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YVEC’s new ‘Operation Round Up’ is “opt-out rather than opt-in”

by Judy Killen-Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News. HUNTLEY — With the “Operation Round Up” program launching this month, YVEC general manager Brandon Wittman would like to remind co-op customers that the program is totally voluntary. … read more

Work begins on new 911 dispatch center in Billings

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

Neal McCoy, Chancy Williams, Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers slated for Friday Homesteader Days concert

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

Huntley Project Museum celebrates past and looks to the future

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

Lockwood group organizes to support Lockwood high school vote

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

Filings close: 7 candidates line up for Billings mayor position

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

Billings mayor race draws 5 candidates, others file for council

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