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Several groups grill, endorse Billings City Council candidates

In addition to introducing themselves to voters on the campaign trail, Billings City Council candidates have been offered other venues to make their views known this year.

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Hoteliers debate building another convention center

Hoteliers debate building another convention center

MetraPark, the city’s behemoth convention center, is fine for concerts, rodeos, fairs, sporting events, graduations, trade shows and some conventions.

August 18, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Friendly pressure--and money pledge--speed up Billings tennis court repairs

Friendly pressure--and money pledge--speed up Billings tennis court repairs

Thanks to the prodding of tennis enthusiasts -- and a pledge to try to raise additional funds -- at least four city tennis courts are scheduled for resurfacing this summer.

June 15, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Good schools + business support = economic growth

Gazette opinion: Good schools + business support = economic growth

Great schools are good for business.

January 10, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

School trustees, city talk numbers, legislative goals

At a joint meeting of the School District 2 Board of Trustees and Billings City Council on Thursday, most of the talk was about meetings to come.

November 01, 2012 5:32 pmLoading…

Billings City Council hears legislative priorities

With the start of the 2013 Montana Legislature less than three months away, Billings City Council members received an update on the city's legislative priorities Monday night.

October 15, 2012 8:01 pmLoading…
Big Sky Economic Development: Local collaboration receives EPA's notice

Big Sky Economic Development: Local collaboration receives EPA's notice

A community where people want to live and work is the basis for economic development, and a recent announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency is again putting Billings on the map for creating unique partnerships and collaboration.

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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.

March 22, 2012 8:00 pmLoading…
All-class wrestling tourney is back

All-class wrestling tourney is back

Jamie Eldridge used to be able to predict when the flood of customers from the state wrestling tournament would begin arriving at Applebee's.

February 10, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Business leaders urge area to prep for Bakken boom

Business leaders urge area to prep for Bakken boom

The Bakken oil boom that has turned Williston, N.D., into a chaotic circus offers Billings and Eastern Montana both opportunity and challenges, said business and community leaders who gathered Friday in Billings for an energy forum.

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Energy development key to Montana's future, expert says

Energy development key to Montana's future, expert says

Montana, especially Billings, is poised to benefit economically from energy development, but the state still lags far behind Wyoming in coal production.

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Groundbreaking set for Swords Park Trail expansion

A groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of the Swords Park Trail is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday.

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Gazette opinion: Best teachers deserve community accolades

Gazette opinion: Best teachers deserve community accolades

Randy Chase is a familiar face to Billings West High girls basketball fans. Chase coached the West girls to this year’s state AA basketball championship.

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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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Bartlett's lobbying gives voice in Helena to clients

Bartlett's lobbying gives voice in Helena to clients

HELENA — Ed Bartlett prefers cheeseburgers and Pepsi to "thick steaks and old whiskey."

February 07, 2011 11:00 pm Photos

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Bond measure for MetraPark unlikely

Bond measure for MetraPark unlikely

A bond measure to fund additional improvements at MetraPark is unlikely to proceed, given that two of the three Yellowstone County commissioners are against it.

November 08, 2010 12:15 am Photos

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Big Sky Economic Development hires new employees

Big Sky Economic Development has hired two new employees and promoted another. (Photo) Shelley Pierce is the organization’s new member investor coordinator. (Photo) Mac Ketterling fills a newly added position as loan officer.

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$6M hit for Billings business

$6M hit for Billings business

Joyce Bratland, who co-manages the Best Western Kelly Inn & Suites at 4915 Southgate Drive, quickly summed up the gloom that hotel and motel owners feel about the loss of business following a June tornado that ripped the roof off Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.

October 21, 2010 12:10 am Photos

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Billings aims to boost motorcycle tourism

Billings aims to boost motorcycle tourism

Motorcycle tourism could be a multimillion-dollar boon to the Billings economy with the right promotional effort and a few carefully timed events, says Michael J. Marsh, who has put together rallies and races aimed at the growing market.

October 17, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Community benefits from seniors’ time

Volunteers are tremendously valuable to our community. One demographic is a particularly important source for volunteers whose schedules tend to be flexible and whose experience is tremendous: senior citizens.

September 24, 2010 12:10 amLoading…

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