Broncs rule. Congratulations to the Billings Senior High football squad on its State Class AA football championship. The win is especially sweet as the first since 1979.
Sharing dinner. Thanks to the Montana Chefs and Cooks and Billings Food
Bank, 90 turkeys and other Thanksgiving dinner fixings were prepared for serving hundreds of people at the Food Bank and Montana Rescue Mission on Thursday. An army of volunteers helped serve, including drivers recruited by Montana Rescue Mission to deliver holiday dinners to Meals on Wheels clients and other shut-ins.
Shopping local. More than 50 small businesses participated in Billings Small Business Saturday promotions. Meanwhile, the Downtown Billings Alliance, Big Sky Economic Development, Montana State University Billings and Rocky Mountain College teamed up to encourage local entrepreneurship with Battle of the Plans awards to new, expanding and student businesses.
Main Street mess. Traffic backed up at one of the state’s busiest intersections Monday after a diesel tanker tipped over, spilling an estimated 2,200 gallons of fuel, Billings Fire Chief Paul Dextras said. Leaking fuel covered the five-lane Airport Road at Main Street with an estimated 12 gallons draining into a storm sewer that runs into the Yellowstone River.
Hazmat help. The emergency response to the tanker leak was impressive. Billings Fire Department and Airport Crash, Fire Rescue acted quickly to contain the spilled diesel and clean up the mess, preventing much larger problems for water pollution and traffic safety.