To mark The Billings Gazette's 125th anniversary, we look back at news on this date from earlier editions of The Gazette and the frontier publications that merged to form the newspaper.
On April 18:
In 1911: " 'It should be kept in mind at all times that when the exact truth regarding the resources, the climate and everything pertaining to Bilings and the country surrounding is told, that is sufficient — the tale needs no embellishment or exaggeration.' This was an expression of W. M. Johnston at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon."
In 1935: "The structure to house equipment for the aviation directional beam and weather broadcasting station which the department of commerce is establishing on a site near the Billings municipal airport is virtually completed. A station similar to the one at the Billings airport will be constructed at Livingston.
In 1986: "Montana officials are convinced that Billings doesn't have a carbon-monoxide pollution problem. Nevertheless, the county has to monitor levels all over again because a federal agendy denied the state's request to redesignate the Billings area as attaining federal carbon-monoxide levels."