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Convention center may be anchor for One Big Sky District

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Progress has been made with the One Big Sky District, formally known as One Big Sky Center. As you may remember, the project's goal is to create new jobs, economically enhance Billings, and increase visitation while creating a lifestyle city. Funding has been raised to start the catalyst projects. A meeting was held Tuesday morning to discuss the importance of a 150,000 square foot convention center being added to the plan as an anchor for the lifestyle district. Without the conv... More>>

Update: Woman rescued, 13 people still stranded in Wilderness Video included

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A woman walking near Hauser Dam has been rescued after weather and slippery conditions caused her to get lost.  According to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, the woman is safe and uninjured. Her identity has not yet been released. As of 10:30 Monday evening, authorities were taking the woman back to her vehicle.  At the same time, a group of 13 people lost their way in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs say the group got stuck on the s...

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Roads closed as flooding hits Augusta

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AUGUSTA - Flooding is being reported on Main Street in Augusta and along US Highway 287 at mile marker 38.  The National Weather Service in Great Falls is reporting 8-12 inches of running water across these areas.   Water is getting extremely close to entering businesses in the are as well.  You're asked to use extreme caution if traveling there.  We'll continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

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Big Horn County man charged in death of 5-year-old girl Video included

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Bridger Franklin Boyd, a 34-year old Big Horn County resident, was arrested Tuesday in Billings by the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force on recently filed felony charges in connection with the June 18, 2018 death of a 5-year-old girl. 

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Getting ready for the bugs of the summer Video included

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With the unusually rainy season we've had, it feels like a lot of mosquitoes are already out looking for blood. But they aren't the only bugs you have to be on the lookout for. 

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Glacier Park reminds visitors not to throw food peels

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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - An orange or banana peel might seem natural, but park officials warn that they're dangerous for animals and can take years to rot.

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Victim identified in deadly crash near Big Timber

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A Park County resident is dead following a crash just south of Big Timber. 

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UPDATE: Yellowstone's North Entrance reopens, caution recommended

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Officials report that the North Entrance to the park is closed as of Monday afternoon due to falling rocks and mudslides. The park made the announcement via Twitter. 

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Red Cross to open shelter in Choteau for Sun River flooding

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The Montana Red Cross will open an evacuation shelter in Choteau Tuesday evening at 7:00pm to help residents affected by flooding in Sun River. According to a press release, the shelter will be located at the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, at 1000 1st St. N.E. The shelter will provide meals, safe shelter, information and access to other community resources. All services are free. No reservations are required and service animals are welcome.  For more up-to-date information...

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Missoula group protesting immigration separation on Wednesday

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MISSOULA - A group is rallying in protest of the Trump administration's immigration policies outside Missoula County jail on Wednesday. 

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Dance-Off planned to honor the late Dancing Guy at Caras Park

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MISSOULA – A gathering is planned to honor a man whose uninhibited dancing inspired thousands of people over the years. Ronald Clay Kephart III died on June 13 after collapsing at Out to Lunch in Caras Park. He’d been doing what he’s known for best: dancing at Caras Park with his wife, Sue. The Dance-Off is planned for 12:50-1 PM at Caras Park on Wednesday, June 20. The event description says: “Ronald Kephart died doing what he loved, dancing, on June 13th a...

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Fishing access sites closed due to high water

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CASCADE COUNTY - Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has implemented closure of 2 fishing access sites due to flooding on the Sun River The Medicine River FAS and the Fort Shaw FAS are closed until further notice. FWP says they'll stay that way until the area can be cleaned up and deemed safe. More>>

Gaming Disorder Video included

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According to the World Health Organization, playing too much video games can now be considered a mental illness known as "gaming disorder". While there is controversy over the subject, the top three reasons for the analysis are: • Addictive behavior takes precedence over other activities; such as physical fitness, basic hygiene, etc.  • Even when the results and consequences are negative, the behavior continues • Leads to stress in relationships ... More>>

Office Snacking is Adding to the Scale Video included

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This is a story all of us can relate to one way or another. Snacking… specifically in the workplace. And it's doing more than satisfying that sweet tooth or craving.  According to a recent study released by the CDC, out of 5,000 participants, an average was receiving an extra 1,200 calories in their weekly diet from snacking at the office. The main culprit? Free food in the break room… and not the healthy kind. "I think the biggest thing in the office envir... More>>

Proposed Bozeman subdivision could help relieve city's housing crisis

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If you’re struggling to find affordable housing in Bozeman, you’re not alone. After being named one of the best places to live by multiple outlets, including National Geographic and CNN, the city of Bozeman is experiencing a population spike. The Bozeman area is classified as a micropolitan area according to the U.S. Census Bureau, meaning a county that contains a “core urban area with less than 50,000 people.” Bozeman is the fastest-growing micropolitan are...

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Father's Day celebrations continue despite weather

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In celebration of Father’s Day yesterday, News Reporter Rachel Louise Just ventured out to her local Bozeman golf course, Bridger Creek, to see how people were spending the day. It was a rainy, windy, cold day in Bozeman… not exactly ideal conditions for a day of golf. So it was surprising to see so many families out on the green putting through it. Golfers said there were a few reasons they decided to brave the elements for a round of their favorite sport. Father-dau... More>>

Why it is important to "Stop The Bleed" Video included

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Cody – Did you know that you can die more quickly from bleeding than any other injury? Most people don’t know that. So, the Park County, Wyoming Sheriff’s Department want to get the word out and save lives. 

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Moose makes a splash at Butte's new waterpark

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BUTTE - A moose calf is making waves after taking a dip in a new water park. The calf was spotted in the new Butte Ridge Waters park over the weekend, and Jenise Cockhill shared these photos she snapped. 

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Search for missing Columbus man temporarily suspended Video included

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Stillwater County has identified the man who fell off of Yellowstone Bridge just north of Reed Point as 20-year-old Brandon Fitch of Columbus. 

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Resident shares damage incurred in his home from flooding Video included

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Gene Erickson says when he first bought his house in November of 2017, it was everything he wanted. But when water began seeping into the basement in late May, everything changed. 

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Missing Chinook man's body recovered

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The body of a missing Chinook man has been found. According to Blaine County Sheriff Glen Huestis, the body of Noah Hofeldt was found Sunday evening around 5:30pm by volunteers floating the Milk River searching for Hofeldt.  Sheriff Huestis says they believe Hofeldt went missing as early as Monday, June 11th.  It is still unclear what led to the death, but foul play is not suspected. Hofeldt's body is being sent to Billings Tuesday morning for an autopsy. Until then, Sheri... More>>

Billings Public Schools providing free summer lunch program

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Billings Public Schools' summer lunch program offers meals for free to anyone under the age of 18.

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Governor requests aid from FEMA

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HELENA - Monday afternoon Governor Steve Bullock put in an official request to FEMA to provide additional resources back to Montana to help clean up and recover from the widespread spring flooding. If approved the money would be used to repair damaged roads, culverts, and bridges. Since April more than 20 counties, 8 cities, and 3 tribes have all declared emergencies. Then in May the Governor declared a statewide flooding emergency, however, state law requires that it expire in 20 ... More>>

Gov. Bullock asks for federal disaster declaration for Montana floods

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HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock is asking for federal resources to help repair the roads, culverts and bridges damaged in this spring's historic flooding. 

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Wisconsin mom accused of recruiting for ISIS Video included

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45-year old Waheba Issa Dais is accused of, "promoting ISIS's agenda, facilitating recruitment for ISIS, and maintaining a virtual library of instructions on how to make bombs, poison, and suicide vests."

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Trump signing directive to clean up space junk

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President Donald Trump is signing a new space policy directive at the White House that aims to reduce satellite clutter in space.

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Trump tells Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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President Donald Trump is announcing that he is directing the Pentagon to create the 'Space Force' as an independent service branch.

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DNA results released on mysterious wolf creature shot near Denton

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HELENA - DNA testing is back on the wolf-like creature that was the subject of headlines around the country. 

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Man arrested in bat attack on Special Olympics athlete

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MISSOULA - A man is in jail on charges that he severely injured a Special Olympics athlete in an unprovoked baseball bat attack. Court documents indicate that Missoula police responded to a home on South Seventh Street in Missoula, where they found the victim, Gary Fuller, with a head wound but conscious. A witness told police that Fuller came over to the house to meet her and Paul Ekstedt and go to dinner, when suddenly Ekstedt grabbed a baseball bat from the kitchen and ...

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Street Art Brushing Across Downtown Great Falls Video included

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Street art is slowly becoming a regular sight in downtown Great Falls. Not only is street art popular, but encouraged along the city streets.  Nowadays, you can see around every corner. Whether it be a mural on the side of a building, under a bridge, or intricate designs on a cement barricade; street art is finally brushing its way across the city. "We’re like five years behind, if not a little bit more, so we have to catch up a little bit. And I think they're ... More>>

Man goes missing after jumping off bridge Video included

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The Columbus Fire Rescue posted on their Facebook page they were called to Reed Point Saturday morning for a report of a man who jumped off the Yellowstone Bridge and into the Yellowstone River.

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Search crews find body of missing rafter

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Rescue crews found a man’s body after a multi-agency search in Granite County.

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FWP predicts good fishing in coming months Video included

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With all the high water we've had so far this year, Fish Wildlife and Park's Bob Gibson says fishing in the next few months will be phenomenal. When the water levels drop, the rivers will be filled with fish. 

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Public Works Department report addresses flooding throughout Billings Video included

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One of the items up for public comment at City Council tomorrow is the May Monthly Report from the Public Works Department. The report addresses flooding which has affected several areas in the city in the last few weeks. 

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57th Annual Montana 500 comes to Shelby

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The 57th Annual Montana 500 Endurance Run for Model T's is starting up today as drivers from across the country gear up for the race in Shelby.  

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Woman found dead on Phillips Street, man arrested

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Missoula City Police say they were called to the area of Lowell School on Phillips Street around 2:26 Sunday morning for a report of an injured woman lying in the roadway. 

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First annual Food Truck Battles held at MetraPark Video included

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This year's Food Truck Battle on the Yellowstone is the first of what Rene Critelli says she hopes will become an annual event hosted by the Breakfast Exchange Club of Billings. The food truck competition is raising funds for Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing, otherwise known as V.A.S.H. 

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Big Sky Pride kicks off with glitter and glam

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HELENA, Mont.,-Big Sky Pride is kicking off its 25th LGBT+ celebration this weekend. Our Bliss Zechman explains why there is more glitter and rainbows than ever this year. There are hundreds of Pride-centered festivities going on this weekend in the Capitol City. There’s parades, rallies drag shows and more. This year’s Pride celebration scene is drastically different than when the gay community ventured to rally support for their cause 25 years ago. "In Montana you...

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  • Tee It Up: Brian Fish

    Tee It Up: Brian Fish

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:24:07 GMT
    In the third installment of Tee It Up sponsored by Spas of Montana Shaun Rainey and the ESPN Radio guys Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez head to Bozeman and putt around with Montana State Men's Head Basketball Coach Brian Fish. Despite not being much of a golfer Fish shares his stories about coaching, his rare food allergy and playing against Patrick Ewing. 
    In the third installment of Tee It Up sponsored by Spas of Montana Shaun Rainey and the ESPN Radio guys Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez head to Bozeman and putt around with Montana State Men's Head Basketball Coach Brian Fish. Despite not being much of a golfer Fish shares his stories about coaching, his rare food allergy and playing against Patrick Ewing. 
  • UP Argos Host Youth Hoops Camp

    UP Argos Host Youth Hoops Camp

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:51:08 GMT

    As we now pass mid-June, basketball season is long gone; but for dedicated young hoopers, now is the time to get better.  Steve Keller has been coaching in Montana for decades. 

    As we now pass mid-June, basketball season is long gone; but for dedicated young hoopers, now is the time to get better.  Steve Keller has been coaching in Montana for decades. 

  • American Outlaws cheering on the Red, White, and Blue

    American Outlaws cheering on the Red, White, and Blue

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:59:24 GMT

    On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Missoula, Montana... a group of people are singing for their boys... Their boys being the United States men's national soccer team... who are playing an entire ocean away, taking on France. 

    On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Missoula, Montana... a group of people are singing for their boys... Their boys being the United States men's national soccer team... who are playing an entire ocean away, taking on France. 

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  • Why it is important to "Stop The Bleed"

    Why it is important to "Stop The Bleed"

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:51:48 GMT

    Cody – Did you know that you can die more quickly from bleeding than any other injury? Most people don’t know that. So, the Park County, Wyoming Sheriff’s Department want to get the word out and save lives. 

    Cody – Did you know that you can die more quickly from bleeding than any other injury? Most people don’t know that. So, the Park County, Wyoming Sheriff’s Department want to get the word out and save lives. 

  • Wisconsin mom accused of recruiting for ISIS

    Wisconsin mom accused of recruiting for ISIS

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:13:29 GMT

    45-year old Waheba Issa Dais is accused of, "promoting ISIS's agenda, facilitating recruitment for ISIS, and maintaining a virtual library of instructions on how to make bombs, poison, and suicide vests."

    45-year old Waheba Issa Dais is accused of, "promoting ISIS's agenda, facilitating recruitment for ISIS, and maintaining a virtual library of instructions on how to make bombs, poison, and suicide vests."

  • Trump signing directive to clean up space junk

    Trump signing directive to clean up space junk

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:34:24 GMT

    President Donald Trump is signing a new space policy directive at the White House that aims to reduce satellite clutter in space.

    President Donald Trump is signing a new space policy directive at the White House that aims to reduce satellite clutter in space.

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  • Big Horn County man charged in death of 5-year-old girl

    Big Horn County man charged in death of 5-year-old girl

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:57:58 GMT

    Bridger Franklin Boyd, a 34-year old Big Horn County resident, was arrested Tuesday in Billings by the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force on recently filed felony charges in connection with the June 18, 2018 death of a 5-year-old girl. 

    Bridger Franklin Boyd, a 34-year old Big Horn County resident, was arrested Tuesday in Billings by the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force on recently filed felony charges in connection with the June 18, 2018 death of a 5-year-old girl. 

  • Resident shares damage incurred in his home from flooding

    Resident shares damage incurred in his home from flooding

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:43:06 GMT

    Gene Erickson says when he first bought his house in November of 2017, it was everything he wanted. But when water began seeping into the basement in late May, everything changed. 

    Gene Erickson says when he first bought his house in November of 2017, it was everything he wanted. But when water began seeping into the basement in late May, everything changed. 

  • Victim identified in deadly crash near Big Timber

    Victim identified in deadly crash near Big Timber

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:17:59 GMT

    A Park County resident is dead following a crash just south of Big Timber. 

    A Park County resident is dead following a crash just south of Big Timber. 

  • Chelan County deputies make arrest in fatal hit-and-run

    Chelan County deputies make arrest in fatal hit-and-run

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:21:42 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - Deputies in Chelan County say a man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened over the weekend. Deputies report Monday that the suspect in the crash has been identified as Giovanni Reyes of Mason. Reyes had initially returned to the scene before deputies arrived to check on the victim, who has been identified as Andrew Murphy of Seattle.

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - Deputies in Chelan County say a man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened over the weekend. Deputies report Monday that the suspect in the crash has been identified as Giovanni Reyes of Mason. Reyes had initially returned to the scene before deputies arrived to check on the victim, who has been identified as Andrew Murphy of Seattle.

  • Roads closed as flooding hits Augusta

    Roads closed as flooding hits Augusta

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:27:46 GMT

    AUGUSTA - Flooding is being reported on Main Street in Augusta and along US Highway 287 at mile marker 38.  The National Weather Service in Great Falls is reporting 8-12 inches of running water across these areas.   Water is getting extremely close to entering businesses in the are as well.  You're asked to use extreme caution if traveling there.  We'll continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

    AUGUSTA - Flooding is being reported on Main Street in Augusta and along US Highway 287 at mile marker 38.  The National Weather Service in Great Falls is reporting 8-12 inches of running water across these areas.   Water is getting extremely close to entering businesses in the are as well.  You're asked to use extreme caution if traveling there.  We'll continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

  • WATCH: Kansas mother gets $132,000 bill after child accidentally knocks over statue at community center

    WATCH: Kansas mother gets $132,000 bill after child accidentally knocks over statue at community center

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:56 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:56:18 GMT

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A Kansas family received a letter from an insurance company seeking $132,000 in damages after their 5-year-old accidentally toppled a statue in a community center last month. 

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A Kansas family received a letter from an insurance company seeking $132,000 in damages after their 5-year-old accidentally toppled a statue in a community center last month.  Sarah Goodman of Overland Park, Kansas, said her family, including her husband and four kids, were at a wedding reception on May 19 at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center and as they were saying goodbye, they heard some commotion around the corner.  

  • UPDATE: Yellowstone's North Entrance reopens, caution recommended

    UPDATE: Yellowstone's North Entrance reopens, caution recommended

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:17:13 GMT

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Officials report that the North Entrance to the park is closed as of Monday afternoon due to falling rocks and mudslides. The park made the announcement via Twitter. 

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Officials report that the North Entrance to the park is closed as of Monday afternoon due to falling rocks and mudslides. The park made the announcement via Twitter. 

  • Skiers seen jumping over the Beartooth Highway

    Skiers seen jumping over the Beartooth Highway

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-06-07 01:01:47 GMT

    The Beartooth Highway, near Yellowstone, is finally open to visitors and at this time of year, daring skiers. 

    The Beartooth Highway, near Yellowstone, is finally open to visitors and at this time of year, daring skiers. 

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  • Getting ready for the bugs of the summer

    Getting ready for the bugs of the summer

    With the unusually rainy season we've had, it feels like a lot of mosquitoes are already out looking for blood. But they aren't the only bugs you have to be on the lookout for. 

    With the unusually rainy season we've had, it feels like a lot of mosquitoes are already out looking for blood. But they aren't the only bugs you have to be on the lookout for. 

  • Big Horn County man charged in death of 5-year-old girl

    Big Horn County man charged in death of 5-year-old girl

    Bridger Franklin Boyd, a 34-year old Big Horn County resident, was arrested Tuesday in Billings by the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force on recently filed felony charges in connection with the June 18, 2018 death of a 5-year-old girl. 

    Bridger Franklin Boyd, a 34-year old Big Horn County resident, was arrested Tuesday in Billings by the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force on recently filed felony charges in connection with the June 18, 2018 death of a 5-year-old girl. 

  • Why it is important to "Stop the Bleed"

    Why it is important to "Stop the Bleed"

    Cody – Did you know that you can die more quickly from bleeding than any other injury? Most people don’t know that. So, the Park County, Wyoming Sheriff’s Department wants to get the word out and save lives.

    Cody – Did you know that you can die more quickly from bleeding than any other injury? Most people don’t know that. So, the Park County, Wyoming Sheriff’s Department wants to get the word out and save lives.