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4th office building planned for TransWestern Plaza

4th office building planned for TransWestern Plaza

The owners of the TransWestern Plaza in downtown Billings say they are planning to build a fourth office building to meet growing demand.

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KOA - cabins

KOA - cabins

Billings-based Kampgrounds of America has rolled out the first national television campaign in its 52-year history, hoping to capitalize on a rebound in the popularity of recreational vehicles.

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KOA rolls out first nationwide TV campaign

KOA rolls out first nationwide TV campaign

Billings-based Kampgrounds of America has rolled out the first national television campaign in its 52-year history, hoping to capitalize on a rebound in the popularity of recreational vehicles.

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Mobile home owners evicted from Butte KOA

Mobile home owners evicted from Butte KOA

BUTTE — At least seven mobile home owners have been told to leave the KOA Kampground in Butte, leaving some who have lived there for years scrambling to find another place.

June 10, 2014 4:59 pmLoading…
Burgers and baked goods

Burgers and baked goods

Employees from the KOA home offices on North 31st Street served up burgers and baked goods Friday to raise money for the KOA Care Camps network.

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3 promoted at KOA

3 promoted at KOA

Chris Fairlee has been promoted to vice president of System Development for Kampgrounds of America Inc. Now in his seventh year with KOA, Fairlee had previously served as KOA's marketing manager, franchise development manager and was most recently assistant vice president of the System Devel…

March 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Have You Heard: Fly fishing shop plans move to larger space up 24th Street

After four years of selling fly fishing gear at the Plaza 24 mini-mall on 24th St. W., Richard Romersa and his wife, Lori, are moving their shop five blocks north.

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Toby Hedges

Toby Hedges

As senior director of marketing, Toby Hedges is helping lead a new initiative to create three Kampgrounds of America brands.

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KOA sees significant growth, national exposure during 2012

KOA sees significant growth, national exposure during 2012

Kampgrounds of America Inc. didn’t kick back and rest on its laurels as it marked its 50th birthday in 2012. The Billings-based company marked the milestone by adding 18 locations to its 489-campground system in North America.

February 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cody Linde checks stock

Cody Linde checks stock

Cody Linde checks stock in the store at the nation’s first KOA campground in Billings. He’s a member of the third generation of Lindes to work at the family business. Photo By LARRY MAYER

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KOA's history started with a good idea and a humble campground

Billings-based Kampgrounds of America was born during an era when cars sported fins, rock and roll was brand new and Americans were hitting the road in record numbers.

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KOA campground in Billings

KOA campground in Billings

Photos By LARRY MAYER Deluxe cabins will full services are among features at the first KOA campground in Billings.

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Three generations of Lindes

Three generations of Lindes

Three generations of Linde family members, from left Cody, Carol, Marv and Dave are shown at the first KOA campground on Sugar Avenue in Billings.

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KOA - motor homes

KOA - motor homes

Motor homes, some 40-feet long pulling pup trailers, fill campsites in Billings at the nation’s first KOA campground just south of the Yellowstone River.

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KOA - motorcyclists

KOA - motorcyclists

A motorcycle rider wheels into the KOA campground in Billings on Aug. 9. Motorcyclists are frequent KOA users because they can save money and stay close to their bikes, company officials say.

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KOA - Camping at West Yellowstone, 1976

KOA - Camping at West Yellowstone, 1976

An archive photo of camping at the West Yellowstone KOA in 1976. In the days of rapid expansion, farmers would buy a franchise, slap up KOA’s iconic A-frame building on some cropland and open what was nicknamed “dirt motel by the highway.”

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KOA - Linde family

KOA - Linde family

Steve Linde and his family run the West Yellowstone KOA six miles west of the town. From the left are Laurel, Chase, Grant, Steve and Aaron Linde. The family has three generations running KOAs in Billings and other Montana cities.

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Gallery: 50 years of KOA

Gallery: 50 years of KOA

Photos of the first Kampgrounds Of America camping site in Billings.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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The future of KOA

Chinese-American billionaire philanthropist Oscar Tang, who bought and privatized Kampgrounds of America 32 years ago, said he has no plans to sell or move the company from Billings. “It’s a very professionally run company. Their values are very close to mine, so I haven’t had to micro-manag…

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Cabela's and KOA support kids cancer camp

Cabela's in Billings handed a $15,000 check to Kampgrounds of America Tuesday to help send kids suffering from cancer to a KOA Care Camp on the second weekend in May.

May 01, 2012 9:15 pmLoading…

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