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Volunteerism

Volunteers count 8 swans, 10 cygnets at elk refuge

JACKSON, Wyo. — Volunteers and officials with the National Elk Refuge say four adult breeding pairs of trumpeter swans raised 10 cygnets at the refuge this summer.

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E.J. Dionne: Why Paul Ryan should love Americorps

E.J. Dionne: Why Paul Ryan should love Americorps

WASHINGTON — We are at a point where we will soon have vicious ideological debates over motherhood and apple pie.

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Gardiner fire department has some 'mature' members

Gardiner fire department has some 'mature' members

PRAY — The 63-year-old chief of Gardiner’s volunteer fire department has this joke with some of his volunteers: You can quit the department when you bring a note from the coroner.

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Farm Rescue nonprofit adding haying assistance

Farm Rescue nonprofit adding haying assistance

BISMARCK, N.D. — A regional nonprofit group that plants crops for farmers in need in the spring and harvests crops in the fall is now adding some summertime work.

February 22, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Bellinghausen named CASA volunteer of year

Bellinghausen named CASA volunteer of year

Raising five kids is not for the faint-hearted, especially if you’ve not done it before -- and Bill hadn’t.

April 11, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Getting crafty

Getting crafty

GE Capital employee Monica Delpriore works on a craft project with first-grader Dorinda Gray at Washington Elementary School on Thursday. GE and Washington Elementary are part of the Partners in Education program, which is sponsored by the Education Foundation of Billings Public Schools. 

December 13, 2012 1:02 pmLoading…
Mittens in hand

Mittens in hand

Adrianna Carsten makes a craft mitten with GE Capital site leader Kevin Hanson at Washington Elementary School on Thursday. GE and Washington Elementary are part of the Partners in Education program, which is sponsored by the Education Foundation of Billings Public Schools. 

December 13, 2012 1:02 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Today's Scouting policies focus on child protection

Nearly 100 years ago — decades before electronic record-keeping or FBI criminal background checks — the Boy Scouts of America devised its own system of files to keep out those who might try to harm children.

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Volunteers rescue trout stuck in irrigation canals

POWELL — Volunteers have rescued about 6,000 trout from irrigation canals around Powell and returned them to the Shoshone River.

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Helping to beautify Billings

Helping to beautify Billings

Hundreds of volunteers spread out across Yellowstone County today to pick up litter along the roadsides. The local effort was held in conjunction with the national event, The Great American Cleanup.

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Guest opinion: Montana students, communities benefit from AmeriCorps

Editor’s note: The appropriations bill introduced last month by U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg would eliminate most funding for AmeriCorps. The authors of this commentary are members of the Montana Campus Compact, including these college presidents: Waded Cruzado of Montana State University, Royce …

October 23, 2011 12:05 amLoading…
Lunchtime at Pioneer School

Lunchtime at Pioneer School

Joann Palmieri volunteers her time every other Wednesday to cook and serve lunch to children at Pioneer School northeast of Billings

September 26, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Youth Volunteers Brandon Bills and Megan Tobin

Youth Volunteers Brandon Bills and Megan Tobin

Volunteers Brandon Bills and Megan Tobin wheelbarrel wood chips to the playground of Community Day Care and Enrichment Center on Tuesday.

July 19, 2011 1:30 pmLoading…
Youth volunteer Dan Loderbauer

Youth volunteer Dan Loderbauer

Volunteer Dan Loderbauer wheels woodchips to the playground of Community Day Care and Enrichment Center on Tuesday.

July 19, 2011 1:30 pmLoading…
Groups work to restore cutthroat trout habitat in the Greybull River drainage

Groups work to restore cutthroat trout habitat in the Greybull River drainage

POWELL, Wyo. — Fresh saplings now dot a stretch of Timber Creek east of Meeteetse, thanks to Trout Unlimited and an army of volunteers whose work will be featured in the pages of Field and Stream magazine in October.

May 18, 2011 5:15 pm Photos

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Jewish family gives back for Christmas

Jewish family gives back for Christmas

His yarmulke in place, Daniel Lurie, 14, of Roundup sat down on the concrete floor at the Billings Food Bank Tuesday morning and sorted potatoes with two other teens.

December 22, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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From recycled bottles to floating islands

From recycled bottles to floating islands

Volunteers launch and anchor floating islands made from recycled plastic in order to re-oxygenate a pond at the Audubon Conservation Education Center as part of an early Earth Day celebration.

April 17, 2010 6:02 pmLoading…

Churches see increase in volunteerism

CHEYENNE - Some Cheyenne-area churches report that they're seeing an increase in people willing to volunteer their time in response to the recent financial downturn.

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