The two things that always seem to be certain in our lives are death and taxes.

Many residents are reeling from sticker shock as they open their current property tax bills.

Gallatin Valley residents are 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 61-year-old resident texted us that he will not be able to retire in the valley that has been his home his entire life.

Other people are expressing concern that they would not be able to hold onto their property as the cost of living in those homes continues to escalate.

Bozeman City Commissioner Jeff Krauss outlines his view on this situation: