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City Lights: Putting a '30' to City Lights commentary

This column made its debut almost 13 years ago, on the first Sunday of the year 2000.

September 29, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
City Lights: No dog's life: Circus animals give their side of story

City Lights: No dog's life: Circus animals give their side of story

The story we carried last week about how animals are treated at the circus was interesting, but I couldn't help wondering: What did Duchess think?

September 22, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: Eat, drink and be wary, it's an election year

Rarely in the history of the American republic have beer and junk food played such an important role in a presidential election.

September 15, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: So many good stories, so little time

It occurred to me the other day that I’m not getting any younger.

September 08, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: Ad-libbing and bourbon would help conventions

We owe Clint Eastwood a big thank-you.

September 01, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: In naming towns, dull beats unfortunate

Billings may be a fairly boring name, but at least it’s not Boring.

August 25, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: A punch line that’s worthy of the wait

Dear Ed: I know it’s illegal to use a cellphone while driving your car in Billings, but is it legal to do so if you’re sitting there waiting f…

August 18, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: Which stakeholder moved my cheesy bus?

Regardless of what happens to Assistant Fire Chief Frank Odermann, I have a feeling that the “bad bus” employed by Fire Chief Paul Dextras wil…

August 11, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: Going for the gold at the Billings Olympics

Welcome to our continuing live coverage of the Billings Olympics.

August 04, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
City Lights: Good citizen saves the day -- and maybe 20 trees

City Lights: Good citizen saves the day -- and maybe 20 trees

Traffic studies show that more than 80,000 motorists pass through the intersection of King Avenue West and South 24th Street West on an average day.

July 21, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: Beating the heat - We can talk our way through this

Most summers seem to fly past way too quickly.

July 14, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: Big thoughts on a very small particle

The biggest news of the week, in this universe or any other, was that scientists think they may have found the elusive particle that gives oth…

July 07, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
City Lights: Obama outhouse maker should be sent to the woodshed

City Lights: Obama outhouse maker should be sent to the woodshed

I shouldn’t beat a dead outhouse, but I can’t resist.

July 01, 2012 1:00 am Related Loading…
City Lights: 'He was not alone': Friends, family remember Joe White

City Lights: 'He was not alone': Friends, family remember Joe White

Vennie Eline White already knew what an interesting, intelligent man her brother was.

June 23, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: Real-world festivals could kick-start tourism

I’m sorry I didn’t get over to Miles City on Saturday for the third annual Mosquito Festival.

June 16, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: This election year has nothing on 1912

If you think the 2012 presidential election is shaping up to be a lively one, you should have been around in 1912.

June 02, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: Longtime judge witnesses a changing society

Not too long ago, a defendant came into Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez’s courtroom to enter a plea to charges of aggr…

May 26, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: Good news for jaded voters

Montanans apparently have been jaded by years and years of outlandish homegrown news stories.

May 12, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: Mysteries of local government explained, more or less

Dear Ed: I was just reading a pamphlet called "How a bill becomes law." It was fascinating, but also quite complicated, with arrows winding ar…

May 05, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: Hopefully, we make progress in word wars

The Associated Press, normally only the conveyor of news, made headlines itself earlier this month.

April 28, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

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