I grew up near Belgrade and spent 25 years in the radio business as a DJ and Program Director, with stops in Denver, Minnesota and Salt Lake before coming back home to Montana in 2005. Married since 2010, with a houseful of kids and dogs, I enjoy selling real estate, family time, motorcycles, fishing and the occasional round of embarrassingly bad golf.
Best Places Near Billings to View Perseid Meteor Shower
The key for best viewing is eliminating light pollution. Sure, you can see a few from your back porch in Billings, but for best results you'll need to get out of town. Here are three spots within 20 minutes or so from Billings that could offer great meteor watching.
Can’t Make it to Sturgis? Watch the Live Webcams
The 80th annual Sturgis Rally kicked off today. If you can't make it in-person, catch the action virtually. Here are three live webcams streaming the event from downtown Sturgis.
Heading to Yellowstone This Summer? Bring Your Patience.
If you are thinking of making a quick trip to Yellowstone National Park before school starts, be patient. I have never seen the park so crowded in my life.
WATCH: Worlds Biggest Cargo Plane Departs Billings
ICYMI: The worlds largest cargo plane took off from Billings this morning. Check out our video.
Gainan’s Roses for Kids Fundraiser
Gainan's kicked off their 11th annual "Roses for Kids" fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County. Buy one or two dozen bouquets of roses and they'll make a donation with each purchase, now through the end of August.
Foth’s Coozie Collection from Montana Bars (and More)
Some people collect baseball cards or shot glasses, others collect old cars or antiques. I was never much into sports and my budget is a little light for an antique car collection. My collections border on the cheaper side, like can coozies.
What Are Those Wildflowers Over Beartooth Pass?
When we drove through last time, the wildflowers weren't quite in full display. There were a few here and there, but nothing that made you say, "wow." Last weekend (7/25) when we took my two younger kids to Yellowstone National Park for their first visit, the wildflowers were absolute…
MontanaFair – Now Through August 15th at MetraPark
MontanaFair has drastically scaled back events this year due to COVID-19. However, the fair has been extended to seventeen days instead of 10. It kicked off today (7/24) and runs through August 15th at MetraPark. They are offering various ticket packages at substantial savings.
REI Outdoor Gear Store Opens in Billings
Billings' newest outdoor gear retailer opened their doors today (7/24) and is now open from 10 to 6 daily.
ZooMontana’s Sloth Gets His Name and We Love It
After receiving 1,000 name suggestions and over 8,000 votes, the new sloth at ZooMontana finally has a name. You'll be able to meet him in-person at the zoo sometime in early August.