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Crews begin round-the-clock work on Grand Avenue

Crews begin round-the-clock work on Grand Avenue

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.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Nondiscrimination ordinance good for business, crowd told Tuesday

Nondiscrimination ordinance good for business, crowd told Tuesday

Nondiscrimination ordinances can be as good for business as they are for the people whose civil rights they protect.

July 15, 2014 9:04 pm Photos

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Council OKs property sale, waives compensation fee against staff recommendations

Council OKs property sale, waives compensation fee against staff recommendations

Before taking up the public safety levy Monday night, the Billings City Council took two actions that diverged from staff recommendations.

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Police hunting man who shot at woman near Rocky Mountain College

Billings Police responded Tuesday afternoon to shots fired on Rimrock Road near Rocky Mountain College.

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Winnett celebrates its 100-year history

The community of Winnett — population 182 — will celebrate its centennial this weekend.

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Billings firefighters battle apartment fire

Billings firefighters battle apartment fire

Billings firefighters responded late Monday afternoon to an apartment fire at the Cliff House Apartments, 3306 Third Ave. N.

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Council set to hear from public on Family Safety Levy

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.

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No new car, but no money lost, either

No new car, but no money lost, either

A team of apparent scam artists picked the wrong potential target this week when they tried to cheat Jackie Jacobson out of $500.

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Billings firefighter returning home to lead Lockwood Fire Department

Billings firefighter returning home to lead Lockwood Fire Department

John Staley, a 26-year veteran of the Billings Fire Department, is planning a homecoming beginning next month.

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Billings police: Text us your crime tips

The Billings Police Department is moving a two-year-old texting program back to the forefront in an effort to help officers and detectives solve more crimes.

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Bus company seeking new site for Billings station

Bus company seeking new site for Billings station

The downtown bus station won’t be a bus station much longer.

July 10, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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At Prairie Tower, their volunteer work is in the bag

At Prairie Tower, their volunteer work is in the bag

Those bags stuffed with coupons and flyers that you’re handed at a big conference or large sporting event don’t just assemble themselves.

July 10, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Billings purchasing agent finalist for top post in Cody

Liz Kampa-Weatherwax, purchasing agent for the city of Billings, is one of four finalists for the Cody, Wyo., city administrator position.

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Mayor to Billings: Wear purple

Mayor to Billings: Wear purple

Mayor Tom Hanel has proclaimed Friday Purple Day in Billings in support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event Friday and Saturday at Billings West High School.

July 09, 2014 4:20 pm Photos

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Sheridan College receives its largest gift ever: $25.3 million

Sheridan College receives its largest gift ever: $25.3 million

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Sheridan College has received the largest gift in the history of the college, a $25.3 million commitment from the Sheridan-based Whitney Benefits foundation.

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Council hears presentations on new gateway, transportation plan

Council hears presentations on new gateway, transportation plan

In addition to shaping language on the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance and learning more about a possible levy for police and fire departments, the Billings City Council heard a pair of reports during Monday’s work session that could also shape the city’s future.

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Billings City Council hears more public comments on proposed ordinance

Billings City Council hears more public comments on proposed ordinance

Once again Monday, the Billings City Council heard from a long line of residents commenting on a baker’s dozen of proposed changes to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance.

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City to craft 3rd draft of nondiscrimination ordinance after hours of testimony

City to craft 3rd draft of nondiscrimination ordinance after hours of testimony

The Billings City Council wrapped up at 12:07 a.m. on Tuesday after hearing from a long line of residents commenting on 13 proposed changes to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance.

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High volume at landfill has left a mess on roadside

High volume at landfill has left a mess on roadside

A continuing and somewhat messy lingering effect of the May 18 hailstorm is the daily unsightliness alongside South Billings Boulevard.

July 07, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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NDO, other important items on Monday's council agenda

NDO, other important items on Monday's council agenda

In addition to further work on the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, Monday’s Billings City Council work session, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at city hall, includes other important considerations:

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Patriotic road trip: Travelers likely to be in town over the holiday weekend

Patriotic road trip: Travelers likely to be in town over the holiday weekend

Although no fireworks will be launched from the top of Pompeys Pillar on Friday, visitors are likely to flock to area attractions for the holiday weekend. 

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Utility work beneath N. 27th Street set to begin July 14

Utility work beneath N. 27th Street set to begin July 14

As they have for the past three summers, work crews will again undertake major utility replacement projects in Billings.

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The rockets' red glare occurs outside Billings city limits

The rockets' red glare occurs outside Billings city limits

A longtime ban on setting off fireworks within Billings city limits hasn’t put much of a dent in Austin Tait’s business.

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Fire Department offers these safety tips

Billings Fire Marshal Mike Spini offers these safety tips for people setting off fireworks this holiday weekend. Using or possessing fireworks in Billings is prohibited:

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Former Chevron scientist to speak on climate change

Linda Swift, who worked as a geologist with Chevron Corp. for 23 years, will speak on climate change at a breakfast gathering of the League of Women Voters of Billings at 9 a.m. July 18.

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