Vote Jonathan McNiven For State Legislature, House District 44

This is a picture taken of Jonathan McNiven right when he decided to run for State Legislature.

For those looking for Jonathan McNiven’s campaign website, this is not it!  However, feel free to vote for him and check out his website at  As Jonathan is a business entrepreneur and small business owner, he also has been in the public for a number of reasons. 

Jonathan is involved in his community where he was born and raised.  He will be representing  Read the rest of this entry »

New Montana Site Goes Live!

Flyer for Montana's Newest Website,

Flyer for Montana's Newest Website,

As some of you might know, Montanans now have another source to turn to for current info, satire humor, and a state connection.  The site is designed for those who want to have another platform to get info out to the masses.  Feel free to check out as another source.  BUT don’t forget about and what we have that is related to the Billings Montana area residents. Please be patient as that site will grow little by little regarding the Yellowstone County info that is uploaded there. 

As for this Montana Site, Anyone is welcome to add your two sense prvoding it’s something that might be related to anywhere in the great state of Montana, which of course, is about anything.  Read the rest of this entry »

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

To all those who come in contact with me and this site. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. As I get very busy with family, friends, work, play and anything else I put my mind to, I forget to keep the masses updated even during the holidays. So this post is in hopes to ignite your 2010 outlook to be prosperous and friutful. I’ll have info about the newest site to hit viewers online. Until then, please enjoy some harmonious music from some great singers in my opinion. I’d love to sing with any of these women as their voices carry beautifully. Imagine what it takes to hit some of the highest notes. I was introduced to the Celtic Women while at Arizona State University and just fell in love with the harmony.

While listening to all kinds of music, this is the type of music I’d let them sing from the Mountain tops of Montana to the Yellowstone River and valleys below. Enjoy.

Billings Montana

  Billings, Montana. Montana’s Trailhead and Town Square In the spirit of active events in Billings, Montana and in conjunction with the Pappy’s Cowboy Cookout, we have added a new website in it’s entirety with future banners, links, new companys and information that is local to the billings Montana area and surrounding cities and towns.

Billings is also known as the Magic City along the Rimrocks and cliffs that surround the yellowstone valley.  However, it’s also been recently deemed Montana’s Trailhead!  That means it’s the starting point for the great state of Montana.  From here all trails and highways lead to other great places of the state but Billings is the central city for Montana.   Billings is also a frequent stop for westbound visitors to Yellowstone National Park, as it is the last major city for visitors going to the park via the Beartooth Highway in Red Lodge.  As Billings is a gateway to Yellowstone National Park, Custer’s Battlefield & Reenactment and Pompey’s Pillar Historical Monument; Billings is also a central location point for major sporting tournaments and events as well as business conventions in and around the downtown Billings metro area.  

 Billings Montana Web provides resources for those coming to Montana cities in a number of ways from the local horseback rides that are offered to country western tours in and around the Billings city limits as well as specialty trips to outlining towns and historic places.  As a central point of reference, Billings Montana web would like to focus on the many companies and businesses that offer their services to locals, visitors, and tourists as resources, references, and allow locals and visitors the endless possibilities presented in the State of Montana.  Whether it be from direct tourism, tourists, or visitors coming from out-of-state for events, leisure travel or business, Montana presents many surprising elements of the West that can be experienced as well as enjoyed from the peaks of the Rocky Moutains to the valleys and streams below.    
Montana also attracts many groups and families from other states due to the National Parks like Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park.  Fishing and water sports are also included for outdoor activities while bowling and some sporting events are conducted indoors.  The Metra Park arena has been a center for these indoor events while yet other conference and meeting places for sports are available in the city limits and through out the state of Montana. 

 Montana’s future looks bright in that new developement are underway in cities to accommodate the neccessary change that had evolved over recent years.  As Billings is the larget city and most diverse city in Montana, new roads, commercial buildings and construction are in process to allow travel within billings to be even better.  As Montana has some of the best highways and interstates, newer roads and complex developements are being developed to meet the needs of Montana’s welcoming environment and atmosphere.

The Lizard Head –

Well, it’s sure been enjoyable to be home with the boyz, and grandma the last weeks but I’d like to note a highlight about Gage. (Bare with me, readers discretion advised with length for better delivering purposes of course) .

So the other day, I was in sleeping when Tana went to work and Gage comes running in and says, “Dad, I got a lizard stuck in my nose!” Well, as far as I could see with one eye open, I couldn’t see anything wrong with Gage’s nose but the directness and seriousness of his approach seemed to make me want to investigate further. So I proceeded with the find out questions and investigation while I looked into his nose and didn’t see anything until lo and behold I saw something lodged into his nostril. Now at this point, my eyes dialated, heart rythym increased, sense of urgency spiked while trying to understand how in the world he could of gotten something up in his nose so far. I could barely see it. Well, his other nostril was working fine and he could talk and breath through his mouth so I proceeded to think how I was going to somehow dislodge this “Lizard”. First thought was to just have him blow it out. (yeah right, like that’s going to work since he’s been trying to do that since before he told me.) But I had him do it anyway to no avail. Next step was to get the tweezers and reach up in his nostril and pull it out.

Well, you can imagine the sensitivity up in your nose and not just in the front part but way up in there. (and I mean father than when you pick your nose with your pinky), Well, everytime I tried to even get my tweezers half the way up in there, Gage would flinch and say “No Dad No”. I knew it was not going to be easy after about 15-20 minutes of Gage cryin. I told him we will just have to go to the Hospital and have the doctor get it out somehow and I was convinced that I would have to go to the hospital. The reason for my decision was due to the inability to be able to pinch or grab the lizard because of all the slimy boogers (spelling) in his nose.

Everytime I would be able to touch the lizard it would move farther into his nose and I had no way to be able to get my tweezers around it. (Stay with me here, your already this far, might as well read the rest) so I persisted to dig on Gage’s behalf. Well, I finally got frustrated enough that I told Gage that I was going to get the needle-nose pliers to get it out. Well, that was a good thought until I put them up to his nose to find I couldn’t

So after awhile, I was able to snag the rubber lizard and pull it out to my surprise. I couldn’t believe how big it was when it came out and it was only the head of the lizard! and then try to understand how it even got in there in the first place. Either way, I was glad that we got it out and that we didn’t have to go to the hospital afterall.

After it was all done. Gage thanked me and said, “Dad, I won’t put lizards in my nose anymore”. I had to laugh though when it was all said and done though.

I thought I’d share since it wasn’t an everyday occurrance.