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Make-A-Wish Montana fulfills boys dream of being a filmmaker in Hollywood

Make-A-Wish Montana fulfills boys dream of being a filmmaker in Hollywood

New With the sun-soaked iconic palm trees of Hollywood as a backdrop, a 12-year-old Billings boy fulfilled his longtime dream of spending a week a…

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Keep an eye out for each other on the road

Keep an eye out for each other on the road

Updated Yellowstone and Missoula counties are tied for a record no other Montana county wants to break. Both counties had 17 pedestrian traffic fatali…

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Sunset sessions: Classes combine paddleboard, yoga on Lake Elmo

Sunset sessions: Classes combine paddleboard, yoga on Lake Elmo

A light breeze sent small ripples rolling across Lake Elmo on a recent warm August evening.

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Health matters: Viral hepatitis ranges from mild to deadly

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. While it can be caused by drugs or alcohol use, it’s commonly caused by a virus. Chronic cases of v…

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Billings Clinic expansion boosting local contractors

Billings Clinic expansion boosting local contractors

Gene Kolstad has been helping to design health care facilities for more than three decades, and he still gets excited about the details of the…

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Billings Clinic poised to open new inpatient pediatric unit

Billings Clinic poised to open new inpatient pediatric unit

For the first time in more than 40 years, Billings Clinic is planning a dedicated inpatient pediatric unit to accommodate the growing demand.

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Family to Family: 'We learned that we aren’t alone... that we aren’t freaks'

Family to Family: 'We learned that we aren’t alone... that we aren’t freaks'

Mary Karen Marek was angry when her younger, mentally ill brother moved out of Montana, isolated himself from family, abandoned his two childr…

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HEALTH MATTERS: Clinic celebrates 30 years of care in the community

HEALTH MATTERS: Clinic celebrates 30 years of care in the community

Thirty years ago, the RiverStone Health Clinic opened in a little, robin’s egg-blue building on South 27th Street with five exam rooms.

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SHIP Q and A: Time to start pre-enrollment planning for 2015

Your questions on Medicare and Medicaid answered by the local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) — an objective, not-for-profit …

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HEALTH MATTERS: Plenty of work behind scenes to make food safe at MontanaFair

HEALTH MATTERS: Plenty of work behind scenes to make food safe at MontanaFair

As a child, MontanaFair meant carnival lights, concert music and the tantalizing smell of food on the midway. Since becoming a registered sani…

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Walk to raise awarness of hemophilia, blood disorders

The 3rd annual Montana and Wyoming Hemophilia Walk is set for Sept. 6 at ZooMontana. The event is hosted by the Rocky Mountain Hemophilia and …

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Book research leads to 13 years of ballet for Roundup-area man

Book research leads to 13 years of ballet for Roundup-area man

Larry Stanfel, 74, stood on the balls of his feet with his arms stretched overhead, his gaze locked forward and his neck and back straight, se…

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Mustangs to promote heart health on Thursday

Billings Clinic is partnering with the Billings Mustangs to bring awareness to heart disease and prevention, all in support of the American He…

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Grandsons motivated Grandma to shed 42 pounds

Grandsons motivated Grandma to shed 42 pounds

When Nancy Darling’s mother died in 1994, Darling quit smoking. When her sister died in November 2012, Darling vowed to lose weight and get healthy.

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HEALTHY WEIGHT: What is fatty liver?

HEALTHY WEIGHT: What is fatty liver?

Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been told that I have a fatty liver. What is that?

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HEALTH MATTERS: Don’t let cost be a reason to delay back-to-school vaccinations

HEALTH MATTERS: Don’t let cost be a reason to delay back-to-school vaccinations

Now is the time to avoid the back-to-school rush. To avoid wasting your time and patience in a clinic waiting room, get your school-required v…

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PLASTIC SURGERY: Should individual choices be regulated to curb health care costs?

PLASTIC SURGERY: Should individual choices be regulated to curb health care costs?

“What are you going to do after graduation, honey?”

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Outdoors

Robin Williams was no fool when it came to fly casting

Robin Williams was no fool when it came to fly casting

Noted fly angler Jack Dennis, of Jackson Hole, Wyo., shared this great story about actor and comedian Robin Williams, who recently died. Dennis gave permission to republish the tale here:

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Make-A-Wish Montana fulfills boys dream of being a filmmaker in Hollywood

Make-A-Wish Montana fulfills boys dream of being a filmmaker in Hollywood

With the sun-soaked iconic palm trees of Hollywood as a backdrop, a 12-year-old Billings boy fulfilled his longtime dream of spending a week at the New York Film Academy Summer Camp in Los Angeles where he made a 2-minute silent film.

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Announcements

Michelle Ann Vigesaa

Michelle Ann Vigesaa

Michelle Ann Vigesaa passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 47 in her home in Billings.

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Back to School Goes Home

Back to School Goes Home

I admit that I have a thing for school supply stores. Having been a teacher for many years has influenced my love for classroom staples, and having just the right pen and notebook still matters. I also love lockers, globes, and maps, and I’m …

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Religion

Vatican: Ex-envoy can be tried by Dominican court

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Monday that its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Caribbean country, had lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried by Dominican or other courts.

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Pets

Pet of the week: Olivia

Pet of the week: Olivia

A Jack Russell terrier is available for adoption through Billings Animal Rescue Kare, BARK.

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Travel

Day hikes as Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park turns 100

Day hikes as Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park turns 100

ESTES PARK, Colo. — No adjectives can do Rocky Mountain National Park justice. The jagged snow-draped peaks, rocky tundra, green valleys, and roaring waterfalls render exclamation points inadequate.

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