Originally published in the 9/15/17 print edition of YCN.
LOCKWOOD — An open house to update the community on the progress of the Billings Bypass will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-7:30 pm at the Eileen Johnson Middle School Commons at Lockwood School.
The Montana Department of Transportation is inviting the public to attend to learn about the “Arterial Roadway Connecting Lockwood and Billings Heights,” that has been many years in development.
Since the meeting date is the same as the monthly meeting of the Lockwood Planning Steering Committee, that meeting will be canceled so everyone can attend the open house.
The DOT will also host an open house on read more
Originally published in the Yellowstone County News 9/8/17 print edition. LOCKWOOD — The Lockwood Community Education Committee will host a kickoff rally on Sept. 16 as it begins a door-to-door campaign about the Lockwood high school proposal. The kickoff rally … read more
Originally published in the 9/8/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — Pointing out that Yellowstone County’s 2017-18 budget is only “sustainable” if the proposed Safety Mill Levy passes, County Commissioner Denis Pitman refused to second a motion to … read more
Originally published in the 8/25/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. LOCKWOOD — The economics of unit trains and improving technology are making possible the building of a new mega fertilizer plant by Town & Country Supply Association near Lockwood. Construction … read more
Originally published in the 8/25/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. LOCKWOOD — The Lockwood School Board unanimously approved a resolution asking the County Superintendent of Schools to hold an election to determine if the public supports the proposal to expand … read more
Originally published in the 8/25/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — The total taxable value of property in Yellowstone County increased 4.6 percent in FY 2016-17. About half that increase is due to the construction of new property … read more
Originally published in the 8/4/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — In a unanimous vote, Yellowstone County Commissioners approved a resolution calling for an increase in the Public Safety Mill Levy of 8 mills to be put before … read more
BILLINGS — County officials are mulling over whether they want to change the publication designated as the official publisher of legal notices for Yellowstone County. It’s been about three years since County Commissioners designated the Billings Gazette as their publisher … read more
Originally published in the 6/30/17 newspaper print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — Business owners testified at a public hearing last week that a proposed rule by the city-county health department – RiverStone Health — could have a devastating impact … read more
Printed in 6/30/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. LOCKWOOD — Lockwood residents who are part of the Phase 2 sewer district will have two years in which to take advantage of system development fees (SDF) at their current rate, … read more
This story will be printed in the 7/7/17 print edition as the meeting completed after going to press last night. An organizational meeting was held by the Lockwood Community Education Committee, last Wednesday evening, at the Lockwood School Administration Building. … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News on 6/16/17. The proposition for a Lockwood High School will be a three-vote process. The first of those votes will be held in November of this year, to approve the … read more
Originally published in the 5/26/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. SHEPHERD — Spring is peak jerky season. So, for S&T Project Meats to suddenly have their jerky – their best-selling product – recalled by the government and to be … read more
Originally published in 5/26/17 print edition. LOCKWOOD — A crowd of 50-plus people sat in the Eileen Johnson Middle School Commons last Thursday evening to find out what steps are next in a process to get a high school … read more
Originally published in the print edition 5/12/17 of YCN. BILLINGS — It’s a “wild idea,” admits Billings’ economic development leader Steve Arveschoug, but to consider locating Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) on the ground floor of the former federal Battin … read more
Originally published in the 5/12/17 print edition of the Yellowstone County News. Officials at Independent School are still holding their breath, even though the count of one provisional ballot broke the tie vote on their mill levy. Nothing is official … read more
Originally published in the Yellowstone County News 5/5/17 print edition. BILLINGS — A report that the bids for the new jail came in $2 million under estimates had Yellowstone County Commissioners smiling last week. The project could hardly be turning … read more
Squeaker school elections shot down some mill levy requests and approved others throughout the county on May 2. Some are still undetermined. Lockwood Superintendent Tobin Novasio said that he was “very disappointed” with their very close 13-vote loss. Lockwood voters, … read more
Originally published in the print edition on 4/21/17. LOCKWOOD — Plans are in the works by ExxonMobil Billings Refinery to build two new buildings this summer, as well as to begin construction of a sewer line that will connect the facility … read more
Originally published in the Print edition on 4/14/17. LOCKWOOD — The Lockwood Fire Board is looking for candidates to fill the position recently vacated by the resignation of Robert Guenther. Applications may be acquired at the office of county commissioners … read more