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Dig Dinosaurs? Head East for Montana’s 10th Annual Dino Shindig

I don't know why kids love dinosaurs so much, but most of them do. An article from New York magazine's The Cut, attempted to help explain why children are captivated by the ancient creatures, noting that psychologists call this type of curiosity an "intense interest" and that almost a third of all children have one at some point, typically between the ages of 2 and 6. Frequently it can be an obsession with toy cars/trucks or other toys but one subject of interest frequently near the top is dinosaurs.
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Join the Fun. This Billings Adventure Run has a Tropical Twist

Those that know me, know that I'm not really much of a runner. I'll run if I'm chasing my dog, or if one of my kids is screaming in a "this-can't-be-good" tone, but otherwise, a brisk walk is usually about as fast as I like to move on foot. However, the Island Adventure Run is one run that I might actually check out because it's more about fun and less about run. Plus, it helps out a really great organization in the Billings area.
BILLINGS, MT

Montana: Home to the World’s Prettiest Ditches

Reason #87 that everyone and their dog is moving to Montana - it's not just the mountains and rivers that are stunningly pretty. The simple truth is that Montana is chock full of simple, incredibly natural photo ops. (Hence the "Natural Beauty" thing.) The everyday and the mundane can be absolutely stunning. These few paragraphs are dedicated to a DITCH on the outskirts of Bozeman, Montana.
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Crews Rescue Stranded Hiker on Lone Peak in Big Sky

Gallatin County Sheriff Search & Rescue crews located and transported a stranded hiker on Lone Peak on Thursday in Big Sky, Montana. According to a press release, Gallatin County 911 received a call from Big Sky Ski Patrol about a hiker that was stranded on Lone Peak Thursday, June 23 at approximately 4:00 p.m.
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FWP Wants Your Opinion On Several Proposals for August 25 Commission Meeting

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on several proposals slated to go to the Fish and Wildlife Commission in August. Under the new commission process, FWP is taking public comment on these proposals now and will present the collected comments and proposals to the commission for their review and decisions on Aug. 25. Commissioners can offer amendments to the proposals as they see fit. The proposals and supporting documents, commissioner amendments and collected public comment will be available on the FWP website two weeks prior to the commission meeting.
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Montana Gov Gianforte sets aside $2 Million for flood damage

Today, Governor Greg Gianforte announced his office will dedicate up to $2 Million for flood emergency in Montana, and expedited a grant application for $1.2 Million toward damaged irrigation. Governor Gianforte approved these recommendations from the Infrastructure Advisory Commission. Gianforte said:. As we recover and rebuild, it’s critical we get...
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Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

In a landmark decision on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, the decades-old ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. The decision came while the high court was considering a case out of Mississippi where the state attempted to ban abortion after 15 weeks. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito...
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Missoula Drug Bust – 2,085 Fentanyl Pills and 1.5 Pounds of Heroin

On June 21, 2022, at approximately 8:59 a.m., a Missoula Police Department officer located a vehicle parked at Montana Lil's Casino on Brooks Street. The officer utilized her mobile computer in her patrol vehicle to run a criminal history report on the vehicle, and the vehicle returned as stolen. Police Public Information Officer Lydia Arnold explains.
MISSOULA, MT

The King Stopped in Montana Only One Time. His Visit was Short.

Elvis was slightly before my time. He died when I was 3. My parent's generation obviously has a more significant connection to the King of Rock n' Roll than I. And while I wouldn't consider myself a passionate Presley fan, how can you not like Elvis? Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Viva Las Vegas, In the Ghetto... the list goes on. The guy was a hip-shaking hit machine and his music remains popular, 50 years later.
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What is the Most Famous Brand That Started in Montana?

Unlike other states like California, Montana doesn't have a whole lot of nationwide companies that started here. Probably the biggest one is Kampgrounds of America (KOA) which is headquartered in Billings. But, what's the most recognizable, and the one that best represents Big Sky Country? One man may have a good answer to that question.
BILLINGS, MT

Will New Gun Bill Make Montana Schools Safer?

The Senate is working on a new gun bill brought on recently by the shooting in Texas. When emotions run high and there is a chance to advance an agenda, congress always jumps in. I have no problem with stricter background checks when someone buys a gun. I do have...
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FDA Orders Removal of All Juul E-Cigs From U.S. Market

The FDA has said farewell to Juul product sales in the United States. Thursday morning, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Juul electronic cigarettes and vaping devices must be pulled from the market in the United States. According to KWQC, the FDA examined an application from Juul to keep...
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Golf Legend Sir Nick Faldo Moving to Montana Full Time

Golf legend Sir Nick Faldo is hanging up the TV broadcast headset and relocating his family back to Montana full time. Faldo shared the news via Twitter earlier this week. In his official Pinnacle Sports and Entertainment statement, Faldo said he, his wife Lindsay, and their three Weimaraners "have relocated to the wondrous, welcoming, and magnificent state of Montana." He added:
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