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Gazette opinion: Montana’s deadliest travel season

Gazette opinion: Montana’s deadliest travel season

Summer is the deadliest season on Montana highways. More fatal motor vehicle crashes occur in the warm, busy travel season than on snowpacked and icy winter roads.

July 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Victim of Norris-area crash identified

BOZEMAN — Madison County officials have released the name of a 28-year-old man who was killed in a rollover crash on U.S. Highway 287 just south of Norris.

January 17, 2014 1:32 pmLoading…

Missoula woman killed in rollover crash in Frenchtown

A 34-year-old Missoula woman died after she was thrown from her vehicle during a rollover crash on Frenchtown Frontage Road Saturday afternoon.

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Construction Zone: Location is a big bonus for new Montana Peterbilt store

Construction Zone: Location is a big bonus for new Montana Peterbilt store

In the world of semi-truck service and sales, location along a major corridor is Everything with a capital “E.” Driving into Billings from the east, where I-90 merges with I-94, the iconic red Peterbilt sign fills the skyline as drivers top the Lockwood hills. That site was part of the grand…

June 21, 2013 10:07 am Photos

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Overturned semitrailer closes busy intersection

Overturned semitrailer closes busy intersection

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s stiff wind, a sharp left turn and a top-heavy load tipped over a semitrailer at a busy Casper intersection on Thursday morning, police say.

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Dump truck knocks down power lines, poles after hitting Christmas garland

Dump truck knocks down power lines, poles after hitting Christmas garland

BUTTE -- A dump truck driver caused some holiday hassle Thursday afternoon when his truck hit holiday decorations and ripped down electric wires and two utility poles at the intersection of Granite and Main.

December 27, 2012 4:15 pmLoading…

Billings man crashes into tree, transported to hospital

A 24-year-old Billings man was transported to the hospital Saturday evening after crashing into a tree.

May 26, 2012 9:58 pmLoading…

Wyoming will cut speeds on Jackson Hole road

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wyoming Department of Transportation is looking at lowering the nighttime speed limit on state highway in the Jackson Hole area.

March 31, 2012 3:17 pmLoading…

Driving-fast bills moving through Legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill to give the head of the Wyoming Department of Transportation authority to designate an 80 mph speed limit on parts of the three interstate highways comes up for final vote in the House today.

February 27, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

1,000 Montanans urge D.C. delegation to back alternative transportation

MISSOULA -- In a strongly worded letter, some 1,000 Montanans are asking U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Dennis Rehberg to throw their support behind biking, walking and mass transit.

February 21, 2012 11:00 amLoading…

Portable potties: Did urine in the gas tank actually help this Firebird?

Dear Tom and Ray: When I was younger, I had a friend who had an early-’80s Pontiac Firebird. It was in rough shape, and it had the 305 small-block engine with a four-barrel carburetor. It never seemed to run smoothly, and it could have used a tuneup. During this time, the owner of the Firebi…

November 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Where to start when car falls off the tow truck?

Dear Tom and Ray: I had the “opportunity” to watch my car fall off a flatbed tow truck last night in the middle of Brooklyn. Nothing like waiting two hours for a tow truck because the car wouldn’t start, and then seeing it sitting in the middle of a busy intersection while the tow-truck driv…

November 04, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Avoid danger on roads at summer's end

Labor Day weekend should be filled with trips for family fun and late summer outings. Sadly, this traditional end of the summer vacation season also usually brings the highest loss of life on Montana roads.

September 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Residents rally for street planning resolution

Residents rally for street planning resolution

About 100 people rallied on Sunday afternoon at Montana State University Billings in favor of a "complete streets" resolution that could improve bicycle and pedestrian trails. The resolution is scheduled to be voted on by City Council on Monday.

August 21, 2011 8:30 pm Photos

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Distracted drivers: Fatigue a factor in accidents across Montana

Some motorists are getting sloppy with basic rules of driving which has resulted in numerous crashes -- some of them fatal -- in the area, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

August 10, 2011 12:15 amLoading…

Shop is responsible for damage from botched oil change

Dear Tom and Ray: My wife had the oil changed in her 2010 Camry at Walmart.

July 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Chevy Silverado: Quality improved

Since the current generation of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 debuted four years ago, competing trucks have outpaced the Chevy with recent redesigns. But don’t assume the Silverado (or its GMC Sierra twin) is ready to be put out to pasture just yet. Over its production run, this full-size tru…

July 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Overseas reader needs mechanic for father's final ride

Dear Tom and Ray: My terminally ill father has just given me his 1961 Lincoln Continental. The car is in a storage unit in Michigan, and although it was mostly restored about eight or nine years ago, it now needs some repairs (I have a list of what it needs) to make it roadworthy. I’d like t…

June 10, 2011 12:15 amLoading…

CDC study finds seat belt use up to 85 percent nationally

Wearing a seat belt is more commonplace than ever before, according to a study released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 6 out of 7 U.S. drivers report they always wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.

January 04, 2011 10:00 pmLoading…

Nutrition News: When biking, put safety at the top of your checklist

Biking is a fun (and very healthy) way to get to school, work, or somewhere scenic.

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