Originally published in the Yellowstone County News 8/25/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News.
SHEPHERD — Former state legislator Wesley Prouse has been released from jail after pledging to produce court-ordered financial documents in the illegal campaign funding case against him.
District Judge Michael Moses sent Prouse to jail last week after a court hearing in which Prouse refused to produce information about his assets.
Prouse was jailed on contempt of court for failing to provide documents or information about his assets. He is one of nine Republican candidates charged by then-Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl with accepting illegal corporate campaign contributions.
Before his Aug. 15 court hearing, Prouse had told the Yellowstone County News he was read more
Originally published in the 8/25/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News POMPEYS PILLAR — Monday’s solar eclipse wowed people who gazed up at the sky, but on the ground at Pompeys Pillar, ham radio operators from the Yellowstone Radio Club … read more
by Judy Killen-Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News. HUNTLEY — With the “Operation Round Up” program launching this month, YVEC general manager Brandon Wittman would like to remind co-op customers that the program is totally voluntary. … read more
Originally published in the 8/11/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. WORDEN — Huntley Project High School volleyball coach Iona Stookey officially joined the Montana Coaches Association Hall of Fame last week. Her induction with the Class of 2017 was … read more
Originally published in the 8/4/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — Officials from Yellowstone County and the City of Billings on Monday broke ground for a new 911 dispatch center in downtown Billings. The formal groundbreaking marked the … read more
Original published in the 8/4/17 print edition of YCN. WORDEN — A man whose body was pulled from the Yellowstone River near Worden on Monday has been identified as read more
SHEPHERD — A culvert that failed led to a sinkhole 20 feet deep that closed Pinto Drive for several days. Tim Miller, director of the Yellowstone County Department of Public Works, said water flowing though the failed culvert eroded the roadside … read more
YELLOWSTONE COUNTY — Yellowstone County voters turned out to support Greg Gianforte Thursday in his Republican bid for Montana’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Gianforte won 29,745 votes in Yellowstone County, or 55.84 percent of the county’s … read more
Originally published in the 5/19/17 issue of YCN. HUNTLEY — Yellowstone County officials have settled a lawsuit that stemmed from the January 2015 shooting death of Loren Simpson by two sheriff’s deputies. The settlement calls for the county to pay … read more
Originally published in 5/5/17 print edition of the Yellowstone County News BILLINGS — Billings bagel lovers have a new breakfast and lunch source downtown with the grand opening of Great American Bagel Inc. on Fourth Avenue North. Owner John L. … read more
Originally published in the 5/5/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. HUNTLEY PROJECT — Three educators from the Huntley Project School District are teaming up to run the New York City Marathon in a few months to raise money for … read more
HUNTLEY PROJECT — Incumbent Steve Erb and challenger Brooke Logan bested a field of seven candidates for two seats on the Huntley Project School Board in Tuesday’s election. In the School District 24 race, Erb received 588 votes. Logan received … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News on 3/31/17 HELENA — Lockwood and East Helena residents are still waiting to see whether they may consider building high schools as Senate Bill 139 advances through the Legislature. The … read more
WORDEN — Nine people have applied to become the new superintendent of Huntley Project Schools. A superintendent search committee was to meet Wednesday night to begin the screening process and form a timeline to select a replacement for Wes Coy, … read more
HELENA — The Senate bill that would give the Lockwood community a chance to build a high school is awaiting action in the Montana House of Representatives. The Senate passed the bill 49-0 on third and final reading on Thursday, … read more
Originally published in the Yellowstone County News print edition HUNTLEY — The Huntley water depot was out of order again this week, leaving customers without water and Huntley water and sewer district employees frustrated. District manager T.J. Mueller said Wednesday … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News on 2/17/17. HUNTLEY PROJECT — Customers of East Slope Internet have come under the umbrella of Wyoming-based Internet provider TCT as it expands its Montana customer base. Chris Davidson of … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News. HELENA — A Senate committee on Wednesday afternoon voted unanimously to advance Senate Bill 139 for a full vote of the Montana Senate. The Senate Education and Cultural Resources Committee … read more
Originally published in the print edition of the Yellowstone County News. SHEPHERD — Scott M. Carter will be the new superintendent of the Shepherd School District. Carter, a superintendent in the Queets-Clearwater School District in Washington state, is scheduled to … read more
Originally published in the Yellowstone County News print edition on 2/3/17. HELENA — Students, parents and school officials urged a Senate committee on Wednesday to support a bill that would allow school districts, including Lockwood, to create high schools. Senate Bill … read more