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Ugandan's long medical journey finally brings him back to Billings

Ugandan's long medical journey finally brings him back to Billings

Rogers Ssembatya’s story is complicated.

October 19, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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BookFest puts emphasis on a common border

BookFest puts emphasis on a common border

From the time she was a little girl, Canadian author Jacqueline Guest felt a connection to the United States.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Planned panel, resource fair hope to help turn faith into action

Planned panel, resource fair hope to help turn faith into action

All of the faith communities in Billings that took part in a recent survey say that helping the poor and homeless is woven into the fabric of their religious beliefs.

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Nationally known Bible teacher brings tour to Billings

Nationally known Bible teacher brings tour to Billings

Well-known Bible teacher and bestselling author Beth Moore will be in Billings as part of her Living Proof Live tour.

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'We just have to be ready': Statewide disaster institute focused on handling emergencies

'We just have to be ready': Statewide disaster institute focused on handling emergencies

On the first day of the Disaster Institute at Rocky Mountain College, teacher Charlie Hanson crammed all kinds of information in his Thursday morning talk.

October 16, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Catholic report on issues including gay marriage, divorce a work in progress

Catholic report on issues including gay marriage, divorce a work in progress

Bishop Michael Warfel welcomes the open and candid dialogue in the two-week Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican.

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Harvestfest, cattle drive combine for a good time downtown

Harvestfest, cattle drive combine for a good time downtown

Signs of harvest were all around Saturday’s 11th annual Harvestfest in downtown Billings, and fun sprouted everywhere for kids and adults.

October 11, 2014 4:09 pm Video Photos

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Campolo urges support of campus ministry

Campolo urges support of campus ministry

On Tuesday night, speaker Tony Campolo didn’t pull any punches.

October 08, 2014 6:18 am Photos

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Class puts the focus on kids in divorce

Class puts the focus on kids in divorce

Beverly McCartney describes her 2013 divorce as “for the most part, very civil.”

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Judges turn to class to help ex-spouses focus on kids

Judges turn to class to help ex-spouses focus on kids

Juanita Hooper remembers the day she was waiting to make an appearance at a District Court hearing at the Yellowstone County Courthouse.

October 05, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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'They’re just a fun animal, about half wild': Longhorns measure up at competition

'They’re just a fun animal, about half wild': Longhorns measure up at competition

Texas longhorns live up to their names, their horns extending beyond their bodies, the farther the better.

October 04, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Mild day on tap for Saturday, under mostly cloudy skies

Saturday in the Billings area will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 72 and west-southwest winds of 17 to 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

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Seminar aims to help connected kids make the best choices

Seminar aims to help connected kids make the best choices

Walt Mueller would like to give you a little insight into your kids.

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Beginning Experience helps mend broken hearts after divorce

Beginning Experience helps mend broken hearts after divorce

After Juanita Hooper went through a divorce in 1992, she found a way to begin again.

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No resolution in sight for two gay men and Lewistown Catholic church

No resolution in sight for two gay men and Lewistown Catholic church

LEWISTOWN — The first thing you need to know about Tom Wojtowick and Paul Huff is both are lifelong Catholics.

September 26, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Walkers take to the downtown streets to help the poor

Walkers take to the downtown streets to help the poor

Gunther Rodrigues stood outside the St. Vincent de Paul charity office in downtown Billings on Saturday morning, craddling his dog, Chewy.

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Campolo coming to Billings to espouse 'Red Letter' revolution

Campolo coming to Billings to espouse 'Red Letter' revolution

Tony Campolo doesn’t give an interview.

September 20, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Priest removes gay couple from volunteer posts in Lewistown Catholic church

Priest removes gay couple from volunteer posts in Lewistown Catholic church

On Aug. 6, four days after the Rev. Samuel Spiering arrived as the new administrator of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lewistown, he met with parishioner Paul Huff to ask him if he and his partner, Tom Wojtowick, had gotten married.

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Headstone found on banks of the Yellowstone returned to owner

Headstone found on banks of the Yellowstone returned to owner

On Memorial Day in 2012, Jane Ahlquist drove to the Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park in Billings with her granddaughter.

September 16, 2014 11:50 am Photos

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45,000 books for sale: Billings church fundraiser kicks off Tuesday night

45,000 books for sale: Billings church fundraiser kicks off Tuesday night

A few years back, Ron May sat around a table with other members of Central Christian Church in Billings.

September 15, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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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, Russ 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.

September 12, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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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.

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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.

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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.

August 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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