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 8/4/17 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 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 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 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
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
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
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 Yellowstone County News print edition. HUNTLEY — An annual catfish tournament next weekend will bring about 60 two-person teams to fish the Yellowstone River. The Yellowstone Challenge begins Friday, May 12, with a calcutta and social … read more
Originally published in print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — After over a year of negotiating, the city of Billings and the Billings Mustangs have approved a lease for Dehler Park. The lease extends until 2026. The City Council … read more
Originally published in print edition of YCN on 4/21/17. BILLINGS — The upcoming race to select a new Billings mayor has already attracted three candidates. The official filing period opens Thursday, April 20 for the mayoral campaign with final date … read more
Originally published in the 4/14/17 print edition What the heck are sanctuary cities? I was recently asked about sanctuary cities — what they are and how they fit into America’s immigration policy and our criminal justice system? I thought it … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — It’s not without its critics. The tax abatement program that Yellowstone County and the City of Billings use to incentivize business growth, expansion and recruitment is often viewed … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — As business at MetraPark continues to grow, milestones are being reached and surpassed. This past week, as one of the venue’s top event promoters, Rimrock Promotions, made their … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — Preliminary approval was given for an agreement with GE regarding the termination of its lease with Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) by BSED’s joint boards at a special … 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
Conservative radio DJ Paul Mushaben of Cat Country Radio Station was suspended last week when he authored a blog post on the Cat Country website blog on Tuesday Feb. 21 that some say was racist. This evening, a group of … read more
Originally published in the Yellowstone County News print edition and on newsstands today 2/23/17. BILLINGS — Ed Walker, 46, of Billings, a former Montana state legislator, is throwing his hat in the ring for the election to fill the U.S. … read more