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.
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.
Completing a giant concrete reservoir expansion first requires moving tons of dirt.
While city leaders are talking about pressing upcoming financial needs, including a potential public safety levy, they might do well to look at the financial health of the transit system, too.
Hearings on proposed fee increases for planning services as well as water and wastewater rate hikes are on the agenda for Tuesday’s Billings City Council meeting.
Like a loose tooth that refuses to come out, "Monkey Face" and an adjacent large rock known as "Shark Tooth" clung to the Rims on Friday afternoon despite a pair of explosions and inflatable devices trying to bring them down.
Two large water line replacement projects — and the pavement overlays that will seal the deal in both cases — will dominate spring and summer construction on city streets in Billings, City Engineer Debi Meling said Friday.
Billings public works officials await a more thorough evaluation of the geology of some of the precarious rocks above Zimmerman Trail before making the repairs necessary to reopen the closed portion of the roadway.
A portion of Zimmerman Trail remains closed and will stay closed for the foreseeable future after a rockside Tuesday, Billings Public Works Director Dave Mumford said Wednesday.
Asked during a Billings City Council work session Monday how the city’s $1.7 million annual gas tax allocation is spent, Public Works Director Dave Mumford had an answer in time for the council’s Friday packet.
As the snow continues to melt and Billings roads begin to dry, street crews will be out in the coming weeks taking care of one of spring’s most unwelcome afflictions: potholes.
While it’s been quite the effort this winter for crews to keep the main runway plowed at Billings Logan International Airport, Kevin Ploehn isn’t too worried about how he’s going to pay for it all.
A Billings man who died when his vehicle struck a city snow removal auger early Tuesday has been identified as 47-year-old Mark Hamilton.
The Billings City Council is considering increasing residential garbage collection rates by more than $2 per month beginning July 1.
Spring fever is rampant as Billings slips and slides through its snowiest February in the midst of one of the biggest snow seasons ever.
At approximately winter’s midpoint, the city’s annual snowplowing budget — about $850,000 — is about two-thirds spent.
Even as a fresh winter storm blew into town Tuesday afternoon, Bill Kemp was talking about cleaning up after the freezing rain, heavy snows and high winds of last week.
Three city employees who were disciplined last year for taking goods from the landfill are complaining that the city refused to punish firefighters engaged in similar activities.
The Billings city administration’s quest to limit street closures in downtown seems like a solution in search of a problem.
Organizers of events that have traditionally been held on temporarily closed city streets can breathe easy, at least for a couple of years.