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Articles from January 26, 2017

Ask the Doctors: 'Baby Blues' Are Common during First Weeks after Childbirth
Dear Doctor: It's been two weeks since our son was born, and my wife seems to be having a hard time. She cries easily and has a lot of anxiety. Is this just baby blues, like my mother says, or is it postpartum depression?Dear Reader: Congratulations...
Billings Senior Blitzes Billings West in 4th Quarter for 52-34 Win
Zach Robbins has been waiting for his Billings Senior girls basketball team to exhibit some fourth-quarter moxie.He saw it Thursday night.The Broncs dominated the final eight minutes against Billings West and went on to a 52-34 Crosstown Classic and...
Billings West Boys Pull Away from Billings Senior
Kelly Darragh's substitution pattern rarely changes.If Billings West needs a guard replaced, he brings in DJ Peretti.If he needs a post, Peretti gets the nod."DJ is a very good player for us," said Darragh. "He can do so many things for us."Peretti came...
City Removing 10-Hour Parking Meters
The 10-hour parking meters taken this week from Fourth Avenue North are the first of what will be the complete removal of 68 such meters, according to the Billings Parking Division.Parking Manager Tracy Scott said Thursday that 10-hour parking signs...
College Basketball Roundup: Ferris, MSU Women Too Much for Idaho, 66-61
MOSCOW, Idaho -- Senior guard Peyton Ferris supplied 24 points and nine rebounds Thursday night as visiting Montana State downed Idaho 66-61 in Big Sky Conference women's basketball.In winning their third consecutive game, the third-place Bobcats improved...
Eastern Washington Handles Montana
MISSOULA -- Montana's men's basketball game Thursday night against Eastern Washington was as notable for who didn't show up to play as who did.Bogdan Bliznyuk fit in the latter category. The 6-foot-6 junior from the Ukraine used his height and heft to...
Federal Judge Rules against Yellowstone County in Lawsuit over Fatal Shooting near Huntley
A federal judge this week ruled that the actions of two former Yellowstone County sheriff's deputies who fatally shot a 28-year-old man near Huntley were unreasonable and that they are not entitled to protections under the law.In a 33-page order filed...
Full Court Press: Thursday's High School Basketball Highlights
Thursday's highlights* Billings Senior's girls used an 18-0 run in the fourth quarter to take down No. 4 Billings West 52-34 in an Eastern AA game. Kola Bad Bear scored 11 points to lead the Broncs, who had six players score seven points or more. West...
It's Official: North Dakota Leaving Big Sky Conference
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota's athletic department made it official on Thursday: It is leaving the Big Sky Conference and will move its basketball teams to the Summit League and its football team to the Missouri Valley Football...
Laurel Holds off Hardin's Late Comeback, Wins 66-60
LAUREL -- When Hardin and Laurel met on Dec. 22, Casey Cole didn't suit up for the Locomotives as he was still recovering from a leg injury he sustained in football season.When the teams met again Thursday night, Cole was ready to go.Full highlight video...
Lawrence David 'Larry' Faught
Lawrence David "Larry" Faught was born Aug. 4, 1928, in Thornton, Wyo., to Jess and LuElla Faught. He was the sixth of seven children. Larry grew up in Lodge Grass, and moved to Billings when he was 18. He married his high-school sweetheart, Louise Arbogast...
Legislature Will Need to Take Action on Marsy's Law Implementation
Money to start putting Marsy's Law into action was approved Tuesday by the Yellowstone County Commissioners.County Attorney Scott Twito requested an additional $41,750 in salary and technology funds. He has already spent money to update his office's...
Marion Vernon Coleman
Marion Vernon Coleman passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. He was born in a one room cabin on Nov. 5, 1935, in Thermopolis, Wyo., to George and Evelyn (Cammack) Coleman. He was the second oldest of five children.After graduating from Thermpolis High...
Montana State Survives Idaho in Double Overtime
BOZEMAN -- The season-long progression of Montana State's Devonte Klines has been threefold: He's gone from an inexperienced reserve to an auxiliary starter to, now, an overtime hero.It was Klines' 3-pointer in double overtime Thursday night that led...
Responding to Requests, DEQ Extends Comment Period on Landfill Expansion
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality will extend its public comment period on a proposed expansion to the Billings landfill after receiving requests from 40 people.The DEQ will continue to accept input until March 16, according to a release...
Rosemary 'Toots' Frickel
The good Lord Jesus came to take our loving mother, Rosemary "Toots" Frickel, home with Him on Jan. 24, 2017. She was born on April 6, 1934, to Henry and Molly Schmidt in Laurel. Toots grew up in Laurel with her four siblings. She later married the love...
Scoreboard: Rodeo
PRCA DenverAll-around cowboy: Zachariah Phillips, $3,637, bareback riding and saddle bronc riding.Bareback: Finals: 1. Jake Brown, 88, $1,650; 2. Tim O'Connell, 87.5, $1,250; 3. Logan Corbett, 84.5, $900; 4. Buck Lunak, 84, $600; 5. Kody Lamb, 83.5,...
Scoreboard: Wrestling
Billings DualsSaturday at Billings WestNoon: Billings West vs. Sidney and Billings Senior vs. Bozeman1:30 p.m.: Billings Senior vs. Sidney and Billings Skyview vs. Bozeman3:30 p.m.: Billings West vs. Bozeman and Billings Skyview vs. SidneyLaurel 60,...
Sidney Native Brandon Eggum Picked to Coach Minnesota Wrestling
When the Sidney Eagles wrestling team was practicing Thursday afternoon, the talk quickly turned to Brandon Eggum.The Sidney native became the eighth head wrestling coach for the University of Minnesota program on the same day."They were telling me about...
Ski Patroller Logs More Than 50 Years at Red Lodge Mountain
The slopes at Red Lodge Mountain ski area seem a little empty for some folks this winter. Longtime ski patroller Otto Dringman has retired."We miss him up here," said Anne Kosorok, ski patrol director.In honor of his more than 50 years of service the...
Sports Guide
Local eventsBASKETBALLCollege women: Oglala Lakota at Yellowstone Christian, Shrine Auditorium, 1 p.m.College men: Eastern Washington at Montana State, 2 p.m.College women: Wyoming at Boise State, 2 p.m.College men: Oglala Lakota at Yellowstone Christian,...
State Land Access, Boat Fee Bills Heard in Committee
Penalizing landowners who allow outfitting on landlocked state lands would reduce funding to the state trust and trample private property rights, opponents to a bill told a legislative committee Thursday.The House Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee also...
Tie Favorite Flies for Early Season Action
It's that time of year when I start thinking about the coming fishing season and how to prepare for it. While I am fairly content with the fly-fishing gear I have on hand -- though I could always use a new fly rod and a pair of waders -- my supply of...
Washington Man Charged in Billings Sex Trafficking Case
A Washington man accused in a federal sex trafficking case in Montana was released after an initial appearance on charges this week in Yakima.U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary K. Dimke on Wednesday denied a prosecution motion to detain Andrew Anthony Rivera,...
Wayne Thomas Shoop
BOYD -- Wayne Thomas Shoop, 91, of Boyd, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Cedar Wood Healthcare Community in Red Lodge. Tom was born March 15, 1925, in Laurel, the oldest child and son of Wayne Theodore and Charlotte VanNice Shoop.In 1943, he...
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