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Parking advisory group to meet the public Aug. 6-7

The public is invited to a series of meetings set for next month that will help shape the Billings Parking Strategic Plan.

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Police Department comp time cost more than $308,000 in 2012-13

Police Department comp time cost more than $308,000 in 2012-13

Answering nearly 80,000 calls for service annually has resulted in a lot of pay in lieu of compensatory time for Billings police officers — and a bit of a headache for their chief, Rich St. John.

May 19, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: A bridge to connect both sides of the tracks

Gazette opinion: A bridge to connect both sides of the tracks

Billings’ historic railroad district has become the city’s entertainment center. With the beautifully renovated Northern Pacific depot as its centerpiece, Montana Avenue bustles with restaurants, retail, offices, technology, art galleries, theater and music. Renovated historic buildings on M…

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5th annual Purple 5K brings runners Downtown

5th annual Purple 5K brings runners Downtown

Although heavy rains were predicted in Sunday’s forecast, many runners were able to make it across the finish line of this year’s Purple 5K before the precipitation started.

March 30, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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St. Patrick's Day Parade draws big crowd

St. Patrick's Day Parade draws big crowd

Despite a cold, blustery day, a large crowd turned out Saturday for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Billings.

March 15, 2014 11:59 am Video Photos

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DBA rolls out new parking tokens commemorating Not In Our Town anniversary

DBA rolls out new parking tokens commemorating Not In Our Town anniversary

Earlier this week, the Downtown Billings Alliance introduced a new batch of parking tokens that commemorate the 20th anniversary of Not In Our Town, Billings' historic stand against hate crimes and intolerance.

February 27, 2014 1:30 am Photos

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Big events turn 2013 into lucky year for Billings

Big events turn 2013 into lucky year for Billings

Allow me to say I told you so: 2013 was a lucky year for event-goers in Billings. The calendar was packed with concerts, live theater, art and festivals. Top-notch acts and events kept our dance cards full with a variety wider than the Magic City itself.

January 03, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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Downtown Billings group awards grants to local nonprofits

Downtown Billings group awards grants to local nonprofits

Four organizations will share $13,000 in grants to improve or continue serving homeless populations in Billings.

January 02, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Nikki Schaubel tours the construction

Nikki Schaubel tours the construction

Nikki Schaubel of the Center for Children and Families, right, tours the construction of the center’s offices with Joe Stout, director of operations of the Downtown Billings Association, and Mel Barbour, the outreach coordinator of Spare Change for Real Change on Thursday. The center receive…

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Nikki Schaubel of the Center for Children and Families

Nikki Schaubel of the Center for Children and Families

Nikki Schaubel of the Center for Children and Families, right, tours the construction of the center's offices Thursday. The center received a grant from Spare Change for Real Change along with other local organizations.

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A crew from Home Base Renovation

A crew from Home Base Renovation

A crew from Home Base Renovation works on the offices of the Center For Children and Families on Thursday.

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Forum on homelessness offered

As part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an educational forum dealing with homelessness is scheduled for Friday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at RiverStone Health.

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Rocky a candidate to host NAIA national women's tournament

Rocky Mountain College is in the running to be the host institution for the NAIA Women's Division I Basketball National Championships beginning in March 2015, according to Rocky athletic director Robert Beers.

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Downtown hosts trick or treating for kids

The Downtown Billings Association, in collaboration with the Billings Family YMCA's Healthy Halloween event, is hosting the 12th Annual Downtown Trick or Treat on Thursday from noon to 5 p.m.

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Trick or treat downtown

The Downtown Billings Association, in collaboration with the Billings Family YMCA's Healthy Halloween event, is hosting the 12th Annual Downtown Trick or Treat from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

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Parking issues are all about downtown development, experts say

A trio of parking experts told a Billings audience Tuesday that parking is about a lot more than finding a spot to place a car.

September 24, 2013 5:15 pmLoading…
Forum highlights options for city parking system

Forum highlights options for city parking system

If Billings voters approve a ballot issue this fall, it could pave the way for establishing an independent parking commission in the city, which supporters say would help create a more responsive, dynamic and user-friendly parking system.

September 23, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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 Yellowstone Valley Farmer's Market

Yellowstone Valley Farmer's Market

Residents gather for the first Yellowstone Valley Farmer’s Market in downtown Billings on Saturday. The market runs every week until the first weekend in October.

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Flower display from Garden Avenue Greenhouse

Flower display from Garden Avenue Greenhouse

Residents pass a flower display from Garden Avenue Greenhouse at the first Yellowstone Valley Farmers' Market in downtown Billings on Saturday. The market runs every week until the first weekend in October.

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Belly dancer Jennifer Ries

Belly dancer Jennifer Ries

Belly dancer Jennifer Ries, of Spiral Skies Belly Dance, waits to perform as residents gather for the first Yellowstone Valley Farmer’s Market in downtown Billings on Saturday. The market runs every week until the first weekend in October.

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