Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

April 2018 Around Town

Jeremy Engebretson, chef and owner of Lilac, has been named a semifinalist for the 2018 Best Chef: Northwest award by the James Beard Foundation. The 2018 James Beard Awards Gala will take place on Monday, May 7, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. 

Spring Marks the Start of Planting Season

Popular Conifers for the Billings Area:
+ Austrian pine
+ Colorado blue or green spruce
+ Western red cedar

Popular Deciduous Trees for the Billings Area:
+ Ash
+ Aspen
+ Canada red chokecherry
+ Northern hackberry

Call 811 Before You Dig
1. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball.
2. Place the tree in the hole.
3. Position the tree and prep the roots. The root…

 Local, All-Natural Skin Care

For 20 years, The Myrtle Leaf has been making fresh and natural skin care products by hand in Montana for you and your healthy lifestyle.

Eco Chic

Spring has finally sprung! As the last dredges of winter make their way out, and we can finally begin to stop and smell the roses, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves to take the time to appreciate our beautiful planet.

Better Beef

Cattle ranching is a way of life in Eastern Montana. Sprawling fields of grazing cows are a common sight on the two-lane highways surrounding Billings. In many ways, Aspen Island Ranch seems just another extension of a quintessential Montana tradition—until you meet Mark and Dr. Jane Smith.

SCRaP Billings

Since 2015, Share Create Reuse and Promote (SCRaP) has provided Billings with a unique and heartfelt creative art center. David McCauley, head of marketing and development, believes SCRaP to be "that place where artistic abilities can be explored and encouraged, to keep art accessible and affordable for all, the space for a creative community to develop, shared resources to help others become sustainable…

Traditionally Sweet + Locally Sourced

Chef Christine Burley joined the staff of Caramel Cookie Waffles as their pastry chef in late 2017. This recipe, a collaboration between Christine and the restaurant’s head chef, Richard Boggs, combines traditionally sweet ingredients 
with locally sourced lamb.

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

When you live in truck country, it can be unrealistic to say goodbye to your rig in exchange for a more ecological choice. However, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers environmentally conscious consumers the power they need with the efficiency they want. True to its name, the EcoDiesel engine was crafted to be a cleaner alternative to a standard diesel engine.…