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Billings area farmer leaves $38 million to 2 Billings hospitals

Billings area farmer leaves $38 million to 2 Billings hospitals

Paul Metzger was a humble man and a savvy investor.

July 30, 2014 10:25 am Photos

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Circuit rider takes faith message, helping hand on the road

Circuit rider takes faith message, helping hand on the road

On a blistering hot day, compounded by a howling wind that wouldn't quit, cowboy preacher Dan Boyd and his wife, Grace, rode slowly on horseback along the shoulder of U.S. Highway 310.

July 26, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Dirty Dash gives participants some muddy good fun

Dirty Dash gives participants some muddy good fun

Friends Jesse Cox and Kayla Stering talked and laughed as they slogged through a stretch of muddy water at the Dirty Dash Saturday morning at MetraPark.

July 26, 2014 3:49 pm Video Photos

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New South Side priest ready to reach out in love

New South Side priest ready to reach out in love

When the Rev. Jose Marquez, newly installed priest at Mary Queen of Peace Parish, talks to people who have fallen away from their faith, he doesn’t judge them.

July 26, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Pickleball growing in popularity

Pickleball growing in popularity

David Jordan has traveled around the United States playing pickleball.

July 19, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Sacred harp brings an old kind of singing back to life

Sacred harp brings an old kind of singing back to life

Sacred harp is a type of music performed by the simplest and possibly the most beautiful of musical instruments: the human voice.

July 19, 2014 9:30 am Video Photos

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Farmers market gets underway on Saturday

Farmers market gets underway on Saturday

If you’ve been craving a bounty of fresh produce, your wait is over.

July 18, 2014 9:40 pmLoading…
National convention draws 750 Catholic women to Billings

National convention draws 750 Catholic women to Billings

Fifty years ago, Anne Nelson, then 9, joined the youth version of Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

July 17, 2014 3:12 pm Photos

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Largest class ever of Rocky PA students starts

Largest class ever of Rocky PA students starts

Retired Air Force Col. Darlene Sanders was living the dream Thursday morning.

July 13, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Summerfair draws a crowd outside to enjoy the arts

Summerfair draws a crowd outside to enjoy the arts

At Summerfair this year, visitors had the chance to see artisans working at their crafts, something that hasn’t happened in the past few years.

July 12, 2014 1:23 pm Photos

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Lockwood church offers free sports camps to children in the community

Lockwood church offers free sports camps to children in the community

Fellowship Baptist Church is always looking for ways to help the community.

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'Our marker of our place': Rimrocks linked to Billings' identity from the start

'Our marker of our place': Rimrocks linked to Billings' identity from the start

To some people, the Rimrocks that line the northern face of Billings offer a bird’s-eye view of the Yellowstone Valley.

July 06, 2014 12:10 am Video Photos

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Tale of Poker Joe told at Pictograph Cave park

Tale of Poker Joe told at Pictograph Cave park

Philip J. Burgess, a poet, writer and storyteller, talked Saturday afternoon about a critical moment in the life of Poker Joe, known to the Nez Perce as Lean Elk.

July 05, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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A little mud adds up to a unique wedding day

A little mud adds up to a unique wedding day

The bride wore a short beige dress and heels with a Batman motif, and the groom donned a faux-tux T-shirt and camo shorts.

June 28, 2014 10:15 pm Video Photos

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Priest celebrates 50 years of ministry

Priest celebrates 50 years of ministry

The Rev. John Houlihan, lean and spry at 73, sits in the nave of St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral and counts off his upcoming engagements.

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Ceremony marks completion of Indian Memorial on anniversary of Little Bighorn Battle

Ceremony marks completion of Indian Memorial on anniversary of Little Bighorn Battle

Etched in granite on the Indian Memorial at the Little Bighorn Battlefield are words spoken by Cheyenne warrior Young Two Moons.

June 25, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Rocky students find treasures, work on archive for Moss Mansion

Rocky students find treasures, work on archive for Moss Mansion

Two Rocky Mountain College students are on a sort of treasure hunt at the Moss Mansion in Billings, and they’ve discovered some historical nuggets.

June 24, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Pig races add a delicious twist to dining at Bear Creek Steakhouse

Pig races add a delicious twist to dining at Bear Creek Steakhouse

BEARCREEK — Excitement was in the air at the Bear Creek Saloon & Steakhouse on a recent Thursday evening, as competitors for the first race lined up at the gate.

June 22, 2014 1:00 am Video Photos

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Groups come together to fund smart home for injured Navy SEAL

Groups come together to fund smart home for injured Navy SEAL

On a high, grassy hill in Lockwood that boasts a panoramic view of five mountain ranges, Bo Reichenbach will soon rebuild another part of his life.

June 21, 2014 4:51 pm Photos

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14-year-old celebrates end of 8 months of chemo

14-year-old celebrates end of 8 months of chemo

Fourteen-year-old Olivia Clyde celebrated the end of eight months of chemotherapy with a party Thursday morning.

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Heart and Sole Run hits participation record with 3,503 signups

Heart and Sole Run hits participation record with 3,503 signups

Cloudy skies and a little rain didn’t stop a crowd from turning out for the 35th annual Heart and Sole Race Saturday morning.

June 14, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Taking a look back will be part of conference events

Taking a look back will be part of conference events

A menorah. A video filled with remembrance. An aluminum panel covered in colorful handprints.

June 14, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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VBS a time of learning, fun for kids

VBS a time of learning, fun for kids

The Rev. Dave Thompson sat on the floor in a hallway at First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, surrounded by 19 second-graders and a few helpers.

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Conference focuses on Not in Our Town

Conference focuses on Not in Our Town

A national conference slated for next weekend is putting the focus back on what happened in Billings 20 years ago.

June 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rally puts spotlight on nondiscrimination ordinance

Rally puts spotlight on nondiscrimination ordinance

About 100 people gathered at a rally Saturday afternoon to commit to working toward getting a nondiscrimination ordinance enacted in Billings.

June 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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9 men to be ordained in newly launched deacon program

9 men to be ordained in newly launched deacon program

Greg Simpson has always had a thing for serving people.

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Crow photo collection finds a home with Montana Historical Society

Crow photo collection finds a home with Montana Historical Society

At a significant point in Crow history, photographer Orlando Goff took a stately photograph of Chief Plenty Coups.

June 06, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Residents salvage belongings; cause remains under investigation in apartment fire

Residents salvage belongings; cause remains under investigation in apartment fire

The day after he lost many of his belongings in the Okerman apartment building fire, resident Eli Perea was remarkably upbeat.

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More to do than saying 'I do': 5 steps to a successful marriage

More to do than saying 'I do': 5 steps to a successful marriage

It’s June, and love is in the air.

June 01, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Severe storms likely this afternoon

To paraphrase that old movie quote, fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy afternoon.

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'It couldn’t have been better': Implant helps boost hearing ability

'It couldn’t have been better': Implant helps boost hearing ability

David Otey sat in the audiology exam room Thursday at the Billings Clinic, a new hearing device attached to a spot slightly behind his right ear.

May 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lack of money letting air out of annual balloon rally

Lack of money letting air out of annual balloon rally

For Dennis Waldron, drifting along in a jewel-colored hot air balloon carries with it a feeling of freedom.

May 28, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Volunteers plant hundreds of trees at Coulson Park

Volunteers plant hundreds of trees at Coulson Park

Nearly 80 people made short work of planting more than 325 trees in Coulson Park on Saturday.

May 24, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Monkey see, monkey don't: Stubborn simian unmoved by Saturday efforts

Monkey see, monkey don't: Stubborn simian unmoved by Saturday efforts

The stubborn simian still refuses to give up its grip on the Rims.

May 24, 2014 5:15 pm Video Photos

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Upcoming conference to focus on faith revival

Upcoming conference to focus on faith revival

In 1975, the venerable evangelist Billy Graham called Native Americans “a sleeping giant” who, if awakened, could bring spiritual revival to America.

May 24, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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'Learning is actually happening': 4 years later, Schools of Promise see gains

'Learning is actually happening': 4 years later, Schools of Promise see gains

PRYOR — On a recent weekday, Plenty Coups High School freshman Dani Buffalo sat at his laptop working on an algebra problem in his Integrated Math I class.

May 18, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Lame Deer musicians have a date at the White House

Lame Deer musicians have a date at the White House

LAME DEER — A dozen Lame Deer seventh- and eighth-graders will take part in a very exclusive talent show on Tuesday.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Oh baby: Billings Clinic shows off Expanded Family Birth Center

Oh baby: Billings Clinic shows off Expanded Family Birth Center

Cynthia and Nathan Bradshaw, of Billings, took a peek Saturday morning at a suite where they may deliver their firstborn son in July.

May 17, 2014 10:20 am Photos

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'Awesome': Positive reviews for public playground put up by West End church

'Awesome': Positive reviews for public playground put up by West End church

On a recent warm spring day, a couple dozen kids happily clambered on the newly installed playground equipment just north of the Faith Evangelical Church building, at the corner of 32nd Street West and Central Avenue.

May 17, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Possible natural gas leak causes evacuation of homes

Possible natural gas leak causes evacuation of homes

A suspected natural gas leak Saturday evening prompted the Billings Fire Department to evacuate several houses on and near Broadwater Avenue between 18th Street West and Glen Drive.

May 10, 2014 8:56 pm Photos

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Parkhill pastor says goodbye after 33 years in pulpit

Parkhill pastor says goodbye after 33 years in pulpit

The first thing the Rev. Bob Fox learned about Billings when he arrived in 1981 was the variability of the weather.

May 10, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Former Rocky president given honorary degree, despite controversy

Former Rocky president given honorary degree, despite controversy

Rocky Mountain College President Bob Wilmouth has formed a committee to review the criteria used for choosing candidates for honorary degrees. It’s among several committees he has formed in the last year.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gianforte's commencement speech welcomed with no controversy

Gianforte's commencement speech welcomed with no controversy

Bozeman entrepreneur Greg Gianforte was greeted with applause from an attentive audience when he spoke Saturday at Rocky Mountain College’s commencement.

May 03, 2014 4:49 pm Photos

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Baby bighorn sheep born at ZooMontana

Baby bighorn sheep born at ZooMontana

Spring is in the air at ZooMontana.

May 03, 2014 11:58 am Video Photos

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Capital campaign aimed at building new Catholic church

Capital campaign aimed at building new Catholic church

Mary Queen of Peace Parish will kick off a three-year capital campaign in May, with the goal of securing part of the $4.5 million needed to build a new Catholic church in Billings.

May 03, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Rocky grad: 'I just don't like to quit'

Rocky grad: 'I just don't like to quit'

When D’Jeane Peters wants something, she goes after it.

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Boot camp women share gift of caring

Boot camp women share gift of caring

It’s not easy being the mother of a child with huge medical problems.

April 28, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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African Children's Choir plans May 4 concert in Billings

African Children's Choir plans May 4 concert in Billings

When you watch the African Children’s Choir, you can’t help but smile — and sometimes even cry, Nate Longstaff said.

April 26, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Rotary Club helps upgrade kitchen at Friendship House

Rotary Club helps upgrade kitchen at Friendship House

First the Downtown Rotary Club voted to contribute $25,000 to renovate the kitchen at Friendship House of Christian Service.

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Church planters hope to grow faith

Church planters hope to grow faith

It’s Sunday morning at Elevation Church, and the Rev. Dave Carroll is a busy man.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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