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Year in review: Too much Snookie leaves pop culture in dire situation

Year in review: Too much Snookie leaves pop culture in dire situation

This last year was a good year. Got us out of the aughts and into the teens, which is good for people who were considering calling the first nine years “the zeroes” or something. But, in addition to that marvelous piece of wonderment, we got a whole new year of pop culture — er — stuff.

January 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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RMC debate team members return from Slovenia

RMC debate team members return from Slovenia

Although members of the Rocky Mountain College debate team traveled to Slovenia in November for a debate camp, there was no time for sightseeing.

December 10, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…
ZooMontana to welcome newest resident with howling-good time

ZooMontana to welcome newest resident with howling-good time

You’ll soon be seeing two new faces at ZooMontana.

October 11, 2010 4:22 pm Photos

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U.S. history concert to play in Billings

Susan Smith is a devoted patriot.

September 16, 2010 10:06 pmLoading…
14-year-old records anti-meth rap song

14-year-old records anti-meth rap song

Lionel “Yung Leo” Cruz knows something about the pain of addiction.

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Inspiration from the past: Walks’ ‘Star Wars’ helmet builds on retro styles

Inspiration from the past: Walks’ ‘Star Wars’ helmet builds on retro styles

Sometimes, it takes awhile to find the right approach — artistically.

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Line Art: Billings sign painter moonlights as one of the last pinstripers

Line Art: Billings sign painter moonlights as one of the last pinstripers

Steve Mysse is a bit of a relic, a dinosaur, if you will. He is a pinstriper.

August 08, 2010 12:10 am Photos

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Stroller event to support St. V care

With strollers in hand, participants in Saturday’s Roll and Run at Pioneer Park will raise funds for St. Vincent Healthcare’s Montana Pediatric Project.

August 05, 2010 11:23 pmLoading…

Program that helps teen moms finish school marks 25 years

When teacher Marge Eliason and school nurse Patty Lechner began Young Families 25 years ago, there was some resistance to the program that helps teenage mothers finish high school.

July 14, 2010 4:32 pmLoading…

Women's prison inmates contribute to Relay for Life

For the first time in four years, Linda Dietz and her Yellowstone Relay for Life team, Graphic Impact, won’t have to pack tents for the overnight event.

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Teenage trumpeter gains recognition

Teenage trumpeter gains recognition

Like his great-grandfather before him, 17-year-old Nicholas Duncan is a trumpeter.

June 30, 2010 11:22 pm Photos

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Get your fundraising BARK on

Get your fundraising BARK on

Billings Animal Rescue Kare’s dog of the year got her name via a bit of gallows humor.

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Retired Army colonel to speak Sunday

Retired Army colonel to speak Sunday

A retired U.S. Army colonel isn’t the first person that springs to mind when you hear the words “anti-war.” But Col. Ann Wright retired on March 13, 2003, because of her stance on the current Iraq War.

May 14, 2010 12:20 pmLoading…

Poverty Awareness Walk set for Saturday downtown

When Jessica Ketola’s daughter Jennifer died of SIDS, she also lost another child: Jennifer’s twin sister Jenna.

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Paper, resin make Iron Man suit

Paper, resin make Iron Man suit

Jackson Laverman’s Iron Man suit might not technically meet the requirements of being, well, iron, but that doesn’t make it any less super.

May 08, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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Rocky’s presidential dinner to honor noted lithographer

Livingston artist Russell Chatham is the guest of honor at Saturday’s Rocky Mountain College President’s Reception and Dinner.

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Celebrate Community: Patriotic purpose

Celebrate Community: Patriotic purpose

The Sew ’n Sews have always given back to the community.

May 02, 2010 11:55 pmLoading…
Trooper hopes driving class keeps teens, young adults alive

Trooper hopes driving class keeps teens, young adults alive

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Brenda Timm knows firsthand the pain a family feels at the loss of a young driver.

April 01, 2010 12:09 am Photos

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Hardin team ready for more jewelry

HARDIN — The Hardin Clinic’s Relay for Life team’s “New to You” jewelry sale in February was a success.

March 30, 2010 11:00 pmLoading…
Roller derby comes to Billings

Roller derby comes to Billings

The Magic City Rollers get ready for Montana's first roller derby bout on March 28, 2010.

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A high-speed, hip-checking good time

A high-speed, hip-checking good time

The Magic City Rollers mean business.

March 26, 2010 11:56 pm Photos

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New bike race hopes to raise money for homeless

A new event Saturday will help raise money for a program to help homeless people.

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N. Cheyenne culture enthralls photographer

N. Cheyenne culture enthralls photographer

Before she became a professional photographer, Elisabeth Lanza of Italy had a dream.

March 22, 2010 11:11 pmLoading…
Mother’s co-workers to join family in support of March of Dimes event

Mother’s co-workers to join family in support of March of Dimes event

In honor of stillborn Ireland have three beautiful sons: Mercer “Moose,” 2; McGuire, 3; and Cooper, 7.

March 19, 2010 12:04 am Photos

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5?+1: Steven Hrubes

5?+1: Steven Hrubes

The Gazette’s Cathy Ulrich asks local artists five questions — plus one random one — to get a feel for their place in the Billings scene.

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Family thankful for medical fund

Jason and Heather Saunders’ daughter Leona turns 4 on St. Patrick’s Day. After that, she’ll have a year of cancer maintenance treatments to go.

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Channeling the King comes naturally for Elvis look-alike

Channeling the King comes naturally for Elvis look-alike

Growing up, people often told Ryan Pelton he looked like a young Elvis.

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Secretary’s 52 years on job coming to an end Friday

Secretary’s 52 years on job coming to an end Friday

Gloria Lueck has celebrated her ruby anniversary with the Billings Bench Water Association. That’s 52 years in the same job with the same company for the pleasant 80-year-old, who retires Friday.

February 21, 2010 10:33 pmLoading…
Elder honored for foster efforts

Elder honored for foster efforts

Myrna Burgess has seen a lot of Northern Cheyenne culture disappear. Like many in her generation, she was discouraged from speaking her native language at school. She remembers having her hands slapped by ruler-wielding teachers and being made to stand in a closet or kneel in a corner.

February 18, 2010 11:19 pmLoading…
Heard of Turtles? migrating to local stages

Heard of Turtles? migrating to local stages

Heard of Turtles? It’s a question … and the answer.

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Pants on the ground? Leave ‘em, organizers say

Eight years ago a group of seven New Yorkers known as Improv Everywhere instituted a new … er … institution: The trousersless subway ride, better known as “No Pants Day.”

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Grant allows YMCA to make locker room friendlier for families

The days of rushing your son through the women’s locker room at the Billings Family YMCA, hand over his eyes, are over. Thanks to a $5,000 gift from the Breakfast Exchange Club, the YMCA has completed renovation on the first floor boy’s locker room by adding four individual family changing rooms.

January 20, 2010 12:25 pmLoading…
Celebrate Community: Something for everyone

Celebrate Community: Something for everyone

HARDIN — In the box of jewelry that Dr. Carol Greimann found on her desk at the Hardin Clinic, there was a variety of pieces. From the popular plastic bands to costume jewelry to specialty rhinestone necklace and earring sets, there was a little something for everyone.

January 18, 2010 12:05 am Related

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5?+1: Juliet Parks

5?+1: Juliet Parks

The Gazette’s Cathy Ulrich asks local artists five questions — plus one random one — to get a feel for their place in the Billings scene.

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Animal shelter wins some cash in contest

The Rimrock Humane Society of Roundup is a popular place. In fact, in a recent online competition among 10,000 shelters, the shelter was ranked 61st in the United States.

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Celebrate Community: Jeweler helps woman turn life-threatening situation into ...‘Something wonderful’

Celebrate Community: Jeweler helps woman turn life-threatening situation into ...‘Something wonderful’

The first thing Audrey Stanislawek looked for after landing in the middle of the highway was her pants.

December 28, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Owners: Sewer construction has been rough ride

Owners: Sewer construction has been rough ride

Roadblocks are up on Old Hardin Road near Lockwood Square and business is down.

December 27, 2009 12:10 am Photos

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Celebrate community: Santa Claus is for real

Celebrate community: Santa Claus is for real

Santa doesn’t always travel by reindeer-drawn sleigh.

December 21, 2009 12:05 am Photos

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Becoming Santa

Roger Bernhardt shaves on May 1 and then starts growing his beard out. The beard reaches Santa length by Thanksgiving. A trim and shape job is all it takes, and he’s ready to go.

December 20, 2009 8:15 pmLoading…
AIDSpirit project lifts spirits

AIDSpirit project lifts spirits

In the small hobby room of the Montana Women’s Prison, inmates are changing their lives.

December 15, 2009 11:25 pm Photos

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Symphonic Band to perform Billings man’s composition

Tonight, the audience at the Montana State University Billings Symphonic Band concert will hear a piece that hasn’t been performed in more than 70 years.

December 08, 2009 12:00 am Related

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5K cross-country race to benefit Toys for Tots

December may be a strange time of year to host a race, but not if it’s also a Toys for Tots benefit.

November 27, 2009 10:25 pm Related

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Adult Ed matches students with jobs

Adult Ed matches students with jobs

The Billings Adult Education Career Advancement program is what SD2 Adult Ed Director Woody Jensen calls “kind of a Burger King operation. We’ll do it your way.”

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Teenager organizes fundraiser for birthday

Skyview student Jasmine Whitley’s 18th birthday was in October, but she’s not celebrating until Friday — and not with any old birthday bash.

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Space at mall brings homelessness to life

Space at mall brings homelessness to life

There's a big difference between knowing that a family of four is living in 156 square feet and seeing that space for yourself.

October 29, 2009 4:35 pmLoading…
Magician to explain, but he’s not telling all

Magician to explain, but he’s not telling all

There's magic and then there's magic. There's spoon bending and then there's spoon bending.

October 27, 2009 10:55 pm Related

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Residents to be honored for beautifying Billings

Residents to be honored for beautifying Billings

At Bright n' Beautiful's 22nd Annual Awards Banquet, Billings residents and businesses will be honored for their efforts in making Billings a more beautiful place to live.

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Colstrip to hold benefit for family

Colstrip to hold benefit for family

COLSTRIP - If there's one thing Tana Pippin can say about the community of Colstrip, it's that her neighbors are always willing to step up and help someone in need.

October 02, 2009 11:50 pm Related

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5?+1: Linaya Leaf

5?+1: Linaya Leaf

The Gazette's Cathy Ulrich asks local artists five questions - plus one random one - to get a feel for their place in the Billings scene.

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Prayers of Billings couple answered in winning drawing for dream home

Prayers of Billings couple answered in winning drawing for dream home

On Monday nights, Bing Perrine took his 1-year-old son, Maddox, for their boys' nights out to a house on Front Street.

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