In all the years that Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch (YBGR) has been operating, never have they had a Chief Information Officer (CIO). That changed this January with the addition of Tyson Schumacher, B.S., M.B.A.

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Sport “Madness” Brought to Billings by Dedicated Effort

With several major sport events lined up to take place at Metra Park over the next couple of months- the "softest" months for the hospitality industry - the significant impact of the visiting athletes and fans on the local economy underscores the importance of the TBID (Tourism Business Improvement Districts). It's evidence that Alex Tyson, Executive Director for Visit Billings, hopes will be focused upon as the TBID faces its first ten-year renewal mandate before the City Council.

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MDT Proposes N. 6th, Billings Project

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is seeking comments on a proposal to resurface about 0.4 miles of 6th Avenue North in Billings. The project begins at the junction of 6th Avenue North and North 27th Street and extends southwest 5 blocks to North 32nd Street.

Proposed work includes digouts as necessary, replacing existing storm drain inlet grates and adding concrete aprons, milling the existing surface, applying a new overlay, new pavement markings, and Americans with Disabilities Act enhancements. The purpose of this project is to extend the life of the existing asphalt surfacing and provide a safe roadway for the traveling public.The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in the fall of 2017, depending on completion of all project development activities and availability of funding. No new right-of-way or utility relocations are anticipated.

Zonta Trivia Night, Feb. 18

The 20th Annual Trivia Night Fund Raiser will be held on, February 18, at St. Bernard's Church, 226 Wicks Lane, Billings. The theme this year is "Route 66, Road Trip." Participants form teams for lots of fun, with the teams who answer the most trivia questions in eight rounds of play winning prizes.

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American Dallas Flight Coming to Billings

American Airlines announced they will offer a daily direct flight between Billings & Dallas/Fort Worth starting June 2, 2017 – achieving a primary goal of Billings businesses and economic support groups. The three hour flight, aimed at serving business travel will improve travel from Billings to points south – including South and Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously flights had to connect through Denver or Salt Lake City.

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