Here's a look at our coverage of the 2017 general election for Yellowstone County.
Mayoral race: After a crowded primary race, Bill Cole was elected Billings' next mayor, with 63 percent of the vote.
Cole is an attorney and the former chair of the Billings Chamber of Commerce board of directors. His opponent, Jeff Essmann, is the former chair of the Republican party for Montana and a state representative.
The night in photos: We visited results parties around Billings. Here's what our photographers saw.
Lockwood high school: Lockwood school district voters chose to create a high school district, early results show. More than 69 percent voted for the district's expansion.
A bill was signed into law in April allowing communities to create new high school districts. Lockwood is currently elementary only, and Tuesday's vote is the first required in a two-step process.
The vote doesn't have any building or operation costs for a new high school attached. Those will be included in a second vote that must be approved within two years of the passage of Tuesday's vote.
Here's an investigative look into several hurdles the community faces in creating a new high school.
The project aimed to build a new elementary school and renovate an existing one into a career and technical center for high school students. The project is designed to beef up vocational offerings and alleviate overcrowding, especially in the middle and high school.
Laurel municipal races: The city voted for a new mayor, as well as on city council positions and a city judge.