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Rocky's King to coach at Culver-Stockton

Rocky's King to coach at Culver-Stockton

Alan King, longtime cross country coach at Rocky Mountain College, has been hired as the new cross country and track and field coach at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.

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Scaled-back park maintenance district projects to move forward

The Billings City Council voted 9-1 on a scaled-back plan for 2014-15 park maintenance district projects.

September 22, 2014 10:14 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: An urgent call to support public safety services in Billings

Gazette opinion: An urgent call to support public safety services in Billings

The burgeoning number of calls to the Billings Police Department puts pressure on the 911 Center at Fire Station No. 1. Dispatchers working 24/7 are the unsung heroes of our community’s struggle to maintain the public safety services people expect from Montana’s largest city.

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Engineering firm rides Bakken wave to downtown Billings expansion

Engineering firm rides Bakken wave to downtown Billings expansion

Just two years ago, Anvil Corp. was a sleepy little engineering firm on the Billings West End that focused on design for the oil and gas industry in Yellowstone County.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rocky-Carroll clash is NAIA's football game of the week

When Rocky Mountain College and Carroll College collide on Saturday afternoon in Billings, it will be more than a Frontier Conference football showdown.

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Gazette opinion: Another chapter in Billings Public Library delays

The south side of the new Billings Public Library appeared last week as the skeleton of the old library disappeared.

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Gravesite defaced. Vandals armed with fluorescent orange spray paint marked up the rim top grave of Luther “Yellowstone” Kelly, a U.S. Army scout, Tuesday night. Removing paint from the grave and nearby rocks will be a time-consuming job. Anyone with information about this crime on city par…

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With volunteer help, Head Start to debut new playground Monday

With volunteer help, Head Start to debut new playground Monday

Swings and slides, once considered staples of childhood play, were extracted Thursday from the Head Start Inc., making way for a natural playground designed to stimulate creativity.

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Gazette opinion: Montana must overcome the meth profiteers

Gazette opinion: Montana must overcome the meth profiteers

Let’s do the math on meth trafficking.

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From the Editor: Our community is better because of people like Paul Metzger

Thousands of people, many of them not yet born, stand to benefit from the generosity of Paul Metzger, the Laurel farmer who left $38 million from his estate to St. Vincent Healthcare and the Billings Clinic.

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Banking on the boom: Five minutes with Colter DeVries

Banking on the boom: Five minutes with Colter DeVries

Colter DeVries, a business relationship manager with Wells Fargo Bank in Billings, has been getting a firsthand view of the energy boom in North Dakota and Eastern Montana. When bank managers said they were looking for somebody to help grow business in Eastern Montana, DeVries, a native of R…

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Construction Zone: Empire Parking Garage adds variety, additional parking for downtown

Construction Zone: Empire Parking Garage adds variety, additional parking for downtown

Change is in the air. Over the past several years, downtown Billings has witnessed a massive transformation, including remodeled buildings along Montana Avenue, a new library, renovated Northern Hotel, a new federal courthouse and a plethora of changes in the medical corridor.

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Weekend vandals. Billings police received 28 reports of windows broken out of cars, homes and businesses Aug. 22-24. Vandals threw rocks, and shot BB guns and marbles, damaging Heights property between Wicks Lane and River Oaks Drive and also in an area west of 24th Street West and north of…

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Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

A school bus soon will resume its afternoon route taking McKinley Elementary students to downtown motels where they are staying with their parents. Another bus will transport children from the Montana Rescue Mission Women’s and Family Shelter to Washington Elementary. All around Billings, ch…

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Totem created by Lummi tribe passes through Billings

Totem created by Lummi tribe passes through Billings

Members of the Lummi tribe brought a totem pole to Riverfront Park on Sunday afternoon to raise awareness about a proposed deep-water coal port near the Cherry Point refinery in Washington state.

August 24, 2014 3:33 pm Photos

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From the editor: Just give me the numbers

From the editor: Just give me the numbers

Benjamin Disraeli is credited with saying, "There are three kinds of lies — lies, damn lies and statistics."

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Guest opinion: U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

Guest opinion: U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

With the arrival of the new school year, parents, students, educators and the community gear up with much anticipation. Traditional educational approaches have delivered good benefits in the past, but how can we move from good to great? How can we move our students from simply being “good en…

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