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.
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.
LAUREL — For now, the danger seems to have passed, but Kurt Markegard is still fuming.
High water erodes the levy at Riverside Park on Memorial Day in Laurel.
High water exposed mesh mats laid down to hold dirt in place so plants could take root.
The flood waters of 2011 on the Yellowstone River destroyed the concrete boat ramp at Riverside Park near Laurel.
Since the Yellowstone River has receded riprap that was added to reinforce the bank has been exposed.
Dirt that had been held under fabric mats was washed loose by the rising Yellowstone River.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The receding Yellowstone River reveals oil in Riverside Park in Laurel.
Oil in Laurel's Riverside Park.
Laurel Mayor Ken Olson stands on the Yellowstone River bridge south of Laurel on July 15 overlooking the south bank that is eroding into the river.