Billings Senior High

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Prairie Lights: For Christmas, a new best friend


Christmas came a day early for Kiki. On Christmas Eve, the 16-year-old sophomore at Billings Senior High School brought home Zarah, a Bichon Frise puppy that was born on Oct. 29. The impossibly cute little dog won’t be just a pet, though. She will also be Kiki’s emotional support and service dog, mainly helping Kiki deal with chronic depression and “really bad anxiety.” Continue Reading →

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Prairie Lights: Election Day really was better back when

Old times

Election Day used to be a lot more fun, and I’m not just talking about the choices we had at the top of the ballot. To be in a newsroom on election night in the days before the internet was an exhausting, exhilarating experience. You couldn’t just look at your phone and get instantaneous results on local, statewide and national races. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Senior High grad talks of ‘freaking awesome’ NSA job


On the Sunday when the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden was launched, Jon Darby walked into work thinking that U.S. intelligence knew right where Bin Laden was. But he wouldn’t have bet his salary on it, he said here Wednesday, much less his presidency. President Obama’s decision to launch the raid in the face of uncertainty was typical of the tough calls U.S. policy makers have to make with limited and possibly faulty intelligence. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Senior High teacher hosts raucous History Channel pilot


In the classroom, Billings Senior High science teacher Craig Beals knows how to get his students’ attention. Things that go boom are always popular, and you really can’t go wrong with fire. This Monday, Beals will see if he can capture the interest of nationwide television viewers with a show featuring some of those same attractants, only on a much bigger scale. (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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Hundreds view Senior High’s history-rich murals


If you see a lot of people in Billings rubbing sore necks on Tuesday, it might have something to do with the “Save Our Murals” open house at Billings Senior High School Monday night. Hundreds of people turned out to gawk up at murals painted by generations of Senior High students, to donate money toward their restoration and preservation and to put in orders for a book on the murals, planned for publication next fall. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Class of ’64 makes donation to ‘Save Our Murals’ at Senior


Progress is being made in the effort to preserve more than 100 murals painted on the walls of Billings Senior High School. Representatives of the class of 1964, which had its 50th reunion this summer, were planning to present a check for $1,755 to Principal Dennis Holmes Thursday afternoon. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former Billings athlete shatters beer-mile record


Chris Kimbrough, formerly a star athlete at Billings Senior High and Rocky Mountain College, has done us proud. Last week, she set a new women’s beer-mile world record with a time of 6:28.6 in her first attempt at the event. That means she ran four laps around a track, having drunk a beer before each lap. She shaved 13 seconds off the old record. Did we mention that she is 44 years old and has six children? Continue Reading →

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Volunteers working to protect, preserve Senior High murals


To mark the 75th anniversary of Billings Senior High School, a volunteer committee has launched a “Save Our Murals” campaign to restore and protect the iconic artwork adorning walls and stairwells around the school. “Just think of them not being on the walls anymore,” Kristeen Keup said. “That’s just not possible.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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