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SD2 Superintendent releases statement regarding school threat | KULR 8 SD2 Superintendent releases statement regarding school threat
Superintendent Terry Bouck has released a statement in response to perceived threats against local schools.
KULR 8 | February 22, 2018
SD2 increasing security at schools; superintendent calls social media threats a 'hoax' | Billings Gazette SD2 increasing security at schools; superintendent calls social media threats a 'hoax'
Billings Public Schools superintendent Terry Bouck addressed threats against schools on social media on Wednesday night in the wake of a Florida school shooting.
Billings Gazette | February 22, 2018
Candidate for Montana State University Billings' top job: Enrollment can grow by more than a third in 5 years | Billings Gazette Candidate for Montana State University Billings' top job: Enrollment can grow by more than a third in 5 years
Montana State University Billings chancellor candidate Dan Edelman said Wednesday he could see the number of students at the university grow by more than a third in the near-term.
Billings Gazette | February 22, 2018
Part of U.S. Highway 212 closed south of Red Lodge | Billings Gazette Part of U.S. Highway 212 closed south of Red Lodge
A Carbon County Sheriff's Office investigation closed a portion of U.S. Highway 212 Wednesday evening.
Billings Gazette | February 22, 2018
Police stun, then arrest Billings man who drove away from officer, crashed into snowbank | Billings Gazette Police stun, then arrest Billings man who drove away from officer, crashed into snowbank
A man who drove away from an officer trying to pull him over and then crashed into a snowbank was stunned with a stun gun and arrested Wednesday afternoon.
Billings Gazette | February 22, 2018
These lighting pros just added a little bit of charm to downtown Billings' trees | Billings Gazette These lighting pros just added a little bit of charm to downtown Billings' trees
Bruce Brenon’s light touch in the trees in front of the Billings Depot on Montana Avenue is designed to draw eyes skyward.
Billings Gazette | February 22, 2018
2 sheriff's deputies cleared in Lockwood shooting that sent man to hospital | Billings Gazette 2 sheriff's deputies cleared in Lockwood shooting that sent man to hospital
A shooting review panel has cleared two Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputies after they shot a Lockwood man in January. The case is now being reviewed by the county attorney’s office.
Billings Gazette | February 22, 2018
Subzero wind chills persist in Billings | Billings Gazette Subzero wind chills persist in Billings
Another sunny day in Billings will be slightly warmer on Wednesday, although the National Weather Service predicts wind chills as low as minus 30 to continue.
Billings Gazette | February 22, 2018
Two taken to hospital after heater causes fire in historic Billings North Side building | Billings Gazette Two taken to hospital after heater causes fire in historic Billings North Side building
A man and a woman were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a wall heater caused a house to catch fire near North Park Tuesday morning, according to the Billings Fire Department.
Billings Gazette | February 22, 2018
Emergency planner calls for another fire station in the Billings Heights | Billings Gazette Emergency planner calls for another fire station in the Billings Heights
The Billings Heights will require construction of a second fire station as soon as 2021, and the Billings City Council will have to decide during the coming months what level of fire and emergency medical service it expects out of…
Billings Gazette | February 21, 2018
Two taken to hospital after space heater causes fire in historic Billings North Side building | Billings Gazette Two taken to hospital after space heater causes fire in historic Billings North Side building
A man and a woman were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a space heater caused a house to catch fire near North Park Tuesday morning, according to the Billings Fire Department.
Billings Gazette | February 21, 2018
Law enforcement asks for help finding missing Red Lodge man | Billings Gazette Law enforcement asks for help finding missing Red Lodge man
Carbon County law enforcement is asking for the public's help in locating a man who has been missing since Monday.
Billings Gazette | February 21, 2018
When fear and hysteria swept through Billings and Montana | Billings Gazette When fear and hysteria swept through Billings and Montana
For the past two months, The Billings Gazette has explored the fear and hysteria that took hold in Montana while World War I raged.
Billings Gazette | February 21, 2018
Miserable weather to continue all day in Billings | Billings Gazette Miserable weather to continue all day in Billings
If your car actually started on the first try this morning, go buy yourself a lottery ticket.
Billings Gazette | February 21, 2018
Meet the 4 candidates interviewing for Montana State University Billings' top job | Billings Gazette Meet the 4 candidates interviewing for Montana State University Billings' top job
Montana State University Billings will host the four finalists for its open chancellor position this week in separate public forums.
Billings Gazette | February 21, 2018
Fire at East Billings bronze-casting business appears accidental | Billings Gazette Fire at East Billings bronze-casting business appears accidental
A structure fire that engulfed a bronze-casting business in industrial East Billings on Sunday night was likely due to an electrical malfunction, a city fire official said Monday.
Billings Gazette | February 21, 2018
Billings Clinic offers new Sentinel Cerebral Protection System. | KULR 8 Billings Clinic offers new Sentinel Cerebral Protection System.
February 22nd is National Heart Valve Awareness Day and at least 5 million American's suffer from some form of heart valve disease, which in some cases can lead to serious complications and even death. One of the main complications during heart valve surgery is a stroke. Billings Clinic now has a procedure that greatly reduces the risk of a stroke during a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. KULR-8s Melissa Scavelli spoke with a Billings resident who had both procedures. Le Ro...
KULR 8 | February 21, 2018
Cody community discusses proposal to arm teachers | KULR 8 Cody community discusses proposal to arm teachers
Cody school board votes to move gun policy to a second reading after teachers and community members ask them not to allow school personnel to conceal carry.  
KULR 8 | February 21, 2018
Billings Fire Department discusses how they perform assisted breathing for pets | KULR 8 Billings Fire Department discusses how they perform assisted breathing for pets
In the event of a structure fire, firefighters check to see if there are any pets inside the building such as cats or dogs. If they do find that a pet needs help breathing, they will administer oxygen via pet mask.
KULR 8 | February 21, 2018
Billings Fire Department talks fire station expansion | KULR 8 Billings Fire Department talks fire station expansion
Billings fire fighters are hopeful the city council will sign off on a plan to expand the department.
KULR 8 | February 21, 2018
Possible renovations for billings police evidence locker | KULR 8 Possible renovations for billings police evidence locker
Police Chief Rich St. John isn't going into specifics as to all the changes made within this facility, but what he is saying is that this facility no longer meets the standards of the department when it comes to ensuring evidence is secure.
KULR 8 | February 21, 2018
Frostbite Prevention | KULR 8 Frostbite Prevention
With winter still underway, below freezing temperatures can lead to hypothermia and frostbite.
KULR 8 | February 20, 2018
8 animals and one person rescued from Billings apartment fire | KULR 8 8 animals and one person rescued from Billings apartment fire
Firefighters had to resuscitate two of five dogs rescued from the apartment. Their owner was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
KULR 8 | February 20, 2018
Final Report Yellowstone Fenn Treasure Death | KULR 8 Final Report Yellowstone Fenn Treasure Death
Mammoth – A search for the Forrest Fenn treasure ended in death in Yellowstone last spring. That is confirmed by the park investigation that was kept private. 
KULR 8 | February 19, 2018
Gibson Guitar company may be bankrupt | KULR 8 Gibson Guitar company may be bankrupt
Iconic guitar brand Gibson could be on the brink of bankruptcy, according to a CNBC report.
KULR 8 | February 19, 2018
Frigid wind chill predictions lead to school closures in Billings | Billings Gazette Frigid wind chill predictions lead to school closures in Billings
As much snow as Billings has gotten this winter, it took frigid wind chill predictions to cancel school. Billings Public Schools will not have school on Tuesday because of expected cold weather.
Billings Gazette | February 19, 2018
A Billings middle school has seen attendance spike amid a push to get kids to school | Billings Gazette A Billings middle school has seen attendance spike amid a push to get kids to school
At Late Night, students return to Riverside Middle School on a Friday night, after the school week has finally ended. The ping-pong, pizza and pop at the reward event are certainly more attractive than papers and pencils.
Billings Gazette | February 19, 2018
February stacking up to be snowiest on record for Billings | Billings Gazette February stacking up to be snowiest on record for Billings
If February has seemed particularly backbreaking, it's because Billings hasn't seen this much snow by the 18th of the month — ever.
Billings Gazette | February 19, 2018
Committee continues to assess $2.3 million in projects to improve Yellowstone river recreation after 2011 ExxonMobil pipeline rupture | Billings Gazette Committee continues to assess $2.3 million in projects to improve Yellowstone river recreation after 2011 ExxonMobil pipeline rupture
Millions of dollars in planned projects to improve and develop Yellowstone River recreation inched closer to becoming a reality Thursday night at the most recent Yellowstone River Recreation Advisory Committee meeting.
Billings Gazette | February 19, 2018
Bronze-casting business appears a total loss after fire engulfs the East Billings business | Billings Gazette Bronze-casting business appears a total loss after fire engulfs the East Billings business
A large structure fire engulfed a bronze-casting business in the industrial East Billings on Sunday night, prompting a citywide firefighting response as flames overtook the 28-year-old foundry.
Billings Gazette | February 19, 2018
Agency managing vast US lands experiences year of upheaval | KULR 8 Agency managing vast US lands experiences year of upheaval
A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of staff members re-assigned, key positions go unfilled, rules governing industry shelved and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees.
KULR 8 | February 19, 2018
Local MMA fighter aims to put Billings on the map | KULR 8 Local MMA fighter aims to put Billings on the map
A local Billings man fights to put the Magic City on the map in the MMA world of athletes.
KULR 8 | February 19, 2018
Utah man dies in avalanche near Wyoming ski resort | KULR 8 Utah man dies in avalanche near Wyoming ski resort
A family says an Orem man they considered to be part of their family died in an avalanche in Wyoming.
KULR 8 | February 19, 2018
Red Lodge Mountain Sees Great Ski Season | KULR 8 Red Lodge Mountain Sees Great Ski Season
A ski lift that malfunctioned at Red Lodge Mountain on Saturday, is not stopping visitors from snowboarding and skiing today. Despite the hiccup over the weekend, Saturday was the busiest day of the year for the resort. Jeff Schmidt, the Red Lodge Mountain manager, explained that the incident appeared to be a perfect storm, "That weight and loading and timing, and it came out of the wheels and went onto what's called a cable catcher to prevent it from flying up and then there's a...
KULR 8 | February 19, 2018
MetraPark announces Luke Bryan ticket sales date | KULR 8 MetraPark announces Luke Bryan ticket sales date
Country Superstar Luke Bryan will play the RimRock Auto Arena at MetraPark Friday September 14th. Tickets go on sale Friday.
KULR 8 | February 19, 2018
Clearing fire hydrants can help save time for firefighters | KULR 8 Clearing fire hydrants can help save time for firefighters
Hoppel said hydrants can have ice around them which makes it difficult for the fire fighters to get to quickly. He explained why this is important for the community to help out.
KULR 8 | February 18, 2018
Remains of damaged Glacier chalet hold up under record snows | KULR 8 Remains of damaged Glacier chalet hold up under record snows
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A conservation group says the stone walls of a historic chalet at Glacier National Park that were severely damaged in a wildfire last summer are holding up despite record snowfalls.    
KULR 8 | February 18, 2018
Search and rescue teams comb mountain for missing skier | KULR 8 Search and rescue teams comb mountain for missing skier
WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) - Authorities are searching for a man who didn't return from a ski outing.    
KULR 8 | February 18, 2018
Montana town experiences 80-degree temperature swing | KULR 8 Montana town experiences 80-degree temperature swing
The temperature in a northern Montana town changed by more than 80 degrees in a single day this week.
KULR 8 | February 18, 2018
Victim from single-vehicle wreck near Grass Range identified | Billings Gazette Victim from single-vehicle wreck near Grass Range identified
The Fergus County Coroner has identified a 28-year-old Bozeman man who died in a single-vehicle rollover south of Grass Range Thursday morning as Timothy R. Sommers Jr.
Billings Gazette | February 18, 2018
Pets of the week: Murray and Sendejo | Billings Gazette Pets of the week: Murray and Sendejo
Murray and Sendejo are 9-week-old heeler mix pups awaiting adoption through Rez Dog Rescue of Montana. They are indoor dogs, but need a fenced yard to explore. They are two of six available litter mates. Murray and Sendejo have been…
Billings Gazette | February 18, 2018
Learning lifesaving CPR a hands-on experience | Billings Gazette Learning lifesaving CPR a hands-on experience
Olivia Krieger locked her fingers together, placed her hands on the victim’s chest and got busy trying to save a life Saturday morning.
Billings Gazette | February 18, 2018
Chairlift issue briefly strands skiers in midair at Red Lodge Mountain | Billings Gazette Chairlift issue briefly strands skiers in midair at Red Lodge Mountain
An issue with a lower mountain chairlift cable temporarily left about 160 people stranded in midair during what was the busiest day of the year at Red Lodge Mountain.
Billings Gazette | February 18, 2018
Strong smell of gas possibly connected to Billings refinery | Billings Gazette Strong smell of gas possibly connected to Billings refinery
If you smelled the strong odor of gas in Billings on Saturday, you're not alone.
Billings Gazette | February 18, 2018
OUTDOOR REPORT: Capturing wild game | KULR 8 OUTDOOR REPORT: Capturing wild game
Winter is an ideal time for wildlife biologists to capture animals. And as Winston Greely shows us in this week's Outdoor Report, there are many ways to capture game.
KULR 8 | February 18, 2018
Missing man found dead at old mine in western Montana | KULR 8 Missing man found dead at old mine in western Montana
Authorities say a man who was last seen in late January was found dead at an old mine in western Montana.
KULR 8 | February 17, 2018
Inmate walks away from Passages | Billings Gazette Inmate walks away from Passages
Ashley Whistlingelk, an inmate at Passages in Billings, walked away from the community correction program Friday at about 9 p.m.
Billings Gazette | February 17, 2018
Weekend includes continued snow, cold temps | Billings Gazette Weekend includes continued snow, cold temps
A hazardous weather outlook remains in effect for parts of central Montana, south central Montana, southeast Montana and north central Wyoming through Monday, the National Weather Service says.
Billings Gazette | February 17, 2018
NorthWestern Energy isn't interested in taking on the Hardin coal plant, which faces closure by spring | Billings Gazette NorthWestern Energy isn't interested in taking on the Hardin coal plant, which faces closure by spring
NorthWestern Energy is taking a pass on the possibility of acquiring the coal-fired Hardin Generating Facility in Eastern Montana.
Billings Gazette | February 17, 2018
American Legion honors Yellowstone County deputy, noting he's saved at least 3 lives | Billings Gazette American Legion honors Yellowstone County deputy, noting he's saved at least 3 lives
The American Legion Andrew Pearson Post 117 awarded a local deputy with its law enforcement honor on Friday, as well as an additional recognition.
Billings Gazette | February 17, 2018