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Statewide teacher conference held at Skyview High School | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 19, 2018
Montana Federation Public Employees host a statewide teacher conference at Skyview High School all day on Thursday. The conference provides young teachers with the professional development credit they need after they receive their certification. 
Naturalization ceremony held at district court house | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 19, 2018
 39 very excited people from eighteen countries were approved to become United States Citizens today at James F. Battin Courthouse.  The newest citizens of the United States pledged their oath of allegiance, and received their certificates of citizenship in court today.  
KULR 8 | October 19, 2018
A small district in the heights received the wrong house district and senate district ballots last week.  If you live in district 44.3, you may have received a ballot for 43.3. Yellowstone County Administration Bret Rutherford says the error effects less than two percent of people in the distri...
Library to host next ‘Adulting 101’ class | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | October 18, 2018
Billing Public Library recently announced the next class in its “Adulting 101” series, which is designed to help participants learn useful new life skills.
Billings groups look at how to make kids' walks to school safer | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | October 18, 2018
Billings City Councilman Frank Ewalt and others have voiced concern for the safety of students walking or biking to school.
Home burns down on Billings' far West End | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | October 18, 2018
Officials closed part of Grand Avenue on Billings' far West End Wednesday evening while firefighters from two agencies tried to extinguish a fire that burned down a home.
Yellowstone County to test sirens Wednesday | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | October 18, 2018
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Yellowstone County Disaster and Emergency Services will perform a countywide emergency siren test.
President Trump addresses supporters in Missoula | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
Here's the NBC feed as President Donald Trump speaks for the third time in Montana this year at his latest "Make America Great Again" rally. 
Interstate crash fatalities down 50% from last year | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
Montana Highway Patrol released a report showing deaths from interstate crashes are down 50 percent from this time last year.  Not only are interstate deaths down by 50 percent, but overall freeway deaths are down by 15 percent according to highway patrol.   
Tips and tricks for investing your money | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
Today proved once again, it's important to be diversified when it comes to investing.   Megan Dow from Edward Jones Investments met with KULR-8 to tell you some tips about how to personalize your investment portfolio.  
UPDATE: Sex offender hired at Roosevelt Medical Center has been terminated | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
Update: RMC announced on their Facebook page Wednesday that the Board of Directors has chosen to terminate Denise Carlson's employment with the medical center.
President of Northern Cheyenne Tribe resigns | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
The president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has resigned, according to a letter sent to tribe members. 
Crow Tribe says it's reviewing federal audit | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
A federal audit says Montana's Crow Indian Tribe misused money meant for water system improvements. 
Firefighter health and safety bill aims to provide all Montana firefighters with cancer coverage | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
The Montana State Firemans Association is working diligently to present a bill that would allow all firefighters to be insured in the case of developing cancer from battling fires.
Power outage in central Billings | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
Central Billings experienced a power outage this afternoon, affecting more than 2,900 NorthWestern Energy customers.
Attorneys for CCDHS sexual abuse case speak out | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
Monday we learn more of the lurid details of how James Jensen, who has already admitted guilt, was able to convince teenage boys to agree to his so called "program", which Jensen said was intended to improve their testosterone.
Bighorn Mountains Moose Study | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
An ambitious study will answer some questions about moose in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains:  how many moose are there?  Why do they seem to be spreading out?  Biologists have put collars on 60 cows to learn the answers. 
Fall Home Improvement Show attracts hundreds | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
The Fall Home Improvement Show is going on at MetraPark Auto Arena. The Home Improvement Show is a place for homeowners looking to find ideas and help for their homes. You can find home decor, spas, lighting, bath fixtures and more!
Wind turbines kill birds and bats | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
Cody - Wind turbines produce clean energy, but scientists say they kill more than a million bats and birds every year.  The Wyoming Nature Conservancy is developing a guide to help the wind farms protect the animals from deadly collisions in the future. 
Healing Field display honors 9/11 and those who have served | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
A thousand U.S. flags waving on 8-foot poles stood in perfect rows and columns north of Laurel Middle School.
New rules implemented at Daylis Stadium | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
The superintendent for School District 2 decides to implement new rules at a high school stadium in light of recent negative events. Superintendent Greg Upham has implemented new rules for Daylis Stadium such as this rule posted on this sign.
21 soccer team members from Rocky Mountain College rescued after getting stuck in Yellowstone River | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
Rivers are unpredictable. They can flow nice and slowly or they can rush very rapidly. They can swell and run swiftly with high water levels or even change direction, depending on Mother Nature. The girls soccer team from Rocky Mountain College had to learn that the hard way.
Excitement brews at MetraPark just days before MontanaFair | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
With MontanaFair just days away, we wanted to check out the excitement going on at MetraPark with marketing and sales director, Ray Massie. Massie said MontanaFair is selling great and the night shows are on fire, in terms of selling tickets.
Companies team up to analyze MetraPark economic impact | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
According to Marketing and Sales Director Ray Massie, Big Sky Economic Development and North Western Energy did an economic impact study on the value of MetraPark to the Yellowstone County Community.
New after school program combines education and sports training | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
A new after school program in Billings helps kids not only academically but athletically as well. 
Help your child overcome picky eating with these suggestions | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
Wondering why your child is picky when it comes to eating their food?
Wildfire breaks out in Carbon County near Roberts | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
A wildfire broke out 8 miles east of Roberts Saturday on Cherry Springs Road, burning about 40 acres of land.
Park County Sheriff's Office searches for suspect involved in car chase | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 18, 2018
The Park County Sheriff's Office needs your help in searching for a suspect involved in a car chase two days ago.
Laurel school police officer accused of sexual misconduct with student resigns, identified | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | October 17, 2018
A school police officer who had "sexual contact" with a 16-year-old Laurel High School student has resigned amid an investigation into possible sexual misconduct, the city stated in a press release Wednesday.
More students enrolled in Billings schools than expected | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | October 17, 2018
More students are attending Billings Public Schools this year, buoyed by large classes moving from middle to high schools — and an unexpected jump in kindergarten enrollment.
Central High names homecoming royalty | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | October 17, 2018
Bethany Power, daughter of Rebecca and Michael Power, and Marcus Wehr, son of Teresa and Dave Wehr, were named queen and king of Central High’s homecoming.
Billings-area prosecutions are up 6 months into safe neighborhoods initiative, officials say | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | October 17, 2018
Violent crime in Yellowstone County has held steady during the past six months since federal, state and local law enforcement officials announced plans to aggressively pursue meth crimes, armed robberies and illegal firearms trafficking as part of the federal “Project…
Subdivision for big toys — not people — planned for Billings' West End | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | October 17, 2018
On Tuesday Yellowstone County commissioners gave preliminary approval to a subdivision west of Billings — not so much designed for people’s future homes as for their toys.
Police ask for more help finding Billings woman, identify pickup of interest | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | October 17, 2018
Police investigating a woman's disappearance are asking for more information about a white pickup of interest, according to a Tuesday press release.
Ex-chemist at Billings city water plant admits spiking co-worker's water samples | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | October 17, 2018
A former chemist with the city of Billings has pleaded guilty to spiking water samples before they were tested — a move the city said cost it thousands of dollars to uncover and caused it to fail a state certification.
Laurel school resource officer resigns after
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
A Laurel High School resource officer resigns after an internal investigation by the city reveals he was exchanging "flirtatious and inappropriate" text messages with a 16-year-old student at the close of the 2017 school year. 
Large flames consumed home on the western edge of the Magic City | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
Large flames consumed a home on the westernmost edge of the Magic City Wednesday evening.  Molt Fire Department and Billings Fire Department responded to the scene at 77th St W and Grand Avenue around 4:30 pm.  Smoke could be seen across Billings.  We're told the fire is being investi...
Jay Owenhouse and family perform Saturday at Alberta Bair Theater | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
Magician Jay Owenhouse is at the Alberta Bair Theater this weekend. But first, he made a stop with; his family at Rimrock Mall to perform an escape trick on Wednesday night.  
City Council votes unanimously for Chris Kukulski as next city administrator | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
Billings' longest serving city administrator Tina Volek, retired at the end of September in 2017.
Billings Police Department shows support for Pack The Place In Pink event | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
The Billings Police Department is supporting breast cancer awareness by participating in a 'Pack the Place in Pink' event next week.
Pita Pit serves up life lessons | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
Love, support, generosity, and family are all words employees at Billings local Pita Pits use to describe owners Kristi and Mark Grob.  Christina Boyden and Tami Fire Bear haven't had the easiest of lives.  They're currently both living at Passages pre-release center in Billings and better...
7th Annual Big Sky Comedy Festival draws America's Got Talent scouts | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
Get ready for a week of laughs at the 7th Annual Big Sky Comedy Festival.  
Circumstances surrounding missing Billings woman considered suspicious | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
Billings police detectives believe Laura Johnson disappeared under suspicious circumstances.
Regular voter registration deadline is here | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
Tuesday, October 9th is the close of regular voter registration. Registration forms postmarked by October 9th and received within 3 days are accepted for regular registration. If you missed regular voter registration... you can file for late voter registration starting Wednesday, October 1...
Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office searching for missing man | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.
High school drops Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
Student council votes to turn Columbus Day into Indigenous Peoples' Day at Plenty Coups High School in Pryor Monday.
Matt Rosendale meets with veterans | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
Today, veterans had an opportunity to voice their concerns with U-S Senate Republican nominee Matt Rosendale.
Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks schedules special archery-only hunt for Roundup area | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks has scheduled a special archery-only hunt for property in Roundup. Bob Gibson with Fish, Wildlife, and Parks said this special hunt in and around Roundup is to reduce the number of mule deer in town.
2nd annual Warrior Wishes Montana Freedom Run event raises money for veterans and their families | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
The second annual Warrior Wishes Montana Freedom Run kicked off Sunday at the Heights in Billings.
City council releases names of semi-finalists for position of Billings city administrator | KULR 8
KULR 8 | October 17, 2018
City council releases the names and backgrounds of the four finalists for city administrator of Billings. In a press release, city council names Dan Chandler as one of the finalists.