Billings Metropolitan Area
The south side of the new Billings Public Library appeared last week as the skeleton of the old library disappeared.
Gravesite defaced. Vandals armed with fluorescent orange spray paint marked up the rim top grave of Luther “Yellowstone” Kelly, a U.S. Army scout, Tuesday night. Removing paint from the grave and nearby rocks will be a time-consuming job. Anyone with information about this crime on city par…
Swings and slides, once considered staples of childhood play, were extracted Thursday from the Head Start Inc., making way for a natural playground designed to stimulate creativity.
Weekend vandals. Billings police received 28 reports of windows broken out of cars, homes and businesses Aug. 22-24. Vandals threw rocks, and shot BB guns and marbles, damaging Heights property between Wicks Lane and River Oaks Drive and also in an area west of 24th Street West and north of…
Benjamin Disraeli is credited with saying, "There are three kinds of lies — lies, damn lies and statistics."
With the arrival of the new school year, parents, students, educators and the community gear up with much anticipation. Traditional educational approaches have delivered good benefits in the past, but how can we move from good to great? How can we move our students from simply being “good en…
An Arizona business that wowed Yellowstone County commissioners Tuesday with plans for a $500 million Billings-area oil refinery has little money and many unanswered questions about its CEO.
Rockin' The Rims on the Yellowstone kicked off its inaugural music festival Saturday at Coulson Park, selling about 1,000 tickets.
The Billings area is being considered as a site of a proposed $500 million "clean energy center" that would refine Bakken crude into diesel fuel.
From blues to hard rock, Billings has it all this weekend. The timing of the Magic City Blues Festival and MontanaFair will combine to make Billings a concert destination.
Farmer’s bequest. Paul Metzger’s generosity will support local health care for generations. A retired farmer and successful investor, Metzger passed away in May, bequeathing $19 million to Billings Clinic and $19 million to St. Vincent Healthcare. The hospitals put the money into their foun…
With the draft nondiscrimination ordinance as the last item on its agenda tonight, the Billings City Council can expect to hear again from many passionate proponents and opponents. The meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. is a work session where no formal votes will be taken.
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A blighted building in downtown Billings is set to be razed Tuesday.
The Billings City Council has violated the Montana Constitution and state statute by failing to give public notice of “council initiatives” and votes.
Student health. The proposed student health center at Orchard Elementary would be a godsend to families in a school where 90 percent of students qualify for free/reduced-price meals. We commend the school district, Billings Clinic and RiverStone Health for collaborating to turn this idea in…
Even though the Special Olympics Montana State Games finished close to a month ago, my daughter, Alana, is still practicing the gymnastics routine she performed. There is no off-season for Alana.
At the end of the longest City Council meeting in Billings’ history, the council majority did the right thing. They voted to start reviewing a draft nondiscrimination ordinance at the June 16 work session.