Montana picks up debris from last year’s historic flooding
Workers kicked off removal of rock debris in Carbon County earlier in November, soon after FEMA finalized a more-than $2 million grant for the cleanup. That’s according to Montana Disaster and Emergency Services’ Allison Taylor, who said in late November that workers had recovered almost 7,000 tons of rock from Fromberg, one of the hardest hit communities in a flood last spring.
United Steelworkers assist in Sibanye-Stillwater worker layoffs
COLUMBUS, Mont. - After the announcement of 100 workers for Sibanye-Stillwater to be terminated, United Steelworkers set up a space throughout this week for those employees to get assistance as they look for new jobs. "We wanted to use the space so anyone who got laid off can find new...
Youth group who won landmark Montana environmental case enters NW Energy lawsuit
The young people in the Held v. Montana filed the brief this week, and it may have an impact outside of Montana.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.14 and $3.15 in Laurel as of 2023-12-03. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.243, a week ago the price is $3.253 , according to AAA.
'Blindsided': Former Sibanye Stillwater miner saddened by layoffs
Vice President of Sibanye Stillwater Heather McDowell said the company tried to restructure in other ways before going through with the layoffs.
Weekly Safety Report: Laurel firefighter rescues trapped goose, investigation into unexplained geese deaths at South Pond
Laurel firefighter rescues Canadian goose from South Pond. Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Shane Willis swam in icy waters to rescue a trapped Canadian goose at South Pond. Wearing a dry suit and armed with an ax, Willis broke the ice around the goose, which had been struggling for hours. Additionally, Laurel Police and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are investigating unexplained geese deaths at South Pond.
Enjoy Holiday Fun This Weekend In Laurel And Red Lodge
Christmas strolling, holiday parades, and fun on tap for Red Lodge and Laurel. December is here and it's game-on for fun times in Montana. Two communities in south-central Montana are celebrating the season this weekend: Red Lodge and Laurel. Both events offer a variety of Christmas-themed events. Let's start with Red Lodge.
Fromberg residents updated on flood recovery, some wanted more assistance
The Carbon County Commissioners called a meeting to let people know how the recovery is going after the floods from last year.
Geese found dead in Laurel test positive for bird flu
Canada geese that were found dead at Laurel’s South Pond earlier this week have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
Fromberg School hosts meeting with emergency service representatives
FROMBERG, Mont. - Fromberg School hosted multiple local, state, and federal agency officials to discuss the cleanup from the 2022 flooding. "We're still working at it, and we have a long way to go," said Cyrina Allen, the Carbon County Emergency Manager. "We're still dealing with riverfront cleanup even though...
Red Lodge Homicide Victim Identified
The victim of the recent homicide shooting in Red Lodge has been named as Rehn Peterson III, 44, according to the authorities. He died at the scene. This incident took place Nov. 21 on the 800 block of Bonner Ave North and remains under investigation by the Red Lodge Police Department, Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.
Laurel girls win, boys lose at the buzzer in home-opener
LAUREL--The start of high school basketball season has finally arrived, and it kicked off Saturday in Laurel with a doubleheader vs. Class B Red Lodge. The girls were up first, and it took both teams a little while to find their groove, but when they found it, it was in a big way. Emma Timm kicked things off with some three-point scoring. She led the Lady Locos in scoring with 22 points, and four of those were threes.
Belfry, Montana: Where Nature's Majesty Meets Cultural Heritage
Belfry, Montana, is not just a scenic treasure; it's a vibrant canvas where the splendor of nature and the richness of cultural history intertwine. Nestled by the Beartooth Mountains and the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River, this small town beckons outdoor enthusiasts with its stunning landscapes and trails. The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness provides a haven for hikers, while the Beaten Path and Timberline Lake showcase the area's alpine beauty. Yet, Belfry's allure extends beyond its natural wonders, as it also captures the essence of the Apsaalooke (Crow) Tribe's heritage and the chronicles of early American settlers.
A Coffee Lover's Guide to Red Lodge: Top 3 Cafes
This article presents a guide to three unique cafes in Red Lodge. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Lockwood Class C Tipoff: 'Emergency co-op' ties together Bridger-Belfry-Fromberg girls
BILLINGS — With only four returners to her team from a season ago, Bridger girls basketball coach Taylor Payovich had some questions heading into this season about how the Scouts were going to compete in Class C. Not far away in nearby Fromberg just a few weeks out from...
red lodge, MT Residents: Your Future Kittens Best Friend Awaits!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near red lodge.
Stillwater Community Chorus to perform in Columbus and Absarokee
Some years ago, the Stillwater Community Chorus practiced and performed regularly. This chorus has been reconstituted with two dozen singers from Absarokee, Columbus, Fishtail, Molt, Nye and Park City, gathering to practice weekly since early October. We are fortunate to have Sharron Bruesch directing and Marge Sunvold accompanying; their musical skills are extraordinary. This Community Chorus will perform “Were You There on That Christmas Night?” twice: on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Columbus Elementary Gymnasium and on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1:30 pm at Absarokee Cobblestone Community Center. Doors open 30 minutes before the performance at each venue. Everyone is welcome and urged to add this lively and lovely musical by Lloyd Larson into their December festivities calendar.
Dead geese at South Pond prompt FWP investigation
Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks was notified of dead geese at Laurel’s South Pond and is investigating. There were nine deceased geese with others showing signs of illness. The Warden was able to collect four carcasses for examination. At this time, the cause is unknown, but it may be bird flu. The Laurel Police Department is working with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks in monitoring the situation. Currently, there is no evidence of a threat to public safety and the park is open.
Special Guest Appearance
Snow made an special appearance in the area last week, timing it's arrival perfectly on Thanksgiving Day, and making it easier to enjoy the festive ambiance and to put up Christmas decorations against a backdrop of moody flurries. Approximately 14 inches of snowfall was recorded through Nov. 22-23.
Angel Tree makes its way to Stillwater County Courthouse
The spirit of giving is here, and the Stillwater County Courthouse employees want to be part of it. This year, for the first time, the courthouse will host an angel tree, a project in collaboration with Project Hope of Stillwater County and Reed Point teacher Kelley Vesbach. The project is designed so Stillwater County children do not go without a Christmas.