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Sacrifice Cliff: The legend and the rock

Sacrifice Cliff: The legend and the rock

Ask almost any Billings resident to point out Sacrifice Cliff, and you’ll be directed to a prominent sandstone outcrop on the south bank of the Yellowstone River, where the river narrows and curves around the base of the cliff as it flows past the city.

December 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Downtown robbery attempt nets 5-year sentence

Downtown robbery attempt nets 5-year sentence

A man convicted of trying to rob a woman while she waited in a downtown Burger King drive-through last year will spend three years with the Montana Department of Corrections.

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Ex-University of Great Falls student sentenced to prison for student aid fraud

A former University of Great Falls student will spend six months in federal prison for his role in a fraud involving his parents to get student aid.

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Clerk of court defends position over warning letter from commissioners

Clerk of court defends position over warning letter from commissioners

Yellowstone County Clerk of Court Kristie Boelter fired back Tuesday over a warning letter from the county commissioners advising her to follow the law regarding accommodating an employee objecting to issuing same-sex marriage licenses or face potential personal legal liability.

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Commission weighs warning letter to clerk of court over gay marriage licenses

Commission weighs warning letter to clerk of court over gay marriage licenses

The Yellowstone County commission is expected to give Clerk of Court Kristie Boelter a warning: either follow the law regarding accommodating employee exemptions or go it alone in court if the county gets sued.

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DEQ seeking information from public on Yellowstone River oil spill cleanup

DEQ seeking information from public on Yellowstone River oil spill cleanup

If crude oil from a 2011 pipeline break in the Yellowstone River near Laurel is still contaminating soil or sediment, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality wants to know about it.

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Two women sentenced in Bakken meth ring

Two women sentenced in Bakken meth ring

Two women who admitted distributing nearly pure meth for the leader of a large distribution ring that brought the drug from Washington to the Bakken oil fields of Eastern Montana and North Dakota will spend time in federal prison.

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Billings woman admits lying to get Social Security benefits

A Billings woman admitted she received more than $26,000 in federal Social Security Administration benefits after lying about the presence of her husband in her household.

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Yellowstone County to begin search to replace retiring finance director

Yellowstone County to begin search to replace retiring finance director

Yellowstone County’s Finance Director Scott Turner will leave big shoes to fill when he retires in May after 28 years with the county — shoes so big the county probably will add a new full-time position to help do the job.

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Beartooth Electric Co-op contracts with Lower Valley Energy for management services

The Beartooth Electric Cooperative last week signed a three-year contract with Lower Valley Energy of Afton, Wyo., to provide management services for the Red Lodge-based rural power organization.

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Billings meth dealer gets 5 years in prison

Billings meth dealer gets 5 years in prison

A woman who distributed methamphetamine in Billings and the Fort Peck Reservation to support her pain pill addiction will spend five years in federal prison.

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Billings woman admits spray painting rocks in Zimmerman Park

Billings woman admits spray painting rocks in Zimmerman Park

A Billings woman accused of spray painting rocks in Zimmerman Park this past summer admitted criminal mischief charges on Thursday.

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Sidney man sentenced for Bakken meth distribution

Sidney man sentenced for Bakken meth distribution

A Sidney man will spend five years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine he got from the leader of large trafficking operation that brought the drug from Washington to the Bakken oil fields.

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Yellowstone County jail openings hard to fill

Yellowstone County jail openings hard to fill

Looking for full-time work that starts at $17.72 an hour and offers health insurance? Are you non-judgmental, people-oriented and diplomatic? Do you have a sense of humor? Can you handle stress and don’t mind an element of personal danger?

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Two Billings residents deny spray painting Zimmerman Park

Two Billings residents deny spray painting Zimmerman Park

Two Billings residents suspected of vandalizing Zimmerman Park by spray-painting sandstone rocks with obscenities and phallic symbols denied misdemeanor charges Tuesday.

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Commissioners set schedule for HD56 interviews

Commissioners set schedule for HD56 interviews

The Yellowstone County commissioners will hold interviews Dec. 9 for candidates seeking to fill the House District 56 legislative seat.

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Clerk of Court, County Attorney butt heads over same-sex marriage licenses

Clerk of Court, County Attorney butt heads over same-sex marriage licenses

Yellowstone County Clerk of Court Kristie Boelter clashed with County Attorney Scott Twito and a commissioner Monday over a religious exemption from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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County backs plan for industrial taxing district in Lockwood

The Yellowstone County Commission took the first step on Tuesday toward creating a new rural taxing district to encourage industrial development in Lockwood.

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Judge Sidney Thomas praised by friends, colleagues

Judge Sidney Thomas praised by friends, colleagues

Even as a teenager growing up in Billings, Steve Corning knew that Sid Thomas, a Bozeman kid he met at Boys State, was destined for big things.

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Montana’s 9th Circuit Judge Sid Thomas to become next chief judge

Montana’s 9th Circuit Judge Sid Thomas to become next chief judge

On Dec. 1, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sidney R. Thomas of Billings will become the circuit’s new chief judge.

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Former Billings car dealer gets prison for bank fraud

The former owner of Payless Auto Sales, a failed Billings dealership, apologized Thursday in federal court for hurting friends and family in a large scheme that defrauded banks and others of nearly $400,000.

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Washington men sentenced for transporting 2 pounds of nearly pure meth

Washington men sentenced for transporting 2 pounds of nearly pure meth

Two Washington men caught in Montana with two pounds of nearly pure methamphetamine destined for Minnesota will spend at least 10 years in federal prison before facing deportment.

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Twito airs concerns on jail diversion; county assigns full report on plan

Twito airs concerns on jail diversion; county assigns full report on plan

A proposal to relieve Yellowstone County jail crowding by screening inmates for release will get closer scrutiny before commissioners decide on the plan.

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Billings man gets probation for possessing machine gun

A Billings man who admitted selling a machine gun he had converted about 20 years ago will spend five years on federal probation.

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Lame Deer couple admits endangering children with meth distribution

Lame Deer couple admits endangering children with meth distribution

A Lame Deer couple this week admitted they exposed their young children to methamphetamine while distributing the drug from their home.

November 19, 2014 11:40 am Photos

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California woman admits meth conspiracy charges

California woman admits meth conspiracy charges

A California woman told a federal judge in Billings on Friday that she helped her imprisoned son, also in California, by mailing methamphetamine to Billings for redistribution and laundering the proceeds.

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Slightly warmer, snow possible

Temperatures will warm up slightly in the Billings area on Friday and there is a chance for snow, the National Weather Service said. Wintery conditions will continue into the weekend.

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Lame Deer man admits chainsaw assault

Lame Deer man admits chainsaw assault

A Lame Deer man on Thursday admitted he assaulted another man with a running chainsaw, injuring the victim’s face and hand.

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California man admits meth charges

California man admits meth charges

A California man stopped in Dawson County by the Montana Highway Patrol has admitted to having 19 grams of methamphetamine in his vehicle.

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Fairview man admits meth conspiracy, gun charges

Fairview man admits meth conspiracy, gun charges

A Fairview man who kicked out a window of a Montana Highway Patrol trooper’s vehicle and tried to escape on foot has admitted to federal charges that he trafficked methamphetamine in Richland County.

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Commissioners seek more details on jail diversion plan

Yellowstone County commissioners indicated support for a pilot proposal to relieve jail crowding by diverting inmates, but told proponents on Monday they wanted more information.

November 10, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
County commissioners consider plan to reduce inmates at jail

County commissioners consider plan to reduce inmates at jail

Yellowstone County commissioners will review a plan to ease jail crowding and explore possible funding with the county’s finance director and sheriff at their Nov. 10 discussion meeting.

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Laurel woman convicted in Chippewa Cree corruption case denies blackmail charges

A Laurel woman awaiting sentencing on corruption charges involving the Chippewa Cree Tribe and other fraud crimes is facing new allegations that she tried to blackmail her brother and sister-in-law for more than a half-million dollars.

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Ex-Sidney pharmacist sentenced in prescription drug death

Ex-Sidney pharmacist sentenced in prescription drug death

A former Sidney pharmacist will spend four years in federal prison for supplying prescription painkillers to a woman who died from an overdose.

November 05, 2014 3:40 pmLoading…
Sherry Long wins race for Yellowstone County treasurer

Sherry Long wins race for Yellowstone County treasurer

Republican Sherry Long maintained an early strong lead to beat Democrat Patty Driscoll in the race for the Yellowstone County treasurer, assessor and superintendent of schools office in Tuesday’s general election.

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Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund re-elected

Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund re-elected

Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund, a Republican, won re-election with a commanding lead over Democrat opponent Jim Ronquillo in Tuesday’s general election.

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Suspects in Hanna Harris death admit roles in her murder

Suspects in Hanna Harris death admit roles in her murder

A couple admitted in U.S. District Court on Friday that they were responsible for the murder of a Lame Deer woman last summer, but details about what happened or what caused the victim’s death remain unclear.

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Suspects in Lame Deer murder expected to plead guilty

Suspects in Lame Deer murder expected to plead guilty

A man and woman accused in the murder of a Lame Deer woman last year are expected to plead guilty to charges on Friday in U.S. District Court.

October 30, 2014 11:40 am Photos

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MetraPark Advisory Board gets new members

MetraPark Advisory Board gets new members

The Yellowstone County commission appointed four new members and reappointed a fifth to the MetraPark Advisory Board on Tuesday, but not without some controversy.

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Lodge Grass women deny meth conspiracy charges

Two Lodge Grass women suspected of trafficking methamphetamine on the Crow Reservation and possessing the drug in the presence of children recently denied federal charges.

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Billings woman admits posing as nurse to get painkillers

Billings woman admits posing as nurse to get painkillers

A Billings woman with four state felony convictions for having posed as a nurse to get painkillers admitted doing it again, only this time she was charged in federal court.

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Californians found with 6 pounds of meth in motel room deny federal charges

Californians found with 6 pounds of meth in motel room deny federal charges

Two California men suspected of trafficking methamphetamine after law enforcement officers found about six pounds of the drug in their downtown Billings motel room denied federal charges Tuesday.

October 22, 2014 4:42 pm Photos

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Laurel man gets 12 years in meth case

Laurel man gets 12 years in meth case

A Laurel man who was at the lower end of a large methamphetamine ring but had a long criminal record will spend 12 years in federal prison.

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Crow Agency man admits assaulting boys

Crow Agency man admits assaulting boys

A Crow Agency man said he was drunk when he threatened three boys with knives after he startled them while the children were playing in a shed.

October 21, 2014 3:36 pmLoading…
MetraPark ups fair entertainment budget

MetraPark ups fair entertainment budget

MontanaFair will celebrate its 100th birthday next year, and MetraPark’s staff wants it to be a special celebration.

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County courthouse smokers will have to move across the street

When Yellowstone County employees go for a smoke break, they go outside and often head for “the cave,” a protected cubby hole on the southwest corner of the building.

October 20, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
YelCo 52: Huntley Project Museum showcases homesteaders

YelCo 52: Huntley Project Museum showcases homesteaders

Tourists don’t seem to have any trouble finding the Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture, 15 miles east of Billings.

October 18, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Judge gives 10-year sentences to 2 in meth conspiracy

Judge gives 10-year sentences to 2 in meth conspiracy

Two Billings men convicted of trafficking a large amount of methamphetamine in the area each got long federal prison sentences on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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'Don’t take me away from my babies': Mom of 6 gets prison for meth trafficking

A former Billings mother who was convicted in a large meth conspiracy pleaded for probation in federal court on Thursday.

October 16, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Billings man admits illegal gun, ammunition possession

Billings man admits illegal gun, ammunition possession

A Billings man with three prior drug felonies and facing state charges admitted federal gun and ammunition possession violations on Wednesday.

October 15, 2014 3:12 pmLoading…

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