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Part of Yellowstone Lake is closed until further notice, so a scooper plane fighting the June Fire can collect water.

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$53M to go to US national park maintenance, infrastructure

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ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks. 

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Garfield County issues mandatory evacuation for some residents

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Garfield County DES has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents north of Highway 200. 

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Rep. Hoyer says impasse over Russia sanctions bill resolved

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, to punish Moscow for meddling in U.S. elections and belligerence toward Ukraine. 

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Fire crews explain the most important part of battling a wildfire Video included

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Whenever there is a wildfire burning, there are brave men and women trying to contain it and safely put it out. While they are out battling the flames, crews must also make sure their loved ones know they are safe. 

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Fire retardant is crucial to battling wildfires Video included

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Al Nash is from the Bureau of Land Management and said fire retardant is more effective than water when it comes to fighting wildfires.

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Angel Horse tells history of Coulson, Montana

Terri Porta shares her Angel Horse that began as an art project and turned into a trot through the history of Coulson, Montana. More>>

Wally Kurth to perform at the Legends of Country Rock music festival Video included

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The annual Legends of Country Rock Festival takes place tomorrow on the far West End of Billings.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders replaces Spicer as WH press secretary

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New York financier Anthony Scaramucci has been formally named White House communications director and Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been promoted to press secretary in the Trump White House's latest shakeup.

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Grizzly linebacker Connor Strahm arrested for DUI

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A University of Montana Grizzly football player was recently arrested for driving under the influence. According to the Missoula County Jail Roster, Missoula Police arrested Connor Strahm on Saturday, July 15 at 12:34 a.m. He was booked into the Missoula County Jail at 3 a.m. Details surrounding his arrest were not made available on Thursday.

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Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. 

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Sage Hills Fire in Lockwood continues to grow

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Pre-evacuations are issued Thursday for residents in Lockwood following the spread of the Sage Hills Fire. The fire started around 4:45 Thursday afternoon on Hwy-7 and quickly spread northeast.  According to Yellowstone County Emergency Services Director, Brad Shoemaker, the fire has now reached 1,150 acres and is continuing to grow in size. Crews worked Thursday night into Friday morning and have gained ground. Pre-evacuations are still in effect for Huntington Hills, which i...

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Drowsy driving: It can be just as dangerous as drunk driving

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The dangers of drinking and driving are pounded into our heads from an early age, but there's another killer on the road and you might be doing it everyday: drowsy driving. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, driving while tired can be just as dangerous as driving while drunk. Just like when you're drunk, being tired slows down reaction time, impairs vision and causes lapses in judgment. 

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Red Ants Pants is ready to rock White Sulphur Springs

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We are one week away from one of the biggest festivals of the summer here in Montana. 

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When is hot too hot for your dog? One vet says 70 degrees

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Summers in Montana can get hot, but how hot is too hot for your pet? When a dog’s body temperature reaches above 106 degrees it could prove deadly. 

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Miracle moment firefighters revive dog after pulling him from burning home Video included

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A good deed from last year is paying dividends, and a dog's life is saved. Girl Scouts donated pet oxygen masks to the Bakersfield Fire Department in California last year. 

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Rain helps slow growth of June Fire in Shoshone National Forest Video included

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Rain helped slow the growth of a wild fire near Yellowstone Thursday. The June fire grew from five to 1900 acres Wednesday. A Shoshone National Forest spokeswoman says investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that started about fifteen miles outside Yellowstone’s East Entrance Tuesday evening. Smoke was visible Wednesday in Cody, nearly forty miles away the next day.

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How the drought could affect your everyday meals Video included

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As the Treasure State faces a summer drought, Montanans may start to feel it in the air, as well as in their pockets.

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McDonald's adds Big Mac onesie, sweatsuit to delivery items

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With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie.

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Tonight's Missoula Osprey game to be broadcasted on SWX

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For the first time in the history of the Missoula Osprey, one of their games will be able to be seen on television. Tonight's game against the Ogden Raptors will be aired on SWX Montana.  You can find SWX Montana on Charter cable, channel 199. You can also find it on standard cable in Missoula/Kalispell 23.3.  Osprey radio play-by-play announcer Cooper Perkins will simulcast his radio broadcast on the air tonight for your viewing pleasure. First pitch is at 7:05 PM (MT) Y... More>>

OJ Simpson granted parole in Nevada robbery

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O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

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Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

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The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41.

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Authorities release name of fallen Missoula firefighter

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MISSOULA- The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a wild land firefighter who was killed by a falling tree near Seeley Lake.  On their Facebook page's MCSO said 19-year-old Trenton Johnson of Missoula died of injuries sustained from a fallen tree snag. 

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Firefighter dies on the fire line in Lolo National Forest

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A firefighter has died while fighting a fire in the Lolo National Forest.  According to a press release sent from Grayback Forestry, a 19-year-old and a Missoula resident was killed in the line while fighting a fire on the Seeley Lake Ranger District.  The Grayback Forestry employee was part of a 20-person attack crew. He was struck by a falling tree. His name is being withheld until his family has been notified. More information will be available following a me...

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Student suspended for grading ex-girlfriend's breakup letter Video included

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A University of Central Florida student has been suspended after tweeting a photo showing how he graded his ex-girlfriend's apology letter. After Nick Lutz's ex-girlfriend sent him an apology letter, he grabbed a red pen and graded the handwritten letter like a school paper. Lutz called out her “useless fillers” as well as her “lackadaisical” handwriting in the tweet. He then summarized his findings at the end and gave her a D- grade. The univer... More>>

Two new Harry Potter books set to be published in October

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Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series. The British Library's Harry Potter exhibition, "A History of Magic," opens in October and runs through February 2018. In an earnings statement released Tuesday, British publishing house Bloomsbury revealed that two new Potter books will be released in conjunction with the event. "Harry Potter: A History o... More>>

Wildland Firefighters battling Crying Fire in Petroleum County

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According to the Lewistown Interagency Dispatch Center, Wildland Firefighters were called to the Crying Fire located in Petroleum County west of the Musselshell River and about 30 miles northeast of Winnett on Wednesday. The Crying Fire was reported mid-day and has burned approximately 3,200 acres in grass, sage and timber on Bureau of Land Management, Private, State and Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge lands. 

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Community Gathers At 2nd Shift To Support Lockwood Little League Team At Regionals Video included

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The Lockwood community is showing support for team competing in the Senior League Baseball West Regional Tournament this week. 

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Gov. Bullock declares drought disaster

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Governor Steve Bullock today issued an Executive Order declaring 28 counties and five Indian Reservations in a drought disaster.

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Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

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Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week.

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Yola the dog finds a new home Video included

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A Craigslist ad about a veteran and his dog goes viral. The ad is written from the dog's perspective. In the ad, Yola introduces herself as a beagle shepherd mix. 

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Climb to Conquer Cancer returns to Red Lodge Mountain Video included

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Billings community members come together to support several cancer fundraising events each year. 

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Far-ranging grizzly spotted in Montana's Big Belt Mountains

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Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn't seen grizzlies in as long as a century. 

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Do it yourself: Post power outage checks

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When it comes to power problems at home, there's some simple things you can do to fix the problem before calling an expert for help.

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Bozeman fly fishing gear company is representing Montana in the White House

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This week a Bozeman fly fishing gear company is representing Montana in the White House. 

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When life hands you limes, don't squeeze them outdoors

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There's a common ingredient in popular summer food and drinks, like margaritas and guacamole, that when exposed to sun can lead to a dangerous chemical reaction. One Minneapolis man learned that the hard way. According to Good Housekeeping, Minneapolis musician Adam Levy was outside for his daughters graduation, preparing several dishes with lime juice. A few days later, he got a blistering second-degree burn on his hand.  Missoula dermatologist Charlotte Kutsch says what... More>>

Summer camps are fun for children, but how much do they cost?

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With summer in full swing, parents might be looking for something to keep their children busy. 

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Montana ranked 6th, Montana State ranked 8th in preseason poll

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The Big Sky conference released their annual preseason coaches and media poll today, and for the first time in a long time, the Montana State Bobcats and Montana Grizzlies are nowhere near the top.

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UM student detained in China Video included

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A University of Montana student traveling on his own in China is detained.  

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Fire season puts a strain on volunteer fire fighters Video included

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Monday, we spoke about how the Bureau of Land Management handles this busy fire season.

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Montanan senators react to latest blow to GOP health care bill Video included

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Majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote "sometime in the near future" on repealing the Obama Health Care Bill.

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Trump asks Oman's sultan to help counter Iranian activities

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is asking Oman's sultan to help counter Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East.

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Think twice before posting pictures of your kids on social media

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Many parents turn to social media to seek and share advice about parenting challenges. But just because you can do it, should you?  Generation Z is the first generation to be born in the era of smart-phones, where their whole lives can be documented on social media. Taking a picture of your child in the bath can be adorable, but that bathtub baby is now a teenager. According to Parenting magazine, here are some photos you should never post of your children online: 

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Helping your teen navigate summer sobriety

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Summertime often brings pool parties, barbeques and trips. For teenagers, however, it means they have an open agenda, which can often lead to trouble. Teens go from being overbooked during the school year: soccer practice, school, and homework, to not having much to do at all over summer months.  It can be an especially difficult time for "tweens." They're too old for daycare, but too young to work. Experts say that boredom could lead them to drinking. In Montana, al... More>>

Kennel cough is on the rise in Montana

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The vet's office has some troubling news for dog owners. 

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Big Sky Country Fair kicks off, but how much does it cost?

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It’s that time of year again, when the smell of corn dogs and deep fried food fills the air. 

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Fighting with your spouse could prove costly to your health

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Next time you are in an argument with your spouse, make sure to think of your health. 

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Three Griz, One Bobcat placed on All-Big Sky Team

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The Big Sky Conference released their preseason all-conference teams. Three Montana Grizzly players made the list: Offensive Tackle David Reese, Wide Receiver Jerry Louie-McGee, and Outside Linebacker Josh Buss. One Montana State Bobcat player made the list as well, middle linebacker Mac Bignell.

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McConnell says he'll push for clean repeal bill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, facing defeat on his "Obamacare" replacement, says he will push the Senate to pass a clean repeal bill. 

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Australian couple travels 10,000 miles to support son playing for Billings Mustangs Video included

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As Jake Turnbull takes the field with the Billings Mustangs this week, both his host family and birth family are in the crowd, but it's safe to say the trip to Dehler Park is quite a bit longer for the Turnbulls.

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See this? Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

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Doctors intending to perform cataract surgery on a 67-year-old woman in Britain found something rather unexpected: 17 contact lenses mashed together in her right eye.

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Keeping your children safe in public pools Video included

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During the summer, many kids spend their time swimming in city pools.

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Man allegedly solicited sex from cop undercover posing as teen boy

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A Great Falls man is charged with sexual abuse of a child after allegedly soliciting sex from police posing as a teenager online. According to court documents, Alex Hamilton is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of children.

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Bullock For President? Governor Creates Federal PAC

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Governor Steve Bullock has been tabbed as the top Democratic governor to potentially run against President Trump in 2020 by The New York Times. During a meeting with reporters, Bullock said he's seeking to add his voice to the national conversation on many issues, but it was premature to start talking about a presidential race. Wednesday, Bullock told KFBB he is still focused on his job leading Montana, but says the country can learn a lot from the way things are done in the Treasur... More>>

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  • Helena Brewers Host Idaho Falls Chukars

    Helena Brewers Host Idaho Falls Chukars

    Saturday, July 22 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-07-22 04:43:49 GMT

    The Helena Brewers hosted the Idaho Falls Chukars at Kindrick Legion Field with the visitors looking to even the three-game series. 

    The Helena Brewers hosted the Idaho Falls Chukars at Kindrick Legion Field with the visitors looking to even the three-game series. 

  • University of Providence & MSU-Northern Men's Wrestling Join Cascade Collegiate Conference

    University of Providence & MSU-Northern Men's Wrestling Join Cascade Collegiate Conference

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:04:55 GMT

    For the first time since in program history, Argo wrestling will have a conference affiliation. After competing as an independent since the program began in 2004, the University of Providence men’s wrestling team will join the Cascade College Conference, which recently announced that it would add men’s wrestling to its list of recognized sports for the 2017-18 season.

    For the first time since in program history, Argo wrestling will have a conference affiliation. After competing as an independent since the program began in 2004, the University of Providence men’s wrestling team will join the Cascade College Conference, which recently announced that it would add men’s wrestling to its list of recognized sports for the 2017-18 season.

  • Bison Players Get a Chance to Coach

    Bison Players Get a Chance to Coach

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:47:12 GMT

    20 Great Falls High football players volunteer to help out during a youth camp. In turn, the players learned how to coach

    20 Great Falls High football players volunteer to help out during a youth camp. In turn, the players learned how to coach

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  • Garfield County issues mandatory evacuation for some residents

    Garfield County issues mandatory evacuation for some residents

    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-07-22 19:46:17 GMT
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    Garfield County DES has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents north of Highway 200. 

    Garfield County DES has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents north of Highway 200. 

  • Sage Hills Fire in Lockwood continues to grow

    Sage Hills Fire in Lockwood continues to grow

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:51 AM EDT2017-07-21 14:51:53 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: Susan Allen LassichPHOTO COURTESY: Susan Allen Lassich

    Pre-evacuations are issued Thursday for residents in Lockwood following the spread of the Sage Hills Fire. The fire started around 4:45 Thursday afternoon on Hwy-7 and quickly spread northeast.  According to Yellowstone County Emergency Services Director, Brad Shoemaker, the fire has now reached 1,150 acres and is continuing to grow in size. Crews worked Thursday night into Friday morning and have gained ground. Pre-evacuations are still in effect for Huntington Hills, which i...

    Pre-evacuations are issued Thursday for residents in Lockwood following the spread of the Sage Hills Fire. The fire started around 4:45 Thursday afternoon on Hwy-7 and quickly spread northeast.  According to Yellowstone County Emergency Services Director, Brad Shoemaker, the fire has now reached 1,150 acres and is continuing to grow in size. Crews worked Thursday night into Friday morning and have gained ground. Pre-evacuations are still in effect for Huntington Hills, which i...

  • Wally Kurth to perform at the Legends of Country Rock music festival

    Wally Kurth to perform at the Legends of Country Rock music festival

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:16:44 GMT

    The annual Legends of Country Rock Festival takes place tomorrow on the far West End of Billings.

    The annual Legends of Country Rock Festival takes place tomorrow on the far West End of Billings.

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  • Couple brings German culture to Billings

    Couple brings German culture to Billings

     The family behind Oktoberfest and how they're working to share their culture with our community.

     The family behind Oktoberfest and how they're working to share their culture with our community.

  • Your health: Research shows farm work may improve the mental health of war veterans

    Your health: Research shows farm work may improve the mental health of war veterans

    Five foreign veterans participated in a care farming program that teaches landscaping and agricultural skills in a safe environment. Most of the vets said farming helped them feel more satisfied and less lonely. Experts say farming acts as casual group therapy, allowing veterans to interact and compare experiences with people who truly understand what they have been through.

    Five foreign veterans participated in a care farming program that teaches landscaping and agricultural skills in a safe environment. Most of the vets said farming helped them feel more satisfied and less lonely. Experts say farming acts as casual group therapy, allowing veterans to interact and compare experiences with people who truly understand what they have been through.

  • Your money: Teething and activity toy recalled due to choking hazard

    Your money: Teething and activity toy recalled due to choking hazard

    A choking hazard prompts the recall of more than 14-thousand teething and activity toys. The recall involves Winkel Colorburst teething and activity toys. The colored plastic can become brittle and break into small pieces, posing a choking hazard to infants. Manhattan Toy Company has received four reports of the plastic breaking. No injuries have been reported. Consumers can return the toys to the store where purchased or contact Manhattan Toy for a full refund.

    A choking hazard prompts the recall of more than 14-thousand teething and activity toys. The recall involves Winkel Colorburst teething and activity toys. The colored plastic can become brittle and break into small pieces, posing a choking hazard to infants. Manhattan Toy Company has received four reports of the plastic breaking. No injuries have been reported. Consumers can return the toys to the store where purchased or contact Manhattan Toy for a full refund.