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Posted on: November 23, 2022

11 new firefighters graduate from Billings Fire Department recruit academy

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Billings Fire Department held a graduation ceremony for its 11 newest firefighters, and one new Lockwood Firefighter. 

Over the past 14 weeks, the recruits went through various lessons and scenarios like live fire trainin...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Billings police surprise drivers with turkeys, not tickets

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The Billings Police Department surprised 30 drivers on Wednesday morning when they gave out turkeys instead of tickets! 

Purchasing the turkeys was possible thanks to an anonymous generous donation of Sam’s Club gift cards. 

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Billings Police Department introduces new Community Service Officers

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The Billings Police Department welcomes Community Service Officers Rockwell, Wevley, Santiago, and Newell.  

The Community Service Officer program was recommended by the Center for Public Safety Management Study on the department and funded by par...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

City/County dispatch center to begin encrypting all city law enforcement radio traffic

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The City of Billings/Yellowstone County Emergency Communications Center will begin encrypting all City law enforcement radio communications for the safety of officers and the security of sensitive information. 
This change, set to take place on No...
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Posted on: October 28, 2022

TSA gets a new home at Billings Airport, more changes ahead

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Things are looking a little different at Billings Logan International Airport. The TSA screening area now has a new home on the second floor.  
Go straight through the old TSA screening area, up the stairs/escalator or elevator, to the le...
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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Substance Abuse Connect Appoints New Executive Director

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The following is a press release from Substance Abuse Connect - 

The Executive Committee of Substance Abuse Connect has named Zack Terakedis as the new Executive Director.

Terakedis has a background in non-profit development and project management ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Calling All Artists for Mobilize the MAGIC City Artist in Residence Opportunity

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The City of Billings Planning and Community Services Department now has a Call for Artists open for a contract with an artist-in-residence (AIR) or pair of artists-in-residences. The selected artist will work with the Mobilize the MAGIC (Making Art Ground...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

City of Billings Code Enforcement and Solid Waste team up to “toss out” graffiti

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The City of Billings Code Enforcement Division is cracking down on vandals and is on a mission to erase graffiti from city dumpsters.

Code Enforcement was joined by members of the Rocky Mountain College and Montana State University-Billings ROTC program on...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Paving the way to smoother trails at Pioneer Park

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The Billings Parks and Recreation Department is excited to show how the rebuild on the trail through Pioneer Park is proceeding. 

The contractor will be hydroseeding the disturbed areas along the edges over the next couple of days and then the reb...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Park restrooms prep for winter

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As the Parks and Recreation Department prepares for winter, we would like to remind all park users that the restrooms in our parks are not 12-month restrooms and all require winterization before the temperatures reach freezing. 

Please take approp...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Billings Public Works plans for increased safety measures on Lake Elmo Drive

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The City of Billings Public Works department has created a list of projects and recommendations to increase safety on Lake Elmo Drive, including a 25-mile-per-hour school speed zone. 

Investigation into Lake Elmo Drive safety concerns began in May...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Billings Fire Department recruits introduced to live fire training during week 9 of academy

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After two months of observation and learning about fire behavior, Tuesday was the first day of live fire training for the recruits. 
All 11 recruits are still going strong and are just five weeks away from graduation! 
This week they learn...
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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Local resident targeted in Community Development Block Grant scam

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A local resident saved himself from becoming the victim of a scam by recognizing a suspicious request for money. 

The resident was chatting with someone who he thought was a former high school classmate on a messaging app. 

The person on t...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Telephone scammers target City of Billings Public Works customers

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Several Billings residents received a fraudulent phone call this week from someone claiming they’re with the City of Billings Public Works department.

The customers were told they need to make a payment over the phone by credit card to avoid service interr...

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