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Billings looks to island lease to expand trail system

Billings looks to island lease to expand trail system

The city of Billings is considering leasing a 71-acre parcel of land along the Yellowstone River from the state of Montana.

December 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Library, ready for move, has one last auction

Library, ready for move, has one last auction

As the Billings Public Library — formerly known as Parmly Billings Library — prepares to move into its new building, it is auctioning off the last of its old furniture, furnishings and hardware.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Billings YMCA sued over playground injury

Billings YMCA sued over playground injury

An 18-year-old Billings woman who said she suffered serious brain injuries during a YMCA outing as a young girl is suing the Billings Family YMCA.

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Lander NOLS campus achieves highest 'green' rating

Lander NOLS campus achieves highest 'green' rating

A campus owned by the National Outdoor Leadership School near Lander, Wyo., was recently certified as a LEED Platinum project by the U.S. Green Building Council.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Separation anxiety: Conservation groups split over use of riverfront center

Separation anxiety: Conservation groups split over use of riverfront center

Two conservation groups that have worked together for years in Billings may be parting ways.

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State seeks new sentence in teacher-student rape case

State seeks new sentence in teacher-student rape case

The Montana Attorney General's Office has asked the state Supreme Court to vacate the 31-day sentence imposed on a Billings teacher who admitted raping one of his students and send the case back to District Court for resentencing.

November 29, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Billings attorney to be publicly censured by state high court

Billings attorney to be publicly censured by state high court

A Billings attorney accused of making threats against another attorney will be publicly censured by the Montana Supreme Court and placed on probation for a year.

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Tracy Lofts also a platinum project

Tracy Lofts also a platinum project

Two days after a Red Lodge building project achieved a LEED Platinum rating, a building in Billings designed by the same architectural firm received a similar rating.

November 23, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Red Lodge Boys and Girls Club earns LEED Platinum rating

Red Lodge Boys and Girls Club earns LEED Platinum rating

The renovated and expanded building occupied by the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County recently became the first LEED Platinum-certified building in Red Lodge.

November 23, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Forum on homelessness offered

As part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an educational forum dealing with homelessness is scheduled for Friday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at RiverStone Health.

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For widow, no rejoicing over settlement — just vindication

For widow, no rejoicing over settlement — just vindication

Therese Bieber recently ended her lawsuit against the city of Billings, after the city's insurer agreed to a $900,000 settlement.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Guardrail damage closes Zimmerman Trail

Guardrail damage closes Zimmerman Trail

Zimmerman Trail between Rimrock Road and Highway 3 was closed Tuesday afternoon and will remained closed until a damaged guardrail is repaired.

November 19, 2013 4:58 pm Photos

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Council OKs raises for Teamsters, non-union workers

The Billings City Council approved its third and final contract with city workers Monday night, then voted to give non-union employees the same cost-of-living increase granted to union workers.

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Teamster contract on council's agenda Monday

The last of three contracts with city workers will be considered Monday night by the Billings City Council.

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Organizers 'ready to roll on' West End dog park

Organizers 'ready to roll on' West End dog park

Plans are coming together to build a new dog park on the far West End — an expansive 22-acre park that would meander along both sides of Canyon Creek.

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Billings fire chief denies ex-assistant's claims

Billings fire chief denies ex-assistant's claims

Billings Fire Chief Paul Dextras said the reasons his assistant chief gave for resigning earlier this week were not true.

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Claiming harassment, Billings assistant fire chief resigns

Claiming harassment, Billings assistant fire chief resigns

A year after he was disciplined for insubordination, Assistant Billings Fire Chief Frank Odermann has resigned, saying Chief Paul Dextras placed him in “an atmosphere of intolerable, harassing, retaliatory, and hostile work conditions.”

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Billings City Council to vote on firefighter contract

After months of delay, the Billings City Council is finally scheduled to vote Tuesday night on a contract with the city's firefighters union.

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Many Billings drivers stopped, only half cited, for cellphone use

Many Billings drivers stopped, only half cited, for cellphone use

So far this year in Billings, police officers have issued 342 citations to people caught using a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle.

November 11, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Huntley Project School planning big Veterans Day tribute

Huntley Project School planning big Veterans Day tribute

WORDEN — Fifth- and sixth-graders at Huntley Project Elementary School are pulling out all the stops for this year's Veterans Day celebration in Worden.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rimrock Road reopens after months-long widening

Rimrock Road reopens after months-long widening

After nearly six months of construction, Rimrock Road between Forsythia Boulevard and Shiloh Road fully reopened to traffic on Thursday.

November 07, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Hanel coasts to re-election; council has 3 new faces

Hanel coasts to re-election; council has 3 new faces

Billings Mayor Tom Hanel won an overwhelming re-election victory in Tuesday’s municipal election, according to final but unofficial results.

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Billings City Council member rebukes Lenington

Billings City Council member rebukes Lenington

A Billings City Council member publicly condemned Yellowstone County Treasurer Max Lenington for his recent "unfortunate remarks."

November 04, 2013 8:54 pm Photos

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New library on track to open Jan. 6

New library on track to open Jan. 6

The City Council heard an optimistic report on the status of the new Billings Public Library Monday night.

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BLM names suspect in Pompeys Pillar vandalism

BLM names suspect in Pompeys Pillar vandalism

The Bureau of Land Management has identified Cole Randall as the man suspected of carving his name and the date at Pompeys Pillar National Monument last month.

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