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Vandals spray paint rocks at Zimmerman Park

Vandals spray paint rocks at Zimmerman Park

Vandals recently struck Zimmerman Park, a natural area atop the Rimrocks, spray painting sandstone rocks and cliffs with obscenities and phallic symbols.

August 06, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Montana History Minute - Heffner Steps provided early access to the Rims

Montana History Minute - Heffner Steps provided early access to the Rims

Historian Blain Fandrich explains why and how the Heffner Steps were carved into the side of the Rims.

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Work crews remove large, dangerous  sections on the Rims

Work crews remove large, dangerous sections on the Rims

Workers with GeoStablization International of Grand Junction Colorado continue their work above Zimmerman Trail removing dangerous sandstone rocks from the Rims.

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Sunsets

Sunsets

Light from the sunset illuminates the overhang of a sandstone formation that over looks the Yellowstone River on the Yellowstone Wildlife Management Area near Pompeys Pillar on Friday afternoon.

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Gazette opinion: Elementary lessons in energy savings

Lew Anderson is a weather watcher. By the middle of last week, the Billings school district’s facilities director had determined that subzero weekend forecasts necessitated heating school buildings Sunday and Monday nights as if they were occupied to prevent pipes from freezing. Most of our …

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Doghead rock

Doghead rock

A sandstone formation overlooks the Yellowstone River on the Yellowstone. Wildlife Management Area near Pompeys Pillar on Friday afternoon.

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Sandstone sunset

Sandstone sunset

Light from the sunset illuminates the overhang of a sandstone formation that over looks the Yellowstone River on the Yellowstone Wildlife Management Area near Pompeys Pillar on Friday afternoon.

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Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

A slab of the Rimrocks, weighing about 300-tons, drops from the face of the Rims Monday morning, April 25, 2011 as crews from Accurate Concrete Cutting forced the slab away from the face of the cliff above Shady Lane.

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Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

A slab of the Rimrocks, weighing about 300-tons, drops from the face of the Rims Monday morning, April 25, 2011 as crews from Accurate Concrete Cutting forced the slab away from the face of the cliff above Shady Lane.

April 25, 2011 12:45 pmLoading…
Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

A slab of the Rimrocks, weighing about 300-tons, drops from the face of the Rims Monday morning, April 25, 2011 as crews from Accurate Concrete Cutting forced the slab away from the face of the cliff above Shady Lane.

April 25, 2011 12:45 pmLoading…
Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

A slab of the Rimrocks, weighing about 300-tons, drops from the face of the Rims Monday morning, April 25, 2011 as crews from Accurate Concrete Cutting forced the slab away from the face of the cliff above Shady Lane.

April 25, 2011 12:45 pmLoading…
Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

A slab of the Rimrocks, weighing about 300-tons, drops from the face of the Rims Monday morning, April 25, 2011 as crews from Accurate Concrete Cutting forced the slab away from the face of the cliff above Shady Lane.

April 25, 2011 12:45 pmLoading…
Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

A slab of the Rimrocks, weighing about 300-tons, drops from the face of the Rims Monday morning, April 25, 2011 as crews from Accurate Concrete Cutting forced the slab away from the face of the cliff above Shady Lane.

April 25, 2011 12:45 pmLoading…
Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

A slab of the Rimrocks, weighing about 300-tons, drops from the face of the Rims Monday morning, April 25, 2011 as crews from Accurate Concrete Cutting forced the slab away from the face of the cliff above Shady Lane.

April 25, 2011 12:45 pmLoading…
Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

A slab of the Rimrocks, weighing about 300-tons, drops from the face of the Rims Monday morning, April 25, 2011 as crews from Accurate Concrete Cutting forced the slab away from the face of the cliff above Shady Lane.

April 25, 2011 12:45 pmLoading…
Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

Shady Lane slab of the Rimrocks

A slab of the Rimrocks, weighing about 300-tons, drops from the face of the Rims Monday morning, April 25, 2011 as crews from Accurate Concrete Cutting forced the slab away from the face of the cliff above Shady Lane.

April 25, 2011 12:45 pmLoading…
Second rock fall

Second rock fall

A halo of dust surrounds a huge slab of sandstone Monday as it falls from the face of the Rimrocks near the top of Shady Lane in Billings. Accurate Concrete of Washington jacked the huge rock off the face and watched it crumble into pieces.

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A boulder above homes on Shady Lane

A boulder above homes on Shady Lane

A boulder above homes on Shady Lane under the Rimrocks is removed on the afternoon of April 25, 2011.

April 25, 2011 12:26 pmLoading…
The second rock falls from

The second rock falls from

The second rock falls from the Rimrocks above Shady Lane on Monday after workers used hydraulic jacks to remove it.

April 25, 2011 12:25 pmLoading…
Rimrock boulder

Rimrock boulder

Dust envelops the base of the Rims after crews from Accurate Concrete Cutting dropped a 340-ton slab of sandstone from the Rimrocks above Granite Avenue Monday morning.

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