Billings News

Smoke It
This is my view out of my Studio.  Normally I can see the Beartooth Mountain Range.  I haven't been able to even see Laurel for what seems like weeks!  This smoke is getting old.  What we need is a good downpour.  We need it for a couple of reasons...
The Eclipse
What do you see?  A broken bees nest.  Lava flowing?  No it is the Solar Eclipse today.  I tried to do the pin hole/ paper thing.  It was cool, but as the sun started to dim, I walked out on my porch and found that mother nature was doing her own filter...
The Wall That Heals
Now through 3pm Sunday you have a unique opportunity to view a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It is located at Will James Middle School 1200 30th St West.  It is called The Wall That Heals and is a half scale replica.  It's about 250 long and constructed of powder-coat…
Why Are Children Targeted by Parents?
The news this morning was certainly enough to bring me down. Four, count them, four stories in today's news about kids hurt or put in dangerous situations.  Lets start with the Laurel man who was driving drunk with an 8 year old child in the car...
Here Comes the Moon
The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the U.S. was about 40 years ago, on February 26, 1979. And it's been nearly a century since a total solar eclipse was visible coast to coast.  I was a senior in high school here in Billings...
Rocky Roundtable
Congratulations are in order for my friend Rocky Erickson.  He has been named the new president of the Midland Rountable.  The Midland Roundtable was started in 1947.  It was formed by a group of people who were highly involved and interested in promoting sports and athletics in the B…
Rain, Finally!
It was bound to happen.  We finally got some rain last night.  About 1/2 inch as the storm rolled through Billings in about an hour.  About 1,600 people were without power and winds gusted to 55 miles per hour.  I was lying bed enjoying the lighting storm out the window when my p…
Busy Weekend
Need something to do this weekend? Well,
2017 Clark Days at Pompeys Pillar Friday and Saturday
The 64th Annual Mexican Fiesta, Saturday at South Park
99th Annual Great American Championship Pro Motorcycle Hill Climb Friday and Saturday
Hot Air Balloons and activities Saturday at Pierce RV
Monster Trucks …
Lodgepole Complex Fire Update
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As of Sunday night the BLM Type 2 incident Management Team in charge of the Lodgepole Complex Fire said the fire has now reached 226,000 acres in size with 0% containment. 12 homes are know to have been destroyed plus fencing and haystacks...
Fire Evacuation
The hot dry weather continues and as of this Friday afternoon, residents near Roundup have been advised to evacuate due to a fire estimated to be 1,200 acres and growing. According to the DES several agencies have responded to the fire.  The North Delphia fire is making it's way to Highway…
Lockwood Wins!
Congratulations going out to the Lockwood Senior Little League All-Stars for winning the state title last night.  The final was 15-0 over the Heights/Burlington/Huntley All-Stars.  Lockwood now heads to Sacramento, CA for the Western Regional Tournament...

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