The Billings Outpost


Friday, April 17

is the last day to:

•Comment on a special use permit application to Custer Gallatin National Forest by the Friends of East Rosebud, who propose a fun run/walk, 5K and 10K foot race on Aug. 2 on East Rosebud Road, from near the mouth of East Rosebud Lake to Jimmy Joe Campground. An estimated 90 racers, plus spectators and race support personnel, are anticipated. For information, contact Jeff Gildehaus at the Beartooth Ranger District, 6811 U.S. Highway 212, Red Lodge, MT 59068; by phone at (406) 446-2103; or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sunday, April 19

is the last day to:

•Buy tickets at a reduced rate for a July 1 performance of “The Abba Show” at the Alberta Bair Theater. The 2½ hour show features live musical performances, a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects, and lots of dancing. The cast, known as ABBAsolutely fABBAulous, has performed more than 3,000 shows around the world. The Abba band, a worldwide success, released eight albums and 42 singles. Noon, Alberta Bair box office. $49, $39 through today, then $59, $49 or $30 for children.

•Go skiing this season at Big Sky Resort.

Monday, April 21

is the last day to:

•Vote for entries in the Real Montana competition sponsored by the Montana Office of Tourism. One-minute videos were submitted in five categories: Food and Beverage; Artists, Culture and Events; Montana Places; Montana Outdoor Adventure; and Montana Wildlife and Scenery. The top three vote-getters of the 142 entries win $5,000; the top two compete until April 29 for $15,000. Audience members around the world can vote once a day. Go to

Wednesday, April 22

is the last day to:

•Submit nominations for the Cape and Tiara Award, which is given by the Montana Women’s Run to women who embody the spirit of the Montana Women’s Run — women’s health and fitness. Log on to and submit online or download the entry form and mail it to Montana Women’s Run, P.O. Box 2530, Billings, MT 59103.

•Submit nominations for the 2015 Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards. The awards recognize sustainable development that “meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” says Michael Nedd of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Awards are in five categories: the Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award, the Hardrock Mineral Community Outreach and Economic Security Award, the Hardrock Mineral Small Operator Award, the Hardrock Mineral Directors Award and the “Fix a Shaft Today!” Award. Go to

Friday, April 24

is the last day to:

•Post a video of yourself singing the National Anthem for a chance to sing the Anthem at opening ceremonies of the Big Sky State Games on July 17. Post the video on BSSG’s Facebook page at or to YouTube and share the link. All contestants are required to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that contains the performer’s name, address, age, phone number, email address and T-shirt size.

•Comment on the proposed 2015 Wild Horse Gather in the Pryor Mountains, which would remove approximately 30 horses between the ages of 1 to 3 from the herd. The current wild horse population is approximately 170, exceeding the established Appropriate Management Level of 90-120 horses, excluding current year foals. Comments are sought on capture techniques, kinship, wild horse handling, potential environmental consequences, mitigation opportunities or monitoring, or to provide information, data or analysis to be used. The scoping notice can be found online at Written comments may be submitted to: Jim Sparks, Field Manager, BLM Billings Field Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings MT 59101, or by fax (406) 896-5281.

Sunday, May 31

is the last day to:

Apply for one of four $50,000 grants offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative. The initiative aims to improve the health and wellness of Montanans with a specific focus on children and families through sustainable, measurable programs. The emphasis is on nutrition, physical activity, disease prevention and management, supporting safe environments and suicide prevention. Applicants must hold a 501(c)(3) tax status and primarily target individuals in Montana. To apply, go to and click on the “About Us Home” link in the left-side navigation bar. For information, contact John Doran at (406) 437-6195 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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