The countdown is on… Yellowstone Valley Gives is a 24-hour online giving day! Would you like to make a difference in our community? You can help us raise $3,000 by giving just $10 at noon on May 2!

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Will you help us get to our $3,000 goal for Yellowstone Valley Gives by donating at noon this Thursday? If everyone gives, even $10 this Thursday, May 2 between noon at 1 pm, we will have the opportunity to win an extra $250! Please mark your calendar for this Thursday, May 2 at noon to give […]

Bike racks bearing the Billings logo are coming to Downtown Billings

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Thanks to Billings’ Planning Department, the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Billings TrailNet, Downtown Billings Alliance and Atomic Industries, downtown Billings will have Billings-branded bike racks to enable bicyclists traveling downtown to lock up securely. This project was funded by a grant from the Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development, with matching funds donated by […]

What do you think about crossing the railroad tracks on 27th Street?

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The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is seeking public input on short- and long-term solutions for the existing at-grade railroad crossing on 27th Street in downtown Billings. The detailed feasibility study is considering, at minimum, traffic operational and engineering analysis, safety, railroad coordination, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, Americans With Disabilities Act needs, environmental issues, geometric considerations, right-of-way, […]

Meet Rod Nelson, MDT’s Billings district administrator

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Rod Nelson was recently appointed as the new Billings District Administrator for the Montana Department of Transportation.  Rod has a civil engineering degree from MSU in Bozeman and has served many functions throughout his 30 year tenure at MDT. When asked how he sees MDT playing a part in trail development, Rod says he is […]

State Parks and State Trail Funding need your voice

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SB 24 seeks to increase the optional fee on light motor vehicle registration from $6 to $9. If passed, it will: increase funding support for Montana’s 55 State Parks create a new trail and recreation grant program double registration funding support for Fishing Access Sites According to Bob Walker, chairman of the Montana Trails Coalition, […]

State parks could lose $3,227,470 if SB 242 passes in Senate Fish and Game Committee next Tuesday, Feb. 26

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SB 242 carried by Senator Webb of Billings, will be heard next Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the Senate Fish and Game Committee. That bill would eliminate the current optional light motor vehicle registration fee for state parks, fishing access sites and Montana Heritage Commission (Virginia/Nevada Cites) and replace it with a windshield decal that […]

More Bike Racks Coming to Downtown Billings

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by Elyse Monat, Active Transportation Planner for the City of Billings Bike racks in downtown Billings Billings will more than double the number of bike racks in downtown in the next year thanks to a generous grant from the Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development. The grant funded approximately 30 racks, which will be […]

Billings submitted three grant applications to Recreational Trails Program in January- comments open!

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by Elyse Monat, Active Transportation Planner for the City of Billings The Billings community submitted three applications to the Recreational Trails Program Grant from Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. The applications include proposals for a double-vault toilet at Shiloh Conservation Area from the City of Billings, single track trails from Pedal United, and a trail […]

Billings Career Center student helps with the Skyline Trail project

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Carrie Carpenter and Billings TrailNet’s executive director, Kristi Drake by Tom Howard Carrie Carpenter spends her mornings a West High, her afternoons at the Career Center and many hours after school helping to develop the Billings trail system. Like many career-oriented high school juniors, she has begun visiting college campuses, looking for a program that […]

Billings TrailNet welcomes Kathy James to our Board of Directors!

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Kathy James has been a long time supporter and advocate for Billings TrailNet, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Kathy to the team. Kathy has lived in Billings since 1981. She was raised on a farm near Cascade, Montana and attended St. Patrick School of Nursing in Missoula. She and her late husband […]

Thank you Rocky Mountain Bank for being our corporate member!

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We interviewed Beth Stephenson, Regional Marketing and Sales Support Director for Rocky Mountain Bank, about why this Montana bank chose to support the trails with a corporate membership. “A vibrant trail system gives our employees a great place to live, work and play,” explained Beth, who noted that many employees at Rocky Mountain Bank enjoy […]