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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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America Remembers

Beverly & Pack/Flickr
The last thing you need is me pontificating about September 11th.  We all know where we were, who we were with and what we were doing.  Sometimes though, pictures don't hurt.

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Downtown Billings Historical Tour

I had to turn you on to this cool self-guided tour I found.  (I actually found the business card for this down  in the parking lot!)

Go to the web-site below, scan the code, and get ready for some Montana History!  It's cool and a lot of fun!

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2012 Threshing Bee Next Weekend

 

The Threshing Bee is held the third weekend in August at the Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture.  It's the highlight of the clubs yearly activities.  You'll experience demonstrations in blacksmithing, binding grain, threshing, sawmill operations as well as operational tractors and steam engines.  P

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Pompeys Pillar
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Clark Days Celebration at Pompey’s Pillar This Saturday and Sunday

It's Clark Days this Saturday and Sunday at Pompey's Pillar.  Come out at around 3 P.M..   "Revisiting The Trail" is the theme this year.  There will be food, kid and family activities, historical presentations, and free camping on site

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Montanans in 2012 Summer Olympics

Two outstanding Montanans will be representing the United States in London at the Summer Olympics.

23 year old Nick Mower of Butte will be competing in the Olympic Shooting Competition.  That starts on August 5th

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Happy White People’s Day

Chris rock strikes again!  I guess the actor/comedian struck again on the 4th of July with this tweet that sent a lot of people over the top;
Happy white peoples Independence Day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed the fireworks

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heatwave
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It’s Hot Out There

Man!  It's hot out there!  I almost forgot how glorious summer is in Billings!

It seems like it's getting really hot really early, so I did some research about it.  This year alone, more than 40,000 daily heat records have been broken

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Rest In Peace, Sheriff

What a sad day.  We lost America's greatest sheriff, single dad, and a lawyer all in one day.

I'll admit it, I watch Matlock, and I like it.  I get a lot of grief for that.

The Andy Griffith Show, that's another thing entirely

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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This Day in History for June 28 – Stonewall Uprising and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday (More info)

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife are assassinated, setting off World War I (More info)

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Roger Clemens Not Guilty

 

Yesterday, a federal jury found Roger Clemens not guilty of Obstruction of Congress.  They brought in 46 witnesses, discarded medical items they say were used by Clemens linked to steroid use, and used thousands of dollars in tax-payer money.  T

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John Moore, Getty Images
John Moore, Getty Images
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Aerialist Nik Wallenda Becomes First Man to Tight Rope Walk Across Niagra Falls

Starting at 10:10 pm on Friday and finishing approximately 25 minutes later, 33-year-old Nik Wallenda completed a death-defying stunt that left everyone in attendance in awe. The daredevil aerialist balanced his way across Niagra Falls on a tight rope, becoming the first man to perform this feat.

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