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River cleanup by volunteer crew yields bounty of refuse

River cleanup by volunteer crew yields bounty of refuse

Saturday dawned clear and sunny, making it a perfect day to get out on the Yellowstone River.

September 13, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Joy Lutheran takes frugal approach to outfitting its sanctuary

Joy Lutheran takes frugal approach to outfitting its sanctuary

A tiny church in Billings has always found creative ways to make worship happen.

September 13, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Self-described foodie helps others track restaurants on the move

Self-described foodie helps others track restaurants on the move

Back in June, Ross Morris heard a DJ on a local radio station talking about ways to locate food truck vendors in Billings.

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Short tenure: New Rocky enrollment VP no longer at college

Short tenure: New Rocky enrollment VP no longer at college

John Clayton, who was hired in June as vice president for enrollment services at Rocky Mountain College, is no longer employed at the college.

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Sessions teach newly insured how to use health care

Sessions teach newly insured how to use health care

For the estimated 30,000 Montanans who earlier this year acquired health insurance for the first time, learning how to use that coverage is a crucial next step.

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Scheels mega-store opens to giant crowd in Shiloh Crossing

Scheels mega-store opens to giant crowd in Shiloh Crossing

Surrounded by a band, dancers and thousands of anxious shoppers, the new Scheels Sporting Goods store opened Saturday on Billings’ West End.

September 06, 2014 7:29 am Photos

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Nice day on tap for area

Look for a sunny day Saturday in the area, with highs in the 70s and west winds 5 to 15 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

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Flying service soon to add heavy-lifting helicopters to fleet

Flying service soon to add heavy-lifting helicopters to fleet

Up until now, only the U.S. military has had access to the behemoth Chinook CH-47D helicopter.

September 05, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Divided county commission OKs budget with money for jail expansion

Divided county commission OKs budget with money for jail expansion

By a 2-1 vote, the Yellowstone County commissioners approved the 2015 budget Tuesday morning, with money available if the county decides to expand the jail.

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Chef creates full meal of culinary delights using raw ingredients from farmers market

Chef creates full meal of culinary delights using raw ingredients from farmers market

Lilac owner and chef Jeremy Engebretson likes nothing better than to figure out what ingredients he has on hand — preferably locally grown — to create a gourmet repast.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chief Plenty Coups celebrated during annual Day of Honor

Chief Plenty Coups celebrated during annual Day of Honor

PRYOR — Chief Plenty Coups was celebrated Saturday during the 20th annual Day of Honor at the state park named in his honor.

August 30, 2014 5:57 pm Photos

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Huntley driver dies in collision with train

A 78-year-old Huntley man died Friday morning after his pickup was struck by a train.

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Author Townsend's talk to focus on skills to improve quality of life

Author Townsend's talk to focus on skills to improve quality of life

John Townsend has noticed something over the past few years, both in the workplace and in families.

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New physician assistants don their white coats

New physician assistants don their white coats

Thirty-one new physician assistants slipped on their long-sleeved white coats for the first time Saturday morning during graduation at Rocky Mountain College.

August 23, 2014 5:59 pm Photos

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Group gathers to show support for Barry Beach

Group gathers to show support for Barry Beach

Despite the rain, a group of about 30 Barry Beach supporters gathered Saturday on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn to reaffirm their belief in the convicted murderer’s innocence.

August 23, 2014 3:08 pm Photos

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Rain will stay in area until at least Sunday

An unusually strong and wet upper low pressure system is expected to keep rainy weather in South Central and Eastern Montana until Sunday afternoon.

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YelCo 52: Yellowstone County museum details area's early days

YelCo 52: Yellowstone County museum details area's early days

Every Saturday, The Billings Gazette is featuring places that make Yellowstone County unique. Share your favorites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #YelCo52.

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Statue of cowboy and horse a reminder of Western past

Statue of cowboy and horse a reminder of Western past

A statue of a cowboy and his horse that sits east of the Yellowstone County Museum has a history all its own.

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Fair numbers looking good

MetraPark Manager Bill Dutcher was optimistic Saturday about the way things have gone at this year’s MontanaFair.

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Junior Livestock Sale draws a crowd to last day at MontanaFair

Junior Livestock Sale draws a crowd to last day at MontanaFair

Ten-year-old Preston Openshaw knelt down and brushed sawdust off the hide of Cookie, his 286-pound black Hampshire-cross hog, Saturday at the Expo Center at MontanaFair.

August 16, 2014 4:22 pm Photos

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Helpful tips for day hikers

Part of what makes hiking fun is making sure you’re prepared for anything that might come up. Here are some practical tips compiled from interviews with Grant Barnard, president of the Beartooth Recreational Trail Association; Cameron Sapp, Eastern Montana field representative for the Montan…

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RiverStone Health Clinic marks 30 years of helping people

RiverStone Health Clinic marks 30 years of helping people

For 30 years, RiverStone Health Clinic has been a soldier in the War on Poverty.

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Citizen board helps govern RiverStone

One of the things that is different about a community health center is the way it is governed, RiverStone President and CEO John Felton said. Each one has to have a board made up of at least 51 percent of active users.

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Even beginning hikers can find plenty of trails to enjoy

Even beginning hikers can find plenty of trails to enjoy

Hiking on the Palisades Trail, just minutes from downtown Red Lodge, is a sensory delight.

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Former day care users pick up belongings

Former day care users pick up belongings

A week after Ahead of the Curve Child Development Center abruptly closed, parents picked up their children’s belongings at the West End center on Saturday.

August 09, 2014 12:33 pm Photos

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Rocky aviation program helps meet growing need for pilots

Rocky aviation program helps meet growing need for pilots

From the time he was 10 years old, Tyler Reed knew he wanted to be an airplane pilot.

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Orientation connects Rocky students in multiple ways

Orientation connects Rocky students in multiple ways

College officials know how critical freshman orientation is.

August 09, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Rocky seeks perfection with new class of vice presidents

Rocky seeks perfection with new class of vice presidents

When Rocky Mountain College begins its fall semester later this month, the new students won’t be the only fresh faces on campus.

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Project builds partnership, fixes roads in Makoshika State Park

Project builds partnership, fixes roads in Makoshika State Park

MAKOSHIKA STATE PARK, Glendive — The loud rumble of a bulldozer and an excavator pierced the quiet of the rocky crags and canyons inside Makoshika State Park on Saturday.

August 03, 2014 12:15 am Video Photos

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Rabbinic students travel the state to encourage fellow Jews

Rabbinic students travel the state to encourage fellow Jews

Two young rabbinical students traveled in Montana for the past month, seeking to encourage other Jews in their faith.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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