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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is closed Tuesday because of the government shutdown.

October 01, 2013 11:35 am
Firefighters battling residential fire at King Avenue West, 24th Street West

Firefighters battling residential fire at King Avenue West, 24th Street West

Firefighters battle a duplex fire in Billings

January 30, 2012 4:06 pmLoading…
Firefighters battle fire on west end

Firefighters battle fire on west end

Firefighters battle a residential fire on the west end

January 30, 2012 4:05 pmLoading…
Firefighters battling residential fire at King Avenue West, 24th Street West

Firefighters battling residential fire at King Avenue West, 24th Street West

A fire burns at a duplex on the west end of Billings Monday, Jan. 30, 2012.

January 30, 2012 4:07 pmLoading…

SD2 board talks school boundaries, committee structure

Billings School District 2 trustees are trying to figure out how best start the process of redrawing school boundaries within the district.

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Students recount dangers of synthetic marijuana

Students recount dangers of synthetic marijuana

The footsteps down the stairs were loud enough that Liam Dolan woke from a dead sleep.

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Exxon increases estimate of Yellowstone River oil spill by 50%

Exxon increases estimate of Yellowstone River oil spill by 50%

ExxonMobil agreed Thursday to pay the state of Montana $1.6 million in penalties over water pollution caused by a pipeline break last July that fouled dozens of miles of shoreline along the scenic Yellowstone River.

January 19, 2012 11:15 am Photos

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SD2 close to finalizing all its labor contracts

A vote Monday night by the School District 2 board put the district one step closer to completing contracts with its three labor unions.

January 18, 2012 5:45 pmLoading…

SD2 to make emergency repairs to Career Center wall

Crews will soon begin making emergency repairs to a wall and roof joint at the School District 2 Career Center.

January 17, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…

Laurel students reach out to Sidney community

Like many others across the state, Tori Benders and Rhea Riedlinger heard the news Friday from Sidney and felt compelled to reach out.

January 17, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…

SD2 board hires national firm to help in superintendent search

The Billings School District 2 board voted Monday night to bring in an executive head-hunting firm to help it hire its next superintendent.

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Sidney residents react to community support

Sidney residents react to community support

Sidney residents react to the support the community has received since the disappearance of Sherry Arnold on Jan. 7.

January 14, 2012 8:14 pmLoading…
Sidney High takes to the court in wake of teacher's death

Sidney High takes to the court in wake of teacher's death

SIDNEY -- It almost felt like a normal basketball game Saturday afternoon as the Sidney High School Eagles took on the Billings Central Catholic High School Rams.

January 14, 2012 5:00 pm Photos

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2 men charged with kidnapping in teacher's death held in Williston

2 men charged with kidnapping in teacher's death held in Williston

SIDNEY -- Two men have been arraigned on charges of aggravated kidnapping in connection with the death of Sidney High School teacher Sherry Arnold and are being held in Williston, N.D., Sidney Police Chief Frank DiFonzo said Saturday morning.

January 14, 2012 10:00 am Photos

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Sidney residents gather at memorial service for high school teacher

Sidney residents gather at memorial service for high school teacher

SIDNEY -- Standing in close knots on the floor of the Sidney High School Gymnasium Friday night, Sherry Arnold's students tried -- for the first time, really -- to find some way to express their grief.

January 13, 2012 9:01 pm Photos

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Officials announce 2 men held in death of Sidney teacher

Officials announce 2 men held in death of Sidney teacher

SIDNEY -- Law enforcement officials are offering few details about the death of Sidney High School teacher Sherry Arnold, or the two men possibly involved with her disappearance.

January 13, 2012 4:14 pm Photos

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At joint SD2-city meeting, parents advocate for school on West End

Sitting in on a joint meeting of the Billings City Council and School District 2 trustees, a group of parents called on leaders to address growth on the West End.

January 12, 2012 5:30 pmLoading…

State's dropout prevention campaign gets a funding boost

The statewide program launched last year to persuade Montana students to stay in school and graduate from high school just got a $450,000 boost from a Montana nonprofit.

January 11, 2012 7:15 pmLoading…

SD2 board comes away from weekend retreat ready to tackle issues

Trustees on the Billings School District 2 board spent the weekend at a three-day retreat designed to give them tools to better communicate with one another and the public.

January 09, 2012 9:45 pmLoading…
Red Lodge craftsman applies science in creating spoons

Red Lodge craftsman applies science in creating spoons

RED LODGE — At first, it was just a release.

January 08, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Unseasonably warm weather brings sunshine to some, dry spells to others

Unseasonably warm weather brings sunshine to some, dry spells to others

John Gilbertson started to worry when his company was still getting calls for yard care in early December.

January 07, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Battling rare condition, family holds benefit for their 3-year-old

Battling rare condition, family holds benefit for their 3-year-old

The bulge in Chloe Grabarek's back is about the size of her mom's fist, and it's a serious problem.

January 06, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Fromberg superintendent placed on paid leave speaks out

A day after the Fromberg School District board placed him on paid leave, Superintendent Gary Scott is speaking out.

January 04, 2012 2:04 pmLoading…
Police seek suspect in Heights casino robbery

Police seek suspect in Heights casino robbery

It was just after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when a crowd of people rushed into the convenience store next to Hilltop Station Casino shouting about a man with a gun.

January 03, 2012 5:42 pmLoading…
173 reports of broken car windows, 2 cars burned over holidays in Billings

173 reports of broken car windows, 2 cars burned over holidays in Billings

Police are seeking the public’s help to find out who broke 173 windows and set fire to two cars on the West End over the holidays.

January 03, 2012 12:30 pm Photos

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DUI prevention is the goal for businesses, law enforcement on New Year's

DUI prevention is the goal for businesses, law enforcement on New Year's

Over at City Cab dispatch, it'll be a white-knuckle night for about six hours on New Year's Eve.

December 29, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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Exxon has finished pulling busted pipe from under the Yellowstone

Nearly six months after the Silvertip pipeline failed, dumping 42,000 gallons of medium crude into the Yellowstone River, the broken section of the line has been removed from beneath the waterway.

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Lockwood Legends campaign focuses on positive relationships to prevent drug use

Lockwood Legends campaign focuses on positive relationships to prevent drug use

Empower parents and they can make a difference.

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Red Lodge Mountain Resort sees its winter wonderland

Red Lodge Mountain Resort sees its winter wonderland

RED LODGE -- Friday was going to be the big getaway.

December 23, 2011 5:15 pm Photos

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Computers 4 Kids gives 15 students a computer for Christmas

Computers 4 Kids gives 15 students a computer for Christmas

Shy as she was, Donnatella Gorea couldn’t hide her smile when she saw the refurbished computer she was receiving from Computers 4 Kids Tuesday morning.

December 20, 2011 8:30 pmLoading…
Local business manager appointed to school board

Local business manager appointed to school board

In a 7-1 vote, the Billings School District 2 board appointed Allen Halter to fill the vacant trustee seat representing the northwest end of Billings.

December 19, 2011 11:00 pmLoading…

Billings SD2 board will meet to pick new trustee

After postponing the decision to make reference checks last week, the Billings School District 2 board will meet again Monday night and pick a trustee to fill the seat left vacant by Barbara Bryan’s resignation in October.

December 18, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…

Exxon crew still working on pulling broken pipe from under the Yellowstone

Continuing a process that began at the end of October, crews working for the ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. are still pulling parts of the broken Silvertip pipeline from below the Yellowstone River.

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Highland Elementary students collect toys for homeless kids

Highland Elementary students collect toys for homeless kids

For the students at Highland Elementary, it was a chance to feel the Christmas spirit.

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SD2 board interviews trustee applicants

SD2 board interviews trustee applicants

The Billings School District 2 board interviewed the six trustee applicants Monday night and decided to make its pick at a meeting next week.

December 12, 2011 10:25 pm Photos

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SD2's 6 trustee candidates to interview with the board on Monday

The six applicants for the open seat on the School District 2 board will sit for interviews with trustees Monday night.

December 09, 2011 7:00 pmLoading…
Amid leadership transition, SD2 works to get a handle on budget

Amid leadership transition, SD2 works to get a handle on budget

In some respects, Jack Copps is on familiar ground.

December 08, 2011 6:15 pmLoading…

6 applicants vie for open seat on Billings SD2 board

With the Monday deadline passed, six West End residents have applied for the open seat on the Billings School District 2 board.

December 05, 2011 4:34 pmLoading…
Traffic snarls around Arrowhead Elementary create headaches

Traffic snarls around Arrowhead Elementary create headaches

By 2:15 p.m. on weekdays, traffic on the small stretch of 38th Street West between Poly Drive and Rimrock Road comes to a complete halt.

December 03, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Christmas story leads Lockwood principal to write children's book

Christmas story leads Lockwood principal to write children's book

The idea for “Santa Came a Day Late” had been rolling around in Mike Bowman’s head for years, so last year he decided to do something with it.

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School food pantries shine light on overlooked population: needy teenagers

School food pantries shine light on overlooked population: needy teenagers

For Sue Stahley, the food pantry now running at West High is a game changer.

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Castle Rock Middle School teacher recognized for support of veterans

Castle Rock Middle School teacher recognized for support of veterans

Geography teacher Todd Nevin stood in front of the cheering student body at Castle Rock Middle School and smiled almost uncomfortably.

November 29, 2011 1:15 pm Photos

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SD2 board taking applications for vacant trustee seat

It’s official.

November 21, 2011 9:45 pmLoading…

SD2 board to meet Monday, discuss trustee vacancy

The Billings School District 2 board meets Monday to discuss the trustee vacancy created when Chairwoman Barbara Bryan resigned last month.

November 20, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…
Cat-Griz rivalry leads to good works at Huntley Project Elementary

Cat-Griz rivalry leads to good works at Huntley Project Elementary

WORDEN — By mid-morning Friday, the University of Montana Grizzlies were thumping the Montana State University Bobcats 486 to 437.

November 18, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Career Center's fair opens minds and doors

Career Center's fair opens minds and doors

The rumblings of the Bakken oil fields can be felt as far away as School District 2’s Career Center.

November 17, 2011 5:45 pmLoading…
State schools chief addresses 'Educators for a Day'

State schools chief addresses 'Educators for a Day'

Samuel Thomas spent half his morning Wednesday with the principal at Washington Elementary.

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Business, community leaders serve as Educators for a Day

Business, community leaders serve as Educators for a Day

Educator for a Day is an annual outreach event organized by the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools to better connect business and community leaders with the schools in Billings.

November 16, 2011 7:21 pm Photos

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SD2's interim chief will focus on budgets and relationships

SD2's interim chief will focus on budgets and relationships

Jack Copps nearly spent an entire weekend going over the budget for Billings School District 2.

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Shelter partners with PetSmart for adoptions

Shelter partners with PetSmart for adoptions

Ben Peterson pulled little Malibu into the crook of his arm and decided it was the cat for him.

November 11, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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