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Chronically homeless the subject of next week's summit

Chronically homeless the subject of next week's summit

If nothing else, next week’s two-day Community Innovations Summit could benefit tens of thousands of people who work or live in Billings by devising better, more coordinated ways to deal with the 14 percent of Billings’ 600-700 homeless people who are considered chronically homeless.

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Billings looks to Reno for ideas to address homeless, transient issues

Billings looks to Reno for ideas to address homeless, transient issues

Lynda Woods, project coordinator for the city of Billings’ Community Development Department, believes Billings is at a tipping point over its homeless and transient population.

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Billings, service providers seek solutions to homeless, transient issue

Billings, service providers seek solutions to homeless, transient issue

City leaders and social service providers are hoping that a summit planned for this fall on dealing with Billings’ homeless and transient population can be informed by success stories in other communities, including San Antonio, Texas, and Reno, Nev.

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Gazette opinion: Train more officers to deal with downtown issues

Gazette opinion: Train more officers to deal with downtown issues

Law enforcement officers need the right tools to deal with people in crisis because of mental health or substance abuse problems.

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'It's a problem': Meeting aims at addressing public intoxication, transience

'It's a problem': Meeting aims at addressing public intoxication, transience

A married couple who are considering closing their antique business of 30-plus years because they’re tired of dealing with belligerent drunks. A businessman whose clients feel unsafe coming to his downtown office. Transients who came to Billings specifically to “party” for a week or two. 

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Billings' growth, mild temps heighten downtown concerns

Billings' growth, mild temps heighten downtown concerns

It’s not illegal to be homeless in Montana, nor to panhandle in Billings or quaff an adult beverage, in the right location.

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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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New officers serving the downtown community

New officers serving the downtown community

If you ask Tony Nichols and Matt Lennick how they like their work, they’ll say the same thing: They love it.

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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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New parking tokens

New parking tokens

New parking tokens distributed by the Downtown Billings Alliance commemorate the 20th anniversary of Not In Our Town.

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Lisa Harmon holds new parking tokens

Lisa Harmon holds new parking tokens

Downtown Billings Alliance executive director Lisa Harmon holds some of the new parking tokens created to honor the 20th anniversary of Not in Our Town.

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Not In Our Town

Not In Our Town

New parking tokens distributed by the Downtown Billings Alliance commemorate the 20th anniversary of Not In Our Town.

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City council to take a hard look at downtown parking

Once three new members of the Billings City Council are sworn in Monday along with Mayor Tom Hanel and two returning members, the council will take a close, hard look at downtown parking.

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Gazette opinion: Downtown Countdown takes party to streets in style

Downtown Billings turned into Times Square under the Rimrocks for a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration. Music, dancing, food and outdoor heaters kept the party going until an estimated 5,000 people gathered to watch a glittering New Year’s ball drop from Skypoint to greet the new year.

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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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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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Lisa Harmon from the Downtown Billings Association

Lisa Harmon from the Downtown Billings Association

Lisa Harmon from the Downtown Billings Association talks to new employees about the role of the Northern Hotel will play in the downtown's revitalization during their orientation day on March 1.

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'Pocket parks' planned for downtown Billings

'Pocket parks' planned for downtown Billings

Planning is under way to create a couple of "pocket parks" in downtown Billings.

March 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Pocket park

Pocket park

Another "pocket park" is proposed for a site just south of the First Congregational United Church of Christ at North 27th Street and Third Avenue North, were a few benches and crumbling brick walls are already in place.

March 05, 2013 12:24 pm
Pocket park

Pocket park

Some landscaping is already in place at the site of a proposed "pocket park" at North 27th Street and Third Avenue North.

March 05, 2013 12:24 pm

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