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Huntley Project School Roof reveals construction Flaws

by Judy Killen-Originally published in the Yellowstone County News 6/24/16 print edition WORDEN — Most people associated with Huntley Project School knew there was something wrong with the roof. They just didn’t know how bad it was. Workers from Diamond … read more

Donald Trump campaign releases date and time to visit Billings, MT

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

County Commissioner Bill Kennedy to step down to run MSUB Foundation

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

Shepherd School evacuated after Bomb Threat

by Jonathan McNiven- Yellowstone County News         Shepherd School District was evacuated Monday evening after a bomb threat was reported. Yellowstone county sheriff’s officers ordered that all remaining students and faculty in the school evacuate. Yellowstone County Sheriff’s deputies first … read more

Irrigation district workers find dead body in canal off Mailbox Road

SHEPHERD — Irrigation district workers on Tuesday found a decomposed body in an irrigation canal near Mailbox Road. Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said Wednesday that authorities were still trying to identify the body and were checking missing persons reports to … read more

Shepherd Basketball teams make history with district championship trophies

The Shepherd Mustangs and Fillies swept the 4B District competition in Columbus on February 18, 19 and 20 each winning District Championships.  The Fillies continued their winning streak throughout the season and tournaments and are sitting undefeated at 20-0. The … read more

Jury: Deputies not criminally liable in Simpson’s death

by Judy Killen-originally published in the weekly Yellowstone County News BILLINGS — Loren Simpson was driving a stolen SUV, had a near-lethal blood level of methamphetamines and a bottle of whiskey in his coat sleeve when he was shot and … read more

It’s official: Greg Gianforte runs for governor

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

Pat Goggins remembered as business pioneer, generous friend

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

Proposed Lockwood roundabouts rile business owners

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

Lockwood Fire Announces lower ISO rating which benefits homeowners

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

Huntley Christmas Stroll

Huntley Christmas Stroll- Gather up the kids, friends and neighbors and soak up some Christmas spirit at the 16th annual Huntley Christmas Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 10 to 5 p.m. Strollers can pick up a Christmas Stroll Passport … read more

Error leaves Pedestrian Safety District off Lockwood tax bills

LOCKWOOD — If Lockwood taxpayers closely examined their tax bills in November, they would have noticed that one tax was not included. Because it was new tax district, a snafu in the bookkeeping process resulted in the 10-mill levy for … read more