It's giving Tuesday and 7-year-old Jacob Studer reminds us all of its true meaning. Jacob is a second grader who decided to start fundraising to donate to his school's Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch program. He raised more than $120 last week and donated that money. And today he gave 100-dollars more. "It's for people to stay alive. So they
Every year for KULR-8's Spirit of Giving, we travel to various locations around Billings and accept donations for the Montana Rescue Mission, Toys for Tots and the Billings Food Bank. MRM Public Relations Director Denise Smith says they severely need the following items: disposable razors, hairbrushes, men's sweatpants or pajamas and backpacks. The Montana Rescue Mission provides shelter, food and rehabilitation
No Child Left Behind could soon be left behind. A bill drafted and introduced this week called the "Every Student Succeeds Act" would shift power from the federal government to states and school districts. While testing would remain in place, states could set their own academic achievement goals and have more control over education, according to MT Superintendent of Schools
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs officers escorted two children off an American Indian reservation in Montana, where their grandmother brought them amid a custody dispute. Attorney Roberta Cross Guns said Tuesday that one officer detained Patsy Fercho on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation on Nov. 21 and another drove the boys to the reservation
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - State wildlife managers are working on a new plan to prevent the spread of a deadly disease that affects elk, deer and moose. The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1lUVWAm ) the Wyoming Game and Fish Department released a draft plan Monday in an effort to help manage chronic wasting disease and its influence in the
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - As supporters of an initiative to get medical marijuana on the ballot continue to struggle to gain signatures, infighting is threatening to make the job even more difficult. The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1SugcDr ) that Chris Christian stepped down as head of the Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana
On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes GivingTuesday. Several area organizations will participate in the fourth year of this global day of giving. According to the organization's website, #GivingTuesday celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. The day was started in 2012 by a company called 92nd Street Y in New York. The donations are done online to
While high volume and high tech have become a growing holiday shopping tradition across the country, initial consumer buying sales numbers show a downward trend this year. Billings may be an exception as several local businesses report record sales. "We had a record sales day on Friday for Black Friday," said Liz Tretter Manager of Apricot Lane. "Our customers actually
SEATTLE (AP) - A Montana woman is suing Costco and its California vegetable supplier because of the E. coli illness she contracted after eating chicken salad she bought at the company's Bozeman store. The lawsuit filed was Monday in the Butte division of U.S. District Court by Minneapolis law firm Pritzker Olsen and its associates at Bozeman law
Billings police are asking for the public's help to find the person suspected of robbing the Wendy's in the Billings Heights. Police released a series of four photos of the person they say walked into the Wendy's on Main Street on November 19th. They say just after 6:00 p.m., a white male about 60-years-old, approached a store manager and showed
Will another Yellowstone County Department of Emergency Services Director step into the position soon? County Commissioners are expected to vote on what to do with the position at their meeting on December 8th. Current DES Director Duane Winslow announced he is resigning at the end of the month. Winslow was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving earlier this month and
Spirit of Giving is almost here! If you live in Billings, you can drop off your donations for Toys for Tots, the Billings Food Bank and the Montana Rescue Mission throughout the day on Friday, December 4. We''ll start the day at the Heights Albertsons from 6 to 9 a.m. You can find us at Rimrock Mall from 10 a.m.
Billings Police are still looking for the woman who impersonated a Salvation Army volunteer to steal three of their Red Kettles. Police believe a man was driving the car and a woman asked for the kettles. A couple impersonated Salvation Army drivers on Friday and stole three kettles from the Red Kettle Campaign, according to Major Mark Thielenhaus, Corps Officer in
UPDATE: Police say that a man has been charged with the stabbing of a Billings man in the Heights on Sunday afternoon. Jeremy Davidson, a 37-year-old Billings man was charged with assault with a weapon. ORIGINAL STORY: A Billings man is in serious condition after being stabbed in the chest in the Heights Sunday afternoon. The Billings Police Department was called
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The latest on the resignation of Angela McLean as Montana's lieutenant governor (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Gov. Steve Bullock says Angela McLean's resignation as lieutenant governor is not a "re-set" for his re-election campaign. The Democratic governor told reporters Monday that he and McLean have had several conversations about
In Red Lodge, business goes up as skiers go down. Kevin Kinne's Ski Station store in Red Lodge has thrived for 30 years by marketing to the town's winter crowd, which includes hundreds of skiers and snowboarders traveling from all around the country to hit the slopes of Red Lodge Mountain. "We're dependent on it, we're basically a winter oriented business," Kinne
UPDATE: Billings Police Sgt. Finnegan tells KULR-8 officers have not located the woman in the security camera photo as of Sunday afternoon. The public is asked to call in any information. The Billings Police Department has released a photo taken from a security camera of the alleged robbery of Salvation Army Red Kettles Friday in Billings. The suspect is a
An overnight fire claims the lives of two dogs. According to the Billings Fire Department the fire broke out in a small shed behind a home on the 4100 block of Buchanan Ave. just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Tatum says that the owner sustained minor burns when trying to free the dogs from the shed. He is
Authorities have released a mug shot of the suspect in Friday's shootout at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. A federal official said Saturday the 57-year-old appears to be mentally disturbed. Police have identified him as 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina. They say he walked out of the facility before five o'clock Friday evening and surrendered. Jail
Despite very cold weather, lots of people took part in Billings holiday parade this evening. Stores were open for pre-parade shopping and booths were set up for folks to buy warm beverages. "We're with Venture which is affiliated with Boy Scouts, and were selling hot coco and apple cider because its so cold out here," Venture Crew member Hunter Young
Yellowstone County's Disaster and General Services Director is resigning. Attorney Bill D'Alton tells KULR-8, Duane Winslow's resignation is effective at the end of the month. Winslow has been off the job and is on paid administrative leave following a DUI charge. "Mr. Winslow has plans for the future. But, those plans are private," D'Alton said.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at Moss Mansion. They decorated the house for the holidays, and have a Christmas tree for every room. Each was decorated by a local business, and when people tour the Mansion, they can vote for their favorite. This and next Saturday, kids can get their pictures taken with Santa, Merriment at
Thousands of people braved the crowds Thursday night, and all day Friday for Black Friday shopping. People waited in line in the cold, risking frostbite and maybe even a little bit of their sanity for some of the years best deals. Rimrock Mall was open all day, they are still tabulating the sales figures and so far they are on
'Tis the season of giving, and if you happen to have some extra items after your Black Friday shopping, you can help. The Great Gift Drive kicked off today, their goal is to help our local homeless teens have a good Christmas. The gifts collected will go to Tumbleweed, they are in need of both necessities and extra items for
While thousands of people in Billings flocked to big box stores searching for the perfect present on Black Friday, hundreds more traveled to Red Lodge Mountain hoping for perfect powder. Billings resident Sam Wilson was in a few lines on Friday, but it wasn't to grab a great deal on a television -- it was to get another great run in.
Thanksgiving is coming to an end and the holiday shopping season is kicking off. Rimrock Mall has seen thousands of customers waiting in line and scouting deals this Thanksgiving, according to the mall's marketing manager Daron Olson. Many of the mall's stores opened for limited hours on Thanksgiving, and will reopen for official Black Friday shopping Friday morning.
Google has some tips for you if you plan to shop on Black Friday, but want to avoid crowds and long lines.
On Thanksgiving, and every holiday, there are people working to ensure you and your family have a safe and happy holiday. "So far today we have had a couple more building alarms than usual. A lot of people cooking, occasional burned pies and stuff like that," said Mark Solberg, a firefighter with the Billings Fire Department. Firefighters and police officers
Volunteers were working hard this Thanksgiving at the Montana Rescue Mission, ensuring the less fortunate enjoyed a wonderful feast complete with turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Yellowstone County Commissioner Jim Reno, his wife and grandchildren were among the volunteers, and there was even some live music. "We serve here first and I have to tell you," he said. "It makes your
SEATTLE (AP) - Costco officials say testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in the company's chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states. Craig Wilson, Costco vice president of food safety and quality assurance, said Wednesday he
A Wyoming Cowboy barely misses the terrorist attacks in Paris. He was living in an apartment there, and spending a lot of time in the neighborhood that was hit. Meeteetse is a ranch community that still has boardwalks downtown. You can eat locally raised beef or bison here, and drink whiskey or beer. Or, you can find it in truffles
According to the most recent U.S. Census data, African Americans only make up .6 percent of Montana's population. Data company GoodCall judged cities in the United States and reported Billings as the 60th best place for African Americans to find success as entrepreneurs. Ike Greer, an African American entrepreneur and barber at Billings Best Barbers, originally came to Billings from San Francisco
Several area businesses will open their doors to shoppers tomorrow for early Black Friday sales. Rimrock Mall will open its doors at 4 p.m. and most of the stores in the mall will open at 6 p.m. However, JCPenny will open its doors at 3 p.m., and Herberger's will open at 5 p.m. Some of the other stores opening on
The icy roads continues to create a lot of problems for drivers. Tuesday morning Billings police enacted the slick street policy. This means if you're in an accident and no one is injured then you should exchange insurance information and file an accident report later. Billings Public Works Deputy Director, Vern Heisler, says they started working on city streets at
With colder weather moving in, it is important to remember those who do not have a place to go at night. Last year, the Montana Rescue Mission, in partnership with Harvest Church, opened up their community center. The center is only open three days a week, but is already helping to build a bridge between those on the streets and
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Plans to build a $400 million railroad to haul coal from a proposed mine on the Montana-Wyoming border have been put on hold. The Tongue River Railroad Co. requested Wednesday that the Surface Transportation Board suspend the permitting process for the 42-mile line from the Powder River Basin to Colstrip. The line
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a woman has died after losing control of her pickup truck on the icy roads of Interstate 90 near Drummond. The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/1T2oEtj) that the unidentified woman from Laurel died at the scene Tuesday. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Thomas Gill says the woman had been heading west when she
Jacob Studer is a second grader, a businessman and a philanthropist. He founded Billings Best Hiking Sticks to help raise money for those in need. "Every time I make $100 I will give it to a thing that needs it like the poor, cancer, even the pet shelter. You know like the pets that are in danger and that don't
It's one of the most debated questions this time every year. When should the Christmas lights go up? While some people argue decorations can go up as early as November 1, others say anything related to Christmas must wait until after Thanksgiving. We may never know the right answer, but many Christmas lights will be going up this weekend. "Next
Billings will get the first winter storm this week. Temperature are expected to drop into the teens accompanied by snowfall. While the snow-covered trees create a holiday picture, cold weather can also bring with it some not-so-pleasant dangers. Frigid temperatures can pose risks for illness and injury. St. Vincent Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Erica Bruen, M.D. said it's very important
Over 500 people were at Billings Logan International Airport on Tuesday morning alone, on their way out of town for the holiday. Thousands of people will be in and out of this airport this week, so it is important to account for the extra time it will take. Airport officials say to try and be at the airport about
A Billings woman and her daughter are spending this Christmas in Southeast Asia to help Burmese refugees and orphans. Vision Beyond Borders Public Relations Director Dyann Romeijn and her 10-year-old daughter Ella are making their third trip to Northern Thailand and Burma. This time, it's to make sure refugees and a few hundred orphans have a great Christmas. "These kids
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A federal judge has given prosecutors until July 1 to decide if they will seek the death penalty for an 18-year-old Wyoming man charged with a double murder on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation. Tuesday's ruling came after defense attorneys said they needed more time to gather evidence for why the death penalty should not
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Just over one-third of Montana's legislators are asking Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to use all legal means to block or resist the placement of Syrian refugees in Montana. The 55 Republicans say they are sympathetic to those impacted by the conflict in Syria, but they want to see federal refugee admission guidelines and policies
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 61-year-old south-central Montana man has pleaded guilty to federal charges after prosecutors say he distributed about 178 pounds of methamphetamine. The Billings Gazette reports ( http://bit.ly/1PMdXNI ) Merrill Clark Gardner of Fishtail pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to possess meth for distribution. Gardner faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and
Ahead of the FCS playoff game, Governor Steve Bullock makes a friendly wager with South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard. According to a statement from Gov. Bullock's office, if the Montana Grizzlies win, Daugaard will give Bullock a South Dakota pheasant dinner with a six-pack of Crow Peak beer. If the South Dakota State Jackrabbits win? Bullock will send a Montana
The bones of strange creatures are coming out of a cave in the Big Horn Mountains near Lovell. They're animals that haven't walked the earth for thousands of years. Yet, scientists are finding out what they ate, and how they lived. As a professional caver was lowered into a deep dark hole, he yelled out, "Whoo hoo!" It's not easy
Billings ranks toward the bottom of the top 10 most dangerous cities in Montana, according to the website, RoadSnacks. The website, which is more commonly known as an infotainment site, looked at crime data from the FBI over a three year time period to rank the cities. It looked at the number of property and violent crimes in cities with
He was one of the first faces visible to thousands of babies in our community. After 38 years of delivering more than 5,000 babies, Doctor Daniel Molloy is ready to retire. Dr. Molloy will retire from St. Vincent Healthcare's Big Sky OB/GYN next month. He says all good things must come to an end, but admits the looming retirement is
Billings will soon have a new restaurant and casino on the southside after the City Council approved the plan at Monday night's meeting. Sean Johnson, the owner of the Bayou Restaurant and Casino, will be opening the new America Family Restaurant in the existing Geyser Park Amusement Park building. He plans on changing the look and opening 8,000 square feet
A new poll suggests not many Americans trust the federal government. The Pew Research poll said just 19% of Americans surveyed trust the government most or all of the time. According to Pew, that's close to the lowest level in the past 60 years. When it comes to political parties, 32% of republicans and GOP leaners surveyed said they are
The Billings City Council will be deciding on a number of issues at Monday's meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. Council members will consider a liquor license with gaming for American Foods of Montana. The license is for the former Geyser Park Amusement Park. Council will also take up a cost-of-living increase for the Teamsters Local 190, a one-year wage
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and our area shelters and food banks could still use some help preparing for the holiday. The Montana Rescue Mission (MRM) said they are still in need of two things: pumpkin pie and cranberries. They say the earlier the better, just as long as they have the items by Wednesday. "We still have spots available,
Box stores often get all the attention on Thanksgiving weekend with monster sales beginning on Black Friday. But over the past five years, Small Business Saturday has grown into a major nationwide event where local shops offer doorbusters and deals of their own to local customers. Small businesses from restaurants to clothing stores will offer great deals on Friday and Saturday here
In 2014, well over 400,000 kids were reported to be in foster homes in the U.S. According to the Department of Justice, as much as 80% of those children came from alcohol and drug addicted homes. What we don't hear is the impact addiction has on these children – directly from the children – while they're still children. It is
Griz fans eagerly awaited Sunday morning's announcement determining the football future for the University of Montana. At 9 a.m., the NCAA released the FCS Playoffs schedule, indicating that Montana (7-4) will host South Dakota State (8-3) in the first round of playoffs this Saturday, November 28th beginning at 3 p.m.
KULR-8 is looking into a reported fatal crash on the morning of November 22nd in Garfield County. According to Montana Highway Patrol, officers were dispatched to the crash at 8:13 a.m.Sunday and arrived to the scene on Montana Highway 200 just East of Van Norman Road between Jordan and Brockway at 9:02 a.m. Information regarding the cause of the crash, number of victims,
David Armstrong, Alternatives, Inc. Administrator, confirmed to KULR-8 Sunday afternoon that Brandi Shipp has returned to the Passages Prerelease Center and is no longer on escape status. The 26-year-old woman was placed on escape status after walking away from the Passages program on November 21st at approximately 11:32 p.m. Shipp is described as a 5-foot-6 blonde caucasian female that should be considered dangerous
Barry Beach sat down with KULR-8's Greg LaMotte at his home in Billings to share his first day of freedom after decades in prison. Hear from Beach about his past and plans for his future in this personal, one-on-one interview. App users: Click here to watch the interview.
A long line stretching around the MetraPark parking lot Saturday was a visual representation of hunger in our area. The line was made up of hundreds of people waiting to receive food for their families at 'Flakesgiving.' The Breakfast Flakes from Billings radio station Cat Country KCTR organize the annual event that helps feed over 1,500 local families each year around Thanksgiving. Albertsons also
Brucellosis hit Park County in Northwest Wyoming again, for the first time in five years. Wyoming's state veterinarian confirms the herd is in the Meeteetse area, which has had most of the Brucellosis cases since the first was detected in 2003. One cow tested positive, so the herd she was in will be quarantined for six months to a year.
City officials have discovered the cause of a chemical smell that shut down the Cody recreation center. The Paul Stock Aquatic and Recreation Center was evacuated around 4 p.m. Thursday, and remained closed Friday morning. It was shut down after someone reported a chemical smell and had trouble breathing in the pool area. Authorities said the smell was caused by
KULR-8 spoke with both Barry Beach's mother and Kimberly Nees' cousin about their reaction to Beach being released from prison Friday.
We have great news for Montana veterans. The US Department of Veterans Affairs is selecting Montana as one of three states to conduct a pilot program known as Digits to Digits. The Digits to Digits program will allow veterans to file a compensation claim through a computer program, resulting in more rapidly processed claims. Cheryl Heald, of the MVAD, said the
The jury reached a verdict Friday in the case of a man accused of killing another man in the Billings Heights earlier this year. The jury found Joseph Polak guilty on all three of the charges against him, which included deliberate homicide, tampering with physical evidence and criminal endangerment. Polak is accused of shooting and killing 29-year-old Scott Hofferber on
A winter wonderland has arrived with snow flurries blowing all around. The local area saw anywhere from half an inch of snow to two inches. As temperatures continue to drop into the overnight hours, wind chill values will reach as low as zero, and the possibility of ice cannot be ruled out. Dan Borsum, Senior Meteorologist at the National Weather
Dateline NBC reporter Keith Morrison has talked to Barry Beach on several occasions throughout the years. Morrison tells us he's glad the governor granted Beach clemency. He says he found beach to be intelligent, thoughtful and he says beach cares about doing the right thing. Morrison adds there's something Beach told him after he was sent back to prison that
Keller Williams will present the Floating Lantern Ceremony Friday evening from 7-8 p.m. The fundraiser benefits Wounded Warriors in Montana. According to Keller Williams Broker Jeanette Busony, the vision is to have any Wounded Warriors in the community be able to go on a vacation or trip if they're having a hard time. Billings residents paid five dollars for each lantern;
People in the Billings area woke up Friday to the Magic City looking like a winter wonderland. According to the Billings National Weather Service, the snowfall started in Billings just before 2 a.m. Trace amounts of snow continued throughout the morning. Temperatures continued dropping through the morning below freezing. According to the Billings Fire Department, several accidents were reported Friday morning. The fire
Not everyone gets to celebrate 97 years, and it's a milestone Albert Wade almost didn't reach 74 years ago. "When we flew into Pearl Harbor, everything was being knocked out," Wade said. "We didn't have no ammunition to shoot back, and they shot us down like ducks." The bombing at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 claimed Wade's entire fleet. "I'm
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park is backing off its proposal to kill roughly 1,000 wild bison this winter as officials seek to reduce the animals' annual migration into Montana. Park officials met with representatives of American Indian tribes, the state and other federal agencies Thursday. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://goo.gl/Kr3FDY) the park proposed
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Lawmakers say they want voters to decide if privacy and open-government protections should be added to Wyoming's Constitution. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1X0OT9V ) that the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee voted Wednesday to support a bill that would put the proposed changes on the 2016 ballot. If
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Central Asia Institute officials say "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson will retire in January from the charity he co-founded nearly 20 years ago to build schools in Pakistan. The announcement Thursday comes more than four years after accusations that Mortenson fabricated events in his best-selling book and an investigation into mismanagement of
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday to bolster the process for allowing refugees into the United States. A media release indicates the American SAFE Act will strengthen the screening process to include the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. Congressman Ryan Zinke said, in Iraq and Syria, there is no database, so it's difficult to tell who
The recreation center in Cody is closed until further notice after the facility was evacuated. A media release indicates at approximately 4:10 p.m, visitors at the Paul Stock Aquatic and Recreation Center reported smelling a chemical odor and some difficulty breathing while in the pool area. Staff members immediately evacuated the pool areas and remaining parts of the facility. Emergency
The holiday season is almost here and we have some evidence. The Mannheim Steamroller Christmas tour makes a stop Thursday night at the Rimrock Auto Arena. Mannheim Steamroller played Christmas classics to an estimated crowd of 3,000 people. Mannheim has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, and they're also the highest-selling Christmas group of all time. Composer Chip
Billings Police are investigating a report of a robbery at the Wendy's on Main Street in the Heights. The store manager told police, just after 6 p.m. on Thursday, a white male, about 60 years of age, approached him and displayed a handgun. Police said the suspect took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The investigation is
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - A helicopter crash that killed two men at a California airport occurred as the pilot was practicing landings. The San Diego County medical examiner's office says the helicopter's tail struck the ground during a landing Wednesday and it spun out of control at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad. Both men aboard died at the scene.
Imagine walking around town all night because you don't have a place to sleep. Imagine couch surfing and figuring out day-by-day where your next meal will come from. These are harsh realities for teenagers and young adults in the Billings community. Over the past four decades, Tumbleweed has helped homeless and at-risk youth in Billings get back on their feet,
Habitat For Humanity Mid-Yellowstone Valley dedicated a home to the Smith Family on November 19th. This is the 72nd house, from Habitat For Humanity, in the local area since 1992. The construction for this house began back in July and is the third home to be dedicated this year, just in time for Thanksgiving. Brad Smith said, "Glad that it's finally here,
A scam is going on in Billings involving district court. People are sending e-mails posing as court clerks and asking for personal information. Unfortunately for the scammer, one of their victims actually works for the court. The e-mail people are receiving is a notice that they need to appear in court and in some cases, the e-mail has a link
When holiday shopping is in full swing, so are holiday scams. People are spending more money than usual because of the holidays and scammers are also looking to profit. Whether it is through online shopping, or even at a store, it is the season to get ripped off. It isn't just when you are buying gifts, scammers also target those
Senator Jon Tester speaks to Homeland Security and the Governmental Affairs Committee November 19th, in Washington, D.C. As Senator Tester met with the committee, this afternoon, he asked them a question. If we have to tighten up visa waivers for political refugees, and the regimen they have to go through to get accepted into this country, then is the committee willing to
Seven Montana high school students, who traveled to Boston last week, are back in town. They were in Beantown to compete in one of the most prestigious math competitions in the world. The Harvard-MIT Math Tournament is an annual math competition hosted by MIT this year and it's the first time a team from Montana has ever participated. The "Montana Math Team"
'Tis the season to start thinking about safety in the kitchen. According to Billings Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Tatum, Thanksgiving has more cooking-related fires than any other day of the year. He said turkey fires are common, and if you're cooking something on top of the stove or using a turkey fryer, stay in the home and watch what's happening.
Twenty members of the REAL, or Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership, Montana leadership program will spend the next few days working with Billings media. Selected out of dozens of candidates and representing farmers, ranchers, and various natural resource organizations across the state, the three-day 'Working With The Media" seminar is just one of ten seminars the group of REAL Montana
The terror attacks in Paris prompts local authorities to beef up security for this weekend’s Cat-Griz game. The increased security measures were recommended by the department of homeland security. The most obvious change is increasing show of force. MSU's police chief says the school usually has 20 officers working during the brawl of the wild, but this year they are
It is not everyday we have musicians from half way across the world here in the Magic City. Jozef Luptak and Boris Lenko are from Bratislava, the capitol of Slovakia, and it took over two years to get them here. They were brought, in part, because of an exchange program through MSUB where students from Bratislava come to study in
Winds, in general, are driven by a pressure gradient force, which is the difference in pressure between a high and low pressure system. The situation we had last night, into this morning was a low pressure system sitting over Canada and a high pressure system sitting over the Great Basin. The strong jet stream made the low pressure system much
The Billings Police Department gets a sanction letter after an officer is accused of accessing the state's Criminal Justice Information Network for personal use. The letter from the organization states Officer Grant Morrison used the network in September, while off duty, to get vehicle registration and driver's license information. The letter goes on to state, after his third request for
A windstorm was forecast to hit Billings last night into early this morning, but the city did not get extensive damage. According to Butch Larcombe at Northwestern Energy, Billings had about a dozen small outages affecting no more than four customers. A transmission line from Lauren to Red Lodge went out early Wednesday morning that Northwestern worked on throughout the day.
Hotel owners with the Yellowstone County Lodging Association (YCLA) met on Wednesday to vote on whether to move forward with repealing a city ordinance. The ordinance allows any city worker to request and receive information about hotel guests, and get the full registry. The monthly meeting had over double normal attendance, and Billings Police Chief Rich St. John as
Billings police say an argument over a cell phone led to a man getting stabbed late last night. The incident happened on the 300 block of South 31st Street around 10:30 p.m. Billings Police Department says an argument over a cell phone escalated and became physical. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 50-year-old man with a stab wound to his
Retired U.S. Senator Alan Simpson from Wyoming said Tuesday two or three presidential candidates don't know enough about foreign policy. He said the attacks in Paris show the next president will need to have knowledge of world affairs. Speaking at his home in Cody, Simpson recalled how the French fought alongside Americans during the Revolutionary War, and gave the U.S.