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The Historic Montana Power Co.

There aren't a lot of art deco type buildings in Billings which is what makes the historic Montana Power Co. building so unique. It was built in 1915 at a time of economic prosperity during Montana's homestead era

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The Last Remnants Of KOOK Radio

If you look up KOOK radio on Google you'll find an FM country radio station in Junction, Texas or an AM Oldies station in Modesto, California. In Billings of course we know what the real KOOK was... it was the top rated radio station in Billings for nearly 30 years

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T-Rex, Getty Images
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Dinosaur Bones Expected to Bring in the Big Bucks!

Holy cow, this feels like something right out of the old TV cartoon of The Flintstones! Did you hear about the two fossilized dinosaur skeletons that were found on a Montana ranch in back in 2006? Well, they’ve finally made their way to New York City and are coming up for sale in November

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I’m An American Picker Wannabe

So I stopped by the Flea Market they have on Hardin Road in Lockwood every weekend to see if I could find either cool mid-century modern furniture or an old cruiser bike I could fix up. I did find an old Raleigh cruiser but unfortunately it was not for sale

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Bike, Walk, Bus Week Finishes With A Plop

As I mentioned Friday, had it not been for Bike, Walk, Bus Week I would not even have known about the Loan-A-Bike program through the Downtown Billings Association. They loan out Cannondale hybrid bikes (road and dirt equipped) at no charge

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Cool Thrift Shop Buy!

Since I live in one of Downtown Billings newly renovated loft buildings designed by High Plains Architects (that reminds me, I have to pay my rent today... oops) I'm always on the lookout for mid-century modern pieces that will look cool in my place

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Where Are The Pictographs At Pictograph Caves State Park?

If you're a regular reader of my blog (assuming there are regular readers of my blog... anyone? Crickets.) you know I visited Pictograph Caves State Park this Sunday and had a great time. It is a good, vigorous hike up to the caves from the parking lot, lots of greenery and spectacular views, picnic spots and the excitement of not knowing if a rattlesnake is just around the corner

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On The Road Again…

I love playing tourist in my own town, and still being new to the area, I am just a notch under tourist.

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MY NEW APARTMENT

I moved to Billings two weeks ago and have been looking at apartments ever since. I haven't seen much I liked in my price range until a few days ago. On Montana Ave there are several historically significant buildings that have been converted into cool lofts by a local architectural firm

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I ALWAYS THINK OF THE GREAT IDEAS AFTER IT’S TOO LATE

We should have given away 3 12-Gauge shotguns yesterday... get it? 12-12-12. I can't believe I didn't think of it last week.

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Mayan Calendar
Mayan Calendar
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IT’S HAPPENING FOR THE LAST TIME THIS CENTURY

Today the last time this century the day, month and year will be the same number... 12-12-12. It's also one of the few days each month the date will look the same as it does in Canada where they put the Month first before the Day and Year

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YAM’s Docent Second Saturday

If you have kids from 5 to 12 years old, the Yellowstone art museum has some creative fun in store for them!  Bring them to Docent 2nd Saturday today from 10-Noon.  Today it's 50 works for 50 states: Art experiments

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