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Council hears presentations on new gateway, transportation plan

Council hears presentations on new gateway, transportation plan

In addition to shaping language on the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance and learning more about a possible levy for police and fire departments, the Billings City Council heard a pair of reports during Monday’s work session that could also shape the city’s future.

July 08, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Go west for Rims route, Billings belt loop

Gazette opinion: Go west for Rims route, Billings belt loop

A long-overdue conversation on Billings transportation needs took place recently when the committee representing city, county and state decision makers confronted the need for another route up the Rims.

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Planning group considers Molt Road, Highway 3 connector

Planning group considers Molt Road, Highway 3 connector

The Policy Coordinating Committee on Tuesday mulled the idea of building a road connecting Molt Road in the valley to Highway 3 atop the Rimrocks but took no action.

June 17, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
2 automated counters could boost Billings trail system

2 automated counters could boost Billings trail system

You may not have noticed new electric eyes keeping watch along a pair of Billings bike paths, but they’re noticing you.

April 22, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: A bridge to connect both sides of the tracks

Gazette opinion: A bridge to connect both sides of the tracks

Billings’ historic railroad district has become the city’s entertainment center. With the beautifully renovated Northern Pacific depot as its centerpiece, Montana Avenue bustles with restaurants, retail, offices, technology, art galleries, theater and music. Renovated historic buildings on M…

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Interactive website helps citizens get involved in transportation planning

Interactive website helps citizens get involved in transportation planning

Residents are invited to help determine — and even design — what the Billings area will look like 20 years from now.

March 13, 2014 9:01 pmLoading…

Planning for growth, West End and otherwise

Continued growth may well be inevitable in the city’s West End, but planning staff wants the City/County Planning Board to see the big picture as a four-year transportation plan update reaches its final stages.

February 11, 2014 9:29 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Let’s speed up rail crossing solutions

Gazette opinion: Let’s speed up rail crossing solutions

In 2004, a Billings study of downtown railroad crossings recommended some relatively simple improvements.

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Planning study for east Billings corridor adopted

A study to find ways to improve the east Billings corridor into the city won final approval this week from local officials.

December 17, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…
Downtown railroad traffic congestion frustrates commissioners

Downtown railroad traffic congestion frustrates commissioners

Yellowstone County commissioners this week approved a draft 2014 transportation planning document, but they used the occasion to vent frustration with the lack of progress on easing downtown traffic congestion caused by passing trains.

August 20, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…
Tussing steps down after 14 years as trail boss

Tussing steps down after 14 years as trail boss

After 14 years as the chief promoter of and fundraiser for bicycle and pedestrian trails in Billings, Darlene Tussing is joining her husband in retirement.

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Neighbors still hoping to derail plans for Billings bypass

Neighbors still hoping to derail plans for Billings bypass

Plans are steaming ahead for a new road that will cross the Yellowstone River near Lockwood and enter the Heights alongside Mary Street.

October 05, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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A pond in the backyard of Brent Cathey's home

A pond in the backyard of Brent Cathey's home

Brent Cathey said some benefits of living where he does -- including a couple of ponds and abundant wildlife -- are hard to put a price on.

October 02, 2012 2:39 pmLoading…
The new Billings bypass would run through the front yard and the pasture

The new Billings bypass would run through the front yard and the pasture

The new Billings bypass would run through the front yard and the pasture at Brent Cathey's home at 1705 Mary St.

October 02, 2012 2:39 pmLoading…
Brent Cathey talks about the proposed route of the Billings bypass

Brent Cathey talks about the proposed route of the Billings bypass

Brent Cathey talks about the proposed route of the Billings bypass in the Heights. He said the center line of 160-foot right of way for the new road would bisect his driveway.

October 02, 2012 2:39 pmLoading…
Bikers, runners hit Billings' expanding trail system

Bikers, runners hit Billings' expanding trail system

The Billings trail system has come a long way in 15 years.

September 21, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Governors groups to step up activities

HELENA — Outside groups haven’t spent much money so far in the Montana governor’s race compared to the U.S. Senate campaign, but both the Democratic and Republican governors associations expect to ramp up their efforts considerably in the coming weeks.

August 19, 2012 12:05 am Related Loading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Opposition to good government is America's problem

WASHINGTON — Why don’t Democrats just say it? They really believe in active government and think it does good and valuable things. One of those valuable things is that government creates jobs — yes, really — and also the conditions under which more jobs can be created.

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County OKs $312,500 deputy pay settlement

Twenty-nine Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputies will see a bump in their June paycheck in a wage dispute settlement with the county.

June 14, 2011 2:15 pmLoading…

Have you heard: New Heights eatery aims to keep folks entertained

For years, the Billings Heights has been a great place to live but a neighborhood short on restaurant choices.

February 27, 2011 12:10 amLoading…

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