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From Wolf Point to Hollywood, Montie Montana wowed them

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“Wolf Point is not the biggest town in the state of Montana,” the July 1975 issue of Western Horseman said,” but it’s famous beyond its size.”

“One reason is that it’s the home of the Wild Horse Stampede, Montana’s oldest rodeo,” the article went on. “The other is that it has a native son named Owen Harlan Mickel, who grew up as Montie Montana.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Long-awaited French bakery opens in downtown Billings

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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

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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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Montana’s Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in D.C.

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The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, cut down in the northwest corner of Montana, was delivered to the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Monday. On Wednesday, Dec. 6, Bozeman sixth-grader Ridley Brandmayr will help Sen. Jon Tester, as the senior member of Montana’s congressional delegation, light the tree in an official ceremony. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Art, music, food served up during Holiday ArtWalk

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ArtWalk Downtown Billings, now in its 23rd season, is sponsoring the Holiday ArtWalk this Friday night from 5 to 9, at venues all over the downtown. The Holiday ArtWalk will include more than three dozen season-member and one-time-participant locations, each with a separate gallery page on ArtWalk’s new, mobile-friendly website, artwalkbillings.com. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Many hands help restore family heirloom quilt

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Many dedicated hands and hearts working together: that’s what makes a quilt.

There are solo quilts that are masterpieces of patience, fabulous fabrics, profound concentration and talent. They are woven, ironed, sewed, appliqued and painstakingly pieced together, forming storyboards of singular artistic beauty. (more…) Continue Reading →

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