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Better Business: Don't redial that call or you could fall prey to phone cramming scam

A few months ago, I heard my cellphone ring in my purse. As I was fishing it out, the ringing stopped. It seemed curious and I wondered if it could have gone to voicemail so quickly. So I looked to see who was calling. The number was from “Unknown” and wasn’t one that I recognized. I went th…

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Employment outlook: These five generations must learn to work together

This year, for the first time in American history, five generations will be working together. This is touted by some as a social phenomenon, and it brings up many issues in how to work together productively.

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Jackson outlaws cellphone use while driving

JACKSON, Wyo. — The town of Jackson has banned the use of cellphones while driving or biking.

December 18, 2013 5:26 pmLoading…
Senate panel looks at statewide cellphone ban for drivers

Senate panel looks at statewide cellphone ban for drivers

HELENA — State lawmakers are considering telling Montanans to hang up and drive — or face hefty fines.

March 26, 2013 4:33 pm Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Teens pay attention to parents' driving -- for better or worse

Teenagers behind the wheel often copy the driving behavior of their parents. Is that a good thing? Not necessarily.

November 10, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Missoula bans using cellphones while driving

MISSOULA - The Missoula City Council has passed a ban on the use of cellphones while driving or riding bicycles three years after first raising the issue.

November 06, 2012 11:41 amLoading…

Billings police launch cellphone app for Crime Stoppers

The Billings Police Department announced new software that will allow citizens to report crimes anonymously from a cellphone.

July 24, 2012 9:04 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Law gives drivers reason to stay off phone

It’s been nearly two years since the Billings City Council banned city drivers from texting and other handheld cellphone use. Since then, several other Montana cities have enacted similar ordinances, including Butte, Helena, Great Falls and Anaconda.

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Great Falls bans cell phones for drivers

GREAT FALLS - Great Falls banned hand-held cell phones for motorists and cyclists, hoping to make navigating the streets of this central Montana town a bit safer from distracted drivers.

July 04, 2012 12:05 pmLoading…

Columbia Falls considering cellphone ban for drivers

COLUMBIA FALLS — Officials in Columbia Falls are considering a cellphone ban while driving after a man drove into the Flathead River while texting.

June 09, 2012 6:35 pmLoading…

Cellphone driving ban nets 27 violators in Helena

HELENA — Police in Helena say they have issued 27 citations in a little over a month following a cellphone ban making it illegal to use hand-held electronic devices while driving or bicycling within city limits.

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Hamilton City Council to consider cellphone ban for drivers

HAMILTON -- Six Montana cities, including Billings, ban drivers from texting or talking on cellphones while driving. Thirty-five states prohibit texting and driving.

January 17, 2012 12:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers: driver/cell phone ban unlikely

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Several Wyoming lawmakers say the state is unlikely to follow a federal safety board's recommendation to ban motorists from using cell phones while driving.

December 22, 2011 11:45 amLoading…

Helena passes cellphone ordinance

HELENA — The Helena city commission is implementing a ban on the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving or bicycling within the city limits.

November 08, 2011 8:14 amLoading…

Cheyenne giving drivers more cell phone tickets

CHEYENNE — Police in Cheyenne are giving more tickets for driving while texting or talking on a cell phone.

July 10, 2011 4:30 pmLoading…
Gear Junkie: SPOT Connect gives cell phones satellite uplink

Gear Junkie: SPOT Connect gives cell phones satellite uplink

The sailboat bobbed in swells, our view to land obscured by a thick fog.

June 23, 2011 12:05 am Photos



Montana Senate rejects texting while driving ban

HELENA — A bill to make texting while driving illegal in Montana has failed to pass the state Senate.

March 18, 2011 3:15 pmLoading…

Committee considers statewide cell phone ban while driving

HELENA — State lawmakers considered a proposal Thursday to ban cell phone use while driving in Montana, except for the use of hands-free devices such as headsets.

February 03, 2011 12:13 pmLoading…
Gear junkie: Electronic gadgets cater to adventurous folks

Gear junkie: Electronic gadgets cater to adventurous folks

The annual International CES trade show, held last week in Las Vegas, is the world's largest gathering of consumer technology company geeks, and technophiles of all types. But hidden in the halls of technology are outdoor brands and dozens of gadgets that cater to an adventurous crowd. I tra…

January 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos



Martin City man charged with theft, cell phone left behind

KALISPELL — A cell phone left behind at the scene of a computer theft led investigators to a suspect.

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