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The quality of Gary Hauck’s life is way, way up — “exponentially” is his word — thanks to a slew of recent home improvements.
It’s taken a village to construct a new home for Ken and Heydi Powers and their two children, and it took a small army Friday to move the home to its new location.
The Aronson Bypass Trail at Swords Park may be short, but for bicyclists, babies in strollers and pedestrians alike, it’ll be sweet.
Calling himself “real big on benchmarks,” Greg Krueger of the Downtown Billings Alliance is looking for some suggestions to guide where the organization he serves hopes to go over the next decade.
The proposed public safety mill levy will be at the heart of upcoming Billings City Council Community Conversations to be held next month.
Go back to the drawing board. In effect, that’s what the Billings City Council told the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Board on Monday. The board had proposed spending about $2.3 million in Park District 1 funds during 2014-15.
The public will have the chance to tell the Billings City Council what it thinks about paying a smaller city tax bill this year.
For Kaylee Hackley, reading can be an out-of-body experience.
Billings Public Library Director Bill Cochran is laying 50-50 odds that the parking lot will indeed be constructed on the site of the old Parmly Billings Library before cold temperatures this fall preclude the laying of asphalt.
When they feel wronged by the government or by a utility, academics don’t get mad. They get even — by writing a paper about it.
A pair of litigators working to strengthen property rights kicked off the inaugural Montana Property Rights Conference at the Northern Hotel Thursday.
Kathleen Burke’s voice broke as she told U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., the story of how Alzheimer’s disease has changed her life as a caregiver and the lives of both her parents.
The NDO acronym could take on a new form. Call it the “never dies ordinance.”
Saying he doesn’t believe Billings is ready for a nondiscrimination ordinance, Mayor Tom Hanel cast the decisive vote just past 3 a.m. Tuesday to defeat the long-debated measure.
Supporters of the nondiscrimination ordinance were busy distributing donated pitas, chips and bottles of water to those waiting to testify Monday afternoon — proponents and opponents alike.
Monday’s Billings City Council meeting could well be a long one even before council members arrive at the main event.
PRYOR — On Friday evening, Tim Lehman gave voice to some of the lesser-known combatants in the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
More than most people, John Howard remembers the day Richard Nixon resigned the presidency 40 years ago Friday — Aug. 8, 1974.
With a new downtown parking structure about to open and the fresh eyes of a brand new parking manager, Tracy Scott, Billings is at what one parking expert called “a watershed moment.”
Increasing voter participation rates may be as simple as fining eligible voters for not showing up at the polls.
New ideas and old challenges were on display Wednesday morning as a visiting panel of parking experts engaged with downtown merchants; advocates for people with disabilities; and workers, shoppers and diners who regularly use downtown parking.
The City of Billings and The Billings Gazette are headed to court in a dispute over documents related to a possible mishandling, misuse or misappropriation in the city’s Solid Waste Division.
Marlene Kehler Davis may have been taken in for a few minutes, but in the end she wasn’t about to fall for a scam in which the caller threatened her with arrest for skipping out on jury duty.
City leaders should take heed of a small but deadly pest that could well be on its way to destroying millions of dollars worth of ash trees in Billings.
With the help of the Billings library TECH Center and a pair of Billings architects — one of them in training, the other practicing — a group of 10 Billings area teenagers learned last week how to design, render and print everyday items in three dimensions.
City staff is recommending the Billings City Council approve the nondiscrimination ordinance during its Aug. 11 meeting — but delay its enforcement.
Monday’s Billings City Council work session will include at least one unwelcome topic of discussion — what might be the inevitable arrival of the emerald ash borer.
POMPEYS PILLAR — If you squint your eyes and take a whiff or two, Ken and Daphne Kuhlmann will have you convinced you’re witnessing a cattle drive from 150 years ago.
The cost of removing asbestos from the old Parmly Library before demolishing it keeps growing, and Library Director Bill Cochran hopes the price tag doesn’t reach — as it could — seven figures.
Billings-based Stillwater Mining Co. on Thursday reported quarterly profits up 18 cents per diluted share for the quarter ending June 30, as compared to a 4 cents per diluted share loss during the second quarter of 2013.
City leaders and social service providers are hoping that a summit planned for this fall on dealing with Billings’ homeless and transient population can be informed by success stories in other communities, including San Antonio, Texas, and Reno, Nev.
The Billings City Council unanimously gave the go-ahead Monday to allow a nearly 100-unit assisted-living facility at the southeast corner of S. 44th Street West and Monad Road in the Lenhardt Square Planned Development.
Its work complete on finalizing the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, the Billings City Council will turn its attention Monday to a pair of public hearings and a consent agenda absent of the NDO, the three-letter issue that has packed council chambers in recent weeks.
Taprisha Seifert, a storyteller from New Forest, England, will return home with a few new stories — stories she often tells to English children inside the comfortable confines of a tepee.
Dan Scilley’s grandmother, Buelah Scilley, was once postmaster of unincorporated Luther, a place about 15 miles from Red Lodge. His grandfather, Bill, worked for Carbon County for many years.
If you drive a Tesla electric sedan — or you’re thinking about purchasing one — you’ll have no trouble quickly juicing it up locally for a cross-country trip.
An 80-acre parcel owned by Billings Clinic and located at the southwest corner of Shiloh Road and Broadwater Avenue is going to be — well, something, someday.
Once more, into the fray that has become the extended and often heated public debate over the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, dozens of speakers told the Billings City Council Monday what they thought of the document’s third and final draft.
A new $4.2 million cancer-treating radiation tool at St. Vincent Healthcare’s Frontier Cancer Center will save patients time, tissue and travel — and, no doubt, some lives too.
John Reimer, who calls himself the “Baseball Buddha” and has been seeking enlightenment by visiting every American ballpark he can this year, arrived at Dehler Park on Sunday to take in an American Legion doubleheader between the Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs and the Billings Scarlets.
Linda Dismore “Diz” Swift, a former Chevron scientist and executive, told the League of Women Voters of Billings on Friday that they can lend a hand to help limit the effects of climate change.
The Billings City Council will get its third crack at evaluating the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinanceduring a work session Monday.
If you’re a member of just about any club, group or church in Billings, you’re about to hear a lot more about the public safety mill levy.
Round-the-clock work to replace water and waste water lines beneath Grand Avenue continued Wednesday — and the work will continue even as baseball fans are tuning into the World Series this fall.
Nondiscrimination ordinances can be as good for business as they are for the people whose civil rights they protect.
Before taking up the public safety levy Monday night, the Billings City Council took two actions that diverged from staff recommendations.
Billings Police responded Tuesday afternoon to shots fired on Rimrock Road near Rocky Mountain College.
After hearing a presentation from City Administrator Tina Volek and also hearing from the public, the Billings City Council voted unanimously Monday on an ordinance to ask voters to decide on a levy to cover public safety needs caused by the community’s anticipated growth over the next 10 years.
Billings firefighters responded late Monday afternoon to an apartment fire at the Cliff House Apartments, 3306 Third Ave. N.
A public hearing followed by a council vote on placing the proposed Family Safety Levy on the Nov. 4 ballot is the final piece of business on Monday’s Billings City Council agenda.