Billings News

Zimmerman Reopened
Construction finally wrapped up Wednesday on the popular Zimmerman Trail from the top of the rims to the valley on the West End of Billings. Improvements include a roundabout at the top, wider lanes, new guardrails and better lighting. The trail was closed at the end of June when a large crack was d…
Farm Bill Uncertainty
MTN News reports delays in the current draft of the federal Farm Bill are creating uncertainty among Montana’s agricultural community. Originally drafted in the 1930s following the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, the U.S. Farm Bill was designed to help American farmers get through to…
Important Colstrip United Meeting Wednesday Night
Event organizers are billing it as a meeting to "learn the facts regarding plans for environmental remediation of the ponds at the Colstrip Power Plant." Speakers include State Senator Duane Ankney (R-Colstrip), and Gordon Criswell, the the Director of Eovironmental Compliance for Talen Mo…
Montana Millionaire Drawing
MTN News reports more than half the 150,000 Montana Millionaire tickets have been sold. This is the 12th year the game has been run by the Montana Lottery with the purpose of ensuring that one Montanan becomes a millionaire. Tickets are still available for purchase and officials say this is fastest …
National Adoption Month
The annual Missoula Adoption Ceremony was held at the Missoula Children’s Theater on Tuesday and the room was full of excitement and tears of joy. Each family has their own special story on how this day and these special families came to be...
Wednesday Morning Fire Downtown
Billings Firefighters responded to a structure fire at a downtown auto shop at approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at 1620 2nd Avenue North. They worked to extinguish the fire at Cor Automotive, as the Billings Police Department shut down 1st Avenue North and 2nd Avenue North between North 15th Street…
Yellowstone County Rape Trials
The Gazette reports attorneys in the rape of a pregnant woman are seeking a 5-year sentence after the man changed his plea Monday. 22-year-old Tyrelle Peterson entered an Alford plea in Yellowstone County District Court to one count of sexual intercourse without consent...
Billings Council Considers Trash
Q2 reports the Billings City Council heard discussion Monday night on a non-agenda item regarding the possibility of moving all garbage collection from alleyway to curbside after council members said they had heard from residents concerned about the proposal...

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