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Law enforcement, tow truck drivers, dispatchers and firefighters were kept busy Saturday night with a spate of slideoffs and crashes, many along Interstate 90 west of Billings.
Over the next five years, city officials envision $255,111,276 in capital improvements — everything from a $5.5 million Fire/911 Communication Center to a $61 million wastewater treatment plant.
City Administrator Tina Volek received marks that were generally well above satisfactory during her closed-door performance review held last November, City Councilwoman Jani McCall said Friday.
A pair of Crow sisters — one a Navy veteran and the other a longtime public health officer — are returning to Montana next month to help Crow Fair Powwow Celebration princesses — and anyone else who’d like to attend — learn life lessons from their experience.
The Billings Ethics Board decided Thursday that it needs more time before evaluating ethics complaints against two City Council members and the city administrator.
A landfill supervisor resigned last summer after at least $12,000 of city money went missing, and another employee was suspended for four weeks.
Billings City Council member Denis Pitman said he plans to run next year for a seat on the Yellowstone County Commission.
There aren’t many restaurants that will allow you to cart one of your dishes home once you’re done eating.
District Court Judge Michael G. Moses has ruled that Billings city officials must turn over to The Billings Gazette most of the documents detailing alleged mishandling, misappropriation or misuse of public funds by landfill workers.
By unanimous votes Monday, the Billings City Council approved annexations and zoning changes that could have significant effect on the Magic City’s future.
Billings is growing, and residents can get a front-row seat to some of that potential growth by attending Monday’s City Council meeting.
Architecture and design students at Montana State University have the chance to design a mixed-use building to be constructed in the East Billings Urban Renewal District — and to possibly win cash for their efforts.
If it’s a speedy, soaking-wet trip down Skyway Drive that you seek, the weekend of Aug. 8 and 9 will be red-letter days on your calendar.
Newman Elementary School Principal Travis Niemeyer’s eyes grew big during a school assembly Thursday when he saw a half-dozen students holding an enormous $20,000 check with their school’s name on it.
Shannon Caraway wants to unite a shadow box display of military medals with the family of the man who earned the medals — or with the former Korean War soldier himself, if he’s still alive.
The Billings ethics board decided unanimously Wednesday there are “reasonable grounds” to further investigate an ethics complaint filed last fall against Billings City Councilwoman Becky Bird.
After nearly two hours of presentations, public testimony and debate during a work session Tuesday, the Billings City Council was no closer to deciding whether to combine the city’s two street maintenance districts than it was when it first heard the proposal Jan. 5.
The Billings City Council will take on three bread-and-butter issues during its work session Tuesday: the city’s growth policy, the future of the city’s two street maintenance districts and pre-budget considerations.
Vernon Johnson, a Billings physician and keynoter for Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, said he decided to speak from the heart to a crowd of about 50 people at the NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.
A Billings man has filed an ethics complaint against City Councilwoman Becky Bird, saying she had a conflict of interest in an attempt to secure $25,000 in City Council funding last year for the Not In Our Town national conference while serving on the conference’s steering committee.
A diverse crowd of more than 100 people celebrated the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday afternoon by each pocketing a polished stone.
The Salvation Army’s former thrift store at 10 S. 30th Street is one of a handful of buildings city officials and service providers are exploring as a warming or sobering center to serve Billings’ homeless and transient population.
Unlike Biblical strongman Samson, Gavin Stichman has gained more power since his haircut.
Billings public works officials plan to meet Tuesday to decide whether to clear the city’s residential streets of the snow that remains following last weekend’s plowing efforts.
Amid calls of “Mumford for governor,” Public Works Director Dave Mumford on Wednesday told a handful of downtown property owners news anyone would welcome: The fees they pay to maintain downtown streets could soon be reduced by a factor of seven.
Peytyn Christensen wanted to share her good news Wednesday with about 65 of her fellow second-graders at Big Sky Elementary.
City officials are in conversation with a Utah-based company that wants to bring a 1,000-foot water slide to Billings for a day in August.
Beginning this weekend, Billings residents will have many opportunities to celebrate their community as the Magic City and the nation remembers the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
With Monday’s Billings City Council approval for payment of a final $85,025.25 bill for asbestos removal at the old Parmly Billings Library, Library Director Bill Cochran said he thinks that’s the last of the payments.
On Monday, District Court Judge Michael Moses heard arguments about a lawsuit brought by the city of Billings against Billings Gazette Communications.
A full agenda replete with four public hearings awaits the Billings City Council on Monday evening.
The ninth annual Billings Community Connect, a daylong event that helps people experiencing homelessness connect with service providers, is set for 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave.
No decision has been made, but the Billings City Council was in discussion Saturday over when to ask voters for another chance at a public safety levy, how long the levy should last and what it might cost taxpayers.
Beginning at noon Friday and continuing through the weekend, snowplow drivers in Billings will be undertaking a feat they’ve never tried before — plowing all 400 miles of the city’s residential streets.
Economic development officials want to know what residents think about a proposal to help construct an industrial park in Lockwood.
A rancher from Circle who’s also been appointed to the Montana Board of Oil and Gas shared her experiences and her concern Thursday as Bakken oil leases come closer and closer to her ranch.
If it’s a job you seek, Billings is one of the very best cities in America to call home.
Committees working to find solutions to aid Billings’ downtown transient and homeless populations made announcements Wednesday that could prove to be game-changers.
City plowing crews plan to continue their 12-hour-long, around-the-clock shifts into the weekend in an effort to pick up and dispose of all the snow they’ve been plowing the past four days.
Billings City Council members were generally pleased during Monday’s work session with a proposal to provide water or wastewater service to three locations outside city limits.
The wife of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting two years ago has filed a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit against the city of Billings and one of its police officers.
City staffers plan to ask members of the Billings City Council Monday if they’ll consider extending wastewater service to three properties outside the city limits without first annexing the properties.
Next time you shovel snow off your sidewalk, you might think about how you’re providing children with an easier path to school, the store or a neighborhood park — and maybe you’ll consider the plight of Robert Deese and his guide dog, Asia, too.
Unlike “Unbroken” hero Louis Zamperini, Billings resident Bill Arnold hasn’t seen a film released or a best-selling book written detailing the exemplary service he gave his country during World War II.
Billings-area children who complain of nothing to do over their winter break might consider hanging with grizzly bears, scaling a rock wall or screening a good film with a couple dozen friends.
This week’s single-digit temperatures aren’t keeping Steve Houlihan and Eric Basye from continuing their mission to construct 10 affordable housing units in Billings’ South Side.
Sunday’s Weekend Wonders event at the Montana Audubon Conservation Education Center lacked only one element — the presence of a few children who wanted to walk around in the snow to learn more about nature.
The snowstorm that hit the Billings area Sunday shortly before noon and continued into Monday may be a harbinger of what’s to come next weekend, the National Weather Service said Sunday evening.
A dozen years ago, Lee Joiner, of Billings, was a member of the U.S. Paralympics Ski Team. At age 20 she finished what was for her a disappointing fifth in the slalom race in Salt Lake City after having won the world title on the same hill the year before.
Justin Hanley is a certified hero, and he now has a medal to prove it.