Billings News

USS Montana Crew Visiting State Soon
US Navy Commander Michael Delaney and Electronics Technician Second Class Evan Glenn of Bozeman will be in Billings on September 20th to share information about the USS Montana, a new Virginia Class fast attack submarine that will bear the state’s name.
Billings Delays Rock Removal
MTN News reports that on Monday, the Billings City Council delayed approving a contract with a firm to remove rocks that fell from the Rims and damaged a vehicle and a home on June 26th. The Council was considering a $350,000 contract with GeoStabilization Incorporated...
Snow in Glacier Park
As the Howe Ridge wildfire keeps burning on the west side of Glacier National Park near Lake McDonald, the view from the Park’s Logan Pass webcam on Monday morning showed snow falling and sticking in some places in higher elevations. StormTracker meteorologist Lewis Dortch says snow will fall to aro…
BHS Student to be Charged as an Adult
Q2 reports that new details emerged on Monday by way of court documents surrounding a 17-year-old Billings High School student facing five separate rape charges. Brayden Pond is expected to be charged as an adult when he appears before a Yellowstone County judge to face five felony counts of sexual …
Howe Ridge Fire 10 Percent Contained
The Howe Ridge fire, which has forced evacuations on the west side of Glacier National Park, has now burned over 11,500 acres and remains just 10 percent contained as of reports late Sunday. Q2 reports that fire managers say the blaze has grown following the arrival of gusty winds...
Archery Hunting Sept. 1
The archery hunting season for deer and elk opens on September 1st, and preparations have begun across Montana. Outdoor sports stores in Helena say they’ve been seeing strong business as archery hunters started coming in around mid-July, but hunting in smoky contditions due to wildfi…
Super Scoopers Fight Howe Ridge Blaze
Q2 reports that two Canadian CL-215 water-scooping planes have been deployed as key tools in fighting the Howe Ridge fire and protecting Glacier National Park from future wildfires. The Super Scoopers are on loan from Canada, and each aircraft has two 600-gallon tanks capable of skimming 1,200 gallo…
Fatal Crash Sunday
An as-yet-unidentified 21 year old man from Red Lodge died Sunday after a two vehicle accident near Laurel on US Highway 212 at around 8:30 a.m., when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed over the center line. He collided head-on with a semi driven by an unidentified 54-year-old Billings man..…

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