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West Yellowstone fires police chief

After months of controversy surrounding its police department, the West Yellowstone town council fired its longtime police chief during a special meeting Monday night.

August 05, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Public safety has to be a 2-way street

Gazette opinion: Public safety has to be a 2-way street

Tuesday’s shooting incident is a great example of the state of public safety in Billings.

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Gazette opinion: Public needs more information on safety levy

Gazette opinion: Public needs more information on safety levy

On Monday night, Billings City Council plans to start the process of asking voters for an increase in property taxes to support police and fire services.

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Could drones help fight Western wildfires?

Could drones help fight Western wildfires?

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – When it comes to analyzing dangerous wildfires, could a sensor attached to a drone ever replace a human eye connected to an intellect shaped by experience and intuition?

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Laurel fire to hold annual safety day

The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department will host on Saturday its annual Safety Day, featuring more than 60 regional emergency response organizations, hands-on activities, educational sessions and plenty of demonstrations.

June 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

FEMA to evaluate March flooding in Montana

Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be arriving in Montana on Sunday to begin assessing damage statewide from flooding in early March.

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Gazette opinion: What must Billings pay to maintain public safety?

Gazette opinion: What must Billings pay to maintain public safety?

A public safety levy election is on the Billings City Council agenda for 2014.

February 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City council to discuss proposed public safety levy

Billings voters may be asked to approve a public safety levy in 2014, and the Billings City Council will be discussing the issue during a special Wednesday work session.

January 18, 2014 8:02 pmLoading…

Yellowstone County proposes modest tax increase for budget

Yellowstone County commissioners are proposing a small tax increase to fund the proposed 2014 budget after making some adjustments this week.

August 09, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Policy changes needed to reduce damage from bigger wildfires

Gazette opinion: Policy changes needed to reduce damage from bigger wildfires

A wetter than normal May gave rise to hopes that the 2013 fire season will be shorter and quieter than 2012.

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Lockwood residents polled on possible sidewalk, lighting districts

Lockwood residents polled on possible sidewalk, lighting districts

Lockwood residents will get a chance to tell county officials whether they want sidewalks and streetlights to improve public safety during a public meeting Tuesday.

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Big Sky EDA: Be prepared for a potentially difficult fire season

Big Sky EDA: Be prepared for a potentially difficult fire season

Another tough, dry wildfire season is most likely right around the corner.

May 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Deputies find oil field explosive gun in Rock Springs

Deputies find oil field explosive gun in Rock Springs

Sweetwater County investigators continue to probe how an oil field explosive gun ended up in a Rock Springs gutter earlier this month.

April 12, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Most city radio transmissions to remain open to the public after switch to digital

Most of the radio communications between Billings city agencies will remain available to the public using scanners after the city switched over last month to a new digital signal and system.

February 08, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
Military considers joining firefighting sooner

Military considers joining firefighting sooner

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Military and civilian officials are weighing whether to make it easier to call in military planes to help fight wildfires, a top general said Wednesday.

January 23, 2013 7:00 pm Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Rising wildfire risks demand new prevention strategies

For many years, the sparse population of the interior West, where most wildfires occur, meant that forest fires did not receive the same level of attention as other natural disasters.

December 09, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Volunteer victims get gruesome at emergency drill

Volunteer victims get gruesome at emergency drill

Huddled in the vehicle maintenance shed across the street from the Phillips 66 refinery entrance, Career Center students from Senior, West and Skyview high schools were told just how to act.

September 26, 2012 12:00 pm Photos

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In an emergency, be prepared to sustain family for 72 hours

How many Montanans could be able to sustain themselves and their families for 72 hours in an emergency? Probably not many. If you and your family are prepared, does your plan include your pets?

September 04, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Speak up, Billings! City Council needs your ideas

The Billings City Council really wants to know what its constituents think.

September 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Cheyenne to install 5 new surveillance cameras

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The city of Cheyenne will install five new surveillance cameras in the coming weeks to help investigate crimes.

July 05, 2012 9:57 amLoading…

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