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Video: Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter hosted their first 'Deck the Howls'

Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter hosted their first 'Deck the Howls' on Saturday, inviting kids of all ages to dress in their pajamas and read stories to the adoptable pets.  Read more

Billings neighbors: Obituaries published today

Read through the obituaries published today on billingsgazette.com. Read more

Pet of the week: Willow

Willow is a white-and-brown female rabbit available for adoption through Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter. The large, soft-haired bunny is well-socialized, enjoys playing with toys and loves to be held. The gentle rabbit is 2-5 years old. Read more

Wreaths laid at Yellowstone National Cemetery in honor of fallen military veterans

A crowd of about 100 people gathered at the Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel Saturday morning to honor military veterans living and dead during the Wreaths Across America Ceremony. Read more

Lockwood firefighters extinguish grass fire Saturday afternoon

Members of the Lockwood Fire Department put out a grass fire just south of the Montana Rail Link tracks, adjacent to Lockwood Road, Saturday afternoon. Read more

State and Regional

Tell Us Something hits biggest year yet in 2018; expansion possible in Butte, Helena, Billings

Everyone has a story to tell, Marc Moss believes. Read more

Montana cellphone, Internet infrastructure vulnerable to outages; new funding could help

When an accidentally damaged fiber optic cable cut out Internet, landline and cell service — including 911 service — in the Bitterroot Valley last week, it exposed a longstanding and widespread problem in Montana. Because of vast distances and a sparse population density, the state’s telecommunications infrastructure often lacks redundancy and there is often no back-up when an errant excavator hits a crucial line. Read more

Grizzly recovery faces cloudy future

Was the bear that dug up earthworms on a Stevensville golf course last October a sign of the end or the beginning of grizzly recovery in Montana? Read more

Former sixth-grade Ronan teacher accused of sexual misconduct has license revoked

Montana education officials have permanently revoked the teaching license of a former sixth-grade English teacher at Ronan Middle School accused of having a relationship with a high school student. Read more

Interior Secretary Zinke resigning, citing 'vicious' attacks; reactions mixed in Montana

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. Read more

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