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Habitat for Humanity Taking Applications

The first of two Habitat for Humanity Application Periods of the year will be held later this month, and an informational meeting will be held Tuesday, June 22nd.

Explosion in Billings Destroys Home

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Billings police say nobody was injured in an explosion that destroyed one home and damaged three others.

Young to Teach Plato

Traditional and non-traditional students alike will have an opportunity to explore the classical philosophy of Plato during a class offered at Sheridan College this fall.

Dillon Sutherlin Probation Revoked

Dillon Sutherlin, age 18, went before Judge John Fenn in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday morning, June 7th per a petition from the State to revoke his probation.

Tornado Spotted Near Billings Monday

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As the country music group Sugarland performed in the RimRock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings Monday evening, tornado sirens were going off in the Heights area of the city. Emergency crews reported that a tornado had been spotted near Laurel, Montana.

Bikers Against Bruises Coming Up

Coming up June 24th and 25th, the Advocacy & Resource Center is hosting its 3rd Annual Bikers Against Bruises event. Friday night the 24th is geared toward families, says co-organizer Yvonne Swanson.

Representative Berger Among Delegation to China

The Gasification & Coal Chemicals in Asia Pacific 2011 Conference, more easily identified as GAP 2011, is coming up in Beijing, China June 8th and 9th.

Sylvan Pass Now Open; Dunraven and Beartooth Passes Soon

Over the weekend, snow experts at Yellowstone National Park determined that the snow pack above Sylvan Pass has stabilized, allowing for the pass to be open as of 8 pm Sunday evening, June 5th.

Poll Question: Taxes Subsidizing Ethanol

Representative Mike Madden, along with Representative John Botten, were guests last week on Public Pulse. Among the topics discussed was the issue of taxes in Wyoming being used to subsidize Ethanol development.

Sagebrush Elementary Celebrates Great Year

For the past several years, the staff, students, parents and members of the community have gathered on the playground of Sagebrush Elementary School to have one rip-roaring end-of-school party for a half day.

Kendrick Pool to Open June 6th

Wednesday we reported that opening day of the Kendrick Park Pool would be postponed indefinitely because of a national recall of pool drain covers. Today, we have a clearer, and more positive update, on when swimmers can hit the water.

Schweitzer Wants Presidential Disaster Declaration

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) -Gov. Brian Schweitzer is asking President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for Montana due to flooding.

Deadline Approaching for Property Tax Refund

Representative Mike Madden was a guest on the June 1st edition of Public Pulse, and he wants to remind Wyoming homeowners that the deadline is fast approaching – June 6th – to submit an application for a property tax refund for up to one-half of last year's property taxes.

Historic Mine Byway a “Go”

Earlier in May, we reported that the Sheridan Community Land Trust had applied to have established a Historic Mine Byway in northern Sheridan County.

“Buck” Shown for FFA Scholarship Fundraiser

As a means to introduce the Sheridan community to an award-winning documentary about Sheridan resident Buck Brannaman while at the same time raising money for a worthy cause, the creators of “Buck” have agreed to show a special screening of the film to viewers this Saturday night, June 4th at the WYO Theatre.

Kendrick Pool Opening Delayed

The end of school usually means the beginning of swimming season at the Kendrick Pool, but there will be a delay in the arched doors opening into water fun and swim lessons.

Snowpack Continues to Increase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's snowpack continued to climb over the past week, raising concerns about the likelihood of flooding as temperatures rise. Natural Resources Conservation Service water specialist Lee Hackleman says the water content of the snowpack across Wyoming stands at 327 percent of average, up from last week's level of 227 percent of average.

Feds Tally Montana Damage; Floods to Linger

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer says he won't call up the Montana National Guard to fill sandbags and do other chores that local communities should be able to do on their own.

Insurance Settlement OK'd for MetraPark Rebuild

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County commissioners have approved the final insurance settlement for the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark, which was severely damaged by a tornado last summer.

Poll Question: Announcement of HiH Closure

On Monday, May 23rd, staff and parents of the Hand in Hand Early Childhood Center learned that the center will be closing this Friday, June 3rd. They were told abruptly by shocked staff members, without any members of the center's administrative board present.