Squeaker school elections shot down some mill levy requests and approved others throughout the county on May 2. Some are still undetermined.
Lockwood Superintendent Tobin Novasio said that he was “very disappointed” with their very close 13-vote loss. Lockwood voters, by a total of 891 votes to 878 votes, turned down an 11.1 mill increase request from Lockwood trustees that would have generated $268,080.
Independent School’s mill levy vote was locked in a tie at 470 to 470 at press time. An election canvass, recount and review of six or seven provisional ballots next week could tilt the results in either direction. Provisional ballots are ballots that were set aside because of some problem, such as not having been signed. Voters were given until the end of the day on Wednesday to go into the elections office and sign the ballots.
Lockwood District had 30 provisional ballots, the outcome of which has the potential of changing read more
Originally published in the print edition on 4/21/17. LOCKWOOD — Plans are in the works by ExxonMobil Billings Refinery to build two new buildings this summer, as well as to begin construction of a sewer line that will connect the facility … read more
Published originally in the print edition of the Yellowstone County News. LOCKWOOD — A proposed Targeted Economic Development District (TEDD) in Lockwood was finally approved just before Thanksgiving, by Yellowstone County Commissioners, following two years of research, study and … read more
BILLINGS — It is really going to happen. Longtime residents of the Billings area have heard about the Billings Bypass for so many years that many no longer believe reports that it is finally going to be built — but … read more
The special edition of the Yellowstone County News Candidate Questionnaire has gone to press this week 9/30/16. However, one candidate’s answers were printed in place of another candidates. Yellowstone County News inadvertently printed Democrat Sue Olson’s responses in place of … read more
by Judy Killen-Originally published in the 7-15-16 Print edition of Yellowstone County News. HUNTLEY — More than 100 trained responders turned out Wednesday in Huntley for an organized search of an 11-mile section of the irrigation canal from Huntley … read more
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
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
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
By Tobin Navasio, Lockwood School Superintendent The goal of this series of articles is to highlight some of the positive things that are happening here at Lockwood Schools as well as to make you, the community, aware of some of … read more