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You Know You’re From Billings If…

1. It's 8pm and all the Microbreweries are closed.

2. Someone mentions "The Rims".

3. A "casino" is 10 slot machines and a popcorn maker full of stale popcorn.

4. You hear the word "spendy"

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Hardly Any Break From the Heat in Sight in Billings

We're about to reach at least 88 degrees or more for a high temperature in Billings in the coming eight to nine days, according to the Weather Channel website. Our high on July 4th is predicted to be 99

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The Catalan Festival of 'La Patum'
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Where Can We Set Off Fireworks Legally On The 4th Of July?

The quick answer is it's very hard to say. I spent about 40 minutes this evening searching the internet and various local city website trying to find out if it is legal to shoot off your own fireworks and came up empty handed

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Billings Biggest Garage Sale Makes A Triumphant Debut [VIDEO]

Billings Biggest Garage Sale was a huge success with hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers. Gathering under the sun in the upper parking lot at Metrapark, crowds picked through a staggering array of stuff

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In This Era Of Sensitivity Is It Wrong To Call Out A Man For Enjoying An, Ahem, “Womanly Drink”?

I was recently enjoying happy hour with the mayor of a well known city who shall remain unnamed because I'd rather not damage his political fortunes in case someone gets the wrong idea. But I ordered a Captain & Coke and he ordered the Grape Martini you see in the photo above.

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Image courtesy of Andy Winford/Townsquare Media
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Safeco Field Is The Coolest Baseball Stadium In America

First off, full disclosure... I'm a Dodgers fan. There is a special place in my heart for Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles and up until 15 years ago or so I would have ranked it #2 behind Wrigley Field in Chicago as the 2nd best baseball park in the country

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Image courtesy of Andy Winford/Townsquare Media
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An Example Of The Unique And Valuable Items You Can Find At Billings Biggest Garage Sale

Coming up a week from Saturday at Metra Park, Cat Country 102.9 and Townsquare Media will be holding Billings Biggest Garage Sale. While there is a nominal entry fee of $3 dollars you'll recoup that in the time and gas you save from having to drive around to a dozen garage sales around the Magic City

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Billings Ranked The 8th Most Secure Small Town In America

As a former resident of downtown Billings, I feel like I've always had my finger on the pulse of our fine little city.

Long-term residents have told me that the area around my former Montana Avenue apartment, which was located just steps from the St

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Downtown Billings Ice Cream Shop To Hold Ice Cream Eating Contest At The Strawberry Festival

One of the highlights of this year's Strawberry Festival in Downtown Billings will feature hot competition with a cold twist.

On Saturday beginning at 2 p.m., Big Dipper Ice Cream will host its first ice cream eating contest under Sky Point, just a block away from its new shop at the corner of First and Broadway, formerly the Marcasa location

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Photo by: JTB/UIG via Getty Image
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Enjoy Excellent Ethnic Food in Billings at Festival of Cultures

Ethnic Food in Billings? I know what you're thinking. Yeah, right. Well, it's true that our city is not the most cosmopolitan but this Sunday is the exception to the rule as Rocky Mountain College hosts its annual Festival Of Cultures featuring the poetry, music, dance and, most importantly, food from all four corners of the earth

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Billings Has Some of the Best Beer in the Country

Since the day I moved to the Magic City back in 2012, I discovered a little known secret -- Billings has excellent microbreweries. I think by now I must have trolled every one of them. In order, my favorite beers here are:

1

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Top 5 Worst Potholes on Billings Streets

With the change of season from a mild Billings winter this year into what has turned out so far to be a pretty wet spring, what will streets in and around Billings be like as we near the first day of summer, June 21st? 

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