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Hunting season begins, results trickle in

Hunting season begins, results trickle in

It’s been a slow few days for Wildlife Research Specialist Jay Watson, who has been manning the Riverside Park hunter check station on opening weekend of deer and elk season.

October 26, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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What's next for Riverside, other parks? Laurel ponders next move after levy defeat

What's next for Riverside, other parks? Laurel ponders next move after levy defeat

City of Laurel officials are starting to discuss what to do with city parks in the wake of voters rejecting in June a citywide parks district that would provide services and maintain improvements.

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Riverside Park: The heart of Laurel's history

Riverside Park: The heart of Laurel's history

It’s easy to drive by Riverside Park south of Laurel and not realize its rich history as a booster of the Depression-era Yellowstone Valley economy and temporary home for German prisoners of war.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High Yellowstone River eats up new Laurel dike

High Yellowstone River eats up new Laurel dike

LAUREL — For now, the danger seems to have passed, but Kurt Markegard is still fuming.

June 13, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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High water

High water

High water erodes the levy at Riverside Park on Memorial Day in Laurel.

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Threatened vegetation

Threatened vegetation

High water exposed mesh mats laid down to hold dirt in place so plants could take root.

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2011 erosion

2011 erosion

The flood waters of 2011 on the Yellowstone River destroyed the concrete boat ramp at Riverside Park near Laurel.

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River recedes

River recedes

Since the Yellowstone River has receded riprap that was added to reinforce the bank has been exposed.

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Now gone

Now gone

Dirt that had been held under fabric mats was washed loose by the rising Yellowstone River.

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Laurel riverbank work nears completion; new boat ramp installed

Laurel riverbank work nears completion; new boat ramp installed

LAUREL — In three weeks, contractors should be finished with repairs to the south bank of the Yellowstone River here, rip-rapping and beefing up 700 feet of shore after the record-setting flood of 2011 swept away much of the old bank below the Highway 212 bridge.

November 16, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Miles City sets workshop on preservation tax credits

MILES CITY -- A workshop on state and federal historic preservation tax incentive programs will run from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday in the Miles City Elks Lodge, 619 Pleasant Ave.

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Court rules for Miles City mom in playground accident

HELENA — A Miles City mother is entitled to make her case that the city should be liable for a head injury her daughter suffered in falling off a playground slide, the Montana Supreme Court ruled.

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Hunting season opens across Montana

Hunting season opens across Montana

LAUREL -- It took Lou Becker all of 90 minutes on Sunday to get off to a good start for Montana's 2012 general hunting season, which kicked off over the weekend.

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High and dry: Laurel worried about summer water supply

High and dry: Laurel worried about summer water supply

LAUREL — After a disastrous flood last summer that ate away the shoreline of Riverside Park and caused the rupture of an oil pipeline under the Yellowstone River, officials from the city of Laurel are worried that they’ll be left high and dry this summer.

March 29, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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A section of failed pipeline is removed

A section of failed pipeline is removed

ExxonMobil workers gather in Riverside Park in Laurel as a section of failed pipeline is removed from the Yellowstone River on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

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Cleaning up on the spill

Cleaning up on the spill

The estimated 600 workers who have arrived in Billings to help clean up oil from the ExxonMobil spill into the Yellowstone River are snapping up hotel rooms, irrigation boots, waders, clothing, life vests, GPS tracking devices, mosquito repellent, snake gaiters, burgers and beer.

July 17, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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Searchers recover body of boy who drowned in Lolo pond

MISSOULA — The body of a 14-year-old Lolo boy who is presumed to have drowned was recovered Saturday from a pond in Lolo and then sent to the state crime lab, according to the Missoula County Sheriff's Office.

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Laurel mayor worries about river levee worn down by flooding

Laurel mayor worries about river levee worn down by flooding

Laurel mayor Ken Olson rides his loud, black motorcycle over the raging Yellowstone River and then walks back onto the bridge to point out a historic cabin perched on an undercut bank.

July 15, 2011 5:24 pm Photos

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Oil in Riverside Park

Oil in Riverside Park

The receding Yellowstone River reveals oil in Riverside Park in Laurel.

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Oil in Laurel's Riverside Park

Oil in Laurel's Riverside Park

Oil in Laurel's Riverside Park.

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