The guests shuffled past lines of kids sipping from milk cartons, through a hallway that smelled of pancakes and into the gym, where about 50 students danced to hip-hop music.
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.
Less than four days into her new role as executive director of the Billings Head Start program, Jennifer Owen's first day on the job — Monday — already seems like a distant memory.
Incoming and outgoing Head Start executive directors Jennifer Owen, right, and Kathy Kelker are working together to ensure a smooth leadership transition at the nonprofit.
Incoming and outgoing Head Start executive directors Jennifer Owen, right, and Kathy Kelker talk about the leadership transition at the nonprofit.
Outgoing Head Start Executive Director Kathy Kelker, left, laughs as incoming executive director Jennifer Owen as they discuss the leadership transition at the nonprofit.
Incoming and outgoing Head Start executive directors Jennifer Owen, right, and Kathy Kelker are working together for a smooth transition of leadership at the nonprofit.
Jennifer Owen, a Billings attorney who is the current chairwoman of the Republican party in Yellowstone County, has been named the new executive director of the Billings Head Start program.
GOP congressional candidate Drew Turiano has been branded a racist by the Yellowstone County Republican Party and turned away from the group’s key political event.
In a Jan. 16 guest opinion, Yellowstone County Republicans Dale Mortensen, Jennifer Owen and Anna Woods argued that primary efforts under way to purge so-called moderate Republicans from the party in Montana are something to cheer. This power grab from the right wing of the Republican Party …
The Gazette’s front page story on Jan. 13, “GOP Showdown,” seems to suggest that primary elections are a new Republican invention and that the very soul of the party is at stake in 2014. Reality, as usual, is quite different.
The Yellowstone County Republican Party has a new chairwoman.
Jennifer Owen has joined Billings Gazette Communications as editor of Montana Energy Review, a quarterly publication focusing on energy development in the region. Owen is an attorney specializing in energy policy, law and regulation. Prior to her work as an attorney, Owen worked at the Depar…
Montana's future depends on wise use of our abundant natural resources. Responsible energy development is the key to bringing critical economic development and new jobs to our state. We need strong voices on the Land Board to ensure that Montanans get the full benefit of our public lands. We…