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Good for The Heights
Wow, with Pizza Ranch announcing a new location in the Heights; it should help with the crowded restaurant rush during peak times.
The Heights has many fast food chains, but a place like this should do well. The largest in the franchise with game and banquet rooms should be a good draw for families a…
2nd Amendment Rally
About 150 supporters of the second amendment braved the bitter cold to rally in downtown Billings this weekend on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn.
The rally comes two weeks after millions of gun control advocates rallied nationwide in response to the Valentines Day massacre in Parkland Florida…
Power Outage
Q2 reports that a driver lost control of their car and collided with a power pole, severing the pole and knocking out power lines in the 1900 block of 2nd Avenue North at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning. The vehicle rolled over, then collided with a house where the lone driver was ejected...
MSUB Powwow
Tribes from all over Montana came to Billings on Friday night. Veteran William Medicine Crow and MSU Billings Interim Chancellor Ron Larson led the grand entry of the 50th annual MSUB Powwow. Billings Mayor Bill Cole also took part in the festivities...
Defendant Charged with Tampering
Prosecutors have filed additional charges against one of the defendants in a homicide, where a man’s body was found headless in a makeshift campsite on Billings’ West End. 31-year-old Donald Cherry, 31, was charged in March with intimidation and tampering with witness…
Crash Fatality Identified
The Gazette reports the Yellowstone County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died Saturday night in Billings after the car he was driving crashed into a power pole. 36-year-old August Siek died after sustaining multiple blunt force injuries, according to Deputy Coroner R...
Bullock Won’t Deploy Guardsman on a Whim
The Billings Gazette reports that Gov. Steve Bullock will never deploy Montana National Guard troops “based simply on the whim of the President’s morning Twitter habit.” The Democratic governor and possible contender for his party’s presi…
Gianforte at Fossil Fuel Summit in Billings
Q2 reports that leaders from Montana’s fossil fuel industry met with Congressman Greg Gianforte Thursday in Billings to discuss the future of the industry and help navigate federal regulations.
The discussion focused on what changes can be made to federal permitting at a round table d…
Superintendent Selection Next Week
The Billings School District 2 Board of Trustees will reportedly select a new superintendent next weekend.
In closed meeting, the Board officially voted to approve the three finalists. They are; Freehold New Jersey superintendent Ross Kasun; Greg Upham, the assistant superintendent in Helena; and chi…
Skyview Going Solar
Q2 reports that solar panels will be installed over the summer on the Skyview High School campus. The total cost of the project is $148,000. Skyview– the largest energy consumer in School District 2 — secured a $50,000 grant from NorthWestern Energy to install the system...
3rd Snowiest Winter
The Gazette reports that Billings has seen 94 inches of snow this season, making this the third-snowiest winter on record, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow continued falling through Monday, with about 6 to 8 inches of accumulation, and a cold front quickly dropped temperatures into the…

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