Eric Dietrich

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Eric Dietrich covers city government and health for the Chronicle.

A sign posted in the window of the closed Gandolfo's Deli in the University Square Shopping Center in Bozeman, announcing the restaurant's sale.

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Thanks, John — the tricky thing here is that there's a ton of different stuff lumped in the "Other programs" category — everything from the stuff I broke out to the city attorney's office, planning dept, parking program, city manager's office, IT/HR/finance depts, etc. etc.. That t…

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Hi there — yeah, I think that's probably a fair critique to some extent. My thinking with writing this and framing it the way I did is that this is probably a community conversation worth having (whether or not a critical mass of us end up deciding it's a real concern).

Franky, I think…

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Reporter here — we did find someone on the street yesterday to take a picture (with their permission). This is a tricky issue to illustrate, and all the participants in the HRDC study were, as is appropriate, kept strictly anonymous.

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It's in the dictionary (Merriam-Webster's online edition, at least)!

snafu (noun) - "a situation marked by errors or confusion"

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snafu

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Yeah — I'd reported previously that the Petersons had been offered $38,400 for 19,000 square feet. I've heard that there might have been a higher offer at some point, too, but I haven't gotten that formally verified or pinned down details.

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/city…

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Hi Stewart — cross-posting from a comment where I explained my thinking with this on the Save Bozeman FB page:

First off, my impression is that a majority of the vocal opposition to the Black-Olive proposal is coming from people who own property within a few block radius of the site. T…

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Reporter here — I've been meaning to look into information on light rail, since it seems like it's an idea that comes up pretty regularly in local transit conversations. My understanding, though, is that building it tends to be really expensive, to the point where it's not practical (as comp…

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Reporter here — those are good questions. It's unclear who would pay for the sewer upgrade. The city's line with those sorts of requirements is "it has to happen before you can build," which generally means the developer is on the hook. However, the public works department does som…

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Thanks all — I've taken a look at the responses here and will try to figure out how to address the issues you've raised (though I did promise my editor I wouldn't go over 1,000 words, which will limit what I can hit on).

@BozeBoy — I added a quick locator map (with the B-3 downtown zon…

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Hi folks (reporter here) — I thought I'd mention that in addition to this 'breaking news' piece I'm working on a longer article for Sunday hoping to explain the issues being debated as Black-Olive goes in front of city commissioners Monday.

If you have specific questions you'd like me …