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Carnival At Rimrock Mall
I've loved carnivals since back when I thought being a carnie was probably the greatest job in the world. These days, even though I question the safety of the rides and the life choices of some of the employees, I still get a nostalgic feeling wandering around and will probably ride a few thing…
Who's The Packrat In Your Family?
She doesn't want to part with anything. I put things in the pile to sell and as soon as she notices it's, "Hey, you can't sell that. I love that!", even though it's been in her closet, untouched, for two years.
Prairie Dogs As Pets?
They can damage crops, but their tunnels can lead to issues with livestock as well. I was reading this article which discusses the pros and cons of prairie dogs. In the article, a Texas veterinarian says there are three or four times a year where he has to treat or euthanize a horse or cattle that …
Will Pence's Visit Help Billings' Meth Problem?
Will Pence's visit on Wednesday (6/12/19) help Meth addiction in our state? The quick answer is no. The visit itself won't do anything, which is why I am hoping he lays out an actionable plan that makes sense. This problem isn't just a Montana issue, it's an American epidemic. I…
Disgusting Treatment of Cattle
I don't normally share videos like this, but we have so many Montanans who work with cattle I really want to hear their opinion. Is this normal? Have you witnessed anything like this before? I have no shame in being a carnivore, but the guys in this video look like heartless sociopaths.
Billings Castle On The Market
If you put 20% down, you're looking at monthly payments of just over $82,000. It's just a little out of my reach, but for the select few who could use and can afford a castle (or want to see additional photos), here is the official listing.
Could You Stand Being Constantly Recorded At Your Job?
For hundreds of drivers who spend hours alone in the cab, big brother is now trained right on their face. These cameras are typically triggered by actions (such as braking too hard) as opposed to constantly recording, but all of the drivers that I know find them invasive.
Community Garden Update - A Few Spots Remain
I have to say, this is one of the best things I've done in years as far as parenting goes. My daughter is actually excited about working in the garden. Amazed by the miracle of getting food from the earth (it is amazing after all). I'm overjoyed to see her so excited about something tha…
Any Good Deals At Shopko?
June 16th is the estimated final day of the Shopko store on King Ave. West in Billings. The sign out front boasts items for up to 80% off. I stopped in today and they still have some inventory (more empty shelves than full), but I saw very few "deals" left.
Spring Fest At The Moss Mansion Saturday June 1st
Saturday's weather is looking great for the 31st annual Spring Fest on the lawn of the Moss Mansion. This is an event I look forward to every year; probably because it's been awhile since I've milled around outside in the sunshine amongst a crowd of strangers. In addition to the arts…
Bike Rodeo in Billings Saturday June 1st
Kids from kindergarten to third grade can pick out a refurbished bike for free while they last. If you have a bike to donate to this great cause that will help keep kids active this summer, you can drop it off at any local bike shop (The Bike Shop on Grand, Spoke Shop on Broadwater or Collins Bike S…
Billings Pools Open Next Week
On Wednesday, June 5th, both Rose Park and South Park pools will be open for business. Cheap fun and healthy exercise (definitely better than sitting on the couch playing Fortnite).
Another Free Over-The-Air TV Channel in Billings
For those of us who have "cut the cable", it's always nice to get a new broadcast (free) tv channel in the lineup. In this case, there is no need to scan for new channels as Court TV is now replacing one of the two Grit channels in Billings.