The “art alley” in downtown Billings, as promised, is quickly changing.
In the six weeks since I first ran a photo gallery on the alley, it has filled up and many of the original artworks have been painted over or have been so heavily altered that they are all but unrecognizable.
FROMBERG—Butch Bratsky and Monica McDowell are standing inside the Clarks Fork Valley Museum, surrounded by photographs and memorabilia paying tribute to the Bridger Youth Rodeo.
Bratsky, now a senior executive with Stockman Bank in Billings, grew up in Bridger and went on to become the national collegiate bull-riding champion in 1974. McDowell is the wife of Sam McDowell and the mother of Heather McDowell, both of them serious rodeo competitors.
Harvest Church, 1235 West Wicks Lane Service: 9 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 Length of service: 1 hour, 19 minutes. Length of sermon: 38 minutes
It’s difficult to live in Billings and not know something about Harvest Church. That’s the one that raised a huge church building up near Skyview High, the church with the climbing walls in the lobby. Continue Reading →
The major airlines of the United States are grappling with consolidation and fleet standardization. At the same time, some regional airlines are dealing with expansion and traffic development.
Hyannis, Mass.-based Cape Air has found the right combination. According to the Montana Department of Transportation, Cape Air effectively doubled traffic on Montana’s Essential Air Service routes during its first six months of service. Continue Reading →
Two childhood friends have made a movie that quietly, beautifully captures the rhythms of life on a Montana cattle ranch.
Andrew Renzi and Tylee Abbott, who were reared in Pennsylvania and now live in New York, will bring clips of their documentary, “Fishtail,” to the annual summer fundraiser for the Stillwater Protective Association this weekend. Continue Reading →
Sydney Hedges was not able to attend the Rosebud-Treasure County Fair in Forsyth over the weekend, but she was there—and not just in spirit.
While the 15-year-old was in Denver being treated for a recurrence of brain cancer, other members of her Red Rock 4-H Club in Colstrip were showing her miniature steer and lamb, which they had spent weeks feeding, bathing, grooming and clipping. Continue Reading →
Oasis Church, 2102 Old Hardin Road, Lockwood Service: 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 Length of service: 1 hour, 5 minutes. Length of sermon: 33 minutes
I don’t know how people get to church in the summer, or during most of the fall, for that matter. I had not consciously decided to take a summer break, but if you live in Montana you know how painfully short that season is. Continue Reading →
One branch of the family, the one that takes the Bible literally, says we go back to Adam and Eve. Some of them even claim to have a sliver of the fig leaf once owned by Eve. I’m a little skeptical about that, but who knows? Continue Reading →