Rath Review: My Montana Top 10 for 2023. Ag, Food, Cars & Closure
As we come to the end of 2023 (ALREADY!?!), I wanted to take the time to stroll through memory lane and refresh you on what was the most engaging content I provided you this year.
I Won't Be The Only One
Of course, over the next few days, you'll see more of these posts from other contributors... but I want to steer your focus toward one thing when looking over MY posts versus others. We strive to bring you local content here at TSM Billings, and this list shows how true to that fact I remained for 2023.
What about the New Year?
Now, going into 2024... will it be the same? Most likely. I'm not one to enjoy writing those silly articles that anyone could blast out. I love to keep it local and focus on what really matters to those in our community.
Be it a small-town Ag Instructor who was almost ousted, to local businesses closing their doors for the last time, these things stay top of my mind 24/7... and I hope they do for you, too.
Well, enough of that speech. Here's My Montana Top 10 for 2023, as written by me, Josh Rath.
"In driving past the other day, I noticed not one... but TWO businesses are building where Pizza Hut was. But, what are they?"
"It's officially wild weather season here in Billings, and Montana."
"Drinks, Upscale Pub Eats, and the most amazing interior await you here on Grand Avenue."
"BPD released the juvenile males arrested for the alleged armed robbery at the Scheels in Billings over the weekend, and are searching for suspects."
"Amazon? Walmart? Energy Drinks? Well... it isn't that simple."
Now, before we continue with the Top 5, take a look at this! Major Concerts You Don't Want To Miss in 2024!
Major Concerts Coming to Montana in 2024
Gallery Credit: Jesse James
And now, here's My Montana Top 5 for 2023:
"We're seeing more businesses close their doors compared to new ones opening this year. "
"So many cars. From classics to modern hits that will one day earn the title of classic, Burn The Point was a success!"
"Why can't these business owners come up with something NEW? There are SO MANY OPTIONS. Ugh."
"The rumor mill is swirling on this one for sure... but luckily, we know someone with the answers."
And finally, a direct example of my local-first standing, an article that took HOURS to do, with a team of multiple friends from my hometown... all in support of Agricultural Education in Miles City.
"After a viral Facebook post, the citizens of Miles City packed the school board meeting, and hopefully have shown the board Miles City CARES."
What Are Your Thoughts?
As always, I ask for your thoughts. What could I have done better? Or what would you have liked to have seen on this list? Let us know on App Chat or on Facebook.