Strawberry fest returns to downtown Saturday

An ice cream-eating contest, live music and a gigantic strawberry shortcake are all on tap Saturday at the Strawberry Festival in downtown Billings.

Visitors can start the day with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m.  Starting at 8 a.m., more than 100 vendors will sell arts, crafts, and food.  There will be a children’s activity area and free entertainment on two stages throughout the day.

A story with sizzle

By Tom Howard of the Billings Gazette staff
Published March 13, 2014.

Any way you slice it, the new Lucky’s Market at West Park Promenade is committed to bringing home the bacon.

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Women inmates to get chance at boot camp

By Matthew Brown of the Billings Gazette staff
Published October 30, 2013.

Montana’s Department of Corrections will offer boot camp for female prisoners and cancel a mandatory treatment program that was criticized as degrading under a settlement announced Tuesday in a discrimination lawsuit.

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