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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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Musselshell County’s DES coordinator taking state job

Musselshell County’s DES coordinator taking state job

Musselshell County’s Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Jeff Gates, who has overseen his share of major natural disasters, is moving on.

July 03, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

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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Holding back the river to install an immovable boat ramp

Holding back the river to install an immovable boat ramp

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.

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Emergency workers study mass casualty response

An eight-hour course designed to help emergency responders handle mass fatality incidents in rural areas has been set for March 5 in Lewistown.

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Rope tying demo

Rope tying demo

Kim Little demonstrates rope tying to volunteers.

December 27, 2012 4:42 pmLoading…
Securing a rope

Securing a rope

Kim Little provides hands-on technical training for animal rescuers during a workshop in Nicaragua.

December 27, 2012 4:42 pmLoading…
Animal rescue demonstration

Animal rescue demonstration

Kim Little, of Billings, demonstrates how to rescue animals using technical rope skills.

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Kim Little discusses rope rescue

Kim Little discusses rope rescue

Kim Little teaches technical rescue skills during a workshop in Nicaragua in November.

December 27, 2012 4:42 pmLoading…
Kim Little of Billings

Kim Little of Billings

Rescue specialist Kim Little, left, teaches volunteers how to rescue animals using technical rope skills in Nicaragua in Novemeber.

December 27, 2012 4:42 pmLoading…
Nineteen Mile fire threatening 200 homes, federal funds allocated

Nineteen Mile fire threatening 200 homes, federal funds allocated

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.

August 29, 2012 4:38 pm Photos

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Dahl fire officials to take over Horse Creek fire near Hysham

Dahl fire officials to take over Horse Creek fire near Hysham

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.

July 03, 2012 7:49 am Photos

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Officials look toward recovery on Dahl fire that burned 73 homes

Officials look toward recovery on Dahl fire that burned 73 homes

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.

July 02, 2012 4:30 pm Photos

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Crow Tribe still working on flood damage

Crow Tribe still working on flood damage

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.

June 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Despite snags, flood recovery moves along

Despite snags, flood recovery moves along

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.

June 03, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Flooding nightmare lingers for homeowners

Flooding nightmare lingers for homeowners

ROUNDUP — When Bert and Ruth Holmes bought their home in south Roundup in 2006, it was high and dry.

June 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Musselshell County gets big lift from volunteers, officials

Musselshell County gets big lift from volunteers, officials

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.

June 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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County may seek grant for flood mapping project

A mapping project that would help residents see where the Yellowstone River may flow at flood stage could qualify for a federal grant.

December 19, 2011 4:29 pmLoading…
Infrastructure damage widespread

Infrastructure damage widespread

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.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Damaged homes could be purchased as green space

Damaged homes could be purchased as green space

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.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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