It's Red Nose Day Thursday and United Way of Yellowstone County is helping coordinate fundraising to help children and families in poverty. "It goes out to the community with partners that are supporting efforts to help children in need, families in need here in our community," Tess Besaw said. Red Nose Day started when NBC's Matt Lauer rode hundreds of
The Yellowstone County District Attorney's Office files charges in a fatal accident that happened in Laurel in December 2015. Samuel Rettig is expected to enter a plea in district court tomorrow. Court documents indicate Rettig was involved in a road confrontation involving three other vehicles that were traveling together. That confrontation resulted in a head on collision that killed an
What matters the most when you're facing tragedy or death? Dr. Ira Byock, a palliative care physician and author, advocates forgiving and expressing love for others. He spoke at Petro Hall on the MSU-Billings campus Wednesday night. "I'm here really to distill it down into at least saying four things to one another before we're forced to say good-bye. Please
Originally, there were 17 Republican presidential candidates. Only Donald Trump remains, making him the presumptive nominee. But on June 7, when Montanans head to the polls, voters will see the names of several other Republican candidates who have suspended their campaigns on the ballot. What happens if voters choose to vote for a candidate who's dropped out of the race?
The Beartooth Pass is scheduled to open to traffic this week. Montana Department of Transportation representatives said the pass is looking good for now. The entire pass, all 68 miles from southwest Montana to northwest Wyoming, is expected to open at 8 a.m Friday. MDT wants to remind people the opening is dependent on weather. To see if the pass
Memorial Day weekend is historically one of the busiest car-buying holidays of the year, according to a news release sent by financial website WalletHub. The National Automotive Dealers Association said this year is expected to be the seventh consecutive year where new car sales will increase. WalletHub analysts compared auto loan and lease offers from a group of more than
MetraPark representatives say they expect a capacity crowd at the Donald Trump rally tomorrow. If that happens, it will be one of the largest events ever at Rimrock Auto Arena. According to the MetraPark website, capacity at the Rimrock Auto Arena is 12,000 people. Members of all our local law enforcement agencies will be on hand to assist Secret Service
With MetraPark expecting almost 12,000 people in attendance for tomorrow's Trump rally, people across Billings are reacting. We spoke with many people around Billings, many declined to comment. But the people who did comment, it seems pretty much 50/50 with half excited and half not. A lady who did not want to go on camera is a Trump supporter and
The Billings West High School Track and Field Team refuses to be ignored. On the track, West boasts some of the fastest runners in the state, including Shae Helterbran, Maddie Brockel, and Brooke Endy. Combine speed in the lanes with strength in the field, and Golden Bears enter this week's AA State Championships in Missoula with confidence under their singlets.
Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have lost their lives serving our country. But for a lot of people, Memorial Day weekend is also the kick-off to summer travel season. Financial website WalletHub released 'Memorial Day 2016 By The Numbers'. It's a report on the facts about the holiday. According to the report, 39 percent of Americans
In March, we reported seatbelt fatalities had doubled from last year. We aren't even half way through 2016 and those numbers are still rising. A trauma medical director at St. Vincent Healthcare says nearly half of ICU and trauma patients are admitted because they are crash victims, who are not wearing their seatbelts. Dr. Barry McKenzie, with St. V's, says that
On Memorial Day, several events are happening in Yellowstone County to remember those who lost their lives to serve our country. At 8:00a.m., there will be Military Honors at Veterans Park done by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and at Riverside Cemetery done by Marine Corps League. At 9:00a.m., Military Honors will be held at Terrace Gardens Cemetery by the
The man arrested and accused of firing a gun into a group of people at Rimrock Mall over the weekend is charged in court Tuesday. 23-year-old Bryan Antelope is charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, including four counts of felony assault with a weapon. Court documents indicate, on Saturday morning around 2:00a.m., people reported someone shot at them while
A Billings man is facing charges, including a felony, related to the armed robbery of a Zip Trip convenience store. Johnathen Wade Dennis, 26, entered the Zip Trip on Shiloh brandishing a rifle on April 26th, according to court documents. Dennis threatened the clerk at the store, pointing the rifle at her before pointing to the register. The clerk told
The cost to ride MET Transit buses will go up August 1st. Billings City Council members approved the rate change and some route changes during their meeting Monday night. The current cost to ride MET Transit for an adult is $1.25 for cash fares and $22.00 for a monthly bus pass. The cash fare will increase to $1.75. A monthly
Storm Chasers. In this case we're talking about contractors, who follow the latest natural disaster and are ready to set up shop and start doing business. Billings soon will be their next stop, following our hail storm on Saturday. While these out-of-town contractors may offer a quicker fix, you may pay in the long run. While not all storm chasers
When it comes to military retirees, it turns out the Treasure State is among the best. According to a recent report from personal financial website WalletHub, Montana is the 3rd best state for military retirees. The Cowboy State isn't far behind, falling just behind Montana as 4th best. WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across
Legendary rock band, America, will be the headlining act for this year's Billings Clinic Classic in August. The band won the Best New Artist Grammy in 1972 and is know for such tunes as, “A Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway” and “Tin Man.” Along with the concert, the 2016 Classic includes a Women's Golf Tournament on August 19, a
While Montana is seeing an increase in fatal crashes this year, Wyoming is seeing a decrease in fatal crashes. Wyoming Highway Patrol said, as of May 19, the number of crashes and fatalities in the Cowboy State is down about 36 percent. Troopers said they have had 17 fatalities and 17 crashes so far in 2016. By the same time
ZooMontana Executive Director Jeff Ewelt is no longer considering a run for the mayor's office. Ewelt confirmed with KULR-8 he is suspending his exploratory campaign to run for the position next year. He had initially expressed interest in running for the position, following a recent visit to Oklahoma City with the Billings Chamber of Commerce. Ewelt told KULR-8 he wants
Saturday's storm was spotty throughout town, not as widespread as the hail storm almost two years to the day before in 2014. But for many, still a lot of damage and still a lot of repairs to be done in the coming months. Whether it is roofing, siding, or fencing, you need a permit from the city before replacement. When
Many are still dealing with the aftermath of this weekend's hailstorm. Which is having some people starting their week off by driving straight to the auto body shops. The reported golf ball size hail caused many dents, shattered windows and broke headlights. Workers at the American Auto Body say the hail varied from pea-size to quarter-size. If your car has
UPDATED: Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder says they have collected evidence and will turn their case over to the Yellowstone County Attorney's Office for review. Sheriff Linder says a male and female reported that a male suspect tried to steal their vehicle in the area of Jellison Road and Blue Creek Road on Sunday afternoon. Sheriff Linder says the male
UPDATE: Billings Police Department says they have arrested a suspect in connection with Sunday morning's stabbing. The suspect was arrested early Monday morning. We are awaiting details and will update you as soon as they become available. A reported stabbing on Monroe Street Sunday morning is still being investigated by the Billings Police Department. According to BPD, officers responded to a
When does a 'blue mood' actually become a diagnosable mental illness? Billings Clinic Department Chair of Psychiatry, Dr. Eric Arzubi said mental illness has a range much like heart conditions range from mild to severe, or cancers that are treatable or difficult to treat. "Mental illness is anybody who's struggling with day-to-day functioning," Dr. Arzubi said. "When the anxiety
A severe hail storm wreaked havoc on Montana Saturday, resulting in vast home and automobile damage across the state. According to Angela Thorpe, spokeswoman with Montana's largest auto and home insurance company, State Farm, hundreds of claims were filed within hours of the storm. "It was just moments following the storm that our agents received calls," Thorpe said, "lots of
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning Saturday as a storm hit multiple area counties. The storm is knocking down trees, damaging homes and vehicles. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for the following counties: Big Horn, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Rosebud, Treasure, Yellowstone, Fergus, Petroleum, Garfield, Phillips, Valley and Sheridan, Wyoming. Emergency crews are responding to downed trees
A 23-year-old Billings man is charged with multiple felonies in connection with a shooting early Saturday morning. Billings Police Sergeant Harley Cagle said 23-year-old Bryan Antelope is under arrest for pulling a semi-auto handgun and opening fire on several people sitting in their cars in the mall parking lot at 2:15 a.m. Saturday. Sgt. Cagle said two men were walking
A Montana man searching for dinosaur bones on his property makes a discovery. Now, more than a decade later, researchers learn it was a much bigger find than originally thought. In 2005, Dr. Bill Shipp, a retired nuclear physicist, said he was exploring his property near the Judith River Formation with a paleontologist, when they spotted a large dinosaur bone.
Donald Trump announced earlier this week his plans to hold a rally in Billings this month. We spoke to KULR-8 Political Analyst Lee Banville about Trump's announcement to visit Montana. Banville said Billings has a higher percentage of Republican voters than western Montana, which is probably why Trump chose to hold his rally in the Magic City. Banville said Trump's
Former President Bill Clinton held a rally Friday night as the face of the Hillary for America campaign in Montana. We asked KULR-8 Political Analyst Lee Banville about Bill Clinton campaigning in Billings for his wife. Banville said in 1992, when the former president was elected, Bill Clinton made a big point of saying you were essentially getting two for
This year's Billings Kiwanis Movies in the Parks starts next week. The Billings Kiwanis, Firefly Outdoor Movie Company and the Billings Parks and Recreation Department all team up to offer the free movies. You can catch the six movies through September. The first movie is Friday, May 27 at Veteran's Park when Cars 2 will be playing.
UPDATE: The man accused of stabbing another man to death in Lame Deer is expected to appear in district court in Big Horn County next Tuesday. He will appear on a felony fugitive from justice arrest warrant. Big Horn County Undersheriff Mike Fuss said the sheriff's office arrested 27-year-old Tyson Lonebear Wednesday night in Hardin in connection with the homicide.
Hundreds of people gathered at Will James Middle School Friday night for a chance to here former President Bill Clinton speak. Clinton energized the crowd that filled the school gym to capacity to see him. They waited more than an hour to hear what he had to say. His almost hour long speech was upbeat, drawing comparisons between Hillary and
The Fusion Fight League thrilled the crowd Friday night at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark and raised money for Team Chase. Little 3-year-old Chase Barnhart is battling liver cancer. Two bouts during the Fusion Fight League were a fundraiser for the boy and his family. "They went through round one and thought they were on the other side. And, now
Former President Bill Clinton spoke on behalf of his wife, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, in the Magic City Friday night. President Clinton held public events in South Dakota and North Dakota earlier Friday. Doors opened for the event at Will James Middle School at 6:30 p.m. Hillary Clinton's campaign recently opened four offices across Montana in Billings, Missoula, Bozeman and Helena. Cowles Montana Media Political Analyst
If you're looking for something to do with the kids this weekend how about a free event through St. Vincent Healthcare. To celebrate the partnership between St. V's and Primary Children's Hospital and University of Utah Health Care they are holding free kids fun day. The event is Saturday, May 21st at Grandview Park at Poly Drive and N 30th.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A Texas woman has died in Yellowstone National Park when she was hit by a vehicle while trying to cross a road to watch an eagle. Yellowstone spokeswoman Charissa Reid says the 47-year-old woman was struck and killed on the West Entrance Road, about 2 miles inside the park, shortly before 8
Memorial weekends traditionally start with what law enforcement often calls "the 100 deadly days of summer." The summer travel period earned this title by traditionally being a period marked by the highest number of roadway fatalities in Montana. In an effort to combat this trend, extra patrols from the Montana Highway Patrol will be on the road with an increased
The Montana Highway Patrol is dedicating a highway in memory of a Montana Highway Patrolman who lost his life in the line of duty. The first highway patrolman killed in the line of duty, in the state of Montana, was Highway Trooper Robert Steele, who lost his life on November 2nd, 1946. Steele was shot and killed while he and his
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A judge will hear arguments next week on whether he should stay a portion of his ruling on Montana's campaign contribution limits that would allow political parties to make unlimited donations to candidates. U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell set a hearing on the Montana Department of Justice's motion for Tuesday, just two weeks before
Build it and they will come. That's what they did in Hardin, Montana, and shockingly, no one came, for a long time. I'm referring to the Hardin jail, officially called the Two Rivers Regional Detention Facility. It's possibly the only detention facility in the nation that sits empty. We decided to check in on the facility to find out where
When chasing your dreams, the sky is the limit. One pilot did just that, literally. Some may think it's a little unusual to get on a commercial flight and see a female pilot. Andrea Coppick says she wanted to fly since she was a little girl. Coppick says she wants to show girls they can do anything boys can. So,
Park officials put down a baby bison after tourists picked it up and put it in the back of their car. The visitors took the new born calf to a ranger station, because they reportedly thought it was too cold. But, efforts to return the calf to its herd backfired. A picture is circulating on social media showing the calf
Did you ever dream of becoming a police officer when you were young or wonder what's it's really like to ride in a police cruiser with all of that crime-fighting, high-tech gear? Some of the kids with the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch had that chance Thursday as part of National Police Week. The Billings Police Department teamed up with
UPDATE: If you like to spend time in Phipps Park, you may have to wait a while before you can visit again. The Billings Parks and Recreation Department closed the park after a rockslide Wednesday afternoon. Parks and Rec Superintendent John Thompson said they're not sure what caused the slide. Thompson was at the park Thursday examining the area. He
School District 2 Trustees extend Superintendent Terry Bouck's contract for another year. Last year the board voted to extend Bouck's contract to the end of June 2018. Thursday, May 19th the board approved an extension of that contract to the end of June 2019. Six of the nine trustees were at the meeting Thursday. They voted unanimously to approve Bouck's
Friday night former President Bill Clinton will speak on behalf of his wife, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. President Clinton is speaking in the gym at Will James Middle School here in Billings. According to Hillary for America, the event is supposed to start at 7:30p.m. Doors to the event open at 6:30p.m. Will James Middle School principal tells the Billings
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A wet and cooler spring has eased drought concerns over parts of western Montana, but severe drought conditions remain along the Rocky Mountain Front after two straight winters of lower snowfall and warmer temperatures. The recent spate of warm temperatures triggered an early snow melt that could mean lower flows in some rivers and
Alternative plans to help reduce traffic at Main Street and Airport Road are presented at a public MDT meeting. KULR-8 spoke with Boothill Inn and Suites, General Manager, Shelli Mann. She said she has serious concerns about the options they have proposed, which will have her guests and employees turning onto a 3-lane highway, rather than a less
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will officially be visiting Billings later this month. According to the candidate's website, Trump will be making his stop in the Magic City on May 26 at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. The event begins at 4 p.m. Last weekend, a representative from Congressman Ryan Zinke's office said the presidential hopeful was planning on a
Christina Aragon may be known as 'Teeny' by her teammates, but this athlete's impact on the sport of track and field is anything but small! The Billings Senior distance runner currently holds the best high school mile time in the country, running 1500 meters in just 4 minutes and 11 seconds at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford this year.
UPDATE: President Bill Clinton will be in the Magic City, campaigning for wife and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. We now know the doors to the public will open at 6:30 Friday night at Will James Middle School. The event runs until 9:30. Hillary Clinton's campaign announced Wednesday former President Bill Clinton will visit Billings next week. In an email the campaign
The Billings Kiwanis Club's annual bike rodeo is this weekend. The event is for kids in kindergarten through the third grade. Organizers of the event say there will be bike tune-ups, free bicycles for those in need and bike safety tips. The rodeo is this Saturday, May 21at at Rose Park starting at 10:00a.m. The event runs goes until 11:15a.m.
It's a unique way to deliver a check to help School District Two purchase robotics kits. Robots delivered the big check from ExxonMobil at Bench Elementary Wednesday morning. The check written out to the Billings Education Foundation for $10,750 will go to curriculum and technology to support robotics kits. 5th grade teacher Jim Noble worked with two students to build
Montana is taking a prime seat in the 2016 Presidential Election. Bernie Sanders was here last week, President Bill Clinton will be in town Friday , and there are rumors presidential hopeful Donald Trump may make an appearance in the Treasure State soon. The Clinton campaign is putting even more feet on the ground here in Montana, opening four campaign
This week is National EMS Week. Emergency Medical Responders include AMR, fire, and law enforcement agencies that help patients before they ever get to a hospital. St. Vincent Healthcare hosted their 2nd annual BBQ for EMS responders on Tuesday. Locally, that includes Billings, Laurel and Lockwood Fire Departments, MT Highway Patrol, Billings PD and the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office. EMS
It was a bit of an unusual sight in Downtown Billings Tuesday as the Sons of Norway delivered checks by “sail” mail. The Viking Ship "sailed" through downtown, delivering cash donations to Family Service, Inc., and the Billings Food Bank. The group is also celebrating the signing of Norway's Constitution 203 years ago. The ship was built in Billings by
Billings police arrest a man they say fired several shots at vehicles and a residence on Lampman Drive Monday night. 20-year old Kiwan Busha is charged with four felony counts of criminal endangerment. He appeared in justice court on the charges Tuesday afternoon. Billings police say they were called to the 2300 block of Lampman drive about 8:20 Monday night
The man accused of beating a teenage girl on the Rims earlier this month made his first court appearance on Tuesday. Johnny LaFountain III, 19, is facing a charge of aggravated assault. LaFountain claims he was heavily intoxicated the night of the assault, according to court documents. He told detectives he estimated his intoxication level that night as an '8
Yesterday, we told you about a project in the works for a major intersection in the Billings Heights area. The plan is to help reduce traffic at Main Street and Airport Road. Alternative plans will be presented tomorrow at a public MDT meeting. Yellowstone County Commissioners met today to hear and see plans to reduce the traffic in the Heights.
Getting healthy includes a combination of exercise and good nutrition. At least one member of the KULR-8 team puts a strong emphasis on preparing healthy meals. "I throw a little bit of butter in a pan, some olive oil, some salt, some pepper, a little garlic powder," explained Tyson Adams, a Producer at KULR-8. Adams dedicates a substantial part of
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Emotions ran high in a showdown in Casper between environmentalists and the mining industry over possibly increasing federal fees to mine coal. A federal coal-lease moratorium has added uncertainty to an industry struggling with bankruptcies, layoffs and mine closures. Any changes will have a big effect on a future U.S. coal industry centered in
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the calendar week in which the day falls, as National Police week. Billings Police Chief, Rich St. John said this is a very momentous week for a lot of law enforcement across the country, as this is a national week of remembrance and recognition, for the
A study finds the Treasure State is the most dangerous state for teen drivers. Carinsurance.com analyzed five teen-driving metrics, from the number of teen driver fatalities to teen drinking and driving and texting and driving rates, to find the best and worst states for teen drivers. Montana ranks 51st on the website's list of the least safe states for teen
The National Park Service is calling on its visitors to respect wildlife and safety regulations after they said human actions resulted in the death of a newborn bison. According to NPS, visitors in Yellowstone National Park were cited last week for placing the calf in their vehicle and taking it to a park facility because of "their misplaced concern for
Two big projects are in the works, projects that will eventually help the growing traffic problem in the Heights. One, the Billings Bypass, is still a few years out. The other, the Main Street and Airport Road intersection, is also in the beginning stages. It will be at least a couple of years before any actual construction is started, but
Yellowstone County Detention Facility wants to offer more mental health counselors for the jail. But the Mental Health Center is having a hard time filling the positions. We spoke with Sheriff Mike Linder, who says the Mental Health Center sent out about 700 letters to people who are qualified for the positions. They haven't yet received even one response. It's
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A study has found that Wyoming is among the most dangerous states for teenage drivers. The Casper Star-Tribune reports ( http://bit.ly/24UPL0z ) that based on the number of teen driver fatalities in the state and survey responses, CarInsurance.com says Wyoming ranked 45th on the website's list of safest states for teenage drivers.
Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark housed a sold out Nitro Circus show. MetraPark's general manager, Bill Dutcher says he was making changes to help traffic flow better after the event. These changes are due to complaints of traffic jams after the Carrie Underwood concert Thursday night. 10,000 people attended Nitro Circus Sunday afternoon. That's more than the Carrie Underwood concert,
If you've been following Billings sports over the past year, you've no doubt heard the name 'Jacob Hadley.' At 6-foot-6, Hadley is the big man on Billings Central Catholic High School's campus and a huge force for the Rams year-round. In the fall, Hadley straps on a foobtall helmet as Central's All-State Wide Receiver, even spending time at cornerback his
Thirty-five of the World's top Motocross, BMX, and skateboard riders bring gravity-defying action to Billings this weekend with Nitro Circus Live. Butte-born Motocross Freestyle rider Keith Sayers is among athletes performing flips, tricks, and other stunts in front of a packed Rimrock Auto Arena Crowd. When asked how he prepares to defy death, flipping hundreds of feet above the ground
Nitro Circus is in town Sunday. It's one of the world's greatest action sport shows featuring fire, fast cars and extreme motocross stunts and it's sold out. For those coming to Nitro Circus tomorrow there's been a little bit of a change. They have moved to the inside of Rimrock Auto Arena. The weather over the past week has caused
A wet week is forcing MetraPark to move Nitro Circus inside for Sunday's action packed show. Read the media release from MetraPark below. The rain showers that hit Yellowstone County over the past week have forced a venue change for Sunday's Nitro Circus Live event at MetraPark. Nitro Circus has a strong commitment to the safety of our athletes and
The Colstrip Power Plant is losing money, and its future is looking more dire. NorthWestern Energy was approached about buying the older units, but this week CEO Bob Rowe said his company just cant do it. In Colstrip, there is deep concern. "Colstrip's only got one thing...it's coal. If there's no coal here, there's no town. The whole town goes away,"
Crowds of tourists helped Yellowstone officials celebrate the 125th birthday of the Park’s oldest hotel Friday morning. Park Superintendent Dan Wenk told the crowd about his responsibility to protect the world’s first national park. He said he’s considering plans to help reduce the number of cars on Yellowstone roads. It was like a trip back in time when a horse
It's a sign we're getting ever-so close to summer, the entertainment lineup for Alive After Five was released Friday. Alive After Five is set to begin June 2nd and will run every Thursday through August 25th. The opening show will take place at the Pub Station and the opening act will be folk-rock and soul band Fruition. Alive After Five
Montana may be Lyme free, but that's not to say that people living in Montana don't have Lyme Disease. Billings native Shelley Ruff is living with Lyme, a disease that has taken it's toll on her over the last 12 years. "I was probably the happiest person I knew, and then my life just changed," Ruff said. Ruff said she was
A winner is announced in this year's MasterLube's War of the Walls 2016. In a news release, MasterLube says Mariah LaFontaine from Billings Central Catholic High School received 70% of the votes to win this year's competition. They say this year they received the highest number of votes in the contest's eight-year history. LaFontaine wins the traveling trophy and bragging
Joy and wonder filled the classrooms of Washington Elementary as they hosted STEM Day. Second-grade teacher, Julie McCoy, said STEM is important because as these kids grow up and graduate, they will be entering the real world, where more and more jobs deal with computers, and engineering. "They need those skills starting at a young age so they're ready for those careers
MetraPark is receiving some complaints regarding traffic leaving the venue, after last night's Carrie Underwood concert. MetraPark's general manager says they continue to try to find more convenient ways to keep traffic flowing. Bill Dutcher says there were about 9,000 people at the Carrie Underwood Concert last night. He says he is hearing everyone loud and clear and is trying
Thousands of people gathered in Missoula and Billings Wednesday to hear U.S. Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders speak. On the same day of Sanders' rallies, the Hillary Clinton campaign made an announcement: Bill Clinton will visit the Magic City on May 20. KULR-8 Political Analyst Lee Banville said, with both campaigns making appearances in Montana this month, this
MetraPark is adding another Events Coordinator to its staff. Dutcher said with acts and shows such as Carrie Underwood tonight and Nitro Circus this weekend, they are excited to have a 3rd Events Coordinator be a part of their team and help bring even more to the Metra. Dutcher said MetraPark's calendar has been filling up quickly. January is typically
U.S. Senator Jon Tester meets with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and said its time for Congress to do its job. Tester said he spoke to Judge Garland about several subjects, from upholding the second amendment and protecting civil liberties, to reforming campaign finance laws. Tester said it's been 57 days since Garland was nominated to the Supreme Court. Since
If you travel to the West End in Billings frequently you're likely aware a portion of Grand Avenue is closed because of construction. Access to the Yellowstone Valley Memorial Cemetery is still possible although both east and westbound lanes on Grand Avenue from 38th to Zimmerman Trail are closed. There are clearly marked detour signs posted for access to the
The Eastern Crime Lab officially opened it's doors on Thursday. The lab is located at Billings Clinic, and has already began processing evidence. The project has been in the works for the last couple of years, and the bill that allowed it to happen was passed overwhelmingly in the state house and senate. "We want to make sure that our
Have any paperwork that needs to shredded hanging around your home? This weekend you could get that taken care of and help a local organization. The Yellowstone AIDS Project is holding their 5th annual Shred-A-Thon on Saturday, May 14th. The event starts at 9:00a.m. and runs until 2:00p.m. It will be held at Montana Mobile Document Shredding at 2123 2nd
Thursday, May 12th started filing season for candidates who want to run for office in Wyoming. The filing period is now open for Wyoming's primary election. That election is August 16th. If you're interested in running for office in the Cowboy State, you have until May 27th to file. The primary election won't include the presidential race. That was determined
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The state Board of Livestock has approved a fee arrangement to help pay the costs of dairy inspections. The plan the board approved Wednesday would slightly reduce the charges for dairy farmers but add fees for processors, such as cheesemakers and large facilities, like Darigold and Wilcoxson's Ice Cream. Under the new
The U.S. Senate passes one of 12 spending bills needed to fund the U.S. government. U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines of Montana and U.S. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming announced Thursday the Senate passed the 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Act. Senators Daines and Enzi say part of the bill will fund programs for clean coal technologies like
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's wildlife commissioners have rejected a proposed increase in the number of gray wolves that can be killed in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park. The Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission on Thursday rejected a recommendation from wildlife managers to increase the 2016 wolf quota near Gardiner from two animals to six.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won't be snuffed out soon after recovering from threats to their survival. The Obama administration in March proposed lifting protections for the more than 700 grizzlies around Yellowstone National Park.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Advocates for medicinal marijuana in Montana are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a state court decision that drastically restricts the availability of the drug. In a petition filed Thursday with the nation's high court, the Montana Cannabis Industry Association says the underpinnings of a February ruling by the Montana Supreme Court mistakenly
Billings firefighters tell KULR-8 that a fire reported at a an apartment complex on the 1500 block of Country Manor Boulevard Thursday afternoon was minor. A passerby reported seeing flames coming from a second-story unit just before 1 p.m. Fire crews responded promptly and found the fire was the result of dried leaves catching fire from a cigarette butt. No one
Why would someone travel more than 8,500 miles from Australia to Cody, Wyoming? It wasn't for a trip to Yellowstone this time. A young Australian lawmaker wanted to find out more about about Wyoming gun owners, gun laws, and gun culture. When he fired a rifle in Cody Saturday, it was the first time Daniel Young ever shot a semi-automatic
Many of us exercise during daylight hours and some of us go to the gym at night. However, those who work the overnight shift have an added challenge, when it comes to staying focused on exercise. Amber Bjorstrom is the associate producer for Wake Up Montana. She arrives at KULR-8 when many people are fast asleep. "Unlike most people, I
Getting fit takes some effort and a willingness to stick with a program. That healthier approach can be achieved on solid ground or in the water. "I like the water aerobics," said Kris Miles, who is on the KULR-8 corporate fitness challenge team. After trying a few different types of classes, she has found her way into the pool at Granite
Sitting with the team members Granite Fitness with Granite Health & Fitness Trainer, Kari Bogner said, "You guys all did so great. It's been so fun working with all of you. We've enjoyed every second of it. And we love seeing you at the gym so we hope to see you down the road still coming," KULR-8 Production Assistant Mikel Wolf
Governor Steve Bullock stopped in Billings as a part of a statewide look at workforce development and training. He said he never wants to see Montana lose a business due to lack of talent and work force. He says he's working with more than 200 private businesses to make sure they're all meeting each other's needs. The governor said the ability
Senator Steve Daines sits down to talk about the Montana Energy Summit and his opinion on new EPA regulations and how they will affect Montana energy. Senator Daines also discusses his history with Republican governor candidate, Greg Gianforte. Watch the video above.
After months of speculation, Bozeman Republican and entrepreneur Greg Gianforte made it official. He entered the race to be the next governor of Montana. Gianforte sat down with Wake Up Montana to discuss the findings of his exploratory committee that began working in August 2015. Gianforte also enforces his challenge to incumbent Governor Steve Bullock to eliminate special interest money
After receiving a unanimous recommendation from Rocky Mountain College Director of Athletics Bruce Parker and the search committee, President Bob Wilmouth officially approved today the hiring of Jason Petrino to become the Battlin’ Bears’ 17th head football coach. Petrino accepted the position via phone with Parker this morning, from his home in Vermillion, S.D. He comes to Rocky after spending