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Giddy about Garth: Five concerts without a hitch

During a Friday press conference, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood posed for a photo with Yellowstone County Commissioners. From left are Kristie Ostlund, who attended in place of her husband, Commissioner John Ostlund, Commissioner Robyn Driscoll, Brooks, Commissioner Denis Pitman and Yearwood. (Jonathan McNiven photo)

Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News on 6/16/17.

BILLINGS — Five Garth Brooks concerts drew massive crowds and generated massive revenues for the city’s motels and restaurants — but few if any problems, according to MetraPark officials.

Bill Dutcher, MetraPark’s general manager, told Yellowstone County commissioners on Tuesday that “everything went like clockwork,” for the five concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “The promoter was happy and Garth Brooks was happy.”

Sue DeVries, assistant manager at MetraPark, said that unlike most performers, Garth Brooks is very hands-on. He was very involved in the production and ticket sales.

“He made sure every seat had a good view,” DeVries said, personally walking to every part of the arena to make sure that every seat was a good seat.

“He truly played to every seat,” DeVries said. “He is as personable as anyone you would want to meet.” 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

Voters to be asked to OK county jail addition loan

Originally published in the weekly print edition of the Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — Following department head discussions on Thursday, Yellowstone County Commissioners on Tuesday, approved placing a Resolution of Intent on the agenda next week calling for a public … 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

Interstate temporarily shuts down due to wreck

Interstate 90/94 was shut down for about 30 minutes at the Yellowstone River bridge connecting Billings to Lockwood Wednesday due to a 3 vehicle wreck that occurred on the Yellowstone River bridge. Danny Kramer (41) of Billings, was in his 1968 F-100 pickup truck traveling … read more

Former Yellowstone County Museum director admits to stealing at least $30,000 from museum

Billings – The former director of the Yellowstone County Museum has pleaded guilty to felony theft in Yellowstone County District Court. Charles “Chas” Weldon was the  museum’s director from 2008 to 2013. In a plea agreement negotiated between prosecutors and … read more