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Billings Morning News Weekend Briefs-4/5/14

Gathering Of Nations Powow Held In Albuquerque
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Pow Wow in Billings.  Heavy rocks on Zimmerman.  Crash victims name released.Brief #1:  It is Spring and that means the annual Native American tribes from all over the United States converge to Billings to present their culture.

MSU-B is the host for the first Pow Wow of the season.  The 46th annual event brings dancers from all over Montana, North and South Dakota, Colorado and Canada doing their pow wow dances to the theme of this years event, Celebrating Native Women: Continuing A Tradition of Excellence”.

Brief #2:  Work continues on Zimmerman Trail in Billings.  It has been about two weeks since rocks gave way during scheduled maintenance on the trail.  While the maintenance crew was a lunch, four to six foot slabs of rock fell onto the roadway that caused damage to guardrail and road covering.  It was released on April 3rd that Zimmerman Trail may be closed until June. Project Geologists are surveying Zimmerman Trail, for a safe June re-opening.

Brief #3:  A 40-year old Shepherd man apparently took his own life at 6 p.m. on April 3rd when he drove his truck at a high speed off of the Highway 312 bridge near Huntley and ended up in the Yellowstone River.  The mans name was officially released on April 4th as Daven Botsch.

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