Federal Emergency Management Agency
Hi-Line communities devastated by late August rains have been declared a disaster area by President Barack Obama.
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.
Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be arriving in Montana on Sunday to begin assessing damage statewide from flooding in early March.
An ordinance updating sections of city code dealing with floodplain regulations was approved on first reading Tuesday night by the Billings City Council.
The Billings City Council will meet on Tuesday this week because of the Columbus Day holiday on Monday.
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.
Laurel will receive $1.4 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fix city water supply problems stemming from the 2011 floods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faced with running out of water this winter, Laurel leaders met with local and federal officials Wednesday to hammer out a solution.
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.
Pandas prefer to live in bamboo forests, which are hard to find in the Billings Heights.
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.
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.
As often as member of Congress rail against “waste and abuse,” Americans might expect they would leap at the opportunity to blast a program that may have misspent much of $1.4 billion over the past decade.