For three straight days through Sunday, the weather forecast added an extra, ornery competitor to the Big Sky State Games: the heat.
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.
The Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games will return to Billings this year and continue here through 2014.
The Big Sky State Games summer events begin this weekend with the Pony Show competition on Saturday at the Metra Super Barn. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. The Horse show follows on Sunday and has a 7:30 a.m. check-in and 9 a.m. start time.
During the recent national congress of State Games symposium in San Diego, the Big Sky State Games won three national awards recognizing excellence in the State Games industry, including best T-shirt design, best publication for the 2010 souvenir program and best State Games photos. Heins Cr…