Just published in the 8/18/17 special print section of the Yellowstone County News, Here is what was published for the Mayor and City Council publication this week.
The 2017 primary election for the City of Billings is now upon us. The absentee ballots in for the City of Billings will be going out in the mail next Friday August Aug 25th . The City of Billings Primary election is a mail-in only ballot election. All ballots are due in the Yellowstone County Elections Department on or by 8pm Tuesday September 12th. We asked the candidates to answer the following questionnaire regarding local hot topic issues in the area and help us, the readers, decide in voting.
Some candidates chose not to respond for reasons we are not sure. We are grateful to those candidates who did take the time to respond as the answers are pretty telling and you will know where they stand on issues that are hot button issues for the City of Billings residents. You can read their responses in this special issue. Some candidates decided to be short as others decided to add detail. We hope this special edition gives some insight into the candidates that are running in this area for our readers.
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
Originally published in the 8/4/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. LOCKWOOD — A garage at 3433 Tigard Ave. in Lockwood was fully engulfed in flames when the Lockwood Fire Department arrived on scene just before 11 p.m. Tuesday evening. … 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
Originally published in the 7/28/17 print edition. HELENA – The Montana Public Service Commission voted 5-0 last week to approve a natural gas rate increase for NorthWestern Energy customers. The Commission largely accepted a settlement presented by the parties, which … read more
Originally published in the 7/28/17 print edition. BILLINGS — Billings Logan International Airport will receive $1.573 million in federal funds to expand the terminal building. The Billings financial award is part of nearly $5 million to upgrade airports in Kalispell, Billings, … read more
Originally published in the 7/28/17 print edition. CUSTER — Custer Public Schools is preparing to build a new gym after voters approved a $3 million bond in May. “It will be very functional for a school this size,” said Superintendent … read more
Originally published in the 7/21/17 print edition. LOCKWOOD — “It’s a banner year for green slime.” So declares Carl Peters, manager of the Lockwood Irrigation District, in making the announcement this week about the closing of the irrigation canals … read more
HOMESTEADER PARK — The Friday night Homesteader Days concert features a veteran country singer and an up-and-coming Wyoming band, along with perennial crowd favorites Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers. Chancy Williams and the Younger Brothers Band open the show at 7 … 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
Originally published in the 6/30/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. HUNTLEY PROJECT — About 80 people turned out on Saturday to celebrate both history and progress. Saturday’s events marked the 110th anniversary of irrigation on the Huntley Project, the transformation … 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
Originally published in the 6/30/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. WORDEN — A group of people who broke into Project Little League’s concession stand at Hansen Park are still on the lam with a large, red plastic box and … 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 6/30/17 print edition ACTON — A 54-year-old man was Tazed by sheriff’s deputies and jail on charges of assault and animal cruelty on June 16. According to records filed by prosecutors in Yellowstone County Justice Court, … read more
Originally published in the 6/23/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. LOCKWOOD — With the first step for a new high school in Lockwood having been initiated, the Lockwood Education Committee will hold an organizational meeting on June 28, announced Chad … read more
BILLINGS — Seven candidates, including one current city councilor, hope to replace Tom Hanel as the mayor of Billings. Several last-minute filings, meanwhile, increased competition for City Council seats. Hanel is leaving the mayor’s office at the end of the … read more
Originally published in the 6/16/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — Five people have filed as candidates for mayor of the City of Billings. The candidate filing deadline is Monday, June 19. Mayor Tom Hanel is unable to … 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