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Don't Be Cruel - Bring Your Pets Inside
Today I saw someone post some disturbing pictures in one of the local Billings groups of two dogs left out in the snow. The person who posted the photos said these dogs were left out all day regardless of the weather. I almost shared this post, but I am trying to learn the lesson "sometimes pic…
Billings' School Buses Resume Regular Routes Friday
Billings Public Schools have lifted the alternate bus route schedule and will return to normal routes starting Friday, January 24. BPS had alternate routes in effect since the first round of heavy snow hit Yellowstone County on Monday and extended the routes when a second winter storm dropped anoth…
16 Inches Of Snow In Yellowstone County Since Monday
The National Weather Service released preliminary snowfall reports showing 6.0 inches fell in parts of Yellowstone County on Wednesday. On Monday, NWS reported 10 inches of snow fell in the northwestern part of the county. Carbon County had the high mark for Wednesday's snow storm with 7.5 inc…
Fireweed Blooming - Six Weeks Until First Snow
Call it folklore or a natural indicator of the weather but whatever you decide, Winter is on its way! Fireweed, as known as Epilobium angustifolium, is a beautiful and huge pink flower that is known by a lot as the indicator that winter or the first snow is only six weeks away...
An Open Letter To Mother Nature
Dear Mother Nature-
WTH?! Are you purposely messing with our minds? Are you pissed off that we get to wear cute sandals when it's sunny? Do you have a personal vendetta against the sunshine? Like maybe y'all were boyfriend and girlfriend and the relationship didn't end well...
When Do You Put Out The Patio Furniture?
Up until today, I was thinking that putting out the patio furniture would be a great idea. It's been in the 60s and sunny and my thought was Spring is definitely coming early! WRONG-O! Although our sunny weather will return shortly, it doesn't look like that 60 degree weather is following.…
The Perfect Tool For Lazy Montanans
Now that I think about it, I know plenty of people who aren't "lazy", they just don't enjoy shoveling snow. Whatever the case, as far as "modern conveniences" go, this is something that seems pretty practical to me. It not only blows the snow, but also r…
My Favorite Places In Billings To Get Hot Chocolate
It's freezing outside, literally and it's not giving up. There is a winter weather storm watch starting tonight and going through Friday and Billings could see 10 inches of snow in that time! All I can think to do it grab some hot cocoa and go home to my favorite blanket and watch 'El…

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