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HARDIN — Andrea Stump, the 17-year-old Miss Crow Nation leading up to the 2015 Crow Fair Powwow Celebration, said she attended a holiday banquet Wednesday determined to “present ourselves in a positive way and represent the Crow Tribe.”
The Montana Rescue Mission has the building. Harvest Church has the band of willing volunteers.
Strong to the finish, Billings’ new Popeyes Louisiana Chicken restaurant gained approval Monday for about $71,000 in tax increment financing assistance.
The Billings City Council will decide Monday whether the Magic City is ready to support Cajun chicken.
A new report from a University of Montana economist predicts that health care — already the largest piece of Billings’ economy — will grow even more dominant in the coming years.
Jim and Vicki Hodgson don’t mind chatting while they complete their morning prep work at the King’s Hat Drive-In on Billings’ South Side.
The November cold snap snatched away any hopes of completing the Billings Public Library’s parking garden before spring, but book lovers will still have reason to celebrate recent developments at their new library.
At least nine area couples plan to dress in their finest on Saturday morning for their last chance at celebrating a synchronous wedding.
A $40,000 grant from Phillips 66 will help protect Billings residents from potentially slower fire and other emergency response times by allowing for videoconference training for firefighters.
The 120 or so volunteers who make the Montana Marathon work every year aren’t in it for the money, but they were pleased to be thanked and rewarded for their efforts during a ceremony Tuesday at Billings Clinic.
The Billings City Council approved its 2015 Montana legislative priorities by an 8-3 vote Monday, but not without substantial debate.
The Billings City Council will have its final crack at further shaping or amending the city’s 2015 state legislative priorities during its Monday meeting.
As Billings continues to grow and spread out, residents sometimes aren’t quite sure of the exact locations of some of the Magic City’s shifting neighborhood boundaries — but city officials have a pretty clear idea.
With best wishes from the former ownership, the two new owners of the Billings Mustangs said hello to Dehler Park and the Magic City on Friday afternoon during a press conference held, appropriately enough, in the Mustangs’ clubhouse.
Bruce Ryniker began working as a car and toy car designer as a child and developed his talent as a student at Senior High School.
City, business and social service leaders continued to collect and report on ideas for dealing with and helping the Billings inebriate and transient population during a second follow-up Wednesday to October’s two-day Community Innovations summit.
HARDIN — Westmoreland Coal Co. is going green — and becoming Army strong — in ways that exceed even the grandest of reclamation projects.
By incentivizing city employees to visit one health care provider over another, taxpayers have saved an estimated $2,875,000 over the past three years — and Billings city workers have saved a like amount in premiums.
An ad-hoc committee formed to study Billings’ special events policy will report to the City Council on Monday.
“Giving Tuesday” might be seen as a counterweight to last week’s Black Friday and today’s Cyber Monday holiday season spend-a-thons.
New Billings residents Rob and Kristina Thomas weren’t sure how they’d be celebrating Thanksgiving with their two children, William, 2, and Lacy, who’s 9 weeks old.
A small line of brave shoppers had already formed by 5:45 a.m. at the doors of Kmart, 15 minutes before the retailer was scheduled to open its doors on Thanksgiving Day.
Former Billings Bulls hockey player Ben Gibson is six months cancer-free, and on the day before Thanksgiving, he gratefully spread the message of the importance of early detection of testicular cancer to former and current Bulls skaters.
Keith Lauver’s Cooksimple all-natural mixes are on sale, at $4.99 per box, in about 5,700 stores in all 50 states as well as Australia and Canada. On Tuesday, Lauver said thank you to the store that gave him his start — Good Earth Market Co-Op in Billings.
By an 8-3 count Monday, the Billings City Council approved compensating the contractor on the Empire Parking Garage project with $764,268.32 for costs generated by delays and the resulting extra work encountered during last winter’s brutal weather.
Boy Scout Troop 18, sponsored by the Lake Hills Ward of the LDS church in Billings Heights, has way more Eagle Scouts than scouts of any other rank. Their stories are as varied as the colorful merit badge sashes each scout sported during a recent troop meeting.
Last winter’s brutal temperatures and prodigious snowfall is the gift that keeps on taking from city coffers.
A month into her ministry at First English Lutheran Church in Billings, the Rev. Stacey Siebrasse hopes to help move the congregation in a direction it was already headed — as a church “with an authentic way of being in our community and in our world.”
LAUREL — Like many other Montana school districts, Laurel schools could use a few additional bus drivers. To help fix the problem, Laurel school administrators have come up with novel methods to add to their bus driver ranks.
As many as four deputies in the Yellowstone County Clerk of District Court’s office have indicated their unwillingness to issue wedding licenses for same-sex couples, and for now they won’t have to.
Two gay couples hoping to be the first in Yellowstone County to tie the knot Wednesday afternoon were done in by the state’s computer system.
Charter Communications customers who woke up without a picture on their television Tuesday morning seemed to know just how to get it back.
Once the Montana Legislature gets down to business Jan. 5, 2015, Ed Bartlett will be the Billings City Council’s eyes, ears — and mouthpiece, too — at the state capitol.
Billings resident Kevin Scharfe loves playing board games, but there are two things about them for which he doesn’t much care.
If the Billings City Council moves swiftly enough, the city can avoid paying civil penalties to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for late reporting on past bond issues.
As his busy time ramps up, Santa Claus apparently accepts help anywhere he can find it.
The 30 or so people who attended Not In Our Town’s Summit on Hate on Saturday learned that everyone is biased — and it’s OK.
Organizer Rick Roddam of Townsquare Media had a modest goal for Billings’ first Bacon Fest, held Saturday at the Montana Convention Center and attended by more than 1,000 lovers of all things porcine.
Yellowstone County District Court Judge Michael G. Moses said Thursday he needs more information before he can rule on whether and in what form the city of Billings must turn over documents to The Billings Gazette related to potential financial irregularities at the city landfill.
Creating a place for intoxicated people to sober up could be a key part of addressing downtown Billings’ homeless and transient problems.
At least two dogs died Wednesday morning in a fire that tore through a West End home, sending homeowner Bonnie Willis running barefoot into the frigid streets for safety.
Admissions personnel at Billings Clinic have begun taking their patients’ names in vein.
A legal dispute about whether the city of Billings must turn over documents to The Billings Gazette that might detail possible employee misconduct at the city’s landfill is headed for Yellowstone County District Court.
About 75 people — most of them veterans — gathered at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark for a Veterans Day celebration Tuesday on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to remember and honor those who have served or are serving in the nation’s armed forces.
Homeowners sometimes save themselves a few thousand dollars by refinancing their homes to lower their interest payments.
A hearing on a proposed annexation, another on the proposed removal of what’s known as a slope easement and a bond refund are the three main pieces of business before the Billings City Council Monday.
It’s ingrained in military culture never to leave a fellow warrior behind. Mentors paired with offenders in the Yellowstone County Veterans Treatment Court have carried that imperative throughout their adult lives, decades after their own military service.
As the wife of a Coast Guard reservist who previously served eight years in active duty, Erica Zutz understands the challenges of military families: modest pay, busy schedules and the hassle of finding — and affording — quality child care.
The doll designer who would grow up to make spot-on tiny tributes to such beauties as Elizabeth Taylor got his start making a Humpty-Dumpty doll after he couldn’t find one in Billings.
HARDIN — National Park Service officials believe it’ll take constructing a new visitor center at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument before nearly 185,000 artifacts now being stored in Arizona can be returned and displayed.