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Headlines give me headaches.
A little more than a month ago, Gazette institution and longtime cooking columnist Joyce Michels announced she was hanging up the skillet and retiring after decades of hunting down recipes and pleasing picky readers’ palates.
Imagine my surprise when I learned that Fox News reported The Billings Gazette had pulled its 2008 endorsement of Barack Obama.
Why do you love Yellowstone County?
In addition to a dispute between the demolition contractor and a subcontractor hired to tear down Billings’ old library, the city confirmed asbestos has been discovered in more areas, leading to oversight and testing by the state Department of Environmental Quality.
There are times when working at a newspaper makes you feel like a superhero.
I've never met her, but she's been to my house for dinner more times than I can count.
For the Montana University System, it's the best of times and the worst of times when it comes to research.
“Wild Again: The Struggle to Save the Black-Footed Ferret”
Forgive me for breaking with my normal habit of talking about newspapers today.
”Buffalo Bill on the Silver Screen”
“Adventure Tales of Montana’s Last Frontier”
In my world, there is social media. Then there's anti-social media.
Welcome to the Good Life.
You probably didn't take off Friday, Jan. 10 off to celebrate. The earth didn't move here in Montana. But, the legal ground shifted — slightly but for the better.
Of course I would think Billings is neat.
In a very real sense, The Billings Gazette — and other media — have become victims of our own taboo.
Of all the calls an editor gets, few are more common than the desperate DUI.
The next time I begin a sentence, "What's wrong with kids today," I give you permission to knock me upside my fat, bald little head.
On Thursday, Yellowstone County Treasurer Max Lenington may have outdone himself.
The greatest freedom the free press may have is the option to not print something.
For some reason I can remember what I thought the first time I heard that some cellphone manufacturers were putting cameras on phones.
Most of the time, newspapers tell you the story from beginning to end.
Montana history may just have proven that justice delayed does not necessarily mean justice is denied.
There's that Jim Croce song about time in a bottle. Though it's a love song, it begins, "If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do..."
Here on the pages of The Billings Gazette, we — like many residents — have carped about the slick roads and the how it seems like plowing has lagged.
Santa put in some overtime this year.
A month ago, it seemed like Yellowstone County Treasurer Max Lenington hardly missed an opportunity to accuse The Gazette of witch-hunting him for using county taxpayer equipment to send an email full of racially insensitive, if not insulting remarks.
Who can tell of the feats of Israel
For years I’ve joked that there were only two types of people who read newspaper bylines – journalists and journalists’ mothers.
Everybody has a hometown.
Few stories in the past month have drawn more reader interest than Gazette reporter Eddie Gregg’s coverage of Max Lenington’s email. The embattled Yellowstone County assessor, treasurer and superintendent of county schools (yes, that’s all one job) came under fire when a public records reque…
What about Bozeman?
Wow, what a homecoming.
It wasn't that he was the brains behind integrating Major League Baseball. Or that he invented the minor league farm system. Or the batting helmet. Or spring training.
CASPER, Wyo. — It may be a way to get rich quick. But, it’s not a scheme.
CASPER, Wyo. — Bill Betenson has the ultimate party story.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Living one day at a time seems cliche.