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Help wanted: Billings-area businesses struggling to hire, keep workers

Help wanted: Billings-area businesses struggling to hire, keep workers

Stacey Ronquillo is down to one part-time employee at his Billings lawn care business this summer, and it’s costing him precious work.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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WHOOOOSH: Elderly mom gets 1st crack at zip line course east of Billings

WHOOOOSH: Elderly mom gets 1st crack at zip line course east of Billings

Gary Rylander didn’t initially build a zip line course east of Billings to get rich, attract tourists or to have a nice place to unwind.

May 11, 2014 5:45 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Community action agenda for 2014

Gazette opinion: Community action agenda for 2014

On New Year’s Day, The Billings Gazette editorial board looks ahead. We have discussed the challenges and opportunities 2014 may bring to our community and state. Here, for the consideration of our valued readers are our thoughts on areas that deserve attention and action over the next 12 mo…

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Idaho, Wyoming wildfires lead to hazy weekend in Billings

Idaho, Wyoming wildfires lead to hazy weekend in Billings

While Montana's wildfire season has been pretty quiet — with about 50,000 acres torched as of Sunday — you wouldn't know it looking at the skies in Billings over the weekend.

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Gazette opinion: Time to plow ahead on 5-year Farm Bill

Gazette opinion: Time to plow ahead on 5-year Farm Bill

If Congress was functioning properly, there would be no need to pass a farm bill this year. This major agriculture and nutrition policy legislation should have been updated and reauthorized for five years in 2012. But it wasn’t.

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Bankrupt Montana power co-op trustee offers proposal

The trustee for a troubled Montana power cooperative submitted a proposal Friday that offers a first glimpse into how it could be reorganized to emerge from bankruptcy.

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Thirst for craft beers prompts a boom in Billings brew pubs

Thirst for craft beers prompts a boom in Billings brew pubs

Despite strict Montana regulations that limit the business hours of most brew pubs and restrict the flow of beer to three pints per customer, selling craft beers is profitable enough that a sixth pub is opening in downtown Billings.

April 29, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: It's good for Yellowstone Valley neighbors to talk

Gazette opinion: It's good for Yellowstone Valley neighbors to talk

GLENDIVE — Two new motels are under construction in Glendive and three subdivisions are being developed.

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Southern trustee hires legal expert to track 'what happened to the money'

The bankruptcy trustee for the Southern Montana Electric power cooperative has hired an investigative attorney to look into what happened to the co-op’s money.

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Grape expectations: Yellowstone Cellars adds new twist to fall harvest

Grape expectations: Yellowstone Cellars adds new twist to fall harvest

For more than a century, harvest time in the Yellowstone valley has meant windrows of pinto beans drying in the sun, mountains of chopped corn silage destined for feedlots and the pungent aroma of sugar beets being processed at the Billings sugar factory.

November 01, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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A fair shake: 4-H kids look for business support

A fair shake: 4-H kids look for business support

Here’s a sweetheart Montana fair story. It begins Feb. 14, 2010, a day teenagers Jena and Jordyn Wagner remember to be well below freezing.

August 16, 2011 12:45 am Photos

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Explore Rims, river at area parks

Explore Rims, river at area parks

Billings is set amid some spectacular natural scenery, and public parks let you enjoy exploring the areas, viewing wildlife, picnicking and more.

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Southern cooperative contracts with new power supply company

The Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative reached a deal on Friday to sell electricity to a new power supply company that is in talks with potential customers in Great Falls.

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Weekday Sampler: 4 things to do in Billings this week

Weekday Sampler: 4 things to do in Billings this week

How are YOU spending your school nights?  A hot event each night, Monday thru Thursday in Billings.

May 09, 2011 11:00 am Photos

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Weekend Sampler: 3 things to do in Billings this weekend

Weekend Sampler: 3 things to do in Billings this weekend

What are YOU doing this weekend?

April 22, 2011 11:00 am Photos

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Weekday Sampler: 4 things to do in Billings this week

Weekday Sampler: 4 things to do in Billings this week

How are YOU spending your school nights?  Check out the top event happening each night Monday thru Thursday.

March 28, 2011 11:00 am Video Photos

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Wold family marks a century on the farm

Wold family marks a century on the farm

The Wolds are celebrating their hundredth year of farming in Yellowstone Valley. And what a century it’s been.

October 11, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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Billings scrutinized over sulfur dioxide

The good news is that sulfur dioxide pollution fell to a new low in 2009 in the Yellowstone Valley, which has struggled for years to cut industrial emissions. The bad news is the area is violating a new federal hourly standard for the gas.

July 09, 2010 10:10 pmLoading…

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