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Have You Heard: Revamped Granary opens under new name

Have You Heard: Revamped Granary opens under new name

The former Granary restaurant reopened Monday in Billings with a revamped menu, a casual taproom for beer lovers and a new banner.

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Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Most of the vests, hunting gear, fishing poles and exercise equipment are in place at the new Scheels Sporting Goods store on Billings’ West End.

August 19, 2014 5:38 pm Photos

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Business leaders look to cook up Billings version of Sioux Falls' success

Business leaders look to cook up Billings version of Sioux Falls' success

A month after an aspirational visit to Sioux Falls, S.D., participants’ minds are still working through the takeaways — and formulating possible next steps — based on what they saw during an extensive three-day tour of South Dakota’s largest city.

June 15, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Billings City Council approves pedestrian bridge over train tracks

Billings City Council approves pedestrian bridge over train tracks

By the slimmest of margins — 5-4, with 1 abstention and one council member absent — the Billings City Council on Monday approved a construction and maintenance agreement that will lead to the building of a pedestrian bridge connecting Minnesota Avenue to Montana Avenue at North 25th Street.

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When peers gather: Five Minutes with Greg Kohn

When peers gather: Five Minutes with Greg Kohn

After retiring from Rocky Mountain College, what does Greg Kohn do for an encore? For starters, he has embarked on a project to bring chief executives and business owners together so that they can share ideas and improve their businesses.

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Gazette opinion: Help wanted: Only attorneys need apply

An unusual entry appeared in the Sunday Billings Gazette help wanted ads: Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace vacancy.

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David Hoffman, director of external affairs for PPL Montana

David Hoffman, director of external affairs for PPL Montana

David Hoffman, director of external affairs for PPL Montana, left, listens to Big Sky EDA president Steve Arveschoug's introduction at a briefing Friday.

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Pete Simonich

Pete Simonich

Pete Simonich, the vice president and chief operating officer of PPL Montana speaks at a briefing session hosted by the Big Sky EDA on Friday.

September 21, 2012 3:12 pmLoading…
Pete Simonich and David Hoffman

Pete Simonich and David Hoffman

Pete Simonich, the vice president and chief operating officer of PPL Montana, and David Hoffman, the director of external affairs for the company, speak at a briefing session hosted by the Big Sky EDA on Friday.

September 21, 2012 3:12 pmLoading…
Leaders talk through effects of Bakken boom

Leaders talk through effects of Bakken boom

GLENDIVE — In a conference room in the Yellowstone River Inn here on the edge of the Bakken oil boom, community leaders from around the region gathered Wednesday to talk about how to deal with that boom.

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Steve Arveschoug, executive director of the Big Sky Economic Development Authority

Steve Arveschoug, executive director of the Big Sky Economic Development Authority

Steve Arveschoug, executive director of the Big Sky Economic Development Authority, leads a discussion during a session with business leaders and democratic legislators Monday morning.

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Gazette opinion: Billings community can boost graduation rate

Spurred by work at other AA school districts and the urging of Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, Billings Public Schools has begun considering how a community dropout prevention effort could work here.

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County commission approves application for sidewalk in Lockwood

A proposal to install a sidewalk on Hillner Lane in Lockwood to provide children with a safer path to school got a boost on Friday.

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Council votes to put library bond on ballot

Council votes to put library bond on ballot

Supporters of a new Parmly Billings Library had big news for the City Council on Monday night: donations in the form of cash and pledges totaling $3.4 million have been made to the library foundation.

June 27, 2011 10:24 pm Photos

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Business digest

The Yellowstone Valley Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management hosts a program from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May, 10, at the Billings Holiday Inn Grand Hotel. The cost is $17 at the door or $18 using PayPal online. Steve Lehman, attorney at law, Crowley Fleck Law Firm, is the g…

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Gazette opinion: Time to build up ZooMontana again

For nearly 20 years, ZooMontana on Shiloh Road has been a destination for families, students, walkers and nature lovers. It’s a place where folks from all over this region take their children, grandchildren and visitors for wholesome fun and conservation education.

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MSUB officials to study tax increment financing

Montana State University Billings officials on Wednesday night outlined their plans to conduct a study of the economic impacts of tax increment financing districts in Yellowstone County and took public comment on how to approach the study.

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Volunteers help clean up MetraPark

Volunteers help clean up MetraPark

Volunteers with United Way pick up trash and debris around Rimrock Auto Arena on June 29, 2010. Rimrock Auto Arena was damaged by a tornado on June 20, 2010.

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Mall marketing director joins Big Sky EDA

Rimrock Mall's marketing director accepts job with economic development organization     Jeremy Vannatta, Rimrock Mall's senior marketing manager, has taken a position with the Big Sky Economic Development Authority as the director of business outreach, recruitment and marketing.   His last …

March 24, 2010 5:50 pmLoading…
BEAR program helps businesses survive

BEAR program helps businesses survive

To some people, economic development means traveling to far-flung places and luring a factory, shopping mall or call center to your town, often with incentives such as cash or tax breaks.

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