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New rule pushes smokers 20 feet from public buildings


A new rule prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of public entryways, windows or ventilation systems will take effect in Yellowstone County on March 1. The rule, adopted Thursday morning by the RiverStone Board of Health, also prohibits the indoor use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices in public spaces, basically bringing them under the same rules as traditional forms of smoking. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Fishing access, boat launch will be near South Bridge


The Yellowstone River Parks Association is taking the lead on a plan to buy 15 acres of land for a fishing access and boat launch across the Yellowstone from Riverfront Park. “It’s going to be an amazing development,” said YRPA President Darryl Wilson. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Expert schools employers on ‘active-shooter defense’


Twenty minutes into his lunch-hour presentation at the Billings Job Service office on Rosebud Drive last week, Patrick Hoy motioned with his thumb to a door in the corner of the room, the one farthest from the lobby. “Oh, by the way,” he said, “if something should happen while we’re here, this is the way out.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Long-awaited French bakery opens in downtown Billings


Alan Lohof, a captain with the Billings Fire Department, was in line at Le Fournil, a new French bakery in downtown Billings, about 20 minutes after it finally opened its doors Wednesday morning. “We’ve been chomping at the bit for quite a little while,” Lohof said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Seven local artists unite for pop-up show this weekend


A two-day pop-up art show will be held Friday and Saturday at 4ZERO7 Gallery, a private gallery open for the event, at 407 N. 24th St. The show is called MIXX7, for the seven participating artists, and will run from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. It is billed as a show of “Current projects and musings from our studios.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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School officials vow to deal with Daylis noise complaints


In response to neighborhood complaints about loud music during football games and practices at Daylis Stadium, School District 2 officials are promising to be “responsible and responsive.” In a “Good Neighbor Plan” drafted by Mark Wahl, athletic director for Billings Public Schools, the district pledges to take steps to minimize sound outside the stadium during games, and to use separate, smaller sound equipment for practices. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rocky students learn to think big in negotiation class


It took some time, but the 20-some students in an upper-division negotiation class at Rocky Mountain College recently came to an agreement under which North Korea will give up all its nuclear weapons. Better yet, the international community agreed at the last minute that universal nuclear disarmament was a good idea, too, so all nations will eliminate their stocks of nuclear weapons within 10 years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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