- 1 Roosevelt County sheriff found sleeping on sidewalk, suspected to be intoxicated
- 2 NBC's Dateline to feature Billings teen who survived plane crash
- 3 Man charged with raping another man in downtown Billings alley
- 4 Yellowstone concession worker found dead
- 5 UM student goes missing on way to Missoula
GRANITE BUTTE — The pine cone in Amanda Milburn’s hand is odd. It almost looks lacquered, with a dark purple-red color and thick scales that are tightly bound to one another. The “umbo” — that’s what you call the little tips on the scales — is a light brown. Overall, the cone is about the si…
HELENA — The most startling visible change to our landscape in the past decade is the rapid death of the pines. Lodgepoles and ponderosas alike have been destroyed in a seemingly inexorable onslaught by a tiny bug called the bark beetle.