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.
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…
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…
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…
The argument for upgrading Billings schools is clear:
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.
Thieves broke into the offices of the Oasis Water Park in the Heights twice last weekend.
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 …
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.
Billings residents who sweltered through the last month may be surprised to learn that it was only the fourth-warmest July on record.
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.
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.
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.
There were plenty of other big news stories in 2011. Here’s a sampling:
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,…
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.
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.
Neighbors of the proposed water park in the Heights gathered around Sahara Park as site preparation began there Wednesday morning.
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.
About 25 Heights residents turned out Tuesday night to hear a presentation about an aquatic center planned for Sahara Park.