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 […]

MDT’s Regional Director Stefan Streeter retires

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Stefan Streeter, the District 5 Administrator of Montana Department of Transportation, celebrated his retirement last Friday with more than 200 MDT employees, plus guests from City of Billings Planning and Public Works departments, and Billings TrailNet and others. Stefan has become a friend and supporter of Billings TrailNet over the past few years and has […]

Montana Businesses + Outdoor Recreation= a prosperous community

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  Earlier this month I went to Whitefish to attend the Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit. Two hundred fifty people swarmed the beautiful Grouse Mountain Lodge for this inaugural Summit, which was so popular it sold out within days.   One of my biggest takeaways from the Summit was that businesses rely on our outdoor […]

Heart & Sole Run donates $8,500 to trails and the YMCA

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On October 24, members of the Heart & Sole Run planning team; plus major sponsors, The Billings Gazette and St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation; and a crowd of children flocked into the gym at the YMCA to present Billings TrailNet and the YMCA with checks for $8,500 each to benefit active and healthy lifestyles. Thank you […]

Thank you Anytime Fitness for your continued support as a corporate member!

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Anytime Fitness has been a long time corporate member of Billings TrailNet, and we appreciate their dedication to building a healthy, active community through their support! Donnette Roberts, owner of  one Anytime Fitness location in Billings, stays involved because she wants to “Make healthy happen, encourage people to get out on the trails and promote […]