No decision has been made, but the Billings City Council was in discussion Saturday over when to ask voters for another chance at a public safety levy, how long the levy should last and what it might cost taxpayers.
A $40,000 grant from Phillips 66 will help protect Billings residents from potentially slower fire and other emergency response times by allowing for videoconference training for firefighters.
Bonnie Willis was in her bedroom just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday when she heard a pop.
At least two dogs died Wednesday morning in a fire that tore through a West End home, sending homeowner Bonnie Willis running barefoot into the frigid streets for safety.
Officials expressed some surprise and plenty of disappointment that voters narrowly turned down the Billings public safety levy Tuesday.
Todd Buchanan, the main advocate for the public safety levy that will be decided by Billings voters Nov. 4, has helped lead about 40 presentations designed to bring voters up to speed on what proponents view as a clear need to boost public safety funding.
Billings traffic signals are set for major upgrades over the next three years that should help traffic flow more smoothly — even at signals near train tracks.
The Billings City Council will not only hear a presentation on the proposed public safety levy Monday, it will get up to speed on how previous public presentations have gone.
City and business leaders began the conversation Tuesday that will lead to a November vote by Billings residents whether to increase their property taxes to pay for additional police, fire and other services that would cover anticipated growth over the next decade.
An Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation has been launched into whether Western Sugar Refinery employees followed protocol after a man was hit by falling sugar while working in a drying cylinder Monday morning in Billings.
City leaders should take heed of a small but deadly pest that could well be on its way to destroying millions of dollars worth of ash trees in Billings.
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.