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Santa Claus is coming — on a fire truck
While his sleigh is in the shop, Santa Clause will switch to a fire truck for a tour through Livingston in the coming days. Santa’s first stops will be local trailer parks, starting around 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13: Big Spur, at 4999 Highway 89 South, Travertine Lane, and Windmill Park.
Foundation seeks public funding for planning project
The Park County Community Foundation is asking local governments for an investment in their Park County Community Profile & Vision Project. The Park County Commission discussed giving $5,000 to the cause on Tuesday morning, deciding to push the decision to give the finance department more time to lo
Couple arrested for robbing man at gunpoint
A Bozeman couple is accused of robbing a man of more than $3,000 at gunpoint Wednesday morning after a night of gambling. Thomas Riley Wegley, 18, faces a felony count of robbery. His bail was set at $150,000 during a Thursday morning appearance in Gallatin County Justice Court.
Man arrested for making fake prescription forms for Adderall
A Bozeman man accused of fraudulently filling Adderall prescriptions to use the drug and give it to friends to supposedly study for finals was arrested Tuesday. Jace Thomas Aune, 21, faces a felony charge of fraudulently obtaining dangerous drugs. His bail was set at $5,000 during a Wednesday mornin
Downtown would benefit from pedestrian-only zone
Much has been said recently about the ever-worsening parking problem that plagues downtown Bozeman. This problem could easily be resolved by creation of a pedestrian (only) zone between Rouse and Grand avenues. Hundreds of cities throughout Europe have done this in the past, and there's no reason wh
Children enjoy enchanting ride on the Christmas Express
Dashing through the snow, on a Montana Rail Link train, through the tunnel we go, laughing all the way. That’s what 30 students from the Livingston School District did Friday as part of the company’s first ever “MRL Christmas Express.”
Grab a tag and buy a senior a gift
You’re never too old for Santa to come. That’s the message HRDC’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has this holiday season. Through RSVP’s “Be a Santa to a Senior” program, senior citizens across Park County will be getting special gifts this holiday season.
Man Charged With Negligent Homicide Must Stay In Montana
A Montana man charged with negligent homicide in the shooting death of Dr. Eugene Walton the second was arraigned Monday afternoon. Gregg Robert Trude was with Walton in Helena’s old Kmart parking lot, when a gun went off and killed Walton. Officials haven’t said who shot the gun. Trude is ordered t
Tall Yellowstone geyser sets record with recent activity
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The world's tallest active geyser has set a record. Last weekend, Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupted for the 30th time this year. That's the most eruptions since 1964, when the geyser erupted 29 times.
Madison County man charged with tampering in suspected homicide
VIRGINIA CITY — A Madison County man is jailed in connection to a missing woman after authorities received an anonymous tip that he murdered the woman, buried her on a rural ranch and covered up evidence of the crime in his apartment.
Two people killed in Bridger Canyon crash
Two people died over the weekend after a head-on collision on Bridger Canyon Road north of Bozeman. Drivers of both vehicles, Deborah Jean Stratford, 65, of Bozeman, and Brett Randle Ferre, 41, of Bozeman, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office reported.
Wyoming man fined $25k for shooting grizzly
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A 38-year-old Wyoming man has been fined $25,500 for killing a sow grizzly bear last year. The Cody Enterprise reports that Brent Stalkup, of Casper, was ordered to pay the fine during a recent court appearance in Park County Circuit Court in Cody after he pleaded guilty.
Jet Blue about to take off in Bozeman
As Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport continues to grow, a new airline is about to take off. JetBlue will offer direct flights between Long Beach, California, and Bozeman starting Thursday, becoming the seventh airline to set up shop in the small but busy airport.
Public welfare can't take back seat to billboards
In response to the proposed amendments of the North Gallatin Canyon zoning regulations, I have more questions than answers. In December of 2009 the commissioners adopted new zoning regulations concerning roadway signage. Those regulations are now almost 10 years later being whole-hearteldy reversed.
LIGHT in DARKNESS — Menorah in Depot Park is lit despite cold and wind
Hanukkah music blasts out of the speakers of the SUV with the menorah on top. A woman and little girl dance to the music. The rest of the small crowd huddles, shivering in the cold air, exchanging enthusiastic greetings and family histories. Foil-topped pans of latkes steam on the picnic table, wait
Truck driver injured after colliding with train
A train struck a semi-truck Monday afternoon east of Belgrade. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Gabriel Bernard said a TMC gravel truck driver was waiting at the railroad crossing to drive into the company's yard near the intersection of Dollar Drive and Frontage Road. He pulled forward as the train w
4 to 8 Inches of Snow, High Winds for Gallatin, Madison Counties
The Bozeman may see some snow but the concern will be travel conditions for the canyon south towards Big Sky and West Yellowstone along with higher elevations. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 TUESDAY TO 5 PM WEDNESDAY.
FWP seeking information on poached bull moose
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is investigating a poached bull moose found south of Bozeman this month. The agency says Christmas tree hunters found the moose carcass on Dec. 1, about a mile up Moser Creek Road and reported it to FWP on Dec. 3.
Heebs gets green light to move into East Main market
Heebs grocery can move into its new home next month despite delays on road upgrades surrounding the long-planned Bozeman marketplace off East Main Street. Heebs Fresh Market owners announced they wanted more space in 2015. At the time, owner Mitch Bradley said the store’s 10,000-square-foot space co
Dangerous Wind Gusts Up to 75 MPH in Livingston and Beyond Through Wednesday
Traveling the I-90 corridor east of Livingston will be dangerous at times through Wednesday with extreme crosswinds at times. Caution should be used. HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.