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Rocky student Linnea Warlick prepares a slide of osprey chick blood for analysis.
Marco Restani, left, a professor from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, and Kayhan Ostovar, a professor of environmental science at Rocky Mountain College, check out an osprey chick on Monday.
Rocky student Linnea Warlick, left, and RMC professor Kayhan Ostovar, right, watch as Marco Restani, a professor from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, examines an osprey chick on Monday morning.
Marco Restani, a director with the Osprey Project, places a chick in a holding box before an examination.
An osprey parent circles as researchers remove two chicks from a nest south of Laurel.
Researchers prepare an osprey chick for an examination.
Early election returns showed Yellowstone County Clerk of Court Carol Muessig running slightly ahead of a former office employee.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s actions to develop a plan to control sulfur dioxide pollution in the Yellowstone Valley were reasonable, an appellate court has ruled.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph Kirscher on Tuesday questioned whether the Montana Public Service Commission has a role as it claims in the bankruptcy of a large wholesale power cooperative.
A proposal to consolidate some duties of a federal mining regulatory agency into the Bureau of Land Management was panned during a hearing in Billings on Monday.
By late summer, Montana Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull should be gaveling a federal trial to order in a new $60 million federal courthouse in Billings.
Work was scheduled to begin last week on the sister building to the federal courthouse, the $30 million office building on the former Aldrich’s Lumber site at 2021 Fourth Ave. N.
A federal jury on Friday convicted a Lockwood man who prosecutors said trafficked more than 17 pounds of methamphetamine that came from Las Vegas.
All three Yellowstone County district judges up for election this year said they are running for re-election.
A former Crow tribal police officer will spend a year in federal prison for concealing photographs of sex abuse.
ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. is re-burying its Silvertip Pipeline, which broke last summer and spilled crude oil into the Yellowstone River, deeper at two other river crossings to improve safety as required by a federal agency.
A Hawaii man accused of trafficking meth from Nevada to Billings denied federal charges Tuesday as his co-defendant testified in another meth case.
A woman who was traveling in the Forsyth area Thursday reported that a man tried to abduct her but left when she pulled a gun, Rosebud County Undersheriff Arlan Thingvold said Friday.
The race for Yellowstone County clerk of court is on, with incumbent Carole Muessig and a challenger, Kristie Boelter, a deputy clerk of court, both filing on Thursday for election to the post.
A Mexican citizen who spent most of his life illegally in the United States will spend another 25 years in the country — this time in federal prison for heroin trafficking.
A request by Bay Ltd. Montana, a fabrication company, to abandon a road easement through its West End property turned into a jobs debate before the Yellowstone County Commission on Tuesday.
A Billings woman whose companion was fatally shot last fall in a confrontation with Red Lodge law enforcement is facing federal gun charges.
A federal judge in Billings on Friday imposed hefty fines and probation and suspended hunting privileges for a father and son from Salem, Ore., who admitted running a poaching operation for five years at a Park County ranch.
A 21-year-old Hardin man who was sentenced on Thursday to four years in federal prison for trafficking meth apologized to his family and the community.
A Poplar man who spent nearly 20 years in federal prison for murder will go back for two more years for violating conditions of his release by drinking six weeks after getting out.
Animal shelters in Billings stayed busy with adoptions during the holidays, with few, so far, turning up as Christmas “returns.”
Red Lodge Mountain broke records for skier numbers this holiday season, thanks to plentiful snow.
One baby came early and one baby came late, but both babies were the first born in the New Year at Billings' hospitals.
The Tavern Taxi program, designed to keep drunk drivers off the road, had a brisk New Year’s Eve in Billings.
Two Montana men died in separate avalanche accidents in the Cooke City area on Saturday.
UPDATE 5 P.M. - Two Montana men died in separate avalanche accidents in the Cooke City area on Saturday.
The average price for unleaded gas in Montana dropped to $3.09 a gallon on Friday, said AAA Mountain West, but in Billings, motorists could find it for $2.99 or cheaper at some stations.
The works of Montana artists Ted Waddell and Neil Jussila will be exhibited in the new federal courthouse in downtown Billings when it opens sometime late next year.
Two Billings men have denied federal charges in an 81-count indictment alleging marijuana trafficking, money laundering and witness tampering charges. A third man denied a witness tampering allegation in the case.
Two more men charged in a broad federal firearms and drug investigation into home invasions for drugs denied charges Wednesday.
The Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society counted 64 species in the Billings area during its annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 17.
Nine defendants accused in an investigation into stolen guns and drug robberies pleaded not guilty to various charges Friday in U.S. District Court in Billings.
The long-awaited Bench connector project opened Thursday afternoon, offering motorists another way in and out of the Heights.
Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative will continue receiving power to supply its members under agreements presented Tuesday in bankruptcy court.
Beginning in January, Yellowstone County jail inmates will receive medical and dental services from RiverStone Health under an agreement that was several years in the making.
A mapping project that would help residents see where the Yellowstone River may flow at flood stage could qualify for a federal grant.
A cowboy to the core, fourth-generation Billings-area rancher and former Montana legislator Jay O. Stovall died Thursday night surrounded by family at a Billings hospital after an illness. He was 71.
A request for federal money to ease traffic congestion at Main Street and Sixth Avenue North got turned down again by federal officials.
A Bozeman man who downloaded hundreds of child pornography images and movies will spend about 10 years in federal prison.
A federal judge sentenced a Billings child sex offender on Wednesday to 20 years in prison for receiving child pornography.
Yellowstone County commissioners on Tuesday approved a recommendation for new legislative district boundaries that supporters say is a nonpartisan, common-sense approach.
The assumption of Yellowstone County’s jail medical services by RiverStone Health has been pushed back to January as officials work out contract details.
In the decades after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Billings resident Ed Chlapowski, who died earlier this year and as a young U.S. Navy radioman witnessed the attack and sent out the first message notifying the world of what happened, worried that those who died that day would be forgotten.
A respected Billings child psychiatrist who admitted to living a double life will spend about a year in federal prison for possessing child pornography, a sentence far shorter than the five years he faced.
The much-anticipated opening of the new bridge over Alkali Creek in the Bench Connector project should occur in about two weeks.