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Billings police issue amber alert for toddler

The Billings Police Department on Monday issued an amber alert for an approximately 18-month-old boy.Christopher Joseph Getsdown was last seen Sunday at about 5 p.m. with his biological father, Ernest Getsdown, according to a press release from BPD.

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-21 12:10:00

Billings Public Schools program offers free summer lunches to kids

Children ages 18 and younger can eat lunch at no cost Monday through Friday, through the summer lunch program sponsored by Billings Public Schools. Adults may also purchase a lunch for $3.95. Lunch is available daily at the times indicated below. All sites are closed on July 4.Lockwood School, servi

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-21 18:00:00

Amber alert cancelled; toddler's father arrested

An amber alert issued early Monday has been cancelled after a 16-month-old boy and his biological father were located at a South Side residence, according to the Billings Police Department.The Billings Police Department on Monday morning issued an amber alert after Christopher Joseph Getsdownoften w

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-21 15:00:00

Bob Seger announces rescheduled concert at Billings' MetraPark

Rock legend Bob Seger has been cleared by his doctors to once again take to the road. Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will hit the stage atMetraParkon Jan. 29, making up for a 2017 concert that Seger had tocancel due to health issues.The 73-year-old rocker, who to date has sold more than 53 million

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-21 13:00:00

Developers hope to create design district in downtown Billings, starting with former Wendy's building

Greg McDonald and Bill Honaker believe more living space is key to a revitalized downtown district, and so they've spent the past year working with partners to gut, renovate and totally remodel McDonald's building at the corner of 29th Street West and Second Avenue North.

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-21 15:45:00

Here's how much money Billings' airport and other transportation services are asking for next year

From passenger planes to parking, a number of city-provided services will get the once-over Monday as the Billings City Council continues its 2018-19 budget hearings.Monday’s work session begins at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 220 N. 27th St.Other departments or programs scheduled to

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-21 11:30:00

Retrospective: How Billings streets got their names

Have you ever wondered how some of the streets in town got their names? Some are obvious, like Rimrock Road. Some are just based on simple numbers or letters, like 13th Street West, First Avenue North and Avenue B. But how did some of the other, less obvious names come about?

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-21 12:00:00

Here's what Billings City Council members have to say regarding recent news on police misconduct

Billings City Council members say they’re concerned about police officer behavior revealed in recent weeks, and some report they’ve heard concerns and criticism from their constituents, too.The message from the city’s top elected officials includes holding officers accountable for their behavior, su

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-20 12:00:00

Shepherd named champion of shortened Eastern B-C softball tournament

CUT BANK — The Eastern B-C divisional softball tournament was shortened Saturday due to time constraints. Shepherd, which went 3-0 during the tournament to earn a berth in the title game, was named champion.

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-20 02:35:00

Woman accused of passing $5,000 in counterfeit cash pleads guilty

Federal prosecutors said in court documents that Lighthizer was first on the Billings Police Department's radar in early 2017 after being involved in multiple incidents involving the passing of counterfeit bills. Three counterfeit $20 bills, for example, Lighthizer had used to buy pizza in February


$500,000 donation puts Montana State University Billings less than $1 million away from science building fundraising goal

After the announcement of a $500,000 donation Saturday night at the Montana State University Billings Foundation's Wine and Food Festival, the university is now less than $1 million away from its $5 million fundraising goal for a new science and allied health professions building.Donors Carl and Bar

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-20 01:54:00

Large sports complex planned for West End would feature 7 indoor basketball courts, a swimming pool

Revolution Sports Campusis a planned 123,000-square-foot athletic facility going in on 56th Street West just south of Neibauer Road that features seven indoor basketball courts, volleyball courts, turf for lacrosse or soccer, an elevated track, a moderate-sized swimming pool and a fitness center.


Man accused of burglarizing ex-girlfriend's home in Billings on Christmas Eve, damaging her car

A man is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home and throwing a ladder into her car, breaking the windshield.Trevor Scott Lytle, 32, appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Thursday on felony charges of burglary and criminal mischief. Lytle has posted the required $5,000 bond.


Billings Royals sweep Helena Senators in Legion baseball conference-opening doubleheader

HELENA —The Billings Royals began the Class AA American Legion baseball conference season just the way the early portion started — successfully.For the Helena Senators, they are still striving for consistency.Billings won the first game of the conference-opening doubleheader, 10-4, and them took the

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-21 01:00:00

High-speed motorcycle chase ends in Billings after burglary; suspects still at large

The Billings Police Department was not involved in the pursuit, which was related to a burglary in Park County, said Sgt. Shane Shelden. Initially it was believed that firearms were among the property stolen.


Big Homes Just Listed in the Billings Area

An extraordinary townhome with captivating views overlooking a wild tree filled canyon in Rehberg Ranch. Just a few of the many amenities and features of the home include: Two master suites (one on the main level and one on the upper level), a rear facing deck and patio overlooking the gorgeous, nat


Guest opinion: Building better MSU Billings with our students at heart

During my first weeks as the chancellor of Montana State University Billings, I have been overwhelmed by the welcoming nature of Billings. My wife, Sandee, and I are so grateful. It’s clear that the community and especially our alumni — numbering over 13,000 in Yellowstone County — want the very bes

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-20 10:00:00

City College in Billings awaits final approval of revamped two-year nursing program

"The practical nursing program was embedded in a two-year registered nursing program," said Susan Floyd, director of nursing at City College.


Billings sportswoman talks about how to effectively advocate for resources

In a country as polarized as the United States, it can be difficult to successfully advocate for a particular point of view.It all comes down to effectively getting the message across, Alexis Bonogofsky, co-founder of Artemis, said Saturday during a daylong advocacy clinic in downtown Billings.Artem

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-05-19 23:05:00

Billings' Dani Aragon runs qualifying time for USATF Outdoor Championships

LOS ANGELES – Former Billings Senior standout distance runner Dani Aragon placed second at the 1,500 meter run at the USATF Distance Classic here on Thursday.Aragon, a 2012 Senior grad, currently runs professionally for the HOKA New Jersey New York Track Club and is in her first year with the club.