The Philip N. Fortin Humanitarian Award is bestowed by the Billings Family YMCA in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished volunteer, civic and professional achievement that has improved the quality of life within the Billings community.
Bolted to the Rimrocks above the neighborhood that snakes around Granite Avenue is a small, metal sculpture of an angel looking down on the houses below.
Ossie Abrams looks down at the rubble in front of her home on Granite Avenue on Friday. The windows are boarded up and her property is littered with debris after the explosion Wednesday that leveled one house and severely damaged others in the neighborhood.
Ossie Abrams was busy Friday cleaning up in and around her home on Granite Avenue.
NorthWestern Energy linemen finish installing new power poles Friday on Granite Avenue. Two poles were broken off in the explosion Wednesday.
According to Billings Police Sgt. Casey Hafner, MDU and Northwestern Energy are on the scene investigating in cooperation with the other investigating agencies.
Thomas Sullivan has always dreamed of going to medical school. He knew it would become a reality while volunteering with a group of Montana State University Billings students in El Salvador.