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
Originally published in the 5/19/17 YCN newspaper- by Brady Flaten HUNTLEY — The 11th annual Yellowstone Challenge Catfish Tournament once again threw the top catfish anglers in Montana a curve ball. With erratic spring weather, this tourney consistently provides inconsistent … read more
BILLINGS — Garth Brooks will perform five concerts at MetraPark next month after selling almost 40,000 tickets in half an hour. Brooks originally announced one show, for Saturday, June 10. When tickets sales began, four concerts were on sale. A … read more
Garth Brooks announced that he is returning to Billings in the first time in 19 years set for June 10th, 2017 at 7:30pm. His Electrifying return of America’s most powerful concert force will also feature his wife Trisha Yearwood for … read more
Huntley Christmas Stroll Details Don’t forget about the 17th Annual Huntley Christmas Stroll coming up on Sat. Dec. 17th in Huntley. This year’s event is sure to surpass last year’s event in that visitors have a lot to look forward … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News Newspaper-by Judy Killen SHEPHERD — The “Lift up the Leisers” fundraiser at the Vermilion Ranch raised almost $84,000 to help the Leiser family with medical costs and help their 10-year-old … read more
Presidential Candidate Donald Trump campaign has released the date and time for his visit to Billings, MT on Thursday May 26, 2016. The campaign website released the information that the event will be held at the Rimrock Auto Arena. For … read more
Huntley Christmas Stroll- Gather up the kids, friends and neighbors and soak up some Christmas spirit at the 16th annual Huntley Christmas Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 10 to 5 p.m. Strollers can pick up a Christmas Stroll Passport … read more
by Carl Wolf- Outdoors Correspondent Looking for a housekeeper? Look no further than your local forest. There you will find Tamias which is the Greek name for housekeeper or treasurer. Yep, chipmunks are found in the taxonomic group called Tamias … read more
From: Sheriff Mike Linder – Yellowstone County Sherriff On January 8, 2015, at approximately 4:35 PM, Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Deputies were responding to a reported burglary at a residence on Justice Trail, south of Huntley Mt. At the time of … read more
Last night I signed a contract for what may be considered a viral video. Might be the next big thing, who knows. The road to get here was long and strange, though 99% of it happened in the last day, … read more
Ballantine, MT – Adam Vogel of Ballantine had his black bear skull officially measured by a Boone and Crockett representative and confirmed that the black bear that was shot and killed two months ago is officially the state record by … read more
Worden Christmas Stroll: The 2014 Worden Christmas Stroll, in its 10th year, will feature downtown Worden’s businesses and community organizations on Friday, Dec. 5. The Worden Stroll is organized by the Worden Community Club. All are welcome to participate; pick … read more
Huntley, MT – The Huntley Project Community website www.huntleyproject.net has surpassed 500,000 page views since its beginning in 2008. The website spawned with the idea of creating an online resource for businesses, services and products that associate from the Huntley … read more