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Missing Girl
The Gazette reports 12-year-old Olivia Seminole went missing from her Billings home on Monday, according to police.
Seminole, is 5-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She is Native American with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white sweater, black and red…
Rotarians at the Rims
Volunteers with the Billings Rotary Club were out in force on Saturday morning, working with grinders to remove graffiti from the sandstone face of the Rims.
It’s a first step in the lead-up to the “Billings Bright N Beautiful” cleanup day scheduled for nex…
Purple 5K for Homeless
The 9th annual Purple 5K raised money on Sunday morning for the Downtown Billings Alliance Spare Change for Real Change program. Q2 reports that runners started at Granview Park near St. Vincent and MSU Billings. The course took runners through Pioneer Park, into downtown Billings and finished at Sk…
PBR Security
Q2 reports that additional security measures will be in place at the Professional Bull Riders competition at the Rimrock Auto Arena this weekend. MetraPark put out a list of items that will not be allowed in the arena today, Saturday and Sunday...
Billings Man Charged with Rape
The Gazette reports that a Billings man has been charged with raping a child. 49-year-old Robert McChesney appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Monday to face a single count of sexual intercourse without consent. The rape reportedly occurred in September when the child was 10 years old, a…
BPD Officers Suspended in Sex Scandal
Q2 reports that three Billings police officers– who admitted having sex on city property with a civilian employee of the department– were given either one or two week suspensions without pay, according to a Wednesday press release from Police Chief Rich St...
One Big Sky Discussion
Hammes Company President Bob Dunn, who has helped transform the vision and expectations for the One Big Sky Center project, visited Billings on Monday to meet with business leaders and the Billings City Council.
Since the plans have shifted from the original concept of Montana’s two tallest skyscrape…
Help Out The Kids!
Buffalo Wild Wings Encourages Billings Guests to Participate in
Community Day for Local Boys & Girls Club
Local restaurant to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County and youth sports by donating portion of sales on April 18 to Clubs in Billings and Lockwood communities
Boys & Girls…
Bullock Pushes for Preschool
The Billings Gazette reports that Head Start is far and away the most stable public preschool program in Montana, where federally funded classrooms enroll students from Lame Deer to Libby, and most cities in between.
Gov. Steve Bullock is hoping the federal program that has yielded the first Montana-…
Council Backs New Big Sky
In a 6-5 vote, the Billings City Council on Monday authorized spending $100,000 as part of a $675,000 public-private partnership to move the One Big Sky District into a year-long planning and development stage.
The council’s vote includes approval of a memorandum of agreement among the private and pu…

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