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.

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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.

Local. First.

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.

#10: What TWO Businesses Are Replacing Pizza Hut On Grand & 16th?!

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"In driving past the other day, I noticed not one... but TWO businesses are building where Pizza Hut was. But, what are they?"

#9: Tornado, Thunder, Hail, And Rain In Billings & Yellowstone Co

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"It's officially wild weather season here in Billings, and Montana."

#8: This Stunning New Gastropub In Billings Will Blow You Away

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"Drinks, Upscale Pub Eats, and the most amazing interior await you here on Grand Avenue."

#7: Updated: Juveniles Arrested For Robbery Released, Wrong Suspects

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"BPD released the juvenile males arrested for the alleged armed robbery at the Scheels in Billings over the weekend, and are searching for suspects."

#6: What’s Being Built On Frontage Road In Billings? Who Knows?

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"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

Montana is full of great concert venues and places to see live music. Here's a look at who's coming our way in 2024!

Gallery Credit: Jesse James

And now, here's My Montana Top 5 for 2023:

#5: Billings Heights Restaurant Closes Doors For The Last Time

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"We're seeing more businesses close their doors compared to new ones opening this year. "

#4: (500+ Photos) Burn The Point 2023 In Billings Was HUGE

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"So many cars. From classics to modern hits that will one day earn the title of classic, Burn The Point was a success!"

#3: These 3 New Businesses Coming To Billings Are A Disappointment

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"Why can't these business owners come up with something NEW? There are SO MANY OPTIONS. Ugh."

#2: What’s Going In On 24th In Billings? You Won’t Like The Answer.

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"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.

#1: Miles City Packs School Board Meeting In Support Of Coach & AG

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"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.

Montana's Top 10 Food DoorDash Orders in 2023

DoorDash, using data from January 2023 through October 31, 2023, has determined Montana's Top 10 Most Delivered Foods. Here's a look at the Big Sky State's favorite home deliveries:

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

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