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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Billings Fire Department recruits learn about fire behavior through doll house burn

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Firefighting is about more than putting out the fire. It’s also about understanding fire behavior.

During week five of the Billings Fire Department recruit academy, all 11 recruits are excelling and eager to learn.

Billings Fire Department Engineer Craig Ri...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Group from Billings, MO travels 1,200 miles to build sister city relationship with Billings, MT

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Our cities share the same name.

Although we’re 1,200 miles apart, Billings, Montana and Billings, Missouri have a strong historical connection.

Both were named after the famous railroad baron, lawyer, and conservationist Frederick H. Billings. &am...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Billings Fire Department raises awareness around most common emergency medical call – falls

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National Falls Prevention Awareness Week is observed Sept. 18 – 24 this year, and the Billings Fire Department is using this week to bring attention to the incident that makes up 55% of its response log.  

“In Billings...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Repurposing a Ponderosa Pine; One tree’s journey from a park to a trail

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After living a tough life, a Ponderosa Pine that stood proudly at Sacajawea Park is no more.

But despite its death this year, the tree goes on to serve the Billings city park system.

When the tree was young, it was wounded by a lawn mower.

“Every t...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

First Miracle League game played at Landon's Miracle Field

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The morning of Saturday, September 10 was perfect for opening day at Landon's Miracle Field. Our community can witness the magic of a Miracle League of Billings game over the next three Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Landon's Miracle &...
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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Billings businesses encouraged to sign up for enforcement program to deter trespassing

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A Billings Police Department program that was once focused on downtown businesses to deter trespassing, is now available to businesses city-wide.

The Billings Trespass Enforcement Program allows officers with the Billings Police Department to issue a tresp...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Billings Fire Department welcomes 11 new recruits, 14-week academy underway

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BILLINGS – Eleven fresh faces hope to join the ranks of Billings Firefighters, completing the first week of the Billings Fire Department Recruit Academy. 
Funded in part by the Public Safety Mill Levy that Billings voters passed in 2021, the 11 ne...
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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Billings Senior volleyball visits Billings Fire Station 4 to take on firefighter workout

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The Billings Senior High School varsity volleyball team went somewhere no other local high school sports team has gone before, to the fire station for a firefighter-inspired workout! 

The team's goal this year is to get involved in the community. ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

DRUG OVERDOSE ALERT! Increased Fentanyl-related overdoses in Billings

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The image you're seeing is of non-prescription fentanyl recently confiscated by the Billings Police Department. We are witnessing a spike in what is believed to be Fentanyl related overdoses within Yellowstone County and the Billings area. &n...
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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Fireflies? In Billings? Parks and Rec semi-annual report details evidence

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The following is an excerpt from the 2022 Billings Parks and Recreation Semi-Annual report that details the discovery and confirmation of fireflies in Billings: 

For years there have been anecdotal reports of firefly sightings in Montana, however,...
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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Billings Public Library receives Excellent Library Service Award

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BILLINGS – The Montana State Library Commission has awarded the Billings Public Library the Excellent Library Service Award 2022.

Referred to as the ELSA, the award goes to academic, public, school, and special libraries with excellent service.

“The library...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Connecting communities through trails: Billings celebrates the new BBWA Canal Connection Trail

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BILLINGS - It’s just over a quarter of a mile long and sits alongside the BBWA Canal.

Stretching from Woody Drive and Solomon Avenue to 21st Street West and Solomon Avenue, the new BBWA Canal Connection Trail does just that, it provides connections.

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

MET Transit awarded $3.8 million for electric buses

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The Federal Transit Administration announced the City of Billings Metropolitan Transit System will be awarded $3,880,316 in competitive grant funds. 

The money will go toward the purchase of four (4) electric buses which will replace four (4) olde...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Billings recognized as “Stars and Stripes City” by iconic military newspaper

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Anyone who has served in the United States Armed Forces is likely familiar with Stars and Stripes, a daily news publication that reports on matters concerning members of our military. 
On Tuesday afternoon, Billings became part of Stars and Stripe...
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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Honoring Crow culture and community: New Heritage Garden welcomes patrons of Billings Public Library

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BILLINGS - Patrons entering the Billings Public Library are now greeted with sandstone, Ponderosa pine, and native plants. 

But when they get a closer look, they’ll also learn the Crow word for the Montana common juniper is Buluxpaawaachuua, which...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Deployed National Guard troops arrive at Billings Airport, welcomed with a water cannon salute

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Wednesday afternoon was a moment more than 100 families waited for, as the Montana National Guard 1063rd Maintenance Company arrived at Billings Logan International Airport. 
With two large streams of water pouring down on the arriving plane, two ...
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Posted on: July 15, 2022

‘Cut Suit’ training offers Billings firefighters a realistic trauma response experience

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BILLINGS – A department-wide training at Billings Fire Station One was not for the faint of heart, as the Billings Clinic Trauma team gave firefighters a realistic experience of responding to a traumatic injury.

“It’s great training for us. This is actual ...

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