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Montana developer aims to replace Bozeman motel

By Lauren Maschmedt, KTVM Anchor, lmaschmedt@ktvm.com
Published On: Dec 10 2012 09:44:39 AM MST
Updated On: Dec 10 2012 03:38:00 PM MST
Blue Sky Motel
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

A bed-bug ridden Bozeman motel some complained was an eyesore and magnet for trouble is slated for the wrecking ball, if a developer is cleared to replace the structure with a three-story office and residential building.

Shahan Enterprises wants to build a 40,000-square-foot, three-story building, according to plans filed with the city planning department.

The Flathead Bank of Bigfork reportedly owns the building now, which sits on the east end of Main Street near Lindley Park.

Named for fair weather, the place has been the site of some nasty news.

On Sunday, an NBC Montana news crew went to the Blue Sky and found it boarded up and abandoned.

Bed bugs were found in April and the motel didn't have enough money for exterminators, according to an official complaint.

In September, a teen died of an overdose. And in October, a man was found there a week after he died.