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August flooding damage nears $1.8 million for roads and bridges

August flooding damage nears $1.8 million for roads and bridges

A late August rain storm that clobbered Eastern Montana caused nearly $1.8 million damage to roads and bridges, disaster officials said Wednesday.

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President declares disaster for Hi-Line communities inundated by August rain

President declares disaster for Hi-Line communities inundated by August rain

Hi-Line communities devastated by late August rains have been declared a disaster area by President Barack Obama.

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Riverside Park: The heart of Laurel's history

Riverside Park: The heart of Laurel's history

It’s easy to drive by Riverside Park south of Laurel and not realize its rich history as a booster of the Depression-era Yellowstone Valley economy and temporary home for German prisoners of war.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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FEMA to evaluate March flooding in Montana

Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be arriving in Montana on Sunday to begin assessing damage statewide from flooding in early March.

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Billings City Council updates floodplain regulations

An ordinance updating sections of city code dealing with floodplain regulations was approved on first reading Tuesday night by the Billings City Council.

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Billings City Council to meet Tuesday; has short agenda

The Billings City Council will meet on Tuesday this week because of the Columbus Day holiday on Monday.

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Health Matters: In case of emergency, tweet

When a South Korean airliner crashed on the runway of San Francisco International Airport in early July, the first information came from the cellphone tweets of passengers.

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FEMA awards $1.4 million to Laurel

FEMA awards $1.4 million to Laurel

Laurel will receive $1.4 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fix city water supply problems stemming from the 2011 floods.

July 26, 2013 3:11 pm Photos

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Montana counties say DES requirements overly burdensome

HELENA — The troubled agency responsible for preparing Montana for emergencies has been beset by lawsuits by former employees, claims of a dysfunctional work environment and now complaints that overly burdensome and shifting regulations are causing headaches for several counties.

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Montana wildfire costs could double as housing grows, report says

Montana wildfire costs could double as housing grows, report says

MISSOULA — If Montana’s forest fringes continue filling with houses, wildland firefighting costs could double, according to a report by the Bozeman-based Headwaters Economics.

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Military considers joining firefighting sooner

Military considers joining firefighting sooner

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Military and civilian officials are weighing whether to make it easier to call in military planes to help fight wildfires, a top general said Wednesday.

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Billings man trains emergency responders in animal rescue

Billings man trains emergency responders in animal rescue

GRANADA, NICARAGUA — Along the banks of Laguna de Apoyo, a lake formed in the crater of a dormant volcano in Nicaragua, an unlikely group gathered — veterinarians, rescue experts and volunteers preparing for disasters.

December 31, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Yellowstone County to hold meetings on floodplain maps

Yellowstone County will hold two meetings on Jan. 3 to give the public a look at draft revised floodplain maps and to discuss how appeals by some property owners were resolved.

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Laurel working with state, federal officials to solve to water supply problem

Laurel working with state, federal officials to solve to water supply problem

Faced with running out of water this winter, Laurel leaders met with local and federal officials Wednesday to hammer out a solution.

December 19, 2012 8:00 pmLoading…
It's full steam ahead for Livingston hospital, despite some concerns over site

It's full steam ahead for Livingston hospital, despite some concerns over site

Plans to build a $43 million hospital in Livingston are moving ahead despite the opposition of critics who say it is being built in a dangerous location.

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Have you heard: Panda Express opening Heights home

Pandas prefer to live in bamboo forests, which are hard to find in the Billings Heights.

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Sandy response shows what Americans want from government

What's the proper role for the federal government? That question has been a major topic in the election, but all too often, the answers have been reduced to silly oversimplifications that can fit into a 140-character Twitter feed.

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Montana firefighters, incident commanders joining superstorm Sandy cleanup

Montana firefighters, incident commanders joining superstorm Sandy cleanup

MISSOULA — One season-ending event is another season-starting crisis, as Montana wildland firefighters and incident commanders leave the West’s forests for East Coast storm duty.

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