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Lockwood High School vote with huge support

Lockwood residents and supporters gathered at Yellowstone Coffee and Canvas Tuesday evening as election results were released. Here, supporters gather to view the tv monitor while children celebrate in the expansion of a Lockwood School District from K-8 to a K-12 School District allowing Lockwood to now decide in a High School price tag and building model. (Jonathan McNiven Photo)

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 a new high school.
Early returns made it clear that Lockwood voters, by a 2-1 margin, are giving the Lockwood School Board a green light to proceed with the process of designing and determining costs to build a new high school. With about 2,000 votes counted, 68.3 percent supported a measure which established boundaries for a proposed K-12 district.
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Filings close: 7 candidates line up for Billings mayor position

BILLINGS — Seven candidates, including one current city councilor, hope to replace Tom Hanel as the mayor of Billings. Several last-minute filings, meanwhile, increased competition for City Council seats. Hanel is leaving the mayor’s office at the end of the … read more

Billings mayor race draws 5 candidates, others file for council

Originally published in the 6/16/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — Five people have filed as candidates for mayor of the City of Billings. The candidate filing deadline is Monday, June 19. Mayor Tom Hanel is unable to … read more

Three candidates in the mix for Billings mayor

Originally published in print edition of YCN on 4/21/17.  BILLINGS — The upcoming race to select a new Billings mayor has already attracted three candidates. The official filing period opens Thursday, April 20 for the mayoral campaign with final date … read more