72°

Billings Gazette Gazette Picks

The best of The Billings Gazette, hand-picked by local editors.

Daring to face fear and be authentic through nude bike ride

Daring to face fear and be authentic through nude bike ride

MISSOULA — A childhood steeped in community service, libertarian ideals and hard work has culminated most recently for Nita Maddux in her dete…

Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending m…

Mild so far: Officials say there's still time left for lots of wildfires

Mild so far: Officials say there's still time left for lots of wildfires

Wildfire activity in Montana has been fairly quiet so far in 2014, but officials hope residents don’t let down their guard as the season heats up.

Volcano Reef: Blackleaf Creek opens Front door

Volcano Reef: Blackleaf Creek opens Front door

BYNUM — The Rocky Mountain Front has a few front doors, and they’re doozies.

YAM at 50: Sculptor creates art to inspire change

YAM at 50: Sculptor creates art to inspire change

Former Montana ceramic artist Richard Notkin can turn even the humble teapot into a symbolic meditation on war, society or the environment.

A Night at the Movies: Amusement Park Drive-In

A Night at the Movies: Amusement Park Drive-In

Amusement Park Drive-In in Laurel can be described in just a few words: quirky, fun and inexpensive.

Billings gets down and dirty at the Metra

Billings gets down and dirty at the Metra

Billings dirtiest residents turned out in force to participate in the Dirty Dash at MetraPark.

Montana History Minute: Buckskins weren't just a fashion statement on historic expedition

Montana History Minute: Buckskins weren't just a fashion statement on historic expedition

Pompey's Pillar National Monument manager Jeff Kitchens explains why buckskin outfits were popular choice on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

With anchor Scheels leaving, Rimrock Mall facing big challenges

With anchor Scheels leaving, Rimrock Mall facing big challenges

Walking through Rimrock Mall and meeting community members, new mall manager Devin Hartley is usually confronted with one common question.

Dirty Dash

Dirty Dash

Dirty Dash

Sunday: Great American Hill Climb

Sunday: Great American Hill Climb

Scenes from the 701-Open Exhibition of the Great American Hill Climb on Sunday at Billings Motorcycle Club.

50 Wild Places: Celebrating Montana's Outdoors

50 Wild Places: Celebrating Montana's Outdoors

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with 50 wild adventures in Montana's outdoors. Stories, photos and maps will appear over …