Andy West

Kardashians In Car Crash In Bozeman.
I grew up in Canada and I remember my stepfather saying that if you put everyone from Los Angeles on winter roads you'd cut the population of L.A. in half in a day. Obviously people used to no snow are not prepared. Enter the Kardashian clan...
The Rare Instance When The Refinery On The South Rim Looks Nice
No one, not even the refinery owners themselves, are going to claim that they add to the aesthetics of our city (their very positive contribution to our locally booming economy noted). However, every once in awhile, in just the right light at just the right angle just about anything can look beautif…
All My Flat Surfaces Turn Into Catch-Alls
I am a person that should have a home with no tables... coffee tables, dining tables, end tables, desks etc. because every one of them turns into a catch-all. Whatever is in my pockets I empty out, it's where I set down all of my bills and I leave empty cups...
It’s Impossible To Lose Weight Working In An Office
Since January I've been working out regularly. I do an hour and 3 minutes of cardio in the morning and every 3 or 4 days I do pushups or push weights. For the better part of the first 6 months I started working out I was really good about watching what I ate but working here on the 23rd floor of th…
Same Day Registration Doesn’t Create Problems In Montana
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog called "Voter Fraud In Montana Is A Hoax" (good luck finding even one conviction of voter fraud in the Treasure State) I argued against LR-126 which would have ended same day voter registration (voters decisively defeated the measure by the way)…
Remember To VOTE Tomorrow
I hear a lot of people complain about the government and I hear a lot of people complain about the people who complain about the government. The best way to make your voice heard is to exercise your civic duty and VOTE in tomorrow's mid-term elections...
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Has An Chemical Used In Anti-Freeze
Fireball cinnamon whiskey has been pulled off of shelves all over Europe because of what they deem is too high of levels of propylene glycol... which is used in anti-freeze for its ability to lower the freezing point of water which keeps your radiator from becoming a giant ice cube in January...
Montana Is The 6th Best State On Business Taxes
Some lists you want your home state to be on and some you do not. This is definitely a list we want to be on. According to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation Montana ranks 6th in regard to having one of the best business tax climates in the United States...
Awesome Day At Shipton’s Big R 14th Annual Pet-O-Ween
I've seen some clever Halloween costumes in my day but the Italian Greyhound dressed up as a Greyhound Bus with it's owner dressed as a Greyhound driver (pictured above) takes the cake... and it took first place in the small dog AND dog/owner costume categories at Shipton's Big R West…
Today Is My 18th Wedding Anniversary
Right off the bat I can honestly tell you I don't deserve my wife Monica. She's been my partner and friend for the last 20 years and my wife for the last 18. I am 49 but with the maturity level of an 25 year-old (I'm probably overestimating here)...
I Went On An 18 Mile Bike Ride This Weekend
Once again I have to thank the Downtown Billings Association for loaning me a sweet Cannondale 24-speed bike from their ongoing Loan-A-Bike program. It is a lot like taking a book out of the library... you give them some information and they will loan you a bike free of charge (unless you fail to re…

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