Rural America awakens; Silent Majority speaks —Voters select President-elect Donald Trump

Originally published in the Yellowstone County News Print Edition. HUNTLEY — Donald J. Trump easily won Montana’s three Electoral College votes on his way to the national presidential win. National Republican Party officials said their candidate succeeded because he appealed … 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

Special Primary Election Edition

The 2016 Montana primary election is peaking and all campaigns are or should be in full swing. The absentee ballots in Yellowstone County will be going out in the mail on Friday May 13th. Bret Rutherford, Yellowstone County Election Administrator, … 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

Governor Bullock Appoints Mike Cooney as Lieutenant Governor

Helena, Mont.— Today Governor Steve Bullock appointed former Montana Secretary of State as Montana’s Lieutenant Governor. “Mike has spent the last four decades serving the people of Montana as both a legislator and as a longtime Secretary of State,” Bullock said.  … read more

Rep. Tom Richmond assailed by critics at Pachyderm lunch

BILLINGS — Rep. Tom Richmond encountered considerable criticism from his audience when he gave his perspective regarding the successes and failures of the 2015 state legislative session, before the Billings Pachyderm Club in Billings on June 11. One woman became … read more

Jim Reno announces re-election bid

BILLINGS – Yellowstone County Commissioner Jim Reno has announced that he will run for re-election in 2016. A Republican primary contender, Denis Pitman, a Billings City Councilman, has already announced his intention of challenging the three-term incumbent. Reno said that … read more

County officials sworn into office on Tuesday

BILLINGS — The common theme of elected county officials sworn into office on Tuesday morning is that they all have years of public service under their belts. Even the only newly elected treasurer, Sherry Long, has worked many years in … read more