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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

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

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

Lockwood sewer ready for new connections

by Evelyn Pyburn-originally published in the weekly Yellowstone County News print edition Some residents in Lockwood will be able to begin connecting to the Lockwood sewer. As part of the Lockwood Phase Two Sewer Project, a two-block area and the lines … read more

Jail funding may seek voter approval

Oringinally published in the weekly Yellowstone County New print edition.   BILLINGS — Yellowstone County may be asking voters on the primary ballot on June 7 permission to borrow the funding needed to build a 148-bed addition to the jail. 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

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

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