatin County at an average annual increase of 4.8% between 2012 and 2017. The accommodation and food services, construction, and healthcare industries added the most...
Topics: employment, shortage, gallatin, park, livingston, income, wages, counties, per capita, rate,...
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Jun 11, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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The two things that always seem to be certain in our lives is death and taxes. Many residents are reeling from sticker shock as they open their property tax bills. Gallatin Valley is looking at a hefty increase in local property taxes. Reappraisal amounts could be as high as 23.25 percent on residential and 19.75 percent on commercial property. One of our 61-year-old listeners texted us that he will not be able to retire in the valley that has been his home his entire life. Other callers...
Topics: jeff krauss, property taxes, park fund, income tax, sales, resort, reappraisal, residential,...
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Over the past few months City Commissioner Jeff Krauss, Shane and I been discussing the city’s intention of putting a $200 per year addition to property taxes to pay for maintenance of our city parks on the ballot. Now there’s a change of plans. The New Park Plan The city has decided it will do a $10,000 mailing to all city property owners and invite them to protest this additional fee. If enough people protest, then maybe the city will rethink this issue. Don’t hold your breath. Once...
Topics: park fund, bogart park, swimming pool, city commission, property taxes, safety building, high...
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Jun 7, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Do you have a favorite courtroom drama, a legal movie you watch every time it’s on? Today on the KMMS Morning Soapbox with Tom and Shane , Jennifer Bordy took us through the legalize of some of her favorite legal films. Did she mention your favorite? Listen to her pros and cons of some of the best movies of all time that deal with our legal system.
Topics: inherit the wind, a few good men, caine mutuny, my cousin vinny, anatomy of a murder, the verdict,...
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May 13, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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On a recent edition of the KMMS Morning Soapbox with Tom and Shane we had the pleasure to interview Kevin Maxwell of Providence Mental Health about the variety of mental health issues affecting our valley. (Listen to this informative interview below) I don’t have to remind everyone of the mass shootings at schools and public venues over the past few years. Most people assume that the perpetrators of these awful crimes must be suffering from some form of mental illness. However, not everyone...
Topics: kevin maxwell, clinical director, founder, Providence Mental Health, Boot Hill Court, bullying,...
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Apr 23, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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City Commissioner Jeff Krauss joined Tom and Shane on the Tuesday KMMS Morning Soapbox to talk about an invasion of the city on private property. This is not something like eminent domain where you’re fairly compensated for your property. You keep your property but get hit with the biggest tax bill of your life. The commission has decided that if you live in an area of Bozeman that is totally surrounded by the city, you’ll be annexed into the city whether you want to be or not. If you live...
Topics: annex, property, western drive, valley drive, taxation, city, commission, SID, Special Improvement...
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Apr 7, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Attorney General and Montana Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Fox joins Tom and Shane to address the topic of Robocalls. A new bill has been introduced in congress called the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrent Act or T.R.A.C.E. This bill will allow telephone providers to have more control to stop robocalls and some teeth to make the telemarketers more accountable. Fox also weighed in on the Affordable Care Act and supports repeal and replace the act with something better....
Topics: attorney, general, tim fox, robocalls, aca, telephone robocall abuse criminal enforcement act,...
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Apr 7, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte joined Tom and Shane on National Vietnam Appreciation Day. Greg presented flags flown over the capital to two of Montana’s own Air Force Veteran Len Albright and Marine Veteran Harry Armstrong both received a Congressional award for their military service and their support to the local veteran community. Gianforte also traveled to China and feels we are close to some kind of agreement. Tariffs were not put in place on March 1 st as were previously planned....
Topics: Greg Gianforte, house, representative, national vietnam apprecition day, Air Force, veteran, Len...
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Mar 18, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Scott Sales, Montana Senate President, was a guest on The KMMS Morning Soapbox with Tom and Shane. Sales announced his proposed run for Montana Secretary of State replacing Cory Stapleton who is running for Governor of Montana. Scott has served as both the Speaker of the House in the Montana legislature and also as the President of the Montana Senate. One of the topics of discussion regarding Sec. of State duties was voting regulations. Mail in versus going to the polls was discussed along with...
Topics: scott sales, secretary of state, mail in ballots, voting regulations, registration, budget, same...
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Mar 5, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Bozeman City Commissioner Jeff Krauss visited The KMMS Morning Soapbox with Tom and Shane to talk about the parks and trails tax. Monday night the City Commission voted in a $200 a year property tax increase to cover parks and trails because after demanding parks in every subdivision since the beginning of time they can no longer afford to maintain them under the current budget. I guess living within their means is something foreign to this body. Something the rest of us do every day. It would...
Topics: jeff krauss, city commission, parks, trails, property tax, budget, tom egelhoff, AM 1450, KMMS,...
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Feb 28, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Rabi Ed, Pastor Brian, Dr. Ruhul, and Father Leo discussed their religious directions on the subject of the recent New York City state abortion law on the KMMS Morning Soapbox Show with Tom and Shane. New York State Abortion Law Late term abortions would be allowed under the Reproductive Health Act that was first introduced in 2007 but always shot down by a Republican controlled State Senate. With the appointments of Gorsuch and Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court voters gave control of the senate...
Topics: Rabi Ed, Pastor Brian, Dr. Ruhul, Father leo, new york city, abortion, bill, supreme court, Roe v...
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Feb 19, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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City Commissioner Jeff Krauss joined Tom and Shane on the KMMS Morning Soapbox and one of the topics was three new taxes that will be showing up in coming months. The first new tax will be the addition of the new high school to your property tax bill. Most residents are prepared for this one and as the school gets closer to completion look for a property tax increase for that project. The second proposed tax is for parks. The city insists on parkland in every new subdivision but finally the...
Topics: tif, taxes, property, safety building, morning soapbox, tom egelhoff, shane montalban, jeff krauss,...
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Feb 14, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Danica Jamison of the Greater Gallatin United Way visited with Tom and Shane about how the United Way is helping Bozeman, Montana and the surrounding area. The KMMS Morning Soapbox with Tom Egehoff and Shane Montalban airs each weekday 6-9 AM Mountain Time from the studios of AM 1450 KMMS in Bozeman, Montana. Listen live online by Clicking Here
Topics: united way, tom egelhoff, shane montalban, Am 1450, kmms, bozeman, montana
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Feb 14, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Montana Attorney General and Candidate for Governor Tim Fox joined Tom and Shane to talk about legislative proposals in the legislature that might affect the Montana Department of Justice, the opioid crisis and human trafficking in Montana. The KMMS Morning Soapbox with Tom Egelhoff and Shane Montalban airs each weekday morning 6-9 AM Mountain Time
Topics: tim fox, attorney general, governor, legislature, department of justice, opioid, human traffiking,...
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Jan 28, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Montana Senate President Scott Sales joined Tom and Shane to bring us up to date on all the happenings as the Montana legislature begins there 90-day session. Money bills were at the top of the charts as the legislature gets underway. Medicaid is a hot topic to be funded along with the governor’s Pre-Kindergarten bill that will be costly. Infrustructure was also an issue to be considered plus the dollars Montana gets from Washington along with the interest received from the Coal Trust. T he...
Topics: scott sales, legislature, president, senate, money, medicaid, kindergarten, washington, tom...
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Jan 24, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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It’s often said the two things you should never discuss unless you want an argument is politics and/or religion. Our KMMS Morning Soapbox Poll Question: “Should Public Schools Offer Opt-In Religious Classes?” We invited an in-house panel, Rabi Ed (Jewish), Father Leo (Catholic), Dr. Amin (Muslim), and Rev. Jody (Protestant) to weigh in on religious classes in school with four informative points of view. Many of our callers voiced their opinions as well. The AM 1450 KMMS Morning Soapbox...
Topics: Jewish, catholic, muslim, protestant, kmms morning soapbox, public school, opt-in, religious,...
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Jan 23, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Scott Sales On Montana Money For The Border Wall [Listen] Montana Senate President joined Tom and Shane on the KMMS Morning Soapbox to discuss the goals and current activity in the Montana Legislature. Scott explains his thoughts on Montana Taxpayer money going to the border wall. Somehow the legislature is going to have to find the funds for Medicaid to replace the funds that the Federal Government will no longer be paying. Mental Health in Montana has taken a monetary hit in the past year or...
Topics: scott sales, legislature, medicaid, border wall, federal government, senate, morning soapbox,...
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Jan 16, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Bozeman City Commissioner and three-time Mayor of Bozeman Jeff Krauss joins Tom and Shane for an update on the latest updates on what’s happing around our city. Some local union grocery workers are suing the City of Bozeman for protection from Winco Foods that have a grocery store planned here. The city has OK’d $4 million dollars for some improvements on Manley Road in Bozeman. Jeff also spoke about road improvements, bike lanes, the continuing construction on Rouse including the Peach and...
Topics: jeff krauss, rouse, peach, winco, bike lanes, babcock, morning soapbox, Walgreens, tom egelhoff,...
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Jan 8, 2019 Tom Egelhoff
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Bozeman City Commissioner Jeff Krauss joined Tom and Shane for a discussion on the many projects that the commission has planned this year. The Rouse project will continue, the continued construction of the new high school. There are many road improvements planned in the coming months to improve traffic flow around our city. Winco Foods will be happening soon. We are getting a new brewery with two stories of apartments on top. Look for a new Rib and Chop house coming to Bozeman plus lots of...
Topics: Bozeman, jeff krauss, tom egelhoff, shane montalban, KMMS Morning Soapbox, rouse project, winco...
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Dec 19, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Tracy Menuez joined Tom Egelhoff on the AM 1450 KMMS Morning Show to talk about HRDC (Hunan Resources Development Center). The Warming Center offers seasonal shelter to anyone in need- families with children, single adults, and couples are welcome.  Separate sleeping areas are provided. Trained staff and volunteers are on-site at all times during operating hours. 2104 Industrial Drive Open Nightly from 7pm – 7am November 1 – March 31 **Check-in time if between 7pm – 11pm Day Center...
Topics: HRDC, warming center, United Methodist Church, 7th Day Adventist Church, St. James Episcopal...
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Dec 5, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Bob van der Valk, Senior Editor of The Bakken Oil Business Journal joined morning host Tom Egelhoff for an interview about gas prices in Montana.  Gasoline prices in Montana have fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.76/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 615 stations in Montana. This compares with the national average that has fallen 10.0 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.43/g, according to GasBuddy. Average gasoline prices on December 3 in Montana...
Topics: bob van der valk, bakken oil business journal, oil, gas, keystone pipeline, china, costco,...
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Dec 5, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of the lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and traditional fried foods. Rabi Chaim Bruk paid his yearly visit to the KMMS Morning Show with Tom Egelhoff to inform listeners about the teachings of Chanukah. As you will hear in the interview below there are many teachings inspired by Chanukah that apply to all people — not just those of the Jewish faith. Check out this fun and entertaining interview with...
Topics: chanukah, chaim bruk, jewish, rabi, festival of lights, tom egelhoff, AM 1450, KMMS, Bozeman,...
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As some of you know the Bozeman Safety Center Bond Issue was passed during the recent midterm elections. What you might not know is former Montana Legislator and Current Public Service Commissioner had filed a law suit against the Bozeman City Commission. A news release regarding the suit can be found by clicking here. Koopman joined Tom and Shane on the November 17 th edition of Open for Business to give listeners the details of the lawsuit and why he felt the need to file it. Will another...
Topics: roger koopman, legislature, public service commission, election, lawsuit, safety, center, bond,...
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Nov 12, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Montana Senate President Scott Sales joined Tom and Shane on Open for Business on November 10 th . In the first half hour Sales reviewed the recent election and discussed the Senate election, the initiatives, and the effect on the upcoming Legislature that will meet in January. In the second half hour Sales talked about the challenges of the budget. Since I-185 went down in flames Montana is going to have to either raise taxes or cut services to cover Medicaid in Montana. If you would like to...
Topics: legislature, scott sales, senate, I-185, I-186, inititives, election, Jon Tester, Matt Rosendale,...
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Oct 8, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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The markets took a hit this week as the Feds raised interest rates but the bond market took off big time. European stocks are dropping due in part to Trump’s trade policies. And China is more in trouble each week as we follow them. Oil and Natural Gas both up this week. Poultry and hogs up slightly. The 10-year treasury moved up to 3.22 percent which should attract some foreign investors to purchase those guaranteed bonds. Inflation is still under control in spite of the markets roller...
Topics: stock market, bond market, commodities, oil, 401(k), IRA, retirement plan, natural gas, poultry,...
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Oct 1, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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 Our guest this week is former Montana Senator Dave Lewis. He is the former Budget Director under Governors from both parties. He was also a member of the Montana state house and Senate.  Tom, Shane and Dave discussed Ballot Initiative 185 which will be on the November ballot as a tax on smoke products to help offset the cost of Medicaid that will be losing government support.  Some of the points we covered in this interview were where the money goes from this tax increase. We discussed the...
Topics: I-185, dave lewis, smoke products, taxes, Medicaid, expansion, initiative, November, ballot, tom...
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Sep 24, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Markets are setting new records and the economy is very strong. Commodities are also looking good in spite of tariff and trade fears. Oil is strong, natural gas unchanged, gold steady, silver down marginally, aluminum up $48, steel also up. Shipping is up meaning more international trade. Fed announced second quarter expected to be 4.7 percent. Dollar holding strong and 10-year treasury is over 3 percent. Venezuelan inflation is holding steady at 200,000 percent. With an additional hurricane we...
Topics: stock markets, oil, gas, commodities, north carolina, hurricane florance, kavanaugh, supreme court,...
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Sep 20, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Money Guru and financial planner Mike McCormick joined Tom and Shane on Open for Business to review the benefits of the recent tax cut benefits for the middle class and for Main Street businesses. There are many ways to save money in today’s economy and Mike has some very specific tips that will help you decide where and when to invest to get the biggest bang for your buck. Do you have a retirement account? Thinking about borrowing against your home? Do you have an individual IRA? Are you a...
Topics: tax cuts, 401(k), IRA, Roth IRA, retirement, CPA, tax brackets, Economy, main street, mike...
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I-185 is a proposal that will be used to fund Medicaid that Montana is going to be on the hook to pay for. Proponents feel that a tax on smoke products is a good way to produce the income needed to fund Montana Medicaid. Their argument is that if you don’t use smoke products then you won’t be charged the tax so it has zero effect on you. Opponents feel that it’s not enough money and that an additional tax may reduce the number of smokers and reduce the amounts collected. There is also a...
Topics: I-185, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, e-cigarettes, medicaid, smoker, tax, general fund, jeff krauss,...
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Sep 5, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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AM 1450 KMMS went on the air in 1992 as a locally owned radio station. The first morning show host was George Carter (above). George passed away the first part of August. George hosted the morning show from 1992 until 2008 or early 2009. He’s the reason you have Rush Limbaugh and other quality talk radio programing. George was a radio innovator. He went to Helena each year to report and interview members of the Montana Legislator while they were meeting. Open Range Open Range was a local...
Topics: george carter, AM 1450 KMMS, open for business, bridging the gap, open range, rush limbaugh,...
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Sep 4, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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All the markets entered record territory this week. New York Exchange, S&P 500, NASDAQ all hit record highs. The Dow Jones is up 18 percent for the year, the S&P 500 is up 17 percent for the year, NASDAQ up 26 percent for the year, and the Russell 2000 is up 23 percent for the year. European markets are shaky due to tariff reductions on American cars, and unemployment in some countries. China is not looking good most markets there are down. Trump is ready to drop the hammer on $200...
Topics: open for business, china, markets, bonds, Venezuela, Trump, GDP, Republicans, Currencies, EU,...
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Jul 29, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Thanks to a 4.1 percent growth in GDP and the European Union capitulating on trade the US stock market took off as did the European markets. The Dow again topped 25,000 and then some — up 17 percent for the year. S&P 500 up 14 percent and the NASDAQ up 22 percent for the year. Facebook took the biggest one day drop of any stock in history losing about $120 billion dollars. Twitter also took a hit from the bad publicity about their restricting conservative posts and also cleaning their...
Topics: dow jones, stock market, electric cars, oil, commodities, gold, silver, soybeans, steel, aluminum,...
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Jul 25, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Shane started out the last half hour with the Weekly Market Report. He fills us in on what’s up and what’s down. All the markets are up for the most part. Europe markets also holding steady. Only Spain is not doing well. Asia is overvalued but Japan is hanging in there. Commodities including gold were off as well. Metals are showing weakness. Steel down $50 aluminum up $26. Callers were asked to call about how much the tax cuts hurt or helped individuals. One caller talked about the amounts...
Topics: stock market, bonds, asia, spain, japan, inflation, household, income, business WinCo Foods, Trader...
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Gallatin County Commissioner Steve White paid a visit to the Open for Business Show on Saturday the 21 st . The main topic of discussion the first half hour was the County Budget that will be coming up in August. Tom is a member or the County Salary Commission and was present at the two meetings that gave direction to the County as to what to do with salaries for Commissioners, the Sheriff and Deputies, and other county employees. We also discussed the success of the land fill that is...
Topics: steve white, gallatin county, medicare, medicaid, big sky state fair, logan land fill, durston,...
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Jul 18, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Dow Jones and most other markets are up substantially for the year. European markets are a little in the pink. Asia markers show that the green has shifted to pink over the last few sessions. Shane believes that tariffs will work, and that China is headed for recession in spite of their reported numbers. Mexico is headed down the Venezuela road of high inflation. Aluminum down and steel down and coal is up thanks to China buying it to make steel. Crude oil down some but nothing to worry about....
Topics: stock market, world markets, venezuela, Mexico, coal, steel, Aluminum, oil, wheat, soybeans,...
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Jul 13, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Shane starts us off with the markets in the US and worldwide. America is looking pretty good at the moment. Some foreign markets, particularly in Asia, are faltering some. Facebook propelled Mark Zuckerberg into third place of the world’s richest people with the rise in the Facebook stock price. Oil and gas are up because so many refineries have to make so many blends of gas on the West Coast, Chicago and some other localities. Tariffs never go away, but a caller brought it up and Shane and I...
Topics: stock market, world markets, asia, china, deficites, oil, trump, tariffs, bmw, mercedes, wto, world...
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Jul 8, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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During research for the Saturday edition of Open for Business I came across a disturbing statistic. ( Listen below as Tom and Shane Discuss Sole Proprietorship and debt ) There are 23 million businesses in the United States that are designated as Sole Proprietorships . Why would 23 million businesses be disturbing? Sole Proprietorships Sole Proprietorship examples include small businesses, such as a single person art studio, a local grocery, or an computer consultation service. The moment you...
Topics: Sole Proprietorship, National Debt. public debt, business license, small business, entrepreneur,...
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Jul 1, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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As we do each week Shane brings us up to date on the latest market news. We’re still up for the year but the tariff talks are beginning to weaken steel and aluminum and a few other commodities. Oil was up but there is news that Trump talked with the Saudis and they have agreed that they will increase their production to ease the rising prices. All during Saturday’s show we’ve talked about the Supreme Court with guest attorney Jennifer Bordy and the major decisions that have come down...
Topics: unions, supreme court, cell phones, criminal forfiture, commodities, oil, steel, aluminum, tariffs,...
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Jun 27, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Immigration has been the hot topic all week and Tom, Shane and Mike McCormick were up to the task to talk about it on this past Saturday’s Open for Business show. Tom explained the three reasons why families are separated at the border and where politics and immigration are headed. Mike McCormick reminded us that there is record unemployment and there are jobs that American’s would rather not do so perhaps the time for more permissive immigration has come. Shane commented that more jobs...
Topics: immigration, employment, illegal, border, children, separation, unemployment, supply, demand,...
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Jun 27, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Money guru Mike McCormick joined Tom and Shane for this week’s Weekly Market Wrap Up. Shane brought us all up to speed regarding the various markets around the world. Commodities such as gold, silver, and agriculture prices of soybeans, wheat and pork prices were discussed. Oil remained about that same even as the Saudi’s announced changes in their production quotas. Will home prices be affected by Fed Rates in the coming months. If rates go up would that create a seller’s market? Or...
Topics: tom egelhoff, shane montalban, mike mccormick, stock markets, bonds, bitcoin, gold, silver,...
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Jun 17, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Robert Di Nero and Bill Maher have spent the last week blasting and apologizing for President Donald J. Trump. Di Nero most recently in Canada after Trump refused to sign the G7 agreement at the latest meetings recently held in Canada. There were lots of interviews with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Open for Business and Canadian co-host Shane Montalban believes his Prime Minister has been less than truthful about Canada’s benefits from NAFTA and other trade agreements with the...
Topics: canada, G7 summit, justin trudeau, prime minister, Robert di nero, bill maher, trade, tarriffs,...
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Jun 17, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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As we do every week, Tom and Shane take on the markets starting off with the 21 st Century Fox deal. Shane reviews the world markets and what that means to your wallet. The Federal Reserve did raise rates and we discuss the reasons for that. Feds want to raise rates more to unload a lot of debt they’ve been holding since the Great Recession. Tom suggested that the removal of Dodd-Frank might have made the Fed more comfortable in raising rates. Commodities were also an issue with the tariff...
Topics: 21st Century Fox, stock markets, federal reserve, great recession, dodd-frank, commodities,...
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Jun 17, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Tom Has A New Knee As some of you may know I was off the air for a couple of weeks because I had knee replacement surgery on May 29 th . All went well and I’m on the road to recovery and doing very well. In this blog I thought I might give some insights to those who might be considering knee replacement in their future that might make things go more smoothly. Tom’s Pre-Knee Replacement Guidelines Here are a few things I’d recommend doing to prepare for knee surgery. ·       Lose...
Topics: total knee replacement, surgery, opioids, tylenol, physical therapy, exercise, blood thinners,...
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May 27, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Shane started us off with the US and world markets reporting that currently everything is looking pretty good. Oil, while up for a time, slid back below $70 and the ten-year bond did make it over $3 during the week but fell back to below $2 by Friday. Gold and silver remained steady for the week. Shane also reported on those items that might be affected by the president’s tariffs such as soybeans, steel, pork and aluminum. Tesla took a beating in the press, but the stock held steady in spite...
Topics: stock market, bonds, gold, silver, oil, tesla, soybeans, pork, steel, aluminum, manufacturing,...
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May 27, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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If you keep up with the news you have no doubt heard about the financial problems in the State of Illinois. Massive pension funds that can’t be funded, college enrollment down while staff positions increase and higher taxes. In recent years Illinois has lost several congressional seats and may be poised to lose another if the mass exodus of people moving out of state continues. Governor Bruce Rauner is running for re-election in Illinois and Tom and Shane talked about the challenges Illinois...
Topics: Ryan Zipprich, Illinois, governor, bruce rauner, pension funds, college enrollment, staffing,...
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May 27, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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As many of you know Montana State University recently rejected a research center to be sponsored by the Koch Brothers. They did however accept a $5.7 million research grant. On this week’s Open for Business Tom and Shane were joined by Daniele Struppa who is the president of Chapman University in Southern California. He wrote a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about his university asking that he reject a donation to that school from the Koch Brothers. The Koch’s were planning to...
Topics: Daniele Struppa, chapman University, southern california, koch brothers, montana state Univeristy,...
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May 22, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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On May 18 th there was another school shooting. This time in Santa Fe, Texas leaving ten dead and at least ten more wounded. Once again Tom and Shane along with our loyal listeners tried to piece together what drives people to commit these crimes and what can be done to prevent them. I think we established long ago that anyone who wants to harm others for whatever reason will find a way. It might be a gun, knife, machete, vehicle or other item that can be turned into a deadly weapon depending...
Topics: Texas, Santa Fe, shooting, weapons, listeners, gun, knife, machete, vehicle, tom egelhoff, shane...
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May 17, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Senate candidate Russ Fagg joined hosts and Tom Egelhoff, Shane Montalban and guest City Commissioner Jeff Krauss. Here are some of the topics Tom, Shane and Jeff explored with Judge Fagg. The conversation began with the movement for a balanced budget amendment and there were many ideas for how that would work. The next topic was the second amendment and what is to be done about criminals getting availability of guns. Judge Fagg listed his thoughts on how congress should deal with the second...
Topics: senate, jeff krauss, judge, russ fagg, candidate, emigration, supreme court, second amendment,...
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May 16, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Jeff Krauss was the guest on Open for Business and the first topic of conversation was about a mobile home park on Willson Street that is being sold and may be developed by the new owner. The rumored plans are for three story townhouses or condominiums to take the place of the mobile homes that currently occupy the space. Krauss knows the owner of the park and give a perspective as to the future of that site. Listeners were also reminded of the Bridger Mobile Home park that displaced many...
Topics: open for business, jeff krauss, mobile home, park, willson Street, townhouse, condominiums, bridger...
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May 15, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Before the market wrap up Tom, Shane and City Commissioner Jeff Krauss took listeners calls about deficits, government spending and the tax cuts. Shane gave all the numbers on stocks, bonds, gold, oil, and other commodities and Tom pointed out that the inflation rate in Venezuela went from 8,900 percent up to 13,379 percent. So you’ll need a wheelbarrow full of money to buy a candy bar there. The markets have been up for 8 straight days adding almost 1,000 points to the Dow. For the rest of...
Topics: government spending, deficits, tax cut, stocks, bonds, gold, oil, pork, steel, aluminum,...
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May 7, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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The markets were all over the place this week. Shane broke down all the various markets in the US and globally. A caller also wanted to know about US deficits and tariffs and the two discussed where they felt those two topics were headed. Will the lower corporate tax rate bring more companies back from overseas? Tom and Shane both think that over time that will happen and it will also make US products more competitive on the world marketplace. The election was a topic too as the primary season...
Topics: stock market, bonds, commodities, gold, silver, soybeans, wheat, election, primaries, corporate tax...
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Apr 30, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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I admit that I’m a white-knuckle flyer. I fly several times a year doing small business seminars and sales training for various companies. On the latest edition of Open for Business guest commentator Jennifer Bordy joins Tom and Shane to discuss the ups and downs of air travel. Cramped quarters, people watching in airports, security, and all the other fun things that go with today’s air travel. While some airlines have been in the news a lot for killing a dog, dragging people off flights,...
Topics: air travel, airports, security, lost items, engines, dog, tom egelhoff, jennifer bordy, shane...
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Apr 30, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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On this week’s edition of Open for Business Jennifer Bordy was our guest and the beginning topic concerned the amount of taxes paid by those states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Then the conversation moved to the DACA executive order and Congress failing to act and now the Supreme Court may be asked to make the final decision on whether this rescinding of the executive order must stand. Can anyone be deported? Jennifer has the answer. The trio also had a spirited...
Topics: jennifer bordy, marijuana, taxes, DACA, executive order, congress, supreme court, deportation,...
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Apr 29, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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The Supreme Court will be considering some tough cases in the next few weeks. Decisions will be released before June 30 th . Local attorney and frequent guest on Open for Business Jennifer Bordy reviewed some of the upcoming cases with hosts Tom Egelhoff and Shane Montalban. The Trump immigration travel ban was recently heard by the court and Trump might come out on top of this one. Sales taxes for online retailers will also be heard by the high court The requirements for citizenship were also...
Topics: supreme court, gorsuch, online retailers, sales tax, robbery, burglary, DACA, executive orders,...
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Apr 29, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Markets and currencies seem to be surviving the tariff rumors quite nicely. One of the key indicators, soybeans was up slightly. Oil was steady and up somewhat while gold held its own. The ten-year bond crossed the three percent mark this week meaning that foreign money should be lining up to take advantage of that. China, Japan, the EU were also topics of discussion. Korea talks have moved from all out war to North and South Korean leaders holding hands at the DMZ singing Kumbaya . Maybe not...
Topics: stock market, currencies, gold, soybeans, oil, bonds, interest rates, china, japan, EU, korea, tom...
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Apr 24, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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XL Country morning DJ Dave Wooten joined Tom and Shane on the latest Open for Business Show to talk about his new book, “Crazy Horse – Where My Dead Lie Buried.”(Listen to the interview below.) Dave’s book follows the Oglala Lakota leader Crazy Horse from the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876 until his death just over a year later at Camp Robinson, Nebraska. During this time, Crazy Horse battles the U.S. Army, his wife's sickness, and even his own people. It’s an odyssey of...
Topics: crazy horse, oglala, lakota, indians, camp robinson nebraska, dave wooten, xl country, battle of...
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Apr 24, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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It’s often been said, “You are what you eat.” I hope that’s not true because on last Saturday’s edition of Open for Business I downed a delicious Chocolate “Chirp” Cookie from the fine folks at Cowboy Crickets. James Rolin, of Cowboy Cricket Farm joined Tom and Shane to sample one of the products they are making using a high protein source — crickets. Check out this informative interview on how to turn crickets into high protein healthy food plus check out the video of Tom...
Topics: james rolin, cowboy crickets, chocolate chirp cookie, protein, investor, food, open for business,...
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Shane starts us off with China and tariff concerns still on the table. Oil is on the table with Middle East cutting productions. Dow-Jones up 20 percent for the year so far, S&P 500 up 14 percent and the NASDAQ 100 up 22.5 percent. Soybeans are still down, wheat is also down, as was rice and weather will be of the deciding factor. Venezuela inflation is currently at 8,900 percent despite the largest oil reserves on the planet. They are in bad shape. Gold and other commodities were steady....
Topics: china, soybeans, wheat, rice, venezuela, oil, gold, commodities, consumer staples, FANG, Facebook,...
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Apr 16, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Tom and Shane reviewed the economy for the week on the Saturday Edition of Open for Business. Shane reported that markets were up for the week globally. Markets were green everywhere across the globe. With the threat of a tariff war with China soybeans and wheat were both down meaning that consumers might see lower prices on grocery shelves while farmers will be scrambling to find the best prices for their soybean and wheat crops. Oil closed up for the week at $67 while gold remained steady....
Topics: stock markets, global markets, tariff, soybeans, wheat, farmers, oil, gold, buybacks, middle east,...
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Apr 15, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Morgan Rasmussen of Cedar Rose Farm north of Three Forks joined Tom Egelhoff on the April 14 th edition of Open for Business. Rasmussen has a 50-acre farm and a little less than two acres are devoted to what is called a CSA Farm. For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically, the share consists...
Topics: Morgan Rasmussen, Cedar Rose Farm, three forks, CSA Farm, produce, vegetables, Kale, broccoli,...
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Apr 10, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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City Commissioner Jeff Krauss joined Tom and Shane on the Saturday edition of Open for Business and housing prices and affordable housing were both hot topics. Tom gave some statistics on average housing prices around the valley including Bozeman, Livingston, Belgrade, Manhattan and Three Forks. Jeff gave some history of housing prices and why affordable housing in Bozeman is such a challenge. Lots in Bozeman are in the $125,000 range and if you use the rule of thumb that lot price is one...
Topics: jeff krauss, affordable housing, stratigic plan, housing stats, belgrade, livingston, manhattan,...
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Apr 9, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Jeff Krauss joined Tom and Shane for an update on planned road constructions in the greater Bozeman Area. Work Starting on Rouse Improvements We started with State Road 86 better known to some folks as Rouse Street. Trees are being removed along Rouse in preparation for the future improvements between Oak and Main St. The beginning plan will be from Oak Street to Story Mill Rd. then in 2019 Oak to Main Street will complete that project. This project will divert a lot of traffic off Rouse onto...
Topics: jeff krauss, oak, babcock, durston, traffic circle, roundabout, traffic calming, ferguson, law and...
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Apr 8, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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This week’s Market Wrap up started off with tariffs. Soybeans, pork, steel and aluminum, and more. However, the market is not reflecting the tariff fears. Soybeans, wheat and rice were all up this week. But fears of the unknown still create a lumpy landscape for. Investors. Stocks all over the place this week. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify before Congress and the markets may react to that. China was also a topic with their currency and their business practices primarily...
Topics: stock market, commodities, congress, mark zuckerberg, facebook, china, russia, currency, tom...
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Apr 8, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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On the April 7 th edition of Open for Business with Tom Egelhoff and Shane Montalban taxes were a hot topic.Guests in the third hour included Montana Regional Outreach Director of Americans for Prosperity, Henry Kriegel, and State Director David Herbst, in studio to talk about taxes. The Trump Tax Bill As most everyone knows Congress passed a sweeping tax bill that should put more money in Montana taxpayer’s pockets. One Open for Business caller realized over $9,000 in tax reduction. And...
Topics: trump, tax bill, henry Kriegel, david herbst, congress, americans for prosperity, district of...
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Mar 25, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Gallatin County Commissioner Steve White joined Tom Egelhoff, filling in for Dominick In The Morning last Friday, for an update on the upcoming vote on the never ending Law & Justice Center. As usual there are many hoops that both the city and county have to jump through before this thing can get on the ballot again. One of the issues is that Gallatin County is the only county in the state that has five incorporated communities that will all be using some of the services of the L&J....
Topics: Gallatin County, commissioner, steve white, law and justice center, bozeman city commission,...
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Mar 25, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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County Commissioner Steve White joined Tom Egelhoff who was filling in for Dominick In The Morning last Friday and talked about the yearly closing of Highlight Road. The road will be officially closed to motorized traffic on March 31 st . The road is kept open all winter by the joint efforts of the County, the Forest Service and the Friends of Highlight which is a private organization Private and state money allows the road to be plowed during the winter about 24 times each year with the...
Topics: highlight, forest service, friends of highlight, paradise falls, ice climbing, dominick in the...
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Mar 25, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Gallatin County Commissioner Steve White joined Tom Egelhoff, filling in on Dominick In The Morning, last Friday and announced two new roundabouts coming to Bozeman. Cottonwood And Stuckey The first one is currently under construction at the intersection of Cottonwood Rd. and Stuckey in South Bozeman. This construction will be funded entirely by the state. Road closures planned for this roundabout at the end of June are Huffine to Blackwood on Cottonwood and Gooch Hill heading East to Fowler on...
Topics: roundabout, fowler, gooch hill, love lane, stuckey, huffine, cottonwood, journey church,...
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Mar 24, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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The recent signing of the Omnibus Spending Bill signed by President Trump on Friday was a hot topic with listeners. Since it’s an Omnibus Bill and not a Federal Budget that gives President Trump the option to do whatever he wants with the money regardless of where the money is directed in the bill. Trump has the option of modifying it if he sees fit. We also covered more on the tariffs and government spending. Trump announced $80 billion in new tariffs directed at China and they are expected...
Topics: trump, tariff, markets, gold, silver, commodities, federal reserve, stocks, bonds, omibus, spending...
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Mar 18, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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On this week’s Open for Business Market Wrap-Up Tom and Shane feel that the Federal Reserve will raise rates based on currency markers rather than the economy. The Fed wants to protect the US dollar. No real sign of inflation and the economy is booming in spite of the up and down stock market. The current market doesn't reflect any rise in interest rates. Euro drops in value and China is down 8.3% for the week. While the Dow still up for the year. Germany still trying to form a government and...
Topics: china, germany, commodities, self-driving trucks, canada, steel, aluminum, tariffs, euro, dow,...
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Mar 11, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Three time Mayor and current Bozeman City Commissioner Jeff Krauss joined the fun on Open for Business last Saturday to talk openly about Open Space issues. The Gallatin Country Commissioners are talking about adding an Open Space Levy to the June primary ballot that is expected to raise around $20 million in property taxes for future use. Open Space is one of those double-edged swords that people are either for or against. There is rarely any middle ground or neutral stance on the issue. Some...
Topics: jeff krauss, open space, levy, county, Gallatin, tom egelhoff, shane montalban, bozeman, Montana,...
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Mar 11, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Shane starts this segment off with the local markets, jobs report and more. Shane is predicting a 30,000 Dow by August. Tom’s not so sure. The gloom and doom of the upcoming election season might affect the markets negatively. One of the callers suggested that legislation is happening too fast. He used the Florida Gun Bill as an example. Tom chimed in thinking that whatever can be passed quickly to garner votes will be used to bolster tough races for Democrats running in red states....
Topics: stock market, commodities, agriculture, tariffs, federal reserve, oil, gold, Trump, North Korea,...
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Feb 27, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Jeff Krauss joined hosts Tom Egelhoff and Shane Montalban to cover a host of topics on this week’s Open for Business Show.  Hour One: Gun Control and Property Taxes might not seem to go together but those were the hot topics with callers in the first hour. Social services are the responsibility of the county and state but it seems our current commission might be moving in the social services direction. Jeff Krauss weighed in on that topic.  Hour Two: In this segment Commissioner Krauss gave...
Topics: Jeff Krauss, tom egelhoff, shane montalban, affordable housing, laws, school shooting, florida,...
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Feb 25, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Tom and Shane wrapped up the week in stocks and money this week. Markets did stabilize this week. The dollar is staying a little weak compared to other currencies. China continues to manipulate their currency illegally. Germany still doesn’t have a government. Will they stay in the EU? India is ridding themselves of debt and that might affect their future. Commodities are holdings steady as we move into spring . Inflation is under control for the moment. Will the Fed raise rates in March and...
Topics: tom egelhoff, shane montalban, canada, united states, stock market, federal reserve, india,...
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Feb 18, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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HOUR ONE: Joined in progress - Mike McCormick, Shane Montalban, and Tom Egelhoff talk current events. The most recent school shooting in Florida was our lead topic. Is there an answer to gun violence? The three debate the topic. In the 2 nd half hour Montana AG Tim Fox weighed in on the court decision upholding the prohibition of robocalls. HOUR TWO: The stock market roller coaster ride. Is it over? Or is the other shoe going to drop? Will interest rates go up in the next few months? A business...
Topics: school shootings, robocalls, stock market, interest rates, federal reserve, gold, bond market,...
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Feb 11, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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The Congress passed a large spending bill early Friday morning but we still have the 2013 sequester in place. Tom and Shane will break down what that means and where it puts the next continuing resolution scheduled for March 23 rd . This past week the markets went completely nuts. We saw major swings up and down by 1,000 points or more on at least two days during the week. The big question is — will the markets open up or down on Monday? Tom and Shane make their predictions of where the...
Topics: sequester, stock market, bonds, dow jones, world markets, Japan, China, tom egelhoff, shane...
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Feb 11, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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On the February 10, 2018 edition of Open for Business Tom Egelhoff and Shane Montalban started off with the wild swings of the markets this week as well as where money is going. In another segment they talked about the huge spending bill that congress passed and the vote of the continuing resolution till March 23 rd . The budget sequester also was discussed and how it affected the spending bill and of course our weekly stock market wrap up. Open for Business airs every Saturday 11am to 2pm...
Topics: open for business, stock market, congress, spending bill, continuing resolution, budget sequester,...
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Feb 4, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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This week the markets took a tumble losing over 600 points. Was it the release of the FISA Memo, or investors taking profits or something else? Tom and Shane break it down. Each week we review the stock markets in the US as well as 300 around the world to make sense of what's happening with your paycheck, your investments or retirement. Listen Live each week on Saturdays 11AM to 2PM Mountain Time on KMMSAM.COM Click "Listen Live" Call in during the show 406-522-8255 or text us at...
Topics: stock market, bonds, investments, fisa memo, tom egelhoff, shane montalban, AM 1450, KMMS, Bozeman,...
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Feb 4, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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On the Saturday, February 3, 2018, edition of Open for Business Tom Egelhoff and Shane Mantalban took on the infamous memo released this past week calling the FBI and others into question for their information gathering practices. Callers also wanted to discuss the lack of workers in the area considering how much construction and “help wanted” signs were are seeing around town. Was the train carrying the Republicans to their meeting an assassination attempt? One caller suggested it was....
Topics: memo, us government, fbi, dossier, carter page, republican, democrat, congress, construction, help...
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Jan 31, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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The show started off with a caller talking on the infamous memo and where that may lead. Next, we talked about when the markets might drop — if in fact — they do. Being an election year are any politicians willing to rock the boat? Will the Fed up the interest rate in their March meeting? How much growth is expected in the first quarter with all the bonuses of big companies plus the repatriation of money back to the US? Commodities are in play in all the markets. Three hundred markets we...
Topics: Federal Reserve, money markets, interest rates, repatriation, taxes, crude oil, prices, gold,...
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Jan 30, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Tom Egelhoff filled in for Dominick In The Morning on Tuesday January 30 th . Jeff Krauss, former Bozeman Mayor and current City Commissioner talked with Tom about Bozeman politics. The Commission finally put the Mandeville Farm issue to bed after several years of courtroom drama and picked up a cool $1million settlement. That might just cover the attorney’s costs. The two also discussed another topic from the Monday night meeting and that was a community college in Bozeman. There was gender...
Topics: Jeff Krauss, tom egelhoff, Mandeville Farm, SAE House, Story mansion, flooding, snowfall, food...
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Jan 29, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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This week Tom Egelhoff’s Weekly Small Business Podcast dealt with the entrepreneurial spirit of starting your own home-based business. One of the first items covered was, “ Are you SERIOUS?” In order to be successful in any business — that's the question you must ask yourself. Some of the other points made during this podcast: ·       How do you pick the right business? ·       Do you need a business license? ·       Do you have a business or a hobby in the eyes of the...
Topics: home based, business, startup, license, hobby, IRS, bank account, fictious name, incorporate, LLC,...
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Jan 28, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Judge Russ Fagg, US Senate Candidate, joined Tom Egelhoff on Open for Business last Saturday for a spirited discussion on current affairs in Washington. About US Senate Candidate Judge Russ Fagg Judge Russ Fagg is a fourth-generation Montanan and attended school at Rimrock Elementary, Lincoln Junior High, and Billings Senior High School. After being voted co-captain of the football team, Russ graduated and went to Whitman College, then to law school at the University of Montana. Russ clerked...
Topics: Judge Russ Fagg, US Senate, DACA, deferred action for Childhood arrivals, Jon Tester, Washington,...
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Jan 22, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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When I was a young, innocent, naïve, farm boy, growing up in the mid-west, I remember hearing my father remarking about the many products he bought. "The salesman told me — we'll never have to buy another one, — it'll last a lifetime." Looking back on those days, Coke bottles were made of heavy glass, car bumpers were so strong we could walk on them and never make a dent. It seemed that everything in those days was "built to last." Now, in 2018, it seems like everything...
Topics: Planned Obsolescence, technological, postponed, physical, style, products, services, disposable,...
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Jan 21, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Three time Bozeman Mayor and current Bozeman City Commissioner Jeff Krauss join hosts Tom Egelhoff and Shane Montalban on the January 20 th edition of The Open For Business Radio Show. Topics of the day included the government shut down, illegal immigration, Bozeman Real Estate, performance bonds, city parks and trails, the Law and Justice Center, the women’s march, the “me too” movement, sexual harassment in the work place, female candidates for president and women in the work force, the...
Topics: government shut down, illegal immigration, Bozeman Real Estate, performance bonds, city parks,...
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Jan 18, 2018 Tom Egelhoff
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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Hosting Frederick Douglass Play in Bozeman “Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass” will bring to life a defender of freedom and American hero Bozeman, Mont. – Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Bridge to Wellbeing program is sponsoring a performance on Saturday, January 20 th   to honor the life of the great abolitionist and freedom fighter Frederick Douglass. The play, “Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass,” has been performed across the nation by...
Topics: american's for prosperity, bridge to wellbeing, abolitionist, freedom fighter, fred morsell, pbs,...