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Demolition begins on Sports Authority building on Billings' West End
Crews began work on tearing down the Sports Authority building on 24th Street West this week. The demolition permit for the work, which is being done by Askin Construction, was approved on Friday.
Billings school briefly locked down while police respond to nearby disturbance
Washington Elementary School briefly locked down Wednesday at the request of police who were responding to a nearby disturbance. A school resource officer was among those responding to a call about a disturbance possibly involving firearms at the 1400 block of Cook Avenue, a few blocks from the scho
Great Rockies Sportshow returns to Billings Friday through Sunday
Hints on how to fish for walleye at Fort Peck Reservoir this season will be one of many seminars provided this Friday through Sunday as the Great Rockies Sportshow returns to the MetraPark Expo Center.
2-vehicle crash sends SUV into Billings Head Start fence, parked cars
A car collision Wednesday afternoon on Billings' North Side sent a white SUV crashing through a fence of North Park Explorers Academy, commonly known as Billings Head Start. One driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, said the Billings Police Department. No one else was injured. A total
Vehicle goes up in flames:
Josh Parson was driving south on the Belfry Highway just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, taking a vehicle from Billings to Meeteetse in his 30-ton Eagle Recovery wrecker truck, when he saw black smoke and a van on fire.
Ex-Miles City trainer's daughter: Child molesters shouldn't be able to 'get away' with it
Kristen Newby isn't ashamed. She doesn't want the long string of horrible sexual abuses her father is being accused of in Miles City to be swept under the rug. The Helena woman doesn't want to see another situation where a child abuser can get away with it because the legal clock ran out.
Wildlife biologist to share photos, stories at Jan. 21 Audubon meeting
John Carlson will share photographs and stories centered on his lifetime observing the natural world at the next meeting of the Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society on Monday, Jan. 21.
Gazette opinion: Rules for Billings’ spa and massage parlors?
Billings has licensed massage therapists who strive to provide safe, healthy care regulated by the state of Montana. Our city also has had spas and massage businesses where sexual services can be available to men who pay for massages or spa treatments.
Snow showers still possible toward week's end
Forecasters have downgraded the impact of a snowstorm expected to hit Billings at the end of the week, with predictions for less accumulation and warmer weather than previously predicted.
Western Montana tribal services feel shutdown's impact
ST. IGNATIUS — As the government shutdown continues, it’s starting to weigh on Teresa Wall-McDonald’s work. Wall-McDonald heads the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Tribal Health Department, one of several services that the CSKT provide with federal support and coordination. As these funds r
Microbrewery will go forward on Billings West End
The microbrewery and restaurant proposed for Billings' West End will proceed as planned after the city council gave final approval Monday night to a zone change that will clear the way for its development.
Rocky Erickson's top 10 Montana high school basketball records of all time
BILLINGS — So, what do you think are some of the most impressive high school basketball records of all time in Montana? Now, since we have had high school hoops in our state for the past 108 years, we do have some outstanding numbers.
Billings firefighters battle explosive fire in busy commercial corridor
Firefighters battled an explosive fire in a large garage in the alley behind a house at 1913 Alderson and a busy casino in Billings Monday morning. The first of four fire engines and a ladder truck arrived at 9:37 a.m. to find large balls of fire rolling from the garage.
Billings Central’s Chrishon Dixon ready to continue basketball career
BILLINGS – Last Friday, Chrishon Dixon let the world know what direction his future is headed. It was a simple tweet, but it says volumes about the Billings Central senior’s love for the game.
New coalition aims to make Billings more dementia-friendly
Dementia describes a decline in mental ability, such as memory loss, that’s severe enough to interfere with daily life. While Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, there are other types. A new coalition, Dementia Friendly Billings, has formed to help address the concerns raised by the gro
Montana Will Issue SNAP Food Benefits Early Due To Government Shutdown
Department of Public Health and Human Services officials announced that February food benefits are being provided early to thousands of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients. Human and Community Services Division Administrator Jamie Palagi says this is being done because of the partia
Watching for signs of dog flu
According to a Billings veterinarian, there has not been a K9 flue case reported in the Magic City. Community Pet Hospital has had a few suspicious cases but so far, none have ended up being K9 influenza. The typical months for a dog to get the flu, fall between spring and summer.
Pug's, Guido's to close after building owner dies unexpectedly
No one knows what's going to happen. Bill MacIntyre, who owned and ran the downtown Irish pub Pug Mahon's and the building that houses it and two other businesses, died Saturday. His death was unexpected and it left many of the patrons and employees in the building devastated.
Taking a look at domestic violence in Billings
Erin Lambert with YWCA says 1 in 3 women in the Billings region will become victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault in their lifetime. On Monday night, the Billings City Council will decide whether or not to approve a grant for Billings Police Department's domestic violence investi
After beloved wolf's shooting near Cooke City, baiting rumors rile mountain town
Questions about whether some Cooke City residents are baiting wolves has raised the hackles of a few of the remote town’s business owners. “I’m furious about it because I cater to all of the wildlife groups,” said Jan Gaertner, 23 and co-owner of Buns 'N' Beds restaurant and cabins in Cooke City. “T