Law Enforcement Torch Run
Temperatures expected to be well below zero won't be a deterrent to a Special Olympics Montana fundraiser scheduled for Saturday in Billings.
The sounds of chatter and cheering bounced off the walls at the Montana State University Billings swimming pool Thursday, amplifying as they echoed around the room.
Taylor Klanke, from Miles City, spent about 30 minutes chatting happily with other Special Olympics Montana athletes Wednesday morning while he waited for the awards ceremony to begin on a lawn at Rocky Mountain College.
If extra law enforcement officials from all over Montana converging in Billings during the same week when thousands of people will be visiting sounds too convenient to be a coincidence, it's because it isn't.
Two weeks after returning home from 12 days in South Korea for the 2013 Special Olympics World Games, Vivienne Shockley already misses her new friends.
Between nibbles of a slice of pepperoni pizza, Vivienne Shockley took a moment to practice the opening lines of the speech she plans to give to thousands of people from across the globe in a few months.
Nineteen stories, or more than 265 feet. That’s the height of Montana’s tallest building — the First Interstate Bank Tower in Billings — and that’s how far dozens of supporters will plummet in support of Special Olympics Montana.
Gracie Gribbons, 12, made the trip from Helena to Billings this week and has already picked up a silver medal, but a few minutes before the Parade of Athletes for the 2012 Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games Opening Ceremonies, all of that went out the window.
BIG TIMBER — The 83-mile ride in a spacious motor home from Big Timber to Billings on Tuesday morning was something a little different for Jessica Hasler, 25.
After more than a decade in other cities, the Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games are returning to Billings this year, and they won't be going anywhere for the next few years.
When the Flame of Hope first touches the cauldron on May 16 for the 2012 Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games in Billings, it'll officially signal the start of the games, but it'll have taken a long journey to get there.
Montana Special Olympics Athlete of the Year Buzz Toliver carries the torch from the Law Enforcement Torch Run as he leads law enforcement representatives of the Guardians of the Flame into a press conference Wednesday.
Billings police, sheriff's deputies, highway patrol, U.S. Marshal officers and athletes were on hand for the kickoff of the Billings portion of the Montana Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Monday.
If one of a select group of about 35 local law officers and county employees pulls you over Monday, it means you’re driving way too slow, because they’ll likely be on foot.
It's not too late for anybody who feels like an icy dip in Lake Elmo next week for a good cause to sign up for the fifth annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Bare Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana.