Montana celebrates National Public Land Day - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Montana celebrates National Public Land Day

Posted: Updated:

Today is National Public Lands Day! To encourage people to get outside and visit their local public lands, all federal public lands and many state lands are free today.

This includes Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.

Many people are spending the day giving back to public lands with activities like picking up trash, pulling invasive species, and helping with trail maintenance.

A fun fact for the holiday, according to the National Environmental Education Foundation, more than 30-percent of America's land is public land!

  • LocalMore>>

  • WANTED: Suspects in armed home invasion

    WANTED: Suspects in armed home invasion

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:30:09 GMT

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help in their search for 27-year-old Melissa Shurtliff and 34-year-old Jamie Milsten. 

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help in their search for 27-year-old Melissa Shurtliff and 34-year-old Jamie Milsten. 

  • Airport fire training concludes tonight

    Airport fire training concludes tonight

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:12:07 GMT
    Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017
    Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017

    A week of live fire training will wrap up at Billings Logan International Airport tonight. 

    A week of live fire training will wrap up at Billings Logan International Airport tonight. 

  • Live fire training continues tonight at Billings Logan International Airport

    Live fire training continues tonight at Billings Logan International Airport

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:56 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:56:17 GMT
    Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017
    Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017

    The second of a three-stage training session this week will take place tonight at Billings Logan International Airport.

    The second of a three-stage training session this week will take place tonight at Billings Logan International Airport.

  • MontanaMore>>

  • Airport fire training concludes tonight

    Airport fire training concludes tonight

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:12:07 GMT
    Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017
    Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017

    A week of live fire training will wrap up at Billings Logan International Airport tonight. 

    A week of live fire training will wrap up at Billings Logan International Airport tonight. 

  • Live fire training continues tonight at Billings Logan International Airport

    Live fire training continues tonight at Billings Logan International Airport

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:56 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:56:17 GMT
    Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017
    Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017

    The second of a three-stage training session this week will take place tonight at Billings Logan International Airport.

    The second of a three-stage training session this week will take place tonight at Billings Logan International Airport.

  • Live fire training scheduled for tonight at Billings Logan International Airport

    Live fire training scheduled for tonight at Billings Logan International Airport

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:48:11 GMT
    Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017
    Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017Fire fighters conduct training exercise at Billings Logan International Airport. April 26, 2017

    BILLINGS, Mont. - The Billings Logan International Airport will be conducting live fire training tonight.

    The training is an FAA requirement and will take place at the Airport's burn training facility located on the northwest section of the airport's property.

    The training will take place tonight, and then again on Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM.

    BILLINGS, Mont. - The Billings Logan International Airport will be conducting live fire training tonight.

    The training is an FAA requirement and will take place at the Airport's burn training facility located on the northwest section of the airport's property.

    The training will take place tonight, and then again on Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Herberger's liquidation sales to begin Friday

    Herberger's liquidation sales to begin Friday

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:40 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:40:49 GMT

    Herberger's announced liquidation sales will start Friday, April 20.

    Herberger's announced liquidation sales will start Friday, April 20.

  • UPDATE: WYDOT reports road slide on Chief Joseph Scenic Highway

    UPDATE: WYDOT reports road slide on Chief Joseph Scenic Highway

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:58:36 GMT

    The Chief Joe Slide is northwest of Cody, about 20 miles west of Wyoming 296's intersection with Wyoming 120.

    The Chief Joe Slide is northwest of Cody, about 20 miles west of Wyoming 296's intersection with Wyoming 120.

  • Suspect tasered and arrested after car chase in Billings

    Suspect tasered and arrested after car chase in Billings

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:36 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:36:58 GMT

    A man is in custody after a chase near King Avenue and I-90 in Billings. 

    A man is in custody after a chase near King Avenue and I-90 in Billings. 

  • Red Lodge-New street name

    Red Lodge-New street name

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:06 AM EDT2018-04-20 11:06:23 GMT
    The city of Red Lodge now has a new street name.  11th St. in downtown Red Lodge will be renamed "Mount Maurice street", after a local mountain and Red Lodge icon. The city has been taking entries for this contest to help bring the city of Red Lodge into compliance with the Carbon County grid, as well as to help allow for growth.  This new street name will make it easier for emergency services to identify locations throughout the city and make routes and addresses...
    The city of Red Lodge now has a new street name.  11th St. in downtown Red Lodge will be renamed "Mount Maurice street", after a local mountain and Red Lodge icon. The city has been taking entries for this contest to help bring the city of Red Lodge into compliance with the Carbon County grid, as well as to help allow for growth.  This new street name will make it easier for emergency services to identify locations throughout the city and make routes and addresses...
  • Family tries euthanizing cat after he walked 12 miles to return home

    Family tries euthanizing cat after he walked 12 miles to return home

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-04-19 05:23:12 GMT
    @a.cat.named.toby@a.cat.named.toby
    @a.cat.named.toby@a.cat.named.toby

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina family gave their cat away and then tried to euthanize him after he walked 12 miles back to his home. According to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County, North Carolina, Toby the cat made the long trek back to his family after they tried to give him away. When he returned, they took him to a shelter to put him down. The shelter called the SPCA to ask if they would help 

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina family gave their cat away and then tried to euthanize him after he walked 12 miles back to his home. According to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County, North Carolina, Toby the cat made the long trek back to his family after they tried to give him away. When he returned, they took him to a shelter to put him down. The shelter called the SPCA to ask if they would help 

  • Bret Michaels puts some "poison" into MontanaFair

    Bret Michaels puts some "poison" into MontanaFair

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:38:23 GMT

    Bret Michaels is a multiplatinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking touring sales, Reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records, product endorsements as well as being a devoted philanthropist, all supported and followed by three generations of loyal fans.

    Bret Michaels is a multiplatinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking touring sales, Reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records, product endorsements as well as being a devoted philanthropist, all supported and followed by three generations of loyal fans.

  • Teen throws student into file cabinet, gets tased

    Teen throws student into file cabinet, gets tased

    Kaitlyn PearsonKaitlyn Pearson

    Yesterday, police say they arrested a teen when she failed to stop assaulting the SRO officer after being tased. 

    Yesterday, police say they arrested a teen when she failed to stop assaulting the SRO officer after being tased. 

  • Security procedures at MetraPark will include metal detectors during PBR

    Security procedures at MetraPark will include metal detectors during PBR

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:04:07 GMT

    Any item on the prohibited list will not be allowed in the arena. If these items are found during the security check, they will need to be returned to your vehicle or thrown away.

    Any item on the prohibited list will not be allowed in the arena. If these items are found during the security check, they will need to be returned to your vehicle or thrown away.