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EKALAKA — By the time Kirsten Johnson and her colleagues finish cutting, shaping and painting the 120-plus vertebrae of the Mosasaur model taking shape in the Carter County Museum warehouse, the backbone of the giant sea reptile will be 30 to 35 feet long.
White Swan, one of Custer’s Crow scouts, lived 28 years after he was crippled by injuries inflicted in the 1876 campaign.
Curley, youngest of Custer’s scouts, is buried at Little Bighorn Battlefield.
Whiteman Runs Him was one of four of Custer’s Crow scouts buried at Little Bighorn Battlefield.
Crow scout Goes Ahead was buried at Little Bighorn Battlefield in 1919.
President Obama's decision to deny a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline drew mixed reviews in Montana on Wednesday.
Lewis and Clark Middle School teacher Jamie Jarvis puts trust, time and money on the line to show community-minded eighth-graders that they can make a difference.
On Tuesday at 7 p.m., Montana viewers will get a first look at a new biography of Lt. Col. George A. Custer on “American Experience,” an acclaimed history series produced for PBS.
It’s time for the name “Custer Country” to go the way of the 7th Cavalry commander, a five-member committee of the southeast Montana tourism region has concluded.
All over Montana, the first week in January has produced temperatures 10 degrees or higher — sometimes much higher — than normal.
Ask 57-year-old Billings native Paul Sorensen where he will sleep tonight and he points — here, there and everywhere.
Stephan Larsen hates not being able to work.
Vicki Petty's world fractured two years ago.
Jerry “Chilli” Baggerman sleeps around — under the stairs at a downtown church, in the bushes behind a fast-food restaurant and in a cave near the Heights.
Tom Finn tried to drink away the horror of a semitrailer speeding toward his wife on the road behind his house in their Minnesota hometown.
Chris Suko used to live under a bridge on the east side of town.
Allen bristles when someone refers to him as homeless, although he is.
Auto sales were up in the Billings area in 2011, following the national trend.
Laura Belcourt never had much of a chance.
When the economy started to sink, Jay Miller found himself at the bottom of the company totem pole.
Billings has more resources than many communities to help end homelessness, but there is always a shortage of available shelter.
On any day, roughly 600 people are homeless in Billings. Included in that number are about 80 families.
Winds howling out of the west-southwest last month blew December 2011 into National Weather Service record books.
Montana in 2011 saw record snows, record floods and an all-too-short summer.
Billings race car driver Kenny Baumann knows speed.
Inmate Harry Barry struck up his mandolin for a round of carols in the city jail on Christmas Eve 1911.
Hundreds of poor, homeless and formerly homeless Billings residents celebrated Christmas at The Hub on Thursday during "Home for the Holidays 2011."
On the first day of winter, with the temperature at 35 degrees and a chill breeze biting noses and fingers, about 100 people gathered on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn to honor homeless people who died in Montana this year.
Custer may once again be fighting a losing battle.
At sunrise every morning since his medical discharge from the elite Army Rangers seven years ago, Iraq war veteran Matt Drinkwalter has stood in front of the American flag and saluted.
Victoria Bloem, 19, smiles when she remembers her big brother, Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas W.B. Bloem.
Wind howled up one side of November and down the other, producing one of the most blustery months on record for Billings.
When Jeffery Holsinger, president and CEO of the Northern Rockies Volunteers of America, walked into Independence Hall in the Billings Heights recently, he was blown away by a stack of colorful fleece blankets in an office.
One of the things Montanans will be thankful for this Thanksgiving is good travel conditions.
Gorillas may hang out in the mists of Africa, but some unsuspecting Billings senior may find a pair of them staring back from an expertly quilted place mat this holiday season.
Somewhere above the jungles of North Vietnam, Navy Lt. Commander Lew Kosich saw the telltale red flare of a Surface-to-Air (SAM) missile hurtling toward his F-4 Phantom at 1,000 mph.
Each Halloween, I roam the Internet looking for new Montana ghost stories. And every year I'm disappointed with the quality and quantity of our population of phantoms. Jay and Grant, heroes of "Ghost Hunters," one of my favorite television shows, haven't even mentioned Montana as a possible …
Because of a presidential disaster declaration, most counties in Montana are eligible for both public-sector and individual assistance programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
ROUNDUP — A steady stream of customers browsed the Western-style merchandise in Rowdy’s Ropin’ and Repair on Main Street one quiet weekday morning.
Money was the last thing on his mind as Joe Lovato worked through the night on May 21 building a berm to protect the Lodge Grass water system from the Little Bighorn River.
The 30 days before a cold front moved in late Monday was one of the warmest periods on record in Billings for late September and the first 23 days of October.
When the Montana Legislature meets every two years, the tourism industry girds for battle.
Fire season 2011 was twice as busy as last year, but less than half as active as the 10-year average.
A bolt of lightning thrown from a storm on Aug. 29 sparked tall grass nurtured by one of the wettest springs on record and dried to tinder in the heat of August.
It almost defies logic.
With a list of accolades that span most of her 32-year legal career, Billings attorney Sherry Scheel Matteucci capped it all with the State Bar of Montana’s highest honor, the William J. Jameson Award.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a Montana case that in most instances, materials filed in support of search warrant applications should be available to the public once an investigation is terminated.
A Sidney man charged with failing to report more than $400,000 in business income on his 2006 tax return was sentenced Wednesday to six months in federal custody.
September’s spectacular weather almost made up for a disappointing June.