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.
Several pets were lost in a structure fire at 2122 Wingate Lane on Thursday afternoon, but no humans were injured.
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.”
Monday’s Billings City Council meeting could well be a long one even before council members arrive at the main event.
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.
State and federal transportation officials have determined that the Mary Street Option 2 — the preferred alternative for the Billings Bypass — is the selected alternative.
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.
Peter Miller will speak on “How Can We Increase Voter Turnout?” before the League of Women Voters of Billings at noon Thursday at the Elks Club, 934 Lewis Ave.
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.