2009 Year in Review

2009 Year in Review: Moments of impact

2009 Year in Review: Moments of impact

The year that wound up the first decade of the 21st century started deep in the economic doldrums and finished on a hopeful note that the worst of a severe recession is behind us.

2009 Year in Review: Could have been worse

2009 Year in Review: Could have been worse

The year is ending with signs that the country is emerging from a recession that has left one in 10 Americans unemployed and an equal number depending on federal food assistance.

2009 Year in Review: Road projects reshaping transportation

2009 Year in Review: Road projects reshaping transportation

After years of waiting, planning and negotiating, two major Billings roadways are torn up and reconstructed in 2009.

2009 Year in Review: Volunteers help prepare Kapsa’s dogs for new lives

2009 Year in Review: Volunteers help prepare Kapsa’s dogs for new lives

In January, Ballantine dog breeder Linda Kapsa is charged with two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty and four related misdemeanor charges after two raids at her property.

2009 Year in Review: H1N1 influenza hits at home and abroad

2009 Year in Review: H1N1 influenza hits at home and abroad

Montana was the 44th state to get H1N1 influenza when a Yellowstone County man tested positive for the virus in May.

2009 Year in Review: Recession affects individuals, nonprofits

2009 Year in Review: Recession affects individuals, nonprofits

Although Billings and Montana are not hit as hard as some areas of the country by the recession, the dip in the economy makes its mark here.

2009 Year in Review: Hardin’s jail hopes unravel again

2009 Year in Review: Hardin’s jail hopes unravel again

In a saga that draws national attention, “Capt.” Michael Hilton takes Hardin on a rollercoaster ride this fall when he appears in town claiming he represents the American Police Force.

2009 Year in Review: Year brought sorrow and successes, month by month

2009 Year in Review: Year brought sorrow and successes, month by month

Here’s a look at some of the big news of 2009 in The Billings Gazette’s circulation area:

2009 Year in Review: Montana, Wyoming writers soar in 2009

Montana and Wyoming authors wrote their way onto the national and international scene in 2009.

2009 Year in Review: High-profile deaths, preservation projects mark Wyoming’s ’09

Here are some stories making news in Northern Wyoming in 2009:

2009 Year in Review: Boat accident injures Rehberg, 4 others

2009 Year in Review: Boat accident injures Rehberg, 4 others

U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., and four others are injured in a late-night boating accident on Flathead Lake on Aug. 26.

2009 Year in Review: Top Wyoming stories

CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s souring economy and the enduring saga over gray wolves in the state were the top Wyoming news stories of 2009, according to an annual ranking by Wyoming Associated Press members.

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