HAMILTON — A little over two weeks ago, Canyon View Church Pastor Jim Smith received a challenge.
It was the day after Christmas, not even 10 a.m., and already the return bins at the customer service counter of Target on Central Avenue were brimming with boomerang merchandise.
LIVINGSTON — Rachel Cudmore loves her job in Yellowstone National Park, but every December, she loves it just a little bit more.
Twins Brayden and Kai Clark, 9, shoot their new guns at the 17-mile shooting range north of Billings on Christmas Day.
Brianna Clark, 16, shoots her new gun at the 17-Mile shooting range north of Billings on Christmas Day.
Brianna Clark wears her new pink camouflage gun holster as she and her family shoot their new guns at the 17-mile gun range.
Kai Clark, 9, checks the targets as he and his family shoot their new guns at the 17-mile shooting range Christmas Day.
A paper target is marked with holes as Brianna Clark, 16, and her twin brothers Brayden and Kai, 9, shoot their new guns with their family at the 17-Mile shooting range north of Billings on Christmas Day.
Brianna Clark, 16, left, and her twin brothers Brayden and Kai, 9, reload their new guns as they shoot with their family at the 17-Mile shooting range north of Billings on Christmas Day.
Take a look at some of the holiday art submitted by local children.
Thousands of people — most of the population of Billings — rollicked 'round a 30-foot Christmas tree covered with 500 multicolored electric globes on Christmas morning a century ago.
Miriam Couture discovered a lump in her chest shortly after Thanksgiving a year ago, but she wasn’t going to let it spoil Christmas for her family.
I fit into a weird middle ground area, falling in the cracks between the people who eat, sleep, and breathe Christmas and the bah-humbug I hate everything Christmas people. Without getting too deep into a story that isn’t really mine to tell, let me give you a little bit of background.
The following are Christmas Eve and Christmas church services submitted to The Gazette.
One hundred Billings families in need were assured a full Christmas dinner with all the fixings on Monday thanks to an ongoing combined effort between the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County and the Montana Rib and Chop House and Rio Sabinas restaurants.
Christine Writesel cuts open boxes of donated stuffing mix Monday at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County’s Bair Family Clubhouse.
Corrinne Garton, left, sorts holiday meals into boxes for the families of Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County members Monday at the Bair Family Clubhouse.
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