During a Friday press conference, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood posed for a photo with Yellowstone County Commissioners. From left are Kristie Ostlund, who attended in place of her husband, Commissioner John Ostlund, Commissioner Robyn Driscoll, Brooks, Commissioner Denis Pitman and Yearwood. (Jonathan McNiven photo)
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News on 6/16/17.
BILLINGS — Five Garth Brooks concerts drew massive crowds and generated massive revenues for the city’s motels and restaurants — but few if any problems, according to MetraPark officials.
Bill Dutcher, MetraPark’s general manager, told Yellowstone County commissioners on Tuesday that “everything went like clockwork,” for the five concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “The promoter was happy and Garth Brooks was happy.”
Sue DeVries, assistant manager at MetraPark, said that unlike most performers, Garth Brooks is very hands-on. He was very involved in the production and ticket sales.
“He made sure every seat had a good view,” DeVries said, personally walking to every part of the arena to make sure that every seat was a good seat.
“He truly played to every seat,” DeVries said. “He is as personable as anyone you would want to meet.” read more
Originally published in the print edition on 6/16/17. GARRYOWEN — Custer is coming again to be killed by the Native Americans. Don’t miss the 141st commemoration of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, hosted by the Realbird family. This … read more
With one day before Montana decides who will replace former US Congressman Ryan Zinke in the United States House of Representatives, an audio recording of candidate Greg Gianforte was released of Greg apparently in a scuffle with a Guardian reporter … read more
Billings- The City of Billings awarded Yellowstone County News in Monday night’s City Council meeting the legal advertising contract for the next contract period. In an extensive consent agenda and debate, discussion revolved around long standing tradition of where Billings’ … read more
United States Vice President Mike Pence announced that he will be visiting Montana this week in support of Greg Gianforte’s Campaign run for US Representative. The campaign announced that the Vice President will be in Billings on May 12 at … read more
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HELENA — Republicans and Democrats meeting in nominating conventions in Helena have selected their candidates to replace Ryan Zinke in the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrat Rob Quist of Creston and Republican Greg Gianforte of Bozeman will appear on the … read more
BILLINGS — Two groups of demonstrators supporting and opposing local DJ Paul Mushaben met Saturday in front of the downtown building that houses radio station KCTR. Radio station officials suspended Mushaben indefinitely last month after he posted what some call … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News in the 2/17/17 issue. If there was a vet school lecture on assessing health by nasal palpations, I slept through it. When a client informs me their dog, cow, cat … read more
WORDEN — The Worden Volunteer Fire Department was recently awarded funding for a LifePak 15 defibrillator from “Mission: Lifeline,” an American Heart Association initiative aimed at improving the system of care for heart attack patients throughout rural Montana. Joy Eshleman … read more
HUNTLEY — Last month, members from three local organizations showed up to a special Huntley Project Lions Club meeting at Homesteader Hall. Each group — the Huntley Project Senior Housing Coalition, the Huntley Project Museum and the Huntley Project Little … read more