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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Billings mayor talks about population growth, jail overcrowding, and local option sales tax

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BILLINGS – Billings Mayor Bill Cole delivered a 15-minute speech on Tuesday morning during the State of the City and County, hosted by the Billings Chamber of Commerce.

“The state of our city has never been better,” Mayor Cole...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Administrative discipline issued in Grand Stand Casino incident

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BILLINGS - On May 23, 2022, Officer Matt Frank, a 9 ½ year veteran of the Billings Police Department (BPD) was disciplined for off-duty conduct stemming from an incident that occurred at the Grand Stand Casino on January 15, 2022.  

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Director of Aviation and Transit announces retirement

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BILLINGS - City of Billings Director of Aviation and Transit Kevin Ploehn has announced he will retire this year. 

Ploehn has worked for the city for almost 33 years. He began leading the aviation and transit department in 2015. 

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

City of Billings approved to build road through school trust lands for Inner Belt Loop Project

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BILLINGS - The City of Billings now has approval to build a road through school trust parcels for the Inner Belt Loop Project. 

This week, two state school trust lands received unanimous approval for the project by Montana's Land Board and the Sta...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

City of Billings to Receive $50,000 Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

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BILLINGS - The City of Billings has been approved for a $50,000 Our Town award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the “Mobilize the MAGIC (Making Art Grounded In Community) City” project. One of 51 grants approved nationally, projects wil...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Library aims to reopen children’s area for partial access as early as Friday following pipe burst

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BILLINGS – Library patrons approaching the children’s area at the Billings Public Library are greeted with the hum of dryers and a sign that reads “The children’s area will be closed indefinitely.”

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Giving back to their community: Treatment court volunteers clean up property

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BILLINGS – The property at the corner of North 16th Street and 7th Avenue North in Billings’ North Park Neighborhood remains riddled with piles of wood and metal. But it’s a monumental improvement from the shape it was in whe...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Billings Mayor and Council Members tour county jail, witnessing capacity and employment struggles

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BILLINGS – It’s an issue that’s widely discussed in Billings and throughout Yellowstone County, the jail is over capacity and needs more space.

Yellowstone County Commissioner Denis Pitman invited the Billings Mayor and City Council for a tour, allowing th...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Billings Firefighters rescue critically injured person from smoke filled apartment

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BILLINGS – One person is in critical condition after being rescued from a smoke-filled apartment by Billings Firefighters Tuesday night.

A call was made to 911 just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, for smoke coming from a third floor apartment at 710 N....

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Business owners no longer have to wait 5 days to tow abandoned vehicles off property

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BILLINGS – The city’s policy on a waiting period to have vehicles towed from private property was recently revisited by city staff, cutting down the time a business must wait to have a vehicle removed.

Previously, a private business owner had to wait five ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Billings Police Department 2021 Annual Report

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Billings Police Department 2021 Annual Report

The Billings Police Department is committed to improving the quality of life through a customer service, problem solving partnership with the community

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

As summer draws near, Billings Parks and Rec employees share why they love their job

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Summer will be here before we know it, and summer programs hosted by Billings Parks and Recreation are set to kick of on June 6, 2022.

We wanted to know why Parks and Rec employees love their job. 

Find out what they had to say in the video below!&...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Seed library coming to Billings Public Library

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Starting April 30, 2022, the Billings Public Library will be partnering with the Billings Community Seed Library to bring access to local varieties of garden and wildflower seeds to the citizens of Yellowstone County.

The seed library will be housed in cab...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

2021 Annual Report

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The Billings Fire Department is proud to present their performance of 2021. You are invited to browse the outcomes of the hard work of the men and women of the department.

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