Spring in the Yellowstone Valley isn’t a riot of flowers blossoming on warm, sunny days. Those April showers are as likely to be snow as rain. Billings broke its all-time snow season record four days after the calendar declared it was spring. (via billingsgazette.com)

Rolling milestone: Downtown skate park turning 10 years old

Originally built for $500,000 in donations with some funding from the city, the park was considered “world class” in 2004. (via billingsgazette.com)

Actor Jeff Bridges tours the Billings Family YMCA with Governor Steve Bullock, First Lady Lisa Bullock and Share Our Strength’s Billy Shore. (via billingsgazette.com)

Actor Jeff Bridges tours the Billings Family YMCA with Governor Steve Bullock, First Lady Lisa Bullock and Share Our Strength’s Billy Shore. (via billingsgazette.com)

A gallery of shots of wildlife from a winter trip into Yellowstone National Park. (via billingsgazette.com)

Puppies lap up love, learning in training classes (via billingsgazette.com)

A large storm deposits several inches of snow in the Billings area February 27-28, 2014. (via billingsgazette.com)

The first two CH-47 Chinook helicopters to be released from the military arrive at Billings Flying Service. (via billingsgazette.com)

Photo story: Montana Milky Way (via billingsgazette.com)

Photos from a cold snap in Billings with record-setting subzero temperatures. (via billingsgazette.com)

Yellowstone winter adventure (via billingsgazette.com)

Billings skaters take advantage of a sunny Saturday by visiting the Billings Skate Park.

The new Billings Public Library building at North Broadway and Sixth Avenue North opens Monday, January 6. (Via billingsgazette.com)

A fresh snowfall brings out the best in the well-adapted animals at ZooMontana. (View more photos at billingsgazette.com)

Billings Gazette photographers Larry Mayer, Casey Page, Paul Ruhter, James Woodcock, and Bob Zellar choose their favorite photos from the past year. (via billingsgazette.com)

A Nativity scene and Christmas tree at Faith Chapel (via billingsgazette.com)