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 its fire department. Emergency Services Consulting International, an Oregon based consultant, delivered a long-range master plan to the council Tuesday.
On a split vote Tuesday, the Montana State Board of Land Commissioners indefinitely postponed a decision on an eastern Montana conservation easement that has sparked debate about private property rights and the coexistence of oil and gas development with agriculture and hunting.
A desperate fundraising effort that wrapped up on Valentine’s Day will allow Big Brothers Big Sisters of Helena to continue providing its one-on-one mentoring program through June. Big Brothers Big Sisters, a national nonprofit with local chapters all over the country, lost 25 percent of its budget due to state cuts.