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Bottega heading for Shiloh Crossing; Marcasa closing downtown

Bottega heading for Shiloh Crossing; Marcasa closing downtown

Downtown Billings is losing two trendy clothing shops, while Shiloh Crossing will soon celebrate another arrival.

October 01, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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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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Education Foundation names board and officers

Education Foundation names board and officers

The Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools board of directors, whose mission is to promote excellence in education by providing opportunities and resources to Billings public school students, has announced its 2014 board officers: Pam Hofferber of KTVQ-2, president; Todd Vralsted o…

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BBF elects officers, directors

At its annual meeting in October, the Better Billings Foundation elected officers and directors. Serving officers include Dave Ulrichs and Rich Lorenz, co-chairs; Sam Morris, vice chair; Jeff Boyd, treasurer, and Jackie Hill, secretary. Directors with two-year terms are Jill Lynch and Tim Ma…

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School bond will help make sure students succeed

The idea behind the prevent defense in football is to prevent a major catastrophe. It's why I stepped up to be a part of the Yes For Kids movement that started with the campaign for the mill levies this past spring. Now we must continue building support for the school bond to relieve the ove…

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Gazette opinion: School bond makes sense for kids, taxpayers

Gazette opinion: School bond makes sense for kids, taxpayers

The argument for upgrading Billings schools is clear:

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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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We must invest in our Billings schools

I was born and raised in Billings and care deeply about this community. My four children are attending the same Billings public schools that I attended, and I want my children to have the same quality education that I experienced. My job at the Better Billings Foundation is to work to build …

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Feature photos: Bike donation

Feature photos: Bike donation

Mark Cichosz is a bicycle commuter whose bike was stolen from outside the Heights Target store. After many private donations and help from the Better Billings Foundation, Harvest Church, Tire Rama, and the Spoke Shop, Cichosz was able to get set up with the new bike and accessories.

October 29, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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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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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.

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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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Thanks to all who supported new aquatic facility

On behalf of the Better Billings Foundation board of directors, we want to thank the hundreds of families and businesses who have generously contributed to the "Pool Together" capital campaign. With the construction of Billings' newest aquatic facility, officially named the Oasis, under way,…

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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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Removing trees at Sahara Park

Removing trees at Sahara Park

Heavy equipment operators with Castlerock Excavating began clearing the way for a new water park in the Heights on Wednesday morning. The $4 million aquatic center is being built by the Better Billings Foundation.

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Neighbors of water park

Neighbors of water park

Neighbors of the proposed water park in the Heights gathered around Sahara Park as site preparation began there Wednesday morning.

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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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