Billings News

Weekend Headlines
How about these headlines from the past few days!

Charles Manson is dead, finally
Oakland's Marshawn Lynch stands for Mexico's National Anthem but not U.S.
AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies
Another woman has come forward with assault allegations against Sen
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Bone Marrow Registration Drive
As some of you may or may not know, 23 year old Marissa Van Atta is a senior basketball player for the Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears.  Marissa is also a Billings Senior graduate and is now battling acute myeloid leukemia.  Van Atta is in need of a donor and a search has begun …
Street Crimes Task Unit
Back in the 1990's Billings had a street crime task force, but because of staffing shortages, the unit was dissolved.  Starting this coming January the Billings Police Department will start up the task force again with a five member street crimes unit dedicated to  looking into burgla…
Bone Marrow Registration Drive
As some of you may or may not know, 23 year old Marissa Van Atta is a senior basketball player for the Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears.  Marissa is also a Billings Senior graduate and is now battling acute myeloid leukemia.  Van Atta is in need of a donor and a search has begun …
Election Results
Here are the results from yesterdays election:
Mayor
Bill Cole – 17,588, 64 percent
Jeff Essmann – 9,905, 36 percent
Ward 1
Mike Yakawich – 2,222, 62 percent
Charlie Smillie – 1,318, 37 percent
Ward 2
Frank Ewalt – 2,559, 54 percent
Roger Gravgaard – 2,140, 45 percent
Ward 3
Denise Joy – 3,015, 58 percent
Nadja…
Winter Driving
Most of my driving life has been right here in good old Billings, Montana.  That would be 40+ years worth of winter driving.  As I was heading home around 9am for a "lunch" break from work I went up North 27th street.  The snow was coming down pretty good...
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…

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