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Shepherd School Board: Shane, Shane, Shayne

Originally published in the print edition 5/5/17 of Yellowstone County News.  SHEPHERD — Several new trustees will join the Shepherd School Board at its next meeting. Shane Flowers received the most votes with 373, followed by Shane Rekdal with 294 … read more

Steve Erb, Brooke Logan win HP School Board seats

HUNTLEY PROJECT — Incumbent Steve Erb and challenger Brooke Logan bested a field of seven candidates for two seats on the Huntley Project School Board in Tuesday’s election. In the School District 24 race, Erb received 588 votes. Logan received … read more

Annual catfish tournament reels in planned date May 12-13

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

Lockwood shoots down Billings high school levy, Lockwood mill levy fails,

Squeaker school elections shot down some mill levy requests and approved others throughout the county on May 2. Some are still undetermined. Lockwood Superintendent Tobin Novasio said that he was “very disappointed” with their very close 13-vote loss. Lockwood voters, … read more

Mustangs support John Barta in contract negotiations with City of Billings

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

Three candidates in the mix for Billings mayor

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

Tax abatement program helps jump-start business projects

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

Rimrock Productions is MetraPark’s first $1 million promoter

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