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Library board looks to build interest, broaden appeal


The beginning of a new year is often a time when people and organizations try to find ways to improve. Despite being one of the largest and newest libraries in the region, the Billings Public Library isn’t immune to this process: During the recent annual retreat of the library board, members discussed ways in which the library could better serve its patrons in the new year and beyond. (more…) Continue Reading →

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From Billings to art director for ‘Orange is the New Black’


James Bolenbaugh may not have known it at the time, but growing up in Billings would prove to be an instrumental factor in determining his career choice. “Billings was a great community to grow up in because there was so much beautiful scenery to grow up around,” Bolenbaugh said. “I think that was one of the things that led me to design scenery for a living.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Despite obstacles, young people drawn to politics


Recent Montana State University graduate Kiah Abbey has been involved in local politics in Montana for nearly a year. The 23-year-old has done a lot of work encouraging her peers register to vote, but she feels best about helping Bozeman pass a nondiscrimination ordinance this spring. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘A little piece of heaven’ — 25 years at Pioneer School

Sally Peterson

Sally Peterson first wanted to be a teacher when she was only 11. “I had a teacher at North Park School named Edith Freeman who went on to become a very famous woodprint artist,” she said. “I just absolutely loved that woman and she liked me. One day, I said, ‘I want to grow up and be a teacher just like you.’” (more…) Continue Reading →

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