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At long last, crumbling Poet Streets could be rebuilt


Mark Parker says a water-filled pothole on Woodland Drive in front of his house was so big that a pair of nesting mallards raised their young in it last spring. So he, for one, is glad that the city is planning to rebuild all the streets in his neighborhood this year. The project, he said, “is a breath of fresh air.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Friends, colleagues recall a one-of-a-kind public servant


Early in 2001, shortly after Kurt Corey, then director of Public Works for the city of Billings, had accepted a similar job in Eugene, Ore., I wrote a story about his imminent departure. He had been officiating high school football and basketball games for 20 years, and he told me he wasn’t sure he’d have the time to continue refereeing once he got to Oregon. (more…) Continue Reading →

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