Downtown Billings

One Big Sky Discussion
Hammes Company President Bob Dunn, who has helped transform the vision and expectations for the One Big Sky Center project, visited Billings on Monday to meet with business leaders and the Billings City Council.
Since the plans have shifted from the original concept of Montana’s two tallest skyscrape…
Council Backs New Big Sky
In a 6-5 vote, the Billings City Council on Monday authorized spending $100,000 as part of a $675,000 public-private partnership to move the One Big Sky District into a year-long planning and development stage.
The council’s vote includes approval of a memorandum of agreement among the private and pu…
2nd Amendment Rally
About 150 supporters of the second amendment braved the bitter cold to rally in downtown Billings this weekend on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn.
The rally comes two weeks after millions of gun control advocates rallied nationwide in response to the Valentines Day massacre in Parkland Florida…
Native March in Billings
Native American activists marched through downtown Billings during a snowstorm to bring awareness to drug abuse and domestic violence — two issues that disproportionately affect their communities.
It’s been 40 years since the original Longest Walk, which spanned from San Francis…
One Big Sky Takes Another Turn
Q2 reports the ongoing saga of the One Big Sky Center project has taken another turn. What was once a plan for a $165 million dollar center with a tower has been toned down.
The project, now called One Big Sky District Development, drew some excitement at the First Interstate Bank Operations Center m…
Woman Found Dead Saturday
The Gazette reports that a 48-year-old indigent woman was found dead this weekend in the doorway of a Billings business, according to a Billings Police Department press release. The BPD received a call regarding an unresponsive woman lying in the doorway in the 2800 block of First Avenue North at ab…
One Big Sky Discussed Thursday
Q2 reports the proposed One Big Sky Center project in downtown Billings has supporters, but it also faces a lot of funding questions, as evidenced by citizens at a public meeting on Thursday night.
Those involved in studying the project say to get to the second phase, they need $675,000...
New Downtown Strategic Plan
Last Best News reports that the new Downtown Strategic Plan will be made public next Tuesday at 8 a.m. in the Royal Johnson Community Room of the Billings Public Library. It’s the product of a year’s worth of work by Billings residents and the consulting firm of Thoma…
One Big Sky Center
The proposed "One Big Sky Center" for Billings is getting one step closer.  Hammes Co. representatives Rob Robinson and Bob Dunn will present their plan tonight at the Billings City Council work session.  That will be held at the Billings City Hall at 5:30 tonight...
Magic City Blues
Magic City Blues festival is Tonight and Saturday in downtown Billings.  It marks the 16th year of a variety of music.  I've got the schedule below for you.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4
AN 18+ SHOW (bring your i.d.) | Gates open at 5pm
Stillwater Stage
05:30pm Gladys Friday
07:30pm Charlie Parr
09:30pm Victor Wainwri…
Down Goes The Crowne
Given the fact that a lot of the people I know still call the Crowne Plaza "The Sheraton", the recent re-branding from Crowne Plaza to Double Tree will likely not have a huge impact on the city. However, in the interest of keeping everyone informed, I thought I'd pass along wh…

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