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Hardin planning to have own cops

HARDIN - Big Horn County and the city of Hardin are working to separate the law enforcement services they have shared since 1976.

September 24, 2009 11:30 pm Related Loading…

APF arrives with cop car prototype for Hardin

HARDIN - Launching a new police department in Hardin will cost about $1 million, money the city doesn't have.

September 24, 2009 11:15 pmLoading…

Elementary student numbers up

More kids this year will mean more money for Billings School District 2 schools next year.

September 23, 2009 11:10 pmLoading…
School trustees discuss need for long-term plan

School trustees discuss need for long-term plan

Billings School District 2 trustees are laying the groundwork toward a long-term plan.

September 21, 2009 11:50 pm Related Loading…
Hardin betting on mystery company

Hardin betting on mystery company

Al Peterson won't say the name of the company that wants to fill the empty jail in Hardin.

September 20, 2009 12:00 am Related

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Hardin agency’s exec put on leave

Hardin agency’s exec put on leave

The executive director of Two Rivers Authority has been placed on paid leave just days after the economic development agency announced a new contract that could fill its empty jail.

September 16, 2009 10:00 pmLoading…
Critically ill girl gets a new place to play

Critically ill girl gets a new place to play

Mia Williams, all of 4 years old, has found a novelty in slamming doors.

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Two Rivers official defends jail contract

Two Rivers official defends jail contract

HARDIN - The City Council chambers were standing-room-only Tuesday night as people turned out to hear about the new operators of the jail here.

September 15, 2009 11:40 pm Photos

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School neighbors contend with mess

School neighbors contend with mess

Yvonne Kratochvil is tired of being a good neighbor to thoughtless teens.

September 14, 2009 11:05 pm Photos

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Neighborhood resolutions can be creative and cooperative

Neighborhood resolutions can be creative and cooperative

With up to 2,000 people congregated at each of Billings' three high schools, there can be an impact in surrounding neighborhoods - whether it is parking, smoking, littering or other behavior that some neighbors say can border on lurid.

September 14, 2009 10:25 pmLoading…
Fire slide a hit at school’s reunion

Fire slide a hit at school’s reunion

Siblings Barb and Mike Zahn climbed the stairs to the second story of Broadwater School, toasted each other with the chocolate milk they brought and rode the fire slide to the ground.

September 12, 2009 12:20 am Photos

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Former middle school to host Laurel Head Start

Former middle school to host Laurel Head Start

LAUREL - The basement of the former middle school will be active again Monday when 18 kids begin their educational careers as Head Start returns to Laurel.

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Teacher kicks off tae kwon do studio

Teacher kicks off tae kwon do studio

When Jonathan Waterfall was teaching martial arts full time, people said he worked so well with children he should be a classroom teacher.

September 10, 2009 11:30 pm Photos

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Hardin jail inks contract with California company for inmates, other services

Hardin jail inks contract with California company for inmates, other services

HARDIN - The Two Rivers Detention Facility which has sat empty for two years may open in January.

September 10, 2009 7:45 am Photos

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‘Halfways’ excited about Broadwater

‘Halfways’ excited about Broadwater

The 1950s were a good time at Broadwater School.

September 09, 2009 9:45 pmLoading…

Billings schools fall short of federal standards

Students in Billings School District 2 failed the federal tests gauging adequate yearly progress.

September 04, 2009 11:45 pm Related Loading…

Obama’s Tuesday speech to students concerns parents

Teachers and students can opt out of hearing President Barack Obama speak next Tuesday, according to area school leaders.

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Tony Grissim

Tony Grissim

Tony Grissim, Leica’s public-safety and forensic account manager, gave a presentation of the $140,000 scanner’s abilities to BIA and FBI agents and local law enforcement detectives Wednesday morning.

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BIA receives new crime scene investigation technology

BIA receives new crime scene investigation technology

One of the goals of crime investigation is to preserve everything at the scene in as pristine a condition as possible.

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Huntley Project voters approve school bond

The Huntley Project school district will have a new combined junior high and high school.

September 01, 2009 9:05 pmLoading…
Childhood friendship grows into love despite disorders

Childhood friendship grows into love despite disorders

BROADVIEW - In most senses, Ryan and Jamie Richard are like any other newlyweds.

September 01, 2009 12:15 am Photos

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School District charts course to prevent flu outbreak

School District charts course to prevent flu outbreak

School and health officials are promoting prevention, not panic, as they gear up for flu season.

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 Bench kindergarteners through third-graders get chance at Boys, Girls Club fun

Bench kindergarteners through third-graders get chance at Boys, Girls Club fun

About 15 kids in the Heights spent some extra, fun time at Bench Elementary on Wednesday with the opening of a new Boys and Girls Club there.

August 26, 2009 5:25 pmLoading…
Arrowhead School back to business after crash, repairs

Arrowhead School back to business after crash, repairs

Most of the parents taking kids to their first day of school at Arrowhead elementary carried boxes of tissues.

August 26, 2009 10:20 am Photos

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Speaker urges innovation to improve education experience

Education's most ardent supporters agree that the system is broken.

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Beartooth teachers, kids kick off new year

Beartooth teachers, kids kick off new year

The clock is ticking on the end of summer vacation.

August 24, 2009 10:15 pm Related Loading…

Childhood-business summit eyes future

Today's toddler is tomorrow's employee.

August 19, 2009 11:20 pmLoading…

SD2 budget retains middle-school activities but community donations needed

All middle-school activities will continue in Billings Public Schools this school year. But the community will have to kick in up to $73,000 in donations if the programs are to operate at full-force.

August 17, 2009 9:25 pmLoading…
For carnival owners, travelin’ life is the only one they know

For carnival owners, travelin’ life is the only one they know

Margaret Atkins sleeps in her own bed every night. The only difference is, about every week her bed moves to a different town.

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Summit aims to help economic growth on reservations

Summit aims to help economic growth on reservations

The time is ripe for economic development in Indian Country, according to national and tribal leaders at a conference in Billings this week.

August 12, 2009 9:40 pmLoading…
Crow Chief receives Medal of Freedom

Crow Chief receives Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama had to poke his head around the feathers of Joe Medicine Crow's warrior headdress to hang the nation's highest civilian honor on the Crow Indian elder's chest.

August 12, 2009 3:10 pm Photos

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Teen involved in Huntley school fire sentenced to probation

Teen involved in Huntley school fire sentenced to probation

A teenager who admitted he was involved in the fire that destroyed the Huntley Project High School will spend two years on youth probation.

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Board hears views on middle school sports budgets

Billings School District 2 trustees got an earful Monday night about not cutting middle school wrestling and softball.

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Huntley Project school less than expected

Huntley Project school less than expected

The Huntley Project schools bond request got about $5 million cheaper last week.

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Blue Star Mothers work for awareness of military at home, support for sons

Blue Star Mothers work for awareness of military at home, support for sons

When their boys were growing up, these moms were involved with sports and Boy Scouts. Now that their children are in the military, they are active Blue Star Mothers.

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New VA clinic on pace to open in September

New VA clinic on pace to open in September

The new veterans clinic in Billings is slated to open at the end of September.

August 06, 2009 6:00 pm Photos

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Sheriff's Office checks alcohol sales at 11 business

Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office conducted an alcohol compliance check at 11 businesses last week.

July 29, 2009 2:10 pmLoading…

Deputy volunteers for Park-2-Park

Sheriff's Deputy Troy Charbonneau vividly remembers the day he was called to a home where a 6-day-old baby was being taken from its parents.

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Deputy leaves a positive impression at schools

Deputy leaves a positive impression at schools

Yellowstone County Sheriff's Deputy Troy Charbonneau started his school resource officer job on loose footing.

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Caution urged in hiring teachers in tight budget times

Billings Public Schools trustees heard a "no new hires" message from the teachers' union president Monday.

July 20, 2009 10:35 pmLoading…

SD2 committee members named

School District 2 board Chairman Malcolm Goodrich named trustees to committees.

July 20, 2009 10:30 pmLoading…

Leaders say SD2 shortchanged on stimulus money

Most Billings School District 2 leaders are in concurrence about the recent allotment of $14.9 million in federal stimulus money to Montana schools: Billings got short-shrifted.

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Nice or nasty? Girls show both sides

Girls are "sugar and spice and everything nice" - as long as they think adults are watching.

July 20, 2009 8:45 pmLoading…
Teacher instills fever for footwork at Boys, Girls Club

Teacher instills fever for footwork at Boys, Girls Club

When she was a teenager, April Buscher would hang around the Boys and Girls Club and dance.

July 19, 2009 11:55 pm Photos

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Family Service seeing more requests for aid

Family Service seeing more requests for aid

Family Service Inc. is nearly overwhelmed with requests for assistance.

July 15, 2009 11:25 pmLoading…
Woman’s remains found in Little Bighorn River

Woman’s remains found in Little Bighorn River

The remains of a woman were retrieved from the Little Bighorn River Wednesday afternoon.

July 15, 2009 9:15 pmLoading…

School District 2 trustees approve tentative budgets

Billings School District 2 trustees preliminarily approved schools budgets during a special meeting Monday.

July 13, 2009 11:35 pmLoading…
Access, safety issues at Huntley school

Access, safety issues at Huntley school

WORDEN - Seventh grade was awesome for Miranda Schwarzinger.

July 11, 2009 12:05 am Photos

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Bridger camp has Egyptian theme

Bridger camp has Egyptian theme

BRIDGER - Summer camp here is taking elementary students to ancient Egypt where "khamsins" blow and they sit in groups playing "senet." Occasionally, there is a slip of the tongue and an "ahoy!" is overheard.

July 10, 2009 12:40 am Photos

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Yellow ribbons hung for fallen soldier

Yellow ribbons hung for fallen soldier

Yellow ribbons flutter from nearly every reflector, guard rail, fence and utility pole between the Billings Heights and Shepherd.

July 08, 2009 6:10 pmLoading…

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