There are too many true stories about how government ignores valid citizen concerns. So it’s refreshing to report an example of how the City Council listened to complaints and gave directions that produced a better plan for everyone.
By incentivizing city employees to visit one health care provider over another, taxpayers have saved an estimated $2,875,000 over the past three years — and Billings city workers have saved a like amount in premiums.
Billings could soon become a safer place for pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders and people in wheelchairs.
The months of work to replace water and sewer lines beneath Grand Avenue may be an inconvenience for drivers, but for some business owners and their employees, it’s been a slightly more than that — depending on what’s being sold and where the selling is occurring.
The fact that Bill Cochran and Debi Meling both earn paychecks from the city of Billings doesn’t mean that Cochran, the library director, receives special treatment from Meling, the city engineer.
A gateway into Billings may well get a long-awaited makeover.
The Billings Public Library’s parking garden will be constructed before Nov. 1 — well, most of it, anyway.
Round-the-clock work to replace water and waste water lines beneath Grand Avenue continued Wednesday — and the work will continue even as baseball fans are tuning into the World Series this fall.
As it was last week, Sixth Avenue North will again close at 2 p.m. Saturday as crews work to lay down a large rock that threatens the roadway below.
If Mother Nature gives the go-ahead, Zimmerman Trail could reopen as soon as Thursday.
Completing a giant concrete reservoir expansion first requires moving tons of dirt.
As blasts tumble unstable boulders and rock from the Rims around Zimmerman Trail ahead of schedule, most other construction planned for this summer in Billings is just gearing up.
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.
Workers from a Colorado-based landslide remediation company have spent their first four days atop the Rims overlooking the west side of closed Zimmerman Trail focusing on the small stuff.
Now that the sun is out, work crews are hitting the streets of south-central Montana to kick off construction season.
Water and wastewater rates will go up under a plan discussed by the Billings City Council Monday.
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.
The first phase of construction on a proposed road connecting the Heights and the West End is nearing completion.
Construction of the first 5,000 feet of a proposed connecting road between the Heights and the West End is expected to begin in the first half of November.
Organizers of events that have traditionally been held on temporarily closed city streets can breathe easy, at least for a couple of years.