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Sen. Conrad Burns fondly recalled at memorial ceremony

Yellowstone County officials and guests on Wednesday unveiled a highway sign proclaiming Airport Road as the Sen. Conrad Burns Memorial Highway. (Jonathan McNiven photos)

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 Memorial Highway and a commemorative rock with Burns’ brand on it, which has been placed at the Wall of Fame at MetraPark

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Friends and associates of the late U.S. Senator walked down memory lane in recalling Burns anecdotes during the ceremony on Wednesday. They also underscored Burns’ achievements on behalf of the community while he served as a county commissioner and as a U.S. Senator.

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Huntley Project Museum celebrates past and looks to the future

Originally published in the 6/30/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. HUNTLEY PROJECT — About 80 people turned out on Saturday to celebrate both history and progress. Saturday’s events marked the 110th anniversary of irrigation on the Huntley Project, the transformation … read more

Tax abatement program helps jump-start business projects

Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News. BILLINGS — It’s not without its critics. The tax abatement program that Yellowstone County and the City of Billings use to incentivize business growth, expansion and recruitment is often viewed … read more

Countwide ambulance proposal slowly taking shape

Originally published in print edition of Yellowstone County News -by Evelyn Pyburn SHEPHERD — A plan being developed for ambulance service in the county could mean that 70 percent of the rural population of Yellowstone County would be within 10 … read more

Bill Kennedy praised at last commissioner meeting

by Evelyn Pyburn-Originally published in the Yellowstone County News 7/29/16 print edition. BILLINGS — Tuesday’s regular County Commissioners’ meeting was the last for Commissioner Bill Kennedy, who is retiring to take a position as head of the MSU Billings Foundation. … read more

Billings Flying Service wins zoning change from county commissioners

Originally published in the Yellowstone County News print edition of 4/1/16. BILLINGS — In a split vote, Yellowstone County Commissioners have approved a highly controversial zone change request – one that will allow a 50-year old family-owned helicopter business in Yellowstone … read more