Originally published in the early edition of YCN for 11/24/17.
LOCKWOOD — A 19-year-old man shot in the upper chest at a house party in Lockwood Sunday remained in critical condition in a Billings hospital at presstime Monday.
Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said in a press release that the man suffered a gunshot wound to his upper chest/neck area. The person who fired the gun and witnesses cooperated at the scene, Linder said. He did not identify anyone involved in the incident. No arrests had been made by presstime.
“Alcohol and marijuana were found at the scene,” Linder said, “although it is unknown at this stage of the investigation if they were factors in the incident.”
One witness did read more
Originally published in the early edition of 11/24/17 print edition. LOCKWOOD — Every effort will be made to get a bond proposal to build a new high school for Lockwood on the ballot in May 2018. A special meeting of … read more
Originally published in the 11/10/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. Good news for the Lockwood Fire Department. The department will be getting an additional $54,000 added to their 2016-17 budget as a consequence of efforts of the County Treasurers … read more
#10 State Championship title in the history book! WORDEN — The Huntley Project High School volleyball team capped a perfect, undefeated regular season with a perfect, undefeated post-season and won the state Class B title Saturday, Nov. 11, at Montana … read more
YELLOWSTONE COUNTY — Voters in urban parts of Yellowstone County helped pass the safety mill levy in Tuesday’s election, while voters in rural areas mainly voted against the proposal. The mill levy passed by a margin of about 1,450 votes … read more
LOCKWOOD — A dozen or so Lockwood residents, campaign volunteers and school board members gathered at Yellowstone Coffee and Canvas to await election returns and to celebrate what turned out to be an overwhelming victory in the process to build … read more
BILLINGS– Billings voters selected Bill Cole as their next mayor on Tuesday, as the former Chamber of Commerce board president easily defeated former state Rep. Jeff Essmann in the municipal general election. In unofficial results reported Tuesday shortly after the … read more
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has convened a special session of the Montana Legislature to address a $227 million shortfall in the state budget. Bullock announced on Monday that the special session will begin at noon Tuesday, Nov. 14 at … read more
SHEPHERD — A Shepherd man was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 312 near Vermilion Road on Saturday afternoon. The Yellowstone County Coroner’s office has identified the man as Richard John Fuchs, 63, of Shepherd. He and an unidentified … read more
Published early due to continued crime in the local area. This story also published fully in the Yellowstone County News 10-27-17 print edition. SHEPHERD — Two men are in jail after they allegedly broke into a Huntley area home, crashed … read more
UPDATE: Two names Mark Alexander Stief, 20, and Bryce Leconte Adams, 20, were booked in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility Monday evening, according to records on the website. SHEPHERD — Two suspects were arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly breaking into … read more
Originally published in the 10/20/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News BILLINGS — Billings mayoral candidates Bill Cole and Jeff Essmann squared off for a final debate before ballots went out by mail on Wednesday for the Nov. 7 election. … read more
Mark Wandle, Huntley Project School District Superintendent, released the following statement this morning regarding last nights accident. This morning we heard the extremely sad news that Kurt Kautz, our head girls basketball coach, died last night in a vehicle accident. … read more
Originally published in the 10/13/17 print publication. by Evelyn Pyburn BILLINGS — A Who’s Who of county residents, both past and present, filled the lobby of the MetraPark arena for the unveiling of the sign that will designate the Conrad Burns … read more
BILLINGS — Yellowstone County News will host and sponsor the final debate between the Billings candidates for mayor on Oct. 17. The candidate forum and debate, co-sponsored by KULR-8 Television, begins at 7 p.m. in Petro Theater at Montana State … read more
Originally published in the 9/29/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — Good news for county taxpayers! The bond sale to finance the addition to the Yellowstone County Detention Facility (YCDF) was much better for county taxpayers than even … read more
Originally published in the print edition of the Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — One of the most significant differences in positions between the two candidates running for mayor of Billings is their support for a proposed local option tax. A … read more
Originally published in the 9/15/17 print edition of YCN. LOCKWOOD — An open house to update the community on the progress of the Billings Bypass will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-7:30 pm at the Eileen Johnson Middle School Commons … read more
Originally published in the 9/15/17 print edition of the Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — Mayoral candidates Bill Cole and Jeff Essmann will advance to the general election after receiving the most votes in Tuesday’s primary. Cole received 7,826 votes, or … read more
Originally published in the 9/8/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — Pointing out that Yellowstone County’s 2017-18 budget is only “sustainable” if the proposed Safety Mill Levy passes, County Commissioner Denis Pitman refused to second a motion to … read more