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Susan Olp


Billings, MT, United States

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Past articles by Susan:

Helena home-schooler takes first place in Treasure State Spelling Bee

It took more than 3 ½ hours and 19 rounds to crown the 2019 Treasure State Spelling Bee on Saturday, but Clara Harmon, a sixth-grade home-schooler from Helena, finally prevailed. → Read More

Dental hygienists can use newer type of fluoride with patients, Board of Dentistry votes

On Friday, the Montana Board of Dentistry voted to allow dental hygienists with advanced training the ability to apply a newer type of fluoride in public health settings. → Read More

Montana flu cases creep toward 1,000

A total of 978 influenza cases have been reported in Montana for the 2018-2019 flu season in the most recent report issued by the Department of Public Health and Human → Read More

CDC still recommends people be cautious with romaine lettuce

A note at the top right corner of a bag of romaine at a Billings grocery store Friday told consumers a key bit of information. → Read More

Montanans shining spotlight on learning disability that affects 1 in 5 people

Montana is one of three states that has no laws relating to dyslexia, a disability that makes reading and sometimes writing difficult. → Read More

Dog Tag Buddies expanding to pair more vets with canine companions

It’s a tough moment for Echo, a yellow lab, who lies on the multi-colored mat, tail enthusiastically banging against the floor while trainer Bonnie Lusby bounces a bright-orange ball. → Read More

2018 High Plains Book Awards winners announced

Winners of the 12th annual High Plains Book Awards were announced at a banquet at the Yellowstone Art Museum Saturday night. → Read More

Fighting Montana's meth problem will take a focused effort, law enforcement leaders say

Opioid abuse may dominate the national news, but throughout Montana, methamphetamine continues to wreak havoc. → Read More

30 years later, Yellowstone National Park fires memories still linger

Walls of flames. → Read More

Residency programs help boost numbers of primary care physicians in Montana

Dr. Brook Murphy, a native of Eastern Montana, knows how important medical care is to a small town. → Read More

30 years later, Yellowstone park fire memories still linger

Walls of flames. → Read More

Montana ranks low for child health due to high rates of suicide, fatal crashes, study shows

While Montana got some good economic news in the latest Kids Count study, high rates of suicide and fatal crashes earned the state one of the worst child health rankings → Read More

These were the most popular baby names in Montana in 2017

OK. No peeking at the answers below. → Read More

Billings mom pregnant for 11th time has seen highest highs and lowest lows

Gena Lager has experienced the highest highs and lowest lows of motherhood. → Read More

LDS volunteers lend a hand around Billings Saturday

It was a beehive of activity Saturday morning at Wayman Chapel on Billings’ South Side, with 60 volunteers sprucing up the sanctuary, painting the basement walls and landscaping the exterior → Read More

Wyoming museum preserves towns both living and gone

LOVELL — On a tour of the Lovell-Kane Area Museum, museum president Karen Spragg points out a wood-and-glass display case. → Read More

Dining app that also helps the hungry launches across state

There’s a new app in town and it aims to benefit restaurants, their customers and charities that help feed people in need. → Read More

Former teacher hopes to reunite with students for eclipse

About 15 years ago, while Tom Stahley was teaching science at Skyview High School, he got an idea. → Read More

Former Billings teacher hopes to reunite with 1,000 students in Wyoming to watch eclipse

About 15 years ago, while Tom Stahley was teaching science at Skyview High School, he got an idea. → Read More

Supporters look to restore historic Adams Hotel in Lavina

LAVINA — The Adams Hotel in Lavina is like a grand dame who has lived past her prime. → Read More