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Citing warm temps and receding snow, crews get a jump on street sweeping

While street sweeping is usually a spring/summer/fall activity, Billings street-sweeping machines have been dispatched the past few days to take care of some of the city’s main roads.

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City Council no closer to solving street maintenance conundrum

City Council no closer to solving street maintenance conundrum

After nearly two hours of presentations, public testimony and debate during a work session Tuesday, the Billings City Council was no closer to deciding whether to combine the city’s two street maintenance districts than it was when it first heard the proposal Jan. 5.

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A trio of tasks at Tuesday's City Council work session

A trio of tasks at Tuesday's City Council work session

The Billings City Council will take on three bread-and-butter issues during its work session Tuesday: the city’s growth policy, the future of the city’s two street maintenance districts and pre-budget considerations.

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With tired crews and busted equipment, Billings will reassess plowing neighborhoods

With tired crews and busted equipment, Billings will reassess plowing neighborhoods

Billings public works officials plan to meet Tuesday to decide whether to clear the city’s residential streets of the snow that remains following last weekend’s plowing efforts.

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Proposal cuts street fees for downtown Billings property owners, raises them elsewhere

Proposal cuts street fees for downtown Billings property owners, raises them elsewhere

Amid calls of “Mumford for governor,” Public Works Director Dave Mumford on Wednesday told a handful of downtown property owners news anyone would welcome: The fees they pay to maintain downtown streets could soon be reduced by a factor of seven.

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Utah company hopes to bring a 1,000-foot slippery slide to Billings in August

Utah company hopes to bring a 1,000-foot slippery slide to Billings in August

City officials are in conversation with a Utah-based company that wants to bring a 1,000-foot water slide to Billings for a day in August.

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A feat never tried before — plowing 400 miles of Billings streets

A feat never tried before — plowing 400 miles of Billings streets

Beginning at noon Friday and continuing through the weekend, snowplow drivers in Billings will be undertaking a feat they’ve never tried before — plowing all 400 miles of the city’s residential streets.

January 09, 2015 12:22 pm Photos

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City Council generally agreeable about plan to extend city services beyond city limits

Billings City Council members were generally pleased during Monday’s work session with a proposal to provide water or wastewater service to three locations outside city limits.

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City Council votes to help bring Popeyes to Billings

City Council votes to help bring Popeyes to Billings

Strong to the finish, Billings’ new Popeyes Louisiana Chicken restaurant gained approval Monday for about $71,000 in tax increment financing assistance.

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Black Friday? That's so last week. Say hello to 'Giving Tuesday'

Black Friday? That's so last week. Say hello to 'Giving Tuesday'

“Giving Tuesday” might be seen as a counterweight to last week’s Black Friday and today’s Cyber Monday holiday season spend-a-thons.

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Council authorizes refinancing the bonds that built Dehler Park

Council authorizes refinancing the bonds that built Dehler Park

Homeowners sometimes save themselves a few thousand dollars by refinancing their homes to lower their interest payments.

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Monday's City Council meeting to discuss Heights land annexation

Monday's City Council meeting to discuss Heights land annexation

A hearing on a proposed annexation, another on the proposed removal of what’s known as a slope easement and a bond refund are the three main pieces of business before the Billings City Council Monday.

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Zimmerman trail closed Tuesday for maintenance work

Zimmerman trail closed Tuesday for maintenance work

Owing to the Election Day holiday for city and state crews and their road projects, a Billings contractor has the time Tuesday morning to perform guardrail repair work along Zimmerman Trail.

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Gazette opinion: A new city park and much more west of Shiloh Road

It’s a rare and wonderful city project that enhances flood prevention, water quality, fishing and trails. Such are the benefits of the Shiloh Conservation Area.

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A functional oasis: Shiloh Conservation area opens on West End

A functional oasis: Shiloh Conservation area opens on West End

Just a few yards from the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened the Shiloh Conservation Area on Thursday afternoon, Gavin and Gabby Schwend of Billings were pulling rainbow trout out of one of the stormwater retention ponds.

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Lewis Avenue residents divided over new bike lanes

Lewis Avenue residents divided over new bike lanes

Thin stripes of white paint might foreshadow wider problems down the road, according to a Billings resident concerned about new bike lanes along a small section of Lewis Avenue near Lewis and Clark Middle School.

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Billings City Council discusses paving material on city roads

Billings Public Works Director Dave Mumford tried to put the wraps on a street surface known as RAP on Monday.

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Council hopes to clear train crossing backup at busy intersection

Council hopes to clear train crossing backup at busy intersection

What started out as a simple request — finding out how to update the computer system that runs stoplights that control traffic at one of Billings’ busiest train crossings, at N. 27th Street and Montana Avenue — apparently isn’t as simple as it seems.

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Pest prep: Parks department plans for arrival of emerald ash borer

Pest prep: Parks department plans for arrival of emerald ash borer

City leaders should take heed of a small but deadly pest that could well be on its way to destroying millions of dollars worth of ash trees in Billings.

August 05, 2014 2:00 am Photos

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Council set to hear from public on Family Safety Levy

A public hearing followed by a council vote on placing the proposed Family Safety Levy on the Nov. 4 ballot is the final piece of business on Monday’s Billings City Council agenda.

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