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Gazette opinion: Lawmakers must unite to give city voters new options

In an election with 35,191 votes cast, the Billings public safety levy fell 1,027 votes short on Tuesday.

November 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Leaders regroup after public safety levy fails

Leaders regroup after public safety levy fails

Officials expressed some surprise and plenty of disappointment that voters narrowly turned down the Billings public safety levy Tuesday.

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Yellowstone Kelly's gravestone hit with orange fluorescent paint

Yellowstone Kelly's gravestone hit with orange fluorescent paint

If Yellowstone Kelly is turning over in his grave, it’s likely he now has an orange backside.

September 10, 2014 5:20 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Common misconceptions about the ‘Core’

Gazette opinion: Common misconceptions about the ‘Core’

Teachers' unions have protested it. Republicans have condemned it. U.S. businesses helped initiate it and President Obama endorsed it.

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Gazette opinion: Move forward on Billings nondiscrimination law

Gazette opinion: Move forward on Billings nondiscrimination law

Last Monday, the first time the council took a look at a draft nondiscrimination ordinance, all sorts of delay tactics were dragged out: Have voters decide, have the attorney general decide, refer it to a committee.

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Business leaders look to cook up Billings version of Sioux Falls' success

Business leaders look to cook up Billings version of Sioux Falls' success

A month after an aspirational visit to Sioux Falls, S.D., participants’ minds are still working through the takeaways — and formulating possible next steps — based on what they saw during an extensive three-day tour of South Dakota’s largest city.

June 15, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Billings firm wins national small business award

Billings firm wins national small business award

Billings-based engineering firm Sanderson Stewart was named the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Thursday in Washington, D.C.

June 12, 2014 12:20 pmLoading…
Hong Kong official touts trade opportunities with Montana

Hong Kong official touts trade opportunities with Montana

With a population seven times larger than Montana in an area one-sixth the size of Yellowstone County, Hong Kong seems to have little in common with Big Sky Country.

May 15, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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'We must move forward': Business leaders inspired by S.D. visit agree on to-do list

'We must move forward': Business leaders inspired by S.D. visit agree on to-do list

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The 25 Billings residents who went to Sioux Falls this week came back resolved to make at least five changes based on what they learned. The five bullet points, agreed to by group members are:

May 08, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Reporter's Notebook: Figuring out what Billings aspires to be

Reporter's Notebook: Figuring out what Billings aspires to be

Usually when I’m working, I’m like a fly on the wall, peering at what’s going on without getting too involved or caring too much about the outcome — so long as folks keep their flyswatter in their pocket.

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Gallup ranks Billings no. 1 city in job satisfaction, no. 15 in well-being

People in Billings are feeling pretty good, according to a 2013 survey released Tuesday by Gallup and Healthways that ranks the city of Billings as No. 1 in job satisfaction and No. 15 in overall well-being. 

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Billings looks to island lease to expand trail system

Billings looks to island lease to expand trail system

The city of Billings is considering leasing a 71-acre parcel of land along the Yellowstone River from the state of Montana.

December 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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University of Montana economist predicts slower growth, fewer workers

University of Montana economist predicts slower growth, fewer workers

After a sluggish national recovery, Montana’s economy will be back on top again in a few years.

September 18, 2013 3:07 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Let’s take a look at Billings convention business

Would new convention facilities be a good deal for Billings?

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Hoteliers debate building another convention center

Hoteliers debate building another convention center

MetraPark, the city’s behemoth convention center, is fine for concerts, rodeos, fairs, sporting events, graduations, trade shows and some conventions.

August 18, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Brewer named to board of Chamber executives

Brewer named to board of Chamber executives

John Brewer, president and CEO of the Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named to the board of directors for the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. His appointment puts both his leadership and the Chamber/CVB in a national spotlight advantageous to th…

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John Brewer

John Brewer

John Brewer

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Fundraising underway for restoration of Yellowstone Kelly grave

Fundraising underway for restoration of Yellowstone Kelly grave

It started three years ago in an email sent by a disgruntled visitor from California.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Parents, business leaders make final push in mill levy campaign

Parents, business leaders make final push in mill levy campaign

As Election Day draws near, supporters of the two School District 2 mill levies on the ballot are cautiously optimistic.

May 03, 2013 9:20 pm Photos

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Have You Heard? Heights burger place reopens under new management

A burger restaurant catering to Skyview High students and local residents has reopened under a new name and new owners.

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