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Willie Nelson & Family with Special Guest Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will be performing at Amend Park in Billings on August 3. The show begins at 7 p.m.
The title Willie Nelson’s debut on Blue Note Records, American Classic, refers as much to the man himself as to the storied Tin Pan Alley repertoire he explores on a new set.
Fans know that Willie Nelson can sing just about anything – and with anyone. He joins four-time Grammy Award winner Lyle Lovett with his own style of Americana music.
Be prepared. Conditions portend of a serious flood season, county officials warned, this week, in releasing a list of precautions that they recommend for those living and owning property in low-lying areas of the county.
The last serious flood season was 1997, said County Director of Emergency Services, Duane Winslow, and conditions are already equal to what they were then.
To make matters worse, this weekend will bring another major storm system that may add as much as another two inches of moisture to ground that is already saturated.
Flooding, so far this spring, has primarily been caused by heavy spring rains, while cool temperatures have curtailed snow melt from a snow pack, which in all areas is substantially above average.
Hitting a new record, The Montana Women’s Run had 8740 entries to mark its 30th Anniversary. With about a fourth of participants coming from outside the Billings area, the women crowded the streets of downtown Billings to do the 2 mile or the 5 mile race, the day before Mother’s Day.While the primary purpose of the race is to promote health and fitness, its success over the years has enabled it to become a significant contributor to worthwhile causes in the community. Through its continued growth and the generosity of its participants, volunteers and sponsors, The Montana Women’s Run has contributed almost a half million dollars to local health programs for women, college scholarships and support for the YWCA.
The five major sponsors including the Billings clinic, ExxonMobil, Stockman Bank, KTVQ 2 Television, and the Planet 106.7 Radio Station.
With heavy snow packs in the mountains there is mounting concern among county officials about the potential for heavy flooding this spring.
In recent discussions with FEMA officials (Federal Emergency Management Agency), county officials were reminded that flood insurance does not become effective until 30 days after purchase. County Commissioner John Ostlund, on Tuesday, asked media to help inform the public of that fact since there’s little more than 30 days to high water.
In a ceremony last week, the Billings Area Chamber of Commerce launched a new scenic drive program that re-initiates a program that was originated 20 years ago. The launching was in keeping with National Tourism Week.
MetraPark General Manager, Bill Dutcher and Billings Central High School Athletic Director, Tracy Scott announced at a press conference on Wednesday that the Eastern A Divisional Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament will be held at MetraPark's Rimrock Auto Arena for the next five years.
A Divisional officials came to agreement on a contract offered recently by MetraPark management that will offer the same flat rate for tournament costs in 2012, 2013, and 2014 with dates guaranteed for 2015 and 2016.
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