Musselshell County’s Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Jeff Gates, who has overseen his share of major natural disasters, is moving on.
Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be arriving in Montana on Sunday to begin assessing damage statewide from flooding in early March.
Wilson Brothers Construction project manager Nik Wilson explains how the created a dry place in the Yellowstone River to build the new boat ramp in Laurel to replace the one that the 2011 flood washed away.
An eight-hour course designed to help emergency responders handle mass fatality incidents in rural areas has been set for March 5 in Lewistown.
Kim Little demonstrates rope tying to volunteers.
Kim Little provides hands-on technical training for animal rescuers during a workshop in Nicaragua.
Kim Little, of Billings, demonstrates how to rescue animals using technical rope skills.
Kim Little teaches technical rescue skills during a workshop in Nicaragua in November.
Rescue specialist Kim Little, left, teaches volunteers how to rescue animals using technical rope skills in Nicaragua in Novemeber.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for Montana's Nineteen Mile Fire in Jefferson County.
8 A.M.: A specialist from the Signal Peak coal mine is working with the fire team and Musselshell County Disaster and Emergency Services to determine the best way to deal with a coal-seam fire detected along the northern edge of Highway 87.
As the Dahl fire cools and the extent of the damage becomes clear, local and state officials are trolling for programs and money to speed recovery.
CROW AGENCY — With a little help from her friends and relations, Elsie Half put the pieces of her flood-ravaged home in the Little Bighorn valley back together again.
Editor's note: On this first day of a two-day report on the recovery from the floods of 2011, we focus on the Musselshell River region. Monday we look at the communities of Crow Agency and Lodge Grass.
ROUNDUP — When Bert and Ruth Holmes bought their home in south Roundup in 2006, it was high and dry.
On the south side of Roundup between the banks of the Musselshell River and Highway 87, only a few diehards and a couple of horses occupy a residential neighborhood largely destroyed in spring floods of 2011.
A mapping project that would help residents see where the Yellowstone River may flow at flood stage could qualify for a federal grant.
Because of a presidential disaster declaration, most counties in Montana are eligible for both public-sector and individual assistance programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
MUSSELSHELL COUNTY — In the 27 years that Lance Blessing has lived on his two acres near Melstone, the Musselshell River has washed over it four times.
Money was the last thing on his mind as Joe Lovato worked through the night on May 21 building a berm to protect the Lodge Grass water system from the Little Bighorn River.