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Hail damage repairs keep Billings landfill busy, but lines are getting shorter

Hail damage repairs keep Billings landfill busy, but lines are getting shorter

It may not be so apparent for those people waiting in what are sometimes hourlong lines at the Billings landfill, but the number of monthly visits has gone down from its summer peak.

October 28, 2014 4:59 pmLoading…
Council OKs property sale, waives compensation fee against staff recommendations

Council OKs property sale, waives compensation fee against staff recommendations

Before taking up the public safety levy Monday night, the Billings City Council took two actions that diverged from staff recommendations.

July 15, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
High volume at landfill has left a mess on roadside

High volume at landfill has left a mess on roadside

A continuing and somewhat messy lingering effect of the May 18 hailstorm is the daily unsightliness alongside South Billings Boulevard.

July 07, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Council approves $278M budget, temporary permit

The Billings City Council unanimously approved a $277,674,633 budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year Monday.

June 09, 2014 8:29 pmLoading…
Zimmerman Trail work awaits more thorough evaluation

Zimmerman Trail work awaits more thorough evaluation

Billings public works officials await a more thorough evaluation of the geology of some of the precarious rocks above Zimmerman Trail before making the repairs necessary to reopen the closed portion of the roadway.

March 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Zimmerman Trail closed after rockslide during routine maintenance

Zimmerman Trail closed after rockslide during routine maintenance

A rock slide Tuesday on Zimmerman Trail as city workers were performing routine maintenance will keep the road closed until at least April 1.

March 25, 2014 2:13 pm Video Photos

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One storm after another has kept crews on Billings' snow-covered streets

One storm after another has kept crews on Billings' snow-covered streets

Will city crews who’ve been plowing Billings streets around the clock this weekend have a place to put all the snow that’s hauled away?

March 01, 2014 6:19 pm Photos

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Ups and downs

Celebrated veterans. Eighty-four Montanans who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II made the sixth Honor Flight from Billings to Washington, D.C., for a VIP visit to the WWII Memorial. The seventh Montana Honor Flight is planned for October with the eighth coming in 2014. To …

September 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Laurel starting work on new sewer treatment system

Laurel starting work on new sewer treatment system

When some city officials show off their hometown’s best features, they like to point to new airport terminals or riverfront parks.

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Comment sought on Billings' $300M spending plans

A five-year wish list of city projects with a total price tag topping $300 million is available for public inspection and comment.

February 05, 2013 9:40 pmLoading…

Water line insurance pitch appears legit

Some Billings residents have been receiving mailed solicitations from a company offering to insure homeowners' water service lines for $5 a month.

January 31, 2013 3:02 pmLoading…

City administrator still reviewing options in assistant fire chief case

Billings City Administrator Tina Volek said Wednesday that she is conferring with attorneys before deciding what, if any, discipline to mete out to the city's assistant fire chief, who is accused of insubordination.

September 12, 2012 9:30 pmLoading…
Landfill workers to be interviewed about scavenging

Landfill workers to be interviewed about scavenging

Interviews with city employees suspected of scavenging materials from the Billings Regional Landfill will not begin until the end of the week.

August 21, 2012 4:45 pmLoading…
It's not your imagination: So far this year, it's been record-breakingly hot and dry

It's not your imagination: So far this year, it's been record-breakingly hot and dry

Billings residents who sweltered through the last month may be surprised to learn that it was only the fourth-warmest July on record.

July 31, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Kelly Miller, of Billings, plays with her son Marshall, 2

Kelly Miller, of Billings, plays with her son Marshall, 2

Kelly Miller, of Billings, plays with her son Marshall, 2, at Lake Elmo State Park on Tuesday.

July 24, 2012 7:49 pm
Kamrynn Sookits, 7, and her sister Kiara, 3

Kamrynn Sookits, 7, and her sister Kiara, 3

Kamrynn Sookits, 7, and her sister Kiara, 3, head for the water at Lake Elmo State Park in July.

July 24, 2012 7:40 pm
Jade Sookits of Billings relaxes under an umbrella

Jade Sookits of Billings relaxes under an umbrella

Jade Sookits, of Billings, relaxes under an umbrella while watching her daughters play at Lake Elmo State Park on Tuesday.

July 24, 2012 7:35 pm
Burst pipe soaks Montana Avenue

Burst pipe soaks Montana Avenue

A burst water main soaked several Montana Avenue businesses and clogged traffic Thursday.

December 16, 2010 7:30 pmLoading…

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