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A bit of excitement in downtown Billings


And some people think living in downtown Billings is uneventful. My daughter called me about 3 in the afternoon Sunday to let me know that a cow was running loose on South 30th Street a block west of the Montana Rescue Mission. Since I live nearby, I raced down with my camera. (more…) Continue Reading →

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SCRAP Billings opens reuse store on South 29th Street


A “creative reuse” store just south of the tracks in downtown Billings is open for business. The opening comes a bit later than expected, but also unexpected was the flood of donations and offers of help. “It has been so well received,” said Tammy Zemliska, director of the SCRAP Billings store at 21 S. 29th St. “People have been so excited once they realize their stuff doesn’t have to end up in the landfill.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Creative reuse’ store hopes to promote art, conservation


Last winter, Tammy Zemliska and Doreen Hartman met when both were selling repurposed jewelry and home furnishings at Kim & Eddy’s on Montana Avenue. In talking with other artists who were also into repurposing and upcycling, as it’s called, they saw that there was a big need for work and studio space in Billings. They began looking into the possibility of opening a business where they could lease studio space to artists and also sell their creations. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Touche! ‘Community space’ planned for Minnesota Ave.


Bryan Stafford, director of the Big Sky Fencing Association—think swords, not cattle—had one small goal in mind when he approached the Montana Rescue Mission last year. His fencing club needed a new space to practice and compete, and he knew that MRM owned a huge, almost entirely vacant complex of connected buildings on Minnesota Avenue. His plans grew more expansive after he toured the buildings with Mission Director Perry Roberts. (more…) Continue Reading →

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The journeys of John Hines

John Hines

In 2012, having served on the Mayor’s Committee on Homelessness for five years, John Hines decided it was to time to resign. He represented the homeless community on the committee and had established a reputation as a thoughtful, articulate advocate for people whose opinions usually go unheard. (more…) Continue Reading →

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