Missoula’s low median income and tight residential market have left many households paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a new Community Health Assessment released this week. Continue Reading →
The Washington Post reported this weekend that the Trump administration has come up with a list of forbidden words and phrases that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will not be allowed to use in budget documents.
The list has nothing to do with George Carlin’s seven dirty words, words that I am not going to publish here gratuitously, though I do urge you to watch the entire, priceless George Carlin video.
A new study of housing needs in downtown Billings seems to suggest that the demand is there but is relatively modest, and that some fundamental improvements could entice more people downtown.
The findings were presented Thursday at a meeting sponsored by the Billings Industrial Revitalization District and the Downtown Billings Alliance, the two groups that commissioned the market study of downtown housing. Continue Reading →
The current state of the Montana liquor and gaming licensing limitations continues to impede the growth of the food industry in our state. The Montana Tavern Association seems to do all it can to limit the amount of liquor licenses available in the state. Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →
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.” Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →
My daughter and son-in-law got into an argument over Thanksgiving weekend about a proposal to drop net neutrality requirements. Continue Reading →
Conservation groups across Montana and the West on Monday blasted a decision by President Donald Trump to reduce the size of two national monuments, saying his proclamations represent an outright assault on public lands and may be illegal. Continue Reading →
One Big Sky Center, originally conceived of as a multimillion-dollar building project in the heart of downtown Billings, expanded considerably Monday night, at least conceptually. Continue Reading →
The Musselshell River is home to fewer than 10,000 people, but is a golden example of what makes Montana special and how Montanans are working to keep it that way.
The Musselshell flows 342 miles through the heart of Montana from Martinsdale to the Missouri River, irrigating nearly 85,000 acres on 250 farms and ranches. Continue Reading →