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Three days before Christmas 1913, Anna Held, one of the most famous actresses of her day, stepped out of her special train in Billings and began hawking The Billings Gazette.
Fifty years ago, Billings Mayor Willard Fraser was not happy.
The 1873 Expedition to survey a path along the Yellowstone River for the Northern Pacific Railroad did not get off to an auspicious start.
EKALAKA — For more than 100 years, paleontologists from the country’s most renowned institutions have been culling the fertile geologic formations of Carter County, uncovering some of the world’s most prized fossils.
Riley Dalke, 18, admits he was nervous when he led his pigs Sammy and Sadie before judges nine years ago in his first showing in the 4-H ring at MontanaFair.
The Northern Pacific Railroad has been a part of Montana history since the first surveyors arrived seeking a route through the still wild country along the Yellowstone.
It started three years ago in an email sent by a disgruntled visitor from California.
Fresh out of the Army in 1868, Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly embarked on a 12-year journey through the northern Plains that made him a legend in his own time.
As soon as he turned 18, Dustin Deford volunteered for the Carter County Rural Fire Department in Ekalaka, embarking on a career that ended Sunday in an Arizona inferno.
June weather didn’t break any records in Billings, but it was hotter and drier than the 79-year average.
Ten years after the Indian Memorial at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument was constructed, the final phase of the project is nearly complete.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will commemorate the 137th anniversary of the most famous battle of the Indian Wars with special events and programs that begin Friday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rosetta Strecker, 88, searched for the Texas pillar at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., conjuring the names and faces of the desperately ill returned prisoners of war she helped treat in a stateside Army hospital in 1945.
WASHINGTON — Sometime in the mid 1940s, on a dare, Kathryn Zurbuchen, of Billings, sat on Abraham Lincoln’s gigantic lap at the Great Emancipator’s towering monument in Washington, D.C.
Between the end of April and the first week in June, south-central Montana has moved two steps out of the “extreme” drought category into the “moderate” drought category on the Climate Prediction Center’s Palmer Drought Index.
White Swan, a Crow scout who rode with Custer to the valley of the Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876, was deaf.
CODY, Wyo. — Paul Dyck, the man from Rimrock, Ariz., who put together the largest private collection of Plains Indian art and artifacts in the world, decided in his final months that the Buffalo Bill Historical Center here was the best place to preserve and protect his legacy.
Memorabilia collected by a prominent early Billings family lay hidden for decades behind a second-floor linen closet in a historic home at 1002 N. 30th St.
Just under the surface in a narrow gulf off the coast of Luzon, World War II submarine commander Lt. Wreford Goss “Moon” Chapple stood for an hour staring through the eyepiece of his periscope as his sub slowly approached a wall of Japanese transport ships.
When the French government recently designated Willard “Bud” LaCounte a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, the Billings World War II veteran had one regret.
In 1980 — a few months after the last freight train left the Milwaukee Road switching yard at Harlowton — a contractor moved in with a crew to tear up the tracks.
The Memorial Day program at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument begins at 11 a.m. Monday
A week of very warm temperatures has melted more than half of winter snowpack in some areas of Montana, and if the trend continues snowpack could disappear by the end of the month — four weeks earlier than normal.
On the slopes of 4,200-foot Garfield Peak, Robert Yellow Fox III can gaze down at the charred landscape of the Ashland Divide stretching to the horizon in every direction.
Eleven months after the Ash Creek fire destroyed her Ashland home, and nine months after moving in to a 14-by-60-foot trailer, Twilla Speelman is feeling a little cramped.
Looking for a road trip worthy of a few hours in a car to one of the farthest corners of Montana?
Custer rides again every year in Big Horn County on the weekend nearest the anniversary of his June 25, 1876, defeat at Little Bighorn.
CODY, Wyo. — At first, Anna Marie Shriver didn’t know what to make of the headdress with trailing buffalo-hair dreadlocks she had just unpacked in the scrupulously clean basement of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center here.
Although mountain snowmelt is a couple of weeks late getting started, stream flows across Montana should be near average through July.
Of all the benefits that manager Kileen Jones has organized at the FOE Eagles Lodge in the Heights, the one that sticks with her is the first.
Methamphetamine is making a comeback — purer than ever and at the peak of its brain-altering, teeth-rotting, crime-riddled menace.
The saddest thing Yellowstone County drug prosecutor Victoria Callender has noticed about a recent upsurge in methamphetamine arrests is that “there are always children.”
Of the smorgasbord of illegal drugs floating around Montana, “methamphetamine is the worst,” said Billings Clinic neurologist Dr. Mary Gaddy.
At the end of March, Yellowstone County had 108 more children in foster care than it did at the same time last year — 386 compared with 278.
The first thing out of a child’s mouth after being removed from a parent’s care is “I want to go home.”
April was one very cold month — not the coldest Billings has ever seen, but close enough.
Probationary sentences and orders to pay thousands of dollars in restitution were handed down Wednesday to three men caught in an investigation into fraud at the Crow Tribe Historic Preservation Office.
Mountain snowfall during the last week has put Montana in a markedly better position for adequate spring runoff.
A 35-year-old defendant facing numerous counts in a federal indictment charging him with firearms offenses and theft of firearms will be allowed to represent himself at trial.
The wintry spring of 2013 got a little colder Wednesday with a new record-low temperature for the day.
Weather permitting, Yellowstone County's emergency outdoor sirens will be tested at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
After 60 tragic years, Jeannie Walter of Grass Range wants to find some peace — some normalcy — before her life is over.
Raising five kids is not for the faint-hearted, especially if you’ve not done it before -- and Bill hadn’t.
Wayne Wells, an infamous drug enforcer and debt collector in Billings in the '90s, can’t stay away from methamphetamine long enough to complete the terms of his federal supervised release.
A snowy, wet streak this week in south-central and southeast Montana broke a prolonged dry spell and renewed hope for a wetter spring.
YWCA Billings has announced that it will end its support program for 43 developmentally disabled adults on June 30 to focus on its core mission of assisting victims of domestic and sexual violence.
An ancient face looks out from the Rims just above Sixth Avenue North near MetraPark. Thousands of oblivious motorists drive by without an upward glance.
Billings remains the epicenter of Montana’s ongoing drought, and March did nothing to improve matters.
Last summer as fire swallowed dozens of homes in a wide swath across southern Montana, Billings Red Cross volunteer Jill Washburn spent 91 days in the field.
CODY, Wyo. — Six years after the Buffalo Bill Historical Center acquired the largest, most representative private collection of Plains Indian artifacts known to exist, museum staff and volunteers here are preparing to introduce it to the public.