More partnerships needed to work together across political and geographic divides, to protect and develop Montana’s outdoor recreation

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There is a strong appetite for new state funding to support wildlife protection, improve public access, and conserve more working lands in Montana according to new findings by the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project (MOHP). The study found that Montanans across the state offered a wide variety of potential solutions to help protect Montana’s wildlife, working […]

Legislative committee will review how Montana funds pedestrian and bicycle paths-stakeholders have been invited to give input Dec. 10

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Representative Denley Loge, R-Saint Regis, has invited stakeholders from around Montana to begin discussions for work on House Joint Resolution No. 45: A Study of Bicycle and Pedestrian Paths in Montana. The Legislative Council assigned the study to the Transportation Interim Committee. The committee will begin its work on the study at its January 13, […]

Billings has received more than $1.5M from LWCF for parks, which is in jeopardy- Join the discussion Dec. 17 about fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund

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Panel Discussion, “Health, the Outdoors and Montana’s Economy” The Ripple Effects of fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1-3 pm Red Oxx 310 N 13th St., Billings, MT Montana’s thriving outdoor recreation amenities are crucial to Montana’s overall outdoor economy and way of life; both of which benefit greatly from […]

Highlighting our river with trails and parks: a goal Kolten Knatterud of Territorial Landworks would like to see in Billings

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When Kolten Knatterud became chairman of the Billings Chamber of Commerce Trails Committee in 2018, it was one of many endeavors Territorial Landworks has taken in supporting and promoting trails. This year, Territorial Landworks became a corporate member of Billings TrailNet, and Kolten, an engineer and Branch Manager at the Billings office of Territorial Landowrks, […]

40 new license plates needed by January 1, 2021 to continue the Montana Trailhead license plate program with MVD

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The Billings Chamber of Commerce has asked us to encourage people to renew their vehicle license plates with these trailhead plates. They need another 40 vehicles registered before January 1, 2021 in order to continue the license plate program.President and CEO John Brewer says that half of the funds go to Big Sky Economic Development, […]

Cheers to our hometown outdoor store, The Base Camp!

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There is a good reason people feel so happy when they walk in to The Base Camp to shop for outdoor gear, shoes or clothing. Scott and Deb Brown, owners of The Base Camp, have been in business for 44 years, and have made it a priority to hire people who are passionate and experienced in […]

We all enjoyed every minute of the Membership Appreciation Event

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We thought we’d share some great photos from our Nov. 14, 2019 Membership Appreciation Event, taken by Doug James and Kevin Kooistra. What a fun evening we had, sharing good cheer and our love of the outdoors (while we were indoors in the warm atmosphere of Yellowstone Cellars). Thank you for celebrating with us and […]

Healthy by Design is doing some pretty cool work to make walking, biking and healthy physical living safer and more accessible to everyone

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Parks Rx is an initiative is to increase physical activity, social connections, and access to parks. With a focus on seniors and individuals experiencing disabilities, the Parks Rx maps recognize accessible walking routes and park features. Check out the map for Pioneer Park here. Activate Billings for workplace wellness: The Billings Chamber and Healthy By […]

Billings Chamber of Commerce leads in supporting trails through their corporate membership, and so much more…

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When the Billings Chamber of Commerce joined Billings TrailNet as a corporate member in 2013, the organization had already been championing trails for several years. In fact, the Chamber identified trails as a strategic initiative in 2009 when they decided that trails attract and retain talent.John Brewer, president and CEO at the Chamber, explains, “a […]

Our trip to Washington could bring huge rewards

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The city of Billings applied to the US Department of Transportation for a grant worth $25 million to build routes along the Marathon Loop plus the Inner Belt Loop with an adjacent trail to connect the Heights to northwest end. Billings submitted the grant in July and winners will be announced in November. Decision makers […]

Cheers to the businesses with bike racks!

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Have you noticed the pretty, new bike racks downtown? Cheers to the following businesses for requesting bike racks for their customers! Please thank them for thinking of you, their bicycle customers, when you see them. o The Annex/Fieldhouse o Pub Station o Clark Marten Photography o Big Dipper o Montague’s Jewelers o Billings YMCA o […]

Participate in Streetwyze!

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Win a $50 gift card by using Streetwyze! Each time you drop 10 pins in the Streetwyze platform, you are entered to win. We will randomly select one winner each month through October. What does My Healthy Yellowstone look like? Healthy By Design has been selected to participate in a data-collection opportunity through Streetwyze and the Kresge Foundation. Streetwyze allows residents […]

Volunteer with the Walking School Bus!

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We need YOU to help get students safely to school. A Walking School Bus is a fun, safe way to for students to get to school as a group. Children walk with trained adult volunteers, called Route Leaders, along a recommended route to school. Children can join in the “bus” at pre-determined stops and times […]