Originally published in the print edition on 4/21/17.
LOCKWOOD — Plans are in the works by ExxonMobil Billings Refinery to build two new buildings this summer, as well as to begin construction of a sewer line that will connect the facility to the Lockwood Sewer District’s main sewer line.
One of the new buildings will be an administrative office building and the other will be a state-of-the-art laboratory, according to Dan Carter, director of public and government affairs for ExxonMobil.
The buildings will be built in a vacant area to the west of the refinery, to be accessed off Klenck Street.
The administration building will be the main office building accommodating about 80 read more
Originally published in the print edition 4/21/17. WASHINGTON – America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by … read more
Originally published in the Print edition on 4/14/17. LOCKWOOD — The Lockwood Fire Board is looking for candidates to fill the position recently vacated by the resignation of Robert Guenther. Applications may be acquired at the office of county commissioners … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News on 3/31/17 HELENA — Lockwood and East Helena residents are still waiting to see whether they may consider building high schools as Senate Bill 139 advances through the Legislature. The … read more
LOCKWOOD — The rest of the sidewalk along Highway 87 in Lockwood, up to Old Hardin Road, will soon be completed. The Lockwood Pedestrian Safety Committee awarded the bid to CMG for $98,340, which is under the engineer’s estimated cost … read more
HELENA — The Senate bill that would give the Lockwood community a chance to build a high school is awaiting action in the Montana House of Representatives. The Senate passed the bill 49-0 on third and final reading on Thursday, … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News. HELENA — A Senate committee on Wednesday afternoon voted unanimously to advance Senate Bill 139 for a full vote of the Montana Senate. The Senate Education and Cultural Resources Committee … read more
Ariztia seeks governor’s help for aging water pumps LOCKWOOD — Replacing a raw water pump station for the Lockwood Water and Sewer Dsitrict is exactly the kind of improvement Gov. Steve Bullock is hoping to make through infrastructure funding … read more
Originally published in print edition of Yellowstone County News -by Evelyn Pyburn SHEPHERD — A plan being developed for ambulance service in the county could mean that 70 percent of the rural population of Yellowstone County would be within 10 … read more
Published originally in the print edition of the Yellowstone County News. LOCKWOOD — A proposed Targeted Economic Development District (TEDD) in Lockwood was finally approved just before Thanksgiving, by Yellowstone County Commissioners, following two years of research, study and … read more
by Evelyn Pyburn- Originally published in the Yellowstone County News on 11/18/16. LOCKWOOD — The Lockwood School Board of Trustees is facing the prospect of asking for a mill levy increase for next year’s budget. Because of continued enrollment declines, … read more
by Evelyn Pyburn-Originally published in the print edition of the Yellowstone County News on 11/18/16. LOCKWOOD — At last week’s Lockwood Water and Sewer District (LWSD) board meeting, the board issued a “final completion” determination to COP Construction for … 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
BILLINGS — It is really going to happen. Longtime residents of the Billings area have heard about the Billings Bypass for so many years that many no longer believe reports that it is finally going to be built — but … read more
by Evelyn Pyburn-Originally published for the print edition of Yellowstone County News. LOCKWOOD — With 21 property owners having applied and paid fees to connect to the Phase Two of the Lockwood Sewer within a two-week span, Lockwood Water and … read more
by Evelyn Pyburn-Originally published in the Yellowstone County News 8/19/16 print edition LOCKWOOD — After interviewing two applicants to fill a vacant position on the Lockwood School Board, the board selected former board member Teresa Stroebe to fill the position. … read more
by Judy Killen-originally published in the weekly newspaper Yellowstone County News. LOCKWOOD — Greg Gianforte launched his anticipated campaign for governor on Wednesday, telling 70-plus people gathered for his announcement that he intends to “give Steve Bullock pink slip.” Speaking … read more
SHEPHERD — People across Yellowstone County this week remembered Pat Goggins as a shrewd businessman, livestock auction pioneer and friend who was always generous, especially to people who needed it most. Goggins, who owned PAYS and Billings Livestock auction companies … read more
by Evelyn Pyburn-Originally published in the Yellowstone County News. LOCKWOOD — Proposed designs for roundabouts at the Johnson Lane Interchange and how they could impact Lockwood’s truck traffic was the primary topic of discussion at the Lockwood Business Group (LBG) meeting … read more
The Lockwood Fire Department received notification from the Insurance Services Office (ISO) that the Lockwood Fire Department classification has been reduced from a 5/9 class to a 4/4Y classification. ISO is the organization that determines the response preparedness and water … read more