Rims

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...
Rims Rockslide Responsibility Questioned
Q2 reports that questions remain about liability after a boulder fell and damaged a home in the Billings West End. City and Yellowstone County officials are struggling with who is legally responsible for the area in question. Smaller pieces of the boulder broke off and came into a home&CloseCurlyQuo…
Rims Rock Slide
The Gazette reports on massive boulders, dislodged from the face of the Rimrocks, crashing toward a home below and across the street from the home of Keith Ratcliff on Wednesday at around 8:20 p.m. Billings Police and Fire Departments responded to the 3000 block of 37th Street West...
Rims Rock Slide Threat Continues
Billings City officials are cautioning the public that they believe that the rock slide that damaged a home and crushed a truck on Tuesday might not be safe yet. City engineers are monitoring multiple areas for potential instability and believe that more rock could fall in the area...
Rims Closed for Fourth of July
Q2 reports Billings Fire Chief Bill Rash says the department plans to close public areas along the Rims again this year for the Fourth of July. After years of closing the Rims for the holiday, the Billings Fire Department opened the Rims last year again, just as an experiment...
Kitten Rescue
The Gazette reports an attempted kitten rescue went awry Wednesday night on the Rims below Swords Park when a young woman found herself stuck after she made her way down the rocky terrain trying to rescue the stranded animal. A friend with her called 911, and Billings firefighters responded shortly …
BPD Exonerated in Rims Shooting
The Gazette reports that, following a coroner’s inquest, a jury came to the decision Wednesday that Billings Police officers were justified in shooting and killing Ryan Edward Lowell at the conclusion of a nearly hour-long standoff on the Billings Rims last May...
911 Rims Calls on the Rise
The Gazette reports that police have been called to the Rims at least 202 times so far this year, and those calls are on the rise, according to estimates from the Billings Police Department. Police responded to 142 calls in 2015 and 203 in 2016...
BPD Investigates Body Found on Rimrocks
The Billings Police Department is investigating the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday afternoon near trails on the Rimrocks. A woman, walking her dog on Rims trails, discovered the body and reported it to police at about 3:30 p...
Fire at the Rimrocks Thursday
A fire that burned red hot at the base of the Billings Rimrocks was extinguished Thursday.  The first calls came in just after 5 p.m., reporting that a brush fire had broken out in the area near Radcliffe Dr. and Rugby Dr. North of Rimrock Road...

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