POWELL, Wyo. — It sprang up almost overnight on arid, sagebrush-covered prairie and became Wyoming’s third-largest city, a community of more than 10,000 Japanese-Americans imprisoned after the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Creation of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, situated on 46,000 acres owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, was a boon to the local construction industry, which built many of the 650 buildings and structures at the camp. (more…) Continue Reading →
Once the runners, walkers and strollers started moving, Saturday’s chilly breeze became an afterthought for participants in the 36th annual Montana Women’s Run. The event, which started in 1982 in Pioneer Park, now takes over downtown Billings on the day before Mother’s Day. Participants in the 5-mile run/walk started at 8 a.m. and the 2-milers took off at 9 a.m.
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To the hundreds of participants in Saturday’s Run for Life Run/Walk, it may have felt a bit like July, when the annual Relay for Life of Yellowstone County comes around. But unseasonable heat for the fourth annual Run for Life didn’t seem to bother the crowd, estimated at more than 400. The run raises funds for the Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society. The 2017 event is July 7 at the Billings West High School track. (more…) Continue Reading →
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Fans of Disney princesses, many of the younger ones dressed up like their favorite movie characters, turned out for the first of two Princess Day events at ZooMontana on Friday. Last year’s Princess Day was such a big hit, it was expanded to two days for 2017. The princesses held court in settings scattered across the zoo grounds. Clues were provided to help guests find each celebrity for a hug and a photo session. (more…) Continue Reading →
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If your vehicle can handle the rough, rocky and now-being-reconstructed road to the Glacier Lake trailhead in the Beartooth Mountains, a wonderful day hike awaits. Armed with a camera, fishing pole, some rain gear, snacks and some billy-goat energy, you’ll have all you need to make the most of the steep 2.2-mile hike to the lake and back. (more…) Continue Reading →