School support:Saturday Live turned 20 on Saturday and thousands of supporters of Billings public schools showed up to celebrate the milestone day. They enjoyed the fun run, carnival booths, food vendors and the many other activities that help raise funds to support School District 2.
Arson atrocity:In this season of fire, what kind of person sets a series of wildfires across the countryside, putting lives and property at risk? Authorities suspect that an arsonist set at least seven fires last weekend in Golden Valley County. The fires started about seven miles south of Ryegate and continued toward Broadview. No one was injured and no structures burned.
Major investment:Tribal leaders and other officials dedicated the first phase of a project to overhaul the Crow Reservation's irrigation system on Monday. Funding comes from a water rights bill approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in late 2010. With its $461 million of a $1 billion settlement that established water rights with various tribes, the Crow Nation plans to invest in several water projects to improve conditions on the reservation.
Making memories: The second Big Sky Honor Flight carried 87 veterans to Washington, D.C., last week, saluting a group of men and women who served during World War II. As with the first flight in June, this journey was emotional and uplifting — not only for the veterans, but for the many volunteers and donors who made the trip to the National World War II Memorial possible.