As we read national headlines about stagnant economic activity around the country, Billings has been marching a path of steady growth. This growth provides local businesses, workers and families opportunities many parts of the world would envy. We report 3.6 percent unemployment, one of the …
Four months after E. coli first appeared in the Pioneer School water supply, class is back in session, but the taps are still dry.
Disaster often strikes without warning. It might be a natural disaster or one involving hazardous chemicals or infectious diseases. In an emergency or widespread disaster, police, fire, rescue and other first responders may not always be able to reach you quickly. You may have to take care o…
On a recent Monday afternoon, Billings Police Officer Matt Frank pulled over an 18-year-old driver on Main Street.
After months of controversy surrounding its police department, the West Yellowstone town council fired its longtime police chief during a special meeting Monday night.
Tuesday’s shooting incident is a great example of the state of public safety in Billings.
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.
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?
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.
Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be arriving in Montana on Sunday to begin assessing damage statewide from flooding in early March.
A public safety levy election is on the Billings City Council agenda for 2014.
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.
Yellowstone County commissioners are proposing a small tax increase to fund the proposed 2014 budget after making some adjustments this week.
A wetter than normal May gave rise to hopes that the 2013 fire season will be shorter and quieter than 2012.
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.
Another tough, dry wildfire season is most likely right around the corner.
Sweetwater County investigators continue to probe how an oil field explosive gun ended up in a Rock Springs gutter earlier this month.
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.
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.
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.