The Billings Outpost

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Thursday, November 10

is the last day to:

•Submit nominations for the 2012 Small Business Week Awards, which recognize small business owners and advocates in these categories: Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Exporter of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneurial Success, Family Owned Small Business, Women in Business Champion, Veteran Small Business Champion, Home Based Business Champion, Minority Small Business Champion, Financial Services Champion and Small Business Community. Nomination guidelines and forms are at Send to the Montana Small Business Administration District Office, 10 W. 15th St., Suite 1100, Helena, MT 59626. For information or to request nomination forms, contact Crystal Baker at (406) 441-1089.

Friday, November 11

is the last day to:

•Register for the Tax Practitioners Institute hosted by MSU Billings on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. William Murphy, a tax authority from Indianapolis, is featured at the seminar, which attempts to enable tax practitioners to identify and solve clients’ tax problems before tax season starts. Registration through today costs $299, then it rises to $319. For information, contact Kim Schweikert at 896-5888 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sunday, November 13

is the last day to:

•Send parcel post mail overseas for U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and have it arrive in time for Christmas. Space-available mail should go out by Nov. 28, parcel-airlift mail by Dec. 4, and first-class letters or cards by Dec. 11.

Tuesday, November 15

is the last day to:

•Comment on changes to commercial-use fees at Montana State Parks, fishing access sites and wildlife management areas. The proposed changes would establish a $100 minimum annual fee for water-based outfitters and would assess a $50 late fee for failing to pay permit fees or submit records on time. The rules are at under “Submit Public Comments” or call (406) 444-2449. Comments can be submitted online or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Attn: Commercial Use Fee Rule Comments, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.

Friday, November 18

is the last day to:

•Apply to serve on these city of Billings boards and commissions: Aviation and Transit, Board of Adjustments, Board of Appeals, Board of Ethics, Board of Health, Community Development, EMS Commission, Exchange City Golf Board, Housing Authority, Human Relations, Library Board, Parking Advisory Board, Police Board, Public Works Board, Traffic Control Board, City-County Planning Board, Yellowstone Historic Preservation and Zoning Commission. Application forms are at or drop by City Hall, 210 N. 27th St.


Monday, November 21

Visit drop-off locations in Billings for Operation Christmas Child, a project in which shoe boxes filled with gifts are sent to kids in 100 countries. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Heights Baptist Church, 810 Garnet Ave.; and 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Westside Baptist Church, 323 32nd St. S.W. For information on how to participate, call (303) 745-9179 or visit


Saturday, December 31

is the last day to:

See “Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs,” an exhibition of 158 Pulitzer-winning photographs for breaking news and feature photography from 1942 to 2011. The exhibition was developed by the Newseum in Washington, D.C., in association with Business of Entertainment Inc. Yellowstone Art Museum.


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