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Gazette opinion: Welcome to dancing and shopping in the streets

Gazette opinion: Welcome to dancing and shopping in the streets

There are too many true stories about how government ignores valid citizen concerns. So it’s refreshing to report an example of how the City Council listened to complaints and gave directions that produced a better plan for everyone.

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National Geographic showcases "Where the Locals Go" in Montana

National Geographic showcases "Where the Locals Go" in Montana

“Where the Locals Go: Montana,” an online hub at National Geographic magazine’s website, now features photos from a number of Montana attractions thanks to a partnership with National Geographic Travel.

September 05, 2014 1:40 pm Photos

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Patriotic road trip: Travelers likely to be in town over the holiday weekend

Patriotic road trip: Travelers likely to be in town over the holiday weekend

Although no fireworks will be launched from the top of Pompeys Pillar on Friday, visitors are likely to flock to area attractions for the holiday weekend. 

July 04, 2014 7:15 am Video Photos

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Alex Tyson

DAYTON, Wyo. — Alex Tyson, 24, of Dayton, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

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Billings City Council hears final budget presentations

While city leaders are talking about pressing upcoming financial needs, including a potential public safety levy, they might do well to look at the financial health of the transit system, too.

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Times Square spot will tout Billings on a really big scale

Times Square spot will tout Billings on a really big scale

Big Apple, say hello to Big Sky.

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Rocky a candidate to host NAIA national women's tournament

Rocky Mountain College is in the running to be the host institution for the NAIA Women's Division I Basketball National Championships beginning in March 2015, according to Rocky athletic director Robert Beers.

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Tyson earns new designation

Tyson earns new designation

Alex Tyson, IOM, the executive director of the Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau, graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management, a professional development program. Her new designation signifies that she has completed 96 hours of …

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Alex Tyson

Alex Tyson

Alex Tyson

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Conventions, sports events bring thousands here this year

Conventions, sports events bring thousands here this year

Conventions, sporting events and meetings are filling up the calendar, as well as hotel and motel rooms in Billings for 2013.

February 19, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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'Bakken bump' in tourism felt across region

Every aspect of Eastern Montana’s economy feels the force of the Bakken energy boom, including the hospitality and tourism industry.

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Alex Tyson

Alex Tyson

Alex Tyson, executive director of the Billings Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau, says "it's going to be a good year" for local hotels and restaurants.

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Tourism expert says Billings needs to pay attention to convention business

Tourism expert says Billings needs to pay attention to convention business

Having studied Billings for more than three years, travel consultant Judy Randall has been mostly complimentary about the way local tourism officials have gone about drawing travelers off the highway and convincing them to spend the night, or at least some of their money.

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Movie shoot boosts Billings' economy, pride

Movie shoot boosts Billings' economy, pride

Ask Deny Staggs, location coordinator and co-manager of the Montana Film Office, what it's like when a major studio film production sweeps into a smaller town for filming and he's got a ready answer.

November 27, 2012 5:22 pm Photos

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Lodging tax dollars up in Billings, across state

Billings hotels and motels collected 21 percent more revenue from the lodging tax from July 2011 through June, compared with the same 12 months last year.

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Debra Donovan, Alex Tyson

Debra Donovan, Alex Tyson

March of Dimes state director Debra Donovan and Alex Tyson of the Billings Chamber/CVB share a smile in front of the Billings Depot, site of the March of Dimes fundraising event, Signature Chef's Auction.

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Putting the heads in beds: Five Minutes with Alex Tyson

Putting the heads in beds: Five Minutes with Alex Tyson

A travel and tourism marketing expert once observed that Billings was “born lucky.” While Billings doesn’t boast world-class attractions like Yellowstone National Park, it’s in a unique position because it can offer some large-city amenities while being just a short jaunt to some spectacular…

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Tourism in the region off to a good start this summer

Tourism in the region off to a good start this summer

Just how well is Montana’s tourism industry doing in the middle of a year replete with economic uncertainty?

July 29, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Bed tax is 25 years old

Before the year is out, tourism experts say, 10.5 million out-of-state visitors will journey to or through Montana, dropping somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 billion. About 2 million of those visitors will hit Billings and about half of them will spend a night here, according to a study c…

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Bed tax, tourism improvement districts bring in revenue for tourism promotion

Revenue from the 4 percent Montana “facilities use” tax, or bed tax, is distributed widely according to a formula set by the Legislature. The state actually collects 7 percent on each room, but 3 percent -- a lodging facilities sales tax -- goes to the general fund. The Montana Historical So…

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