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Breaking the Fast

Delicious beginnings to kick start your day Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, why not wake with the sun and do yourself a favor to take in the flavors of some of Billings’ best hot spots for breakfast. The Tastings Team hit the town in search of different places that served…

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Bake Sale Sensations

Whipping up irresistible sweets with surefire success Back in the day, bake sales were a dime a dozen. It was a “go to” for clubs and teams to raise a little money for elementary schools all the way up through the halls of high school. Over the years, this fundraising staple has fallen into the…

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Parenting 9-1-1

How Two Moms Balance Work and Being a Mom Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs on earth. You have a new bundle, one that doesn’t come with a manual. Mix in family life, house priorities, potentially a career, a husband and keeping up with commitments and you have a recipe for mental…

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Raising A Bookworm

Battling the decline of kids reading for fun As a small child, I can still remember the sensations while visiting one of my favorite places, the public library. I would walk in and immediately, at eye level, I would see an array of color and a vast ocean of stories just waiting for my imagination…

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A Legacy of Learning

One-Room Schoolhouse in Nye keeps on educating Visitors to Nye Elementary School, located at the base of the Beartooth Mountains, are greeted by a few barks from Patrolman Pete, Head of School Security. Despite the gruff bark, the black and white cocker spaniel is more of a greeter, and warms up quickly after teacher Kathy…

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Playing Through the Pain

Why  kids’ sporting injuries are on the rise Huntley Project three-sport athlete Tessa Hultgren, 17, never thought she’d be sidelined with an injury. Her dad, Troy, says she’s as tough as they come. After all, she played almost the entire volleyball season on stress fractures in her legs. They hurt, but she never let them stop…

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Billings’ Only Butler Extraordinaire

Treva Mayo serves from the heart Treva Mayo serves at the beck and call of her employers. She cooks up their early morning breakfasts, prepares their private dinner parties, chauffeurs them or their children around, and runs their households when they’re gone. She’ll even whip the flower garden into shape while brewing an exquisite pot…

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Taming Those Tresses

Fashioning hair like the Pros The aisles of hair products and tools can be confusing for a gal looking to train her tresses.  Whether you’re baffled by the curls produced by a flat iron or are sick of spending your days fighting the frizz, don’t fall into the trap of spending hard earned dollar after…

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Tag, You’re It!

Make your own leather-tooled luggage tag Come fall, families from far and wide will start planning that getaway for the holidays. Maybe they’ll voyage over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house. Or, maybe they’ll be sun seekers, trying to escape winter’s grasp with a trip to a warm destination. If you’re taking…

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It’s Almost Time….

6 tips to face that first day with ease As a mom, you either love or hate the first day of school. Some moms can’t wait for the big yellow school bus to whisk their adorable children out of the house and back to the structure of the classroom. Others wail and gnash their teeth…

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Laid Back Country Living

The perfect plan for family & entertaining This home feature is brought to you by Rimrock Cabinet Co., specialists in kitchen cabinetry. Marca and Ty Vogele put tremendous thought into the new Smart home they built east of Laurel over a year ago. They knew they wanted to raise their kids in this peaceful rural…

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Voices in the River

An Essay by Sarie Mackay When I was a child, I heard voices in the river.  The Little Bighorn brimmed with legends—that was widely known—but I heard real voices, with a cadence and pitch that made me strain to figure out who was down by the water.  My grandmother, her arms elbow-deep in the suds…

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Peachy Keen

Business major gets savvy when it comes to paying for college When August hits and a small peach stand sprouts south of Laurel selling off the best and most juicy Freestone peaches, what’s happening here is more than just pounds of peaches finding their way into buyers’ kitchens. It’s the sign of a sweet and…

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Sights Set on Balance

Dr. Robyn Clausen mixes work and family with ease For Dr. Robyn Clausen, the best thing about her job is that people are pretty happy to see her – literally. Clausen, 35, owns Bauer & Clausen Optometry with her husband, Dr. David Bauer.  The couple, who met in optometry school, has two small children and…

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