June 16, 2013 12:14 PM
LAUREL, MT - A motorcycle crash caused life-threatening injuries to a man, in Laurel. The crash happened on Interstate 90 near the Highway 212/310 Laurel exit, at 11:35 Saturday night. The Montana Highway Patrol says a 34-year old Wyoming man was taken to Billings Clinic. No other details are available. more »
June 1, 2013 8:08 PM
BILLINGS - The family of a former Laurel man, who died in the West, Texas fertilizer explosion, held a memorial for him in Billings Saturday. Cody Dragoo was one of 10 volunteer firefighters along with two civilians, who died at the West Fertilizer Company on April 17th. It started as... more »
May 23, 2013 12:35 AM
BILLINGS - Big changes are in store for Highway 212 between Laurel and Rockvale, with construction expected to start this fall.
The Montana Department of Transportation updated the public and took comment on what will be a four-lane divided highway, at Laurel High School's gym Wednesday night.
Safety... more »
May 11, 2013 8:33 PM
LAUREL, MT - The MasterLube Grad Day helps pay for alcohol-free graduation parties at five high schools. High School Seniors wash cars and help with oil changes and the money goes to the parties. For the first time, Laurel High School's seniors enjoyed MasterLube Grad Day in their own town,... more »
March 7, 2013 9:17 PM
LAUREL, MT - A crash blocked lanes in Laurel after a motorcycle hit a pick-up truck. The Montana Highway Patrol says it happened on Highway 212/310 at Interstate 90. A 2004 Chevrolet Colorado was making a left turn from the eastbound i-90 exit ramp onto 212/310. Trooper Todd Hagenbuch says... more »
November 11, 2012 8:09 PM
LAUREL, MT - The Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery provided an ideal setting for a Veterans Day. Sunday, the current cemetery board unveiled a plaque in honor of the original board. The plaque honors the men and women who came up with the veterans cemetery idea and carried it through to... more »
November 11, 2012 8:01 PM
LAUREL, MT - Americans honored veterans in a two-part ceremony on Laurel, Sunday. Due to the cold weather, the remembrance started at the Laurel High School Auditorium. It then continued at the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery. A firing squad and the bulgiest playing taps were featured at both places. Jeanie... more »
September 27, 2012 10:54 PM
LAUREL - A Laurel auto parts store is a complete loss after fire ripped through the business Thursday night.
Firefighters responded to flames shooting from the building on the 300 block of East Main Street around 7:30 p.m.
Police evacuated neighboring businesses Palace Bar Lanes and Fat Jacks... more »
September 9, 2012 6:58 PM
BILLINGS - The 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks arrives tomorrow.
A group of motorcycle riders says it's important to remember the the tragedy that happened on September 11, 2001.
The seventh annual 9/11 Remembrance Ride started at Fichtner Chevorlet in Laurel yesterday. About 290 people, including... more »
July 3, 2012 5:33 PM
UPDATE : LAUREL - Two homes and three outbuildings have been lost so far in the Dry Creek Fire, which was reported yesterday afternoon outside of Laurel.
The Laurel Fire Department reports good progress on fighting the fire, now estimated at 1800-2000 acres and 40% containment. The department tells... more »
June 15, 2012 12:33 AM
LAUREL, MT - It's a day filled with patriotism and reverence for a symbol of our country and those who protect it. Veterans and civilians pay respects today to the American flag with a retirement ceremony for old flags, on Flag Day. The United Veterans Council put on the flag... more »
June 10, 2012 8:09 PM
LAUREL, MT - A priest celebrating 50 years in Montana, says he keeps preaching and leading because he continues to receive the call from God. This afternoon...the congregation at St. Anthony's Parrish in Laurel celebrated a Golden Jubilee with Father Tom Harney Father Harney came to Montana from Galway, Ireland... more »
April 14, 2012 1:05 AM
LAUREL - Some Laurel kindergarten students were rushed in from recess Friday afternoon, when a teacher noticed a dark cloud heading straight toward the school's playground. It turned out to be a discharge of coker dust from the Laurel CHS refinery.
In short order, CHS dispatched clean up crews... more »
April 13, 2012 9:55 PM
LAUREL - A dust cloud of coke dust released from the CHS Refinery in Laurel this afternoon, prompted a Laurel elementary school to rush students indoors.
The discharge of dust occurred around 2pm Friday.
Yellowstone County Disaster & Emergency Services Director Duane Winslow tells Q2 News that CHS... more »
February 29, 2012 8:42 PM
BILLINGS, MT - Here's a special basketball edition of the Game Plan as the AA playoffs get started to go along with 3 state championship tournaments throughout Montana.
CLASS AA BOYS
BUTTE (8-12) AT SENIOR (11-9) THURSDAY - 6:00 PM
In this one the Broncs should face... more »
February 27, 2012 11:28 PM
BILLINGS, MT - Here's a special basketball edition of the Game Plan as the AA playoffs get started Thursday to go along with 3 state championship tournaments throughout Montana.
Look for a complete breakdown of the playoff matchups as well as preview's for each state tournament here on the... more »
February 16, 2012 4:28 PM
UPDATE - Four people are headed to the hospital following a one vehicle rollover west of Billings Thursday afternoon.
The victims, two males and two females, were taken to Billings hospitals with what appear to be serious, but not life threatening injuries.
Traffic is now moving through the... more »
February 2, 2012 12:32 AM
BILLINGS - Right now - as much as 30-million dollars in property taxes are being protested in Yellowstone County. That lost tax revenue would affect many government entities.including public schools. Laurel Public Schools Superintendent Tim Bronk invited experts from Helena to talk about the tax protests and the effects on... more »
November 27, 2011 7:23 PM
LAUREL - The big game hunting season ended Sunday, and the numbers are slightly down compared to last year. Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) reports harvest numbers for deer slightly below average in Laurel for the year. FWP biologist Jay Watson says checkpoints in Columbus, Lavina and Big Timber also... more »
November 6, 2011 2:46 PM
LAUREL - A Laurel woman died in an accident on an icy road, just south of Laurel early Sunday morning. The Montana Highway Patrol says it happened around 12:30 am, on Highway 310 at mile marker 52, south of Laurel. Troopers say a Buick LaSabre was heading south on Highway... more »
November 3, 2011 8:11 PM
BILLINGS - One the most famous monster trucks of them all, Bigfoot,appeared in all its glory Thursday morning for a visit a group of Laurel students won't soon forget.
"I remember growing up saying, ‘I want to drive a monster truck,' and here I am," said Larry Swim, Champion... more »
October 9, 2011 12:42 AM
BILLINGS - The Oldest Rivalry in Yellowstone County can add another classic into it's vault after Saturday night's dandy between Central and Laurel.
With less than a minute to go, Rams' quarterback Ryan Burke kept the ball on a broken play, ran into a defender and fought his way... more »
October 5, 2011 11:49 PM
BILLINGS - A Billings attorney says ExxonMobil knew before the July 1 oil spill that its Silvertip Pipeline was dangerously exposed to the Yellowstone River. Cliff Edwards stated that in a court filing, on behalf of eight property owners in a suit against ExxonMobil. Edwards filed a lawsuit in Yellowstone... more »
October 5, 2011 1:14 AM
BILLINGS, MT - Quite arguably the best prep football week of the year is upon us. In what can only be described as "Rivalry Week", eastern Montana ought to buckle up and get ready for some absolute classics on the gridiron.
Any matchup between Senior and West is bound... more »
September 27, 2011 11:05 PM
BILLINGS, MT - The month of September holds one more Football Friday for the state of Montana as there is a big AA showdown to get ready for. Daylis is the place where West will host the undefeated Capital Bruins. Also another big week ahead for the Eastern A as... more »
September 24, 2011 9:07 PM
LAUREL, MT - Across the country and in Yellowstone County, volunteers helped clean and maintain public property as part of National Public Lands Day. Saturday, a group helped with the trails at the Sundance Lodge Recreation Area on near Laurel. Volunteers put mulch on a one-mile stretch of trail, worked... more »
September 23, 2011 7:56 PM
LAUREL, MT - After 2-1/2 months of cleanup and $42-million dollars, ExxonMobil can begin moving oil through the new portion of the SilverTip pipeline, at any time. All of the permits needed to restart.. have been cleared. Exxon spokesman Dale Getz told Q2 news that engineers are performing operational integrity... more »
September 22, 2011 2:01 AM
BILLINGS, MT - This week we look ahead to the 4th Friday of September on the gridiron with many undefeated teams still remaining, but that won't be the case Saturday morning as a few top matchups pit some unbeatens against one another.
The key game to keep an eye... more »
September 14, 2011 7:19 PM
BILLINGS-The Duck Creek Fire was contained Wednesday after burning 100 acres.
The fire broke out Tuesday night near Price Hill Road and Duck Creek Road. Blue Creek Fire Chief Rick Cortez told Q2 the fire was caused by a tracer round, a bullet with a on the base, fired... more »
September 14, 2011 12:45 AM
BILLINGS - A large grass fire is burned out of control south of Laurel Tuesday night.
Fire fighters estimate the fire has burned about 100 acres. The fire is 65 percent contained.
No structures are threatened, rugged terrain and strong winds are making firefighting efforts difficult.
The... more »
September 13, 2011 9:47 PM
BILLINGS - The Eastern A has always been a formidable football conference especially when one considers that Miles City and Billings Central have won 3 of the last 4 state titles. This season it's as strong as ever considering how deep the Eastern A is with quality depth as the... more »
September 8, 2011 11:29 PM
BILLINGS - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to leave the oversight of the oil spill on the Yellowstone River to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). EPA on-scene coordinator Steven Merritt says ExxonMobil crews have 61 segments left to clean. Ten of those are considered to have... more »
September 7, 2011 12:47 AM
BILLINGS - Welcome back to the 2nd installment of the Sports Xtra OT where I (Dan Cimmino) blog about the upcoming week of prep football. Everything you read here can also be seen via "Dan's Gameplan" on the web as well as the "Dan's Gameplan" segment every Thursday on our... more »
September 2, 2011 12:30 AM
BILLINGS - Landowners affected by the July 1st oil spill in the Yellowstone River...met tonight with ExxonMobil and environmental officials. Property owners expressed both frustration and satisfaction with the cleanup process. Exxonmobil, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) each stated it wants to... more »
August 30, 2011 9:24 PM
MORNING UPDATE - Fire officials are keeping an eye on the weather as they work to contain the 2,500 acre Canyon Creek fire burning north of Laurel.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect through today. The warning is for low relative... more »
August 22, 2011 1:06 AM
LAUREL, MT - Firefighters put out a small grass fire just out side of Billings this evening. The Laurel Fire Department received the call around 5:15 Sunday evening and responded to Airport Road and 72nd street. Later crews determined the fire was on King Avenue West and 88th Street. A... more »
July 28, 2011 12:16 AM
LAUREL, MT - Laurel Mayor Ken Olson says a levee needs to be fixed before next spring, in the event of another heavy runoff from the Yellowstone River. Olson says the River is still too high and running too fast for the city to assess and evaluate damage to the... more »
July 17, 2011 7:45 PM
LAUREL, MT - ExxonMobil vacuumed 250 barrels of liquid from the pipeline that broke under the Yellowstone River on July 1. Karen Matusic says about 100 barrels of that was oil, from the south end of the broken pipe. On Saturday, a crew vacuumed about 190 barrels, mostly water from... more »
July 17, 2011 7:41 PM
LAUREL, MT - One of the land owners in Laurel, hit by the oil spill says he can not do anything until the next phase of cleanup The river washed away a couple acres of Jim Swanson's property on Thiel Road. Oil is still in the grass and tree trunks.... more »
July 14, 2011 12:35 AM
LAUREL, MT - The Environmental Protection Agency says it is looking at test results before it gives guidance on what land owners should do with soil contaminated by ExxonMobil's broken pipeline. That's what the people closest to the source of the oil spill heard at a public meeting at Laurel... more »
July 10, 2011 7:54 PM
BILLINGS - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says tests show drinking water from the Yellowstone River and air quality are safe, after the ExxonMobil pipeline oil spill. The agency will start well water and soil testing and continue with air testing. Crews cut grass and plants covered with oil on... more »
July 8, 2011 12:29 AM
LAUREL, MT - Montana US Senator Jon Tester met with personnel from ExxonMobil and the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday evening, to learn the latest about the oil spill in the Yellowstone River. He heard about cleanup and so far, just a garter snake needed treatment for exposure to the oil.... more »
July 3, 2011 8:00 PM
BILLINGS - Exxonmobil crews will be focusing their cleanup efforts at Coulson Park and along Thiel Road, the areas most devastated by the damaged oil pipeline. Some homeowners affected by the oil spill are looking for answers on how to clean up their property. Oil from spill covers parts of... more »
July 3, 2011 2:38 PM
BILLINGS - ExxonMobil estimates 750 to 1,000 barrels of crude oil was spilled into the Yellowstone river late Friday night. A pipeline broke, spilling oil into the Yellowstone, and forcing evacuations from Laurel to Blaine's Trailer court. Gary Pruessing, president of ExxonMobil Pipeline Company says the crews shut down the... more »
July 2, 2011 8:36 PM
LAUREL, MT - The oil leak prompted the evacuation of several residents along the Yellowstone River. Firefighters evacuated residents on Thiel Road in Laurel toward Duck Creek Road and out to Blaine's Trailer Court. Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brent Peters says about 140 were evacuated in the Laurel area.... more »
June 9, 2011 4:44 PM
SOUTH OF SILESIA - A Wyoming woman was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon with serious injuries following a car wreck on Highway 310 south of Silesia.
According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Sampson, the 30-year-old woman is from Basin, Wyoming. She was traveling southbound in a pickup... more »
April 9, 2011 7:51 PM
BILLINGS - A group of Billings citizens says it's important to think about military personnel all year round and not just at Christmas. Saturday, the Breakfast Exchange Club and American Legion Post 4 led several other groups in a collection of items to send care packages American military people from... more »
February 10, 2011 1:02 AM
HELENA - The House is endorsing a concealed carry gun rights bill that would allow those with concealed weapon permits to carry a gun into now-prohibited places like a bank, government office or bar.
House Bill 384 sponsored by Republican Representative Krayton Kerns of Laurel was endorsed by a... more »
January 15, 2011 12:03 AM
LAUREL, MT - A vehicle hit a parked Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office vehicle, Friday night. The Montana Highway Patrol says it happened on Highway 310 at mile marker 52, just south of the railroad crossing. A trooper and a deputy were helping a driver with a stalled semi. The trooper... more »
December 14, 2010 9:59 PM
LAUREL- The only person inside a house which caught fire in Laurel Thursday night is safe.
The fire started in one room in the basement of the home at 1706 First Avenue.
The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department responded to the house-and had the flames extinguished before the fire... more »
December 8, 2010 7:14 AM
BILLINGS - In Billings main streets are mostly dry and clear there is still some spotty snow pack...mostly in the less traveled areas
Neighborhood streets and avenues are still heavily snow packed and icy and can be extremely slick and dangerous slow down and expect slippery intersections and at... more »
December 5, 2010 7:43 PM
LAUREL, MT - For 25 years, people in Laurel have started the Christmas season off with a big party. Santa Clause made an appearance this afternoon at the Christmas Bazaar. A bazaar, entertainment and decorations around town filled the day's activities The event started in 1986 and has become a... more »
November 13, 2010 12:44 AM
BOZEMAN - The Central Lady Rams achieved two goals Friday night - beat their longtime rivals for the final time this season, and advance to championship Saturday at the State A volleyball tournament.
Central overwhelmed Laurel in a straight-set win that moved the Lady Rams into the 3rd place... more »
November 12, 2010 8:16 PM
BOZEMAN - Both the Central Lady Rams and Laurel Lady Locomotives cruised to 3-0 wins in loser-out play Friday afternoon, setting up another matchup of the oldest rivalry in Yellowstone County in the State A Volleyball tournament's 4th place game.
Laurel swept Dillon early in the afternoon thanks to... more »
November 12, 2010 12:58 AM
BOZEMAN - In the match of the tournament, Laurel's comeback attempt fell agonizingly short Thursday night in their quarterfinal matchup with Lewistown, losing 16-14 in the 5th and final game.
Lewistown looked like they would cruise to a 3-0 sweep after winning the first two games. But Laurel battled... more »
November 11, 2010 6:36 PM
BOZEMAN - The Laurel Lady Locomotives continued their hot play with a 3-1 win over Polson in their first round match at the State A Volleyball tournament.
Laurel, the East's two-seed, had to win two loser-out games at last Saturday's divisionals just to get here, and they didn't waste... more »
September 18, 2010 12:41 AM
PREP FOOTBALL Augusta 57, Alberton 21 Baker 42, Glasgow 8 Bigfork 42, Plains-Hot Springs 7 Billings Central 37, Frenchtown 14 Billings Senior 23, Great Falls Russell 9 Billings West 29, Great Falls 0 Bozeman 40, Butte 7 Butte Central 19, Laurel 6 Charlo 35, Arlee 8 Choteau 49, Cascade 0... more »
August 31, 2010 7:15 PM
BILLINGS - The Billings area could be in store for a memorable football season if the opening week was any indication of what the local schools may be capable of this year. Senior, Skyview, West and Laurel all won their season openers and Q2 Sports takes a look to see... more »
August 29, 2010 1:01 AM
LAUREL- Laurel High School can add its name to the list of local schools to start the season 1-0 as the Locomotives defeated the Cody Broncs Saturday night. Laurel trailed after a fumble was returned for a touchdown by Cody's Tate Edwards to give the Broncs a 6-0 lead.
... more »
August 6, 2010 10:34 PM
BOZEMAN - The Laurel Dodgers got a chance to play against a professional pitching prospect Friday. They won't soon forget, even though it's not the outcome they were hoping for.
The Dodger lost their opening round Northwest Regional game, 15-6, to the Black Smith Fort Trappers, Utah's State A... more »
August 2, 2010 11:20 PM
BILLINGS - They say defending a title is the hardest thing to do in sports. The Laurel Dodgers won't disagree, but were more than happy to find out.
In a game where the defending State A Legion champs had to come back twice in the late innings, a slow... more »
March 14, 2010 5:35 PM
Long-time Montana State track and field coach Dale Kennedy targeted a top eight finish for Bobcat miler Patrick Casey in this weekend’s NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
As it turns out, Kennedy was shooting low.
Casey stayed within striking distance throughout the race before succumbing to... more »
February 22, 2010 1:29 PM
LAUREL - Some special needs students will be able to learn some valuable social skills they can take out to the playground. This week's One Class At A Time Award winner is in Laurel. Second grade special education teacher Mrs. Anna Meadows is this week's One Class award winner. Mrs.... more »
February 10, 2010 3:45 PM
BILLINGS - A one-vehicle crash early Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 90 sent an elderly man to the hospital. The Montana Highway Patrol said the 80 year old man had a medical emergency that led to the crash on I-90 near the East Laurel exit. He was taken by Help Flight... more »