Ups and Downs:

2014-04-20T00:00:00Z Ups and Downs: The Billings Gazette
April 20, 2014 12:00 am

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Teacher grants. In one wonderful day, 115 Billings classroom teachers received grants totaling $90,000 to introduce varied, innovative learning to students in 28 schools. This annual “Prize Patrol” is the work of the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools, a private nonprofit organization, and its many community supporters.

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More snow, low water. To prepare for expected record-high spring runoff, agencies managing the Big Horn Reservoir have dropped the lake level so low that Horseshoe Bend facilities will be dry till more snow melts.

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Voter judgment. The Montana Supreme Court affirmed the power of the people in two recent rulings, allowing both opponents of the Affordable Care Act and proponents of Medicaid expansion to gather signatures in attempts to place their proposals on the November ballot.

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Tree streets. The city of Billings will pay half the cost for 60 trees residents plant in the boulevard adjoining their property. To learn more, call 237-6227 or email forestry@ci.billings.mt.us.

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