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 year. He is barred from re-election by term limits.
Mayoral hopefuls include Angela Cimmino, councilor in Billings Ward 2; attorney Bill Cole; architect Randy Hafer; former legislator and Montana 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
by Evelyn Pyburn-originally published in the Yellowstone County News print edition on 11/18/16. BILLINGS — Plans for a major subdivision received final approval from Yellowstone County Commissioners on Tuesday. Bar 11 Subdivision engulfs 206 acres in an area about one … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News on 10/14/16 – by Evelyn Pyburn LOCKWOOD — The trustees from Lockwood School Billings School District 2 held a joint meeting Monday evening at Lockwood Middle School, to determine whether … 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
In a press conference today at Montana State University in Billings, Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy was named as the new President and CEO of the MSUB Foundation. Kennedy will step down and retire from the Yellowstone County Commissioners position … read more
by Evelyn Pyburn-Originally published in the weekly edition of the Yellowstone County News on 3/4/16. BILLINGS — Construction to complete the modernization of Bench Boulevard began this week, reports Knife River of Billings, the general contractor for the project. Utility … read more