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Billings City Council votes not to return water park letter of credit

Billings City Council votes not to return water park letter of credit

After more than a dozen people had spoken respectfully and yet passionately about whether the city should return a $100,000 letter of credit to the Oasis Water Park, Mayor Tom Hanel had this to say to those who gathered to see how the Billings City Council would vote Monday: “Ladies and gent…

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Billings Council will mull letting go of $100K reserve to help build waterslide

Billings Council will mull letting go of $100K reserve to help build waterslide

The Billings City Council will be asked Monday to return a $100,000 reserve to the Better Billings Foundation to help the organization install another waterslide at the Oasis Water Park.

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Aquatic facility receives anonymous donation

The Better Billings Foundation recently received an anonymous $40,000 donation that will go toward the purchase of a second body slide at The Oasis aquatic facility.

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No time off for teachers with summer jobs

No time off for teachers with summer jobs

School may be out, but it doesn't matter to elementary school teacher Clay Herron. He still spends every day with dozens of shouting, laughing children. 

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Burglars hit Billings water park twice

Burglars hit Billings water park twice

Thieves broke into the offices of the Oasis Water Park in the Heights twice last weekend.

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Have You Heard? Building underway as gymnastics school expands

Kari Streets started working at Billings Gymnastics School in 1993 when it had 250 students.

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BBF elects board officers

The Better Billings Foundation has elected officers of the board for 2013. They are Dave Ulrichs and Rich Lorenz (co-chairs), Sam Morris (vice chair), Steve Nitz (treasurer) Jackie Hill (secretary) and Chuck Barthuly (executive director). Their terms officially began on Oct. 1. Jill Lynch is…

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It's not your imagination: So far this year, it's been record-breakingly hot and dry

It's not your imagination: So far this year, it's been record-breakingly hot and dry

Billings residents who sweltered through the last month may be surprised to learn that it was only the fourth-warmest July on record.

July 31, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Oasis water park sees 'overwhelmingly phenomenal' grand opening

Oasis water park sees 'overwhelmingly phenomenal' grand opening

Macy Rose didn’t have the time to talk. The 9-year-old from Huntley had more important things on her mind, like scaling the steps in front of her a few more times.

June 03, 2012 5:30 pm Photos

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Weekend Sampler: Six things to do this weekend

Suggestions from the Enjoy Bloggers on events and activities to attend this weekend:

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Oasis water park set to open Sunday in the Heights

Oasis water park set to open Sunday in the Heights

As crews scramble to put the finishing touches on the new Oasis Aquatic Park and Community Center in the Heights before Sunday's public grand opening, Chuck Barthuly isn't ready to rest easy just yet.

June 01, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Scheels plans donations to Heights aquatic center

Scheels Sporting Goods has announced it is planning to donate $50,000 to the “Pool Together” campaign to fund an aquatic center being built in Billings Heights.

February 27, 2012 5:45 pmLoading…
Marijuana law, park district lead other top stories

Marijuana law, park district lead other top stories

There were plenty of other big news stories in 2011. Here’s a sampling:

January 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Settlement ends lawsuit against Heights aquatic center

Settlement ends lawsuit against Heights aquatic center

An agreement signed Monday will bring an end to a lawsuit filed against the city of Billings and the Better Billings Foundation over an aquatic center being built in the Heights.

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Construction continued Monday on the aquatic center

Construction continued Monday on the aquatic center

Construction continued Monday on the aquatic center being built by the Better Billings Foundation at Sahara Park in the Heights.

November 14, 2011 9:59 pmLoading…
Excavators start clearing aquatic center site in the Heights

Excavators start clearing aquatic center site in the Heights

The Better Billings Foundation’s excavating contractor took out a small grove of trees and began site preparation Wednesday in Sahara Park in the Heights, where the foundation plans to build a $4 million aquatic center.

August 31, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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Sahara Park aquatic plans aired at Heights meeting

About 25 Heights residents turned out Tuesday night to hear a presentation about an aquatic center planned for Sahara Park.

August 23, 2011 8:56 pmLoading…

Foundation director to talk about plans for aquatic center

Chuck Barthuly of the Better Billings Foundation, the group hoping to build an aquatic center in Sahara Park, will give an update on the project Tuesday night.

August 19, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…

Heights pool hearing canceled, but fight still on

Supporters of a Heights aquatic center plan to move forward quickly with construction plans, after opponents of the project asked to cancel a court hearing on their lawsuit Monday.

August 16, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…
Judge orders halt to work on Heights aquatic center

Judge orders halt to work on Heights aquatic center

A District Court judge has granted a temporary restraining order that prohibits a group that had been planning to build an aquatic center in the Heights from starting work on the project.

August 10, 2011 12:05 pm Related Loading…

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