If you’re a member of just about any club, group or church in Billings, you’re about to hear a lot more about the public safety mill levy.
If the Billings City Council decides to place what’s now being called a Family Safety Levy on the Nov. 4 ballot, it’s going to have to hear from the public and vote on the matter twice before the end of July.
Answering nearly 80,000 calls for service annually has resulted in a lot of pay in lieu of compensatory time for Billings police officers — and a bit of a headache for their chief, Rich St. John.
Five departments will present their proposed 2014-15 budgets during the Billings City Council’s Tuesday work session.
Lockwood Fire Chief Bill Rash has been hired as assistant fire chief of the Billings Fire Department, filling a position vacant since last November.
Six residents of the Sage Tower Retirement Apartments were unable to return home after a second-floor apartment went up in flames early Wednesday morning, causing smoke and water damage to the floors on which they live.
Firefighters on Friday morning quickly extinguished a fire in a fourplex at 1643 Kelby Drive in the Heights. The fire was reported at 9:43 a.m.
A joyous and standing-room-only crowd of more than 150 gathered Saturday afternoon to dedicate a library that its architect called “a pavilion of light and view,” a “colorful building with character, a 21st century pole barn — and so much more.”
January and February can be the bleakest months of the year. The big holidays are past and winter has overstayed its welcome, except on ski slopes and snowmobile trails.
When it came time last week to announce who would be Montana’s fire chief of the year, Lockwood Fire Chief Bill Rash was all set to congratulate the winner.
A new episode of the long-running soap opera at Billings Fire Department was front-page news again last week.
Billings Fire Chief Paul Dextras said the reasons his assistant chief gave for resigning earlier this week were not true.
A year after he was disciplined for insubordination, Assistant Billings Fire Chief Frank Odermann has resigned, saying Chief Paul Dextras placed him in “an atmosphere of intolerable, harassing, retaliatory, and hostile work conditions.”
Three city employees who were disciplined last year for taking goods from the landfill are complaining that the city refused to punish firefighters engaged in similar activities.
Billings firefighters put out a small fire in the pulp-drying area of the Western Sugar beet plant at 3020 State Ave., on Friday morning.
Contract talks between the city of Billings and the union representing its firefighters opened Monday, kicking off what should be a busy season of negotiating.
Billings Assistant Fire Chief Frank Odermann returned to work on Wednesday after being disciplined by the city administrator for insubordination.
Billings City Administrator Tina Volek said Wednesday that she is conferring with attorneys before deciding what, if any, discipline to mete out to the city's assistant fire chief, who is accused of insubordination.
While the presentations stood in stark contrast to each other, the heart was the same at a pair of events held Tuesday that bookended Billings' public Sept. 11 memorials.
Local residents overwhelmingly think Billings is a good place to live, but they also feel some things need improving.