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Yellowstone County commissioners look at rural taxing district for development

Yellowstone County commissioners look at rural taxing district for development

Billings-area business leaders are pushing Yellowstone County commissioners for a new rural taxing district to boost industrial development.

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County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

Yellowstone county officials are rolling out the welcome mat for the developers of a proposed $500 million oil refinery being considered for the Billings area.

August 19, 2014 12:06 pm Photos

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County finds a way to pay for new jail, but can't nail down money to operate it

County finds a way to pay for new jail, but can't nail down money to operate it

With a combination of protested tax distributions and county funds, Yellowstone County can scrape together the estimated $7 million it needs to expand to add 100 new beds to relieve crowding at the jail.

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County awards bid for new MetraPark agricultural building

The Yellowstone County commission on Tuesday awarded a contract to build a new multipurpose agricultural building at MetraPark to DPS Co., of Boyd.

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Veteran's cemetery dedicated as national cemetery on Memorial Day

Veteran's cemetery dedicated as national cemetery on Memorial Day

LAUREL — Even with Monday's historic dedication of the veteran's cemetery here as a national cemetery — bringing to a close a decade of work by area citizens, veterans and local, state and federal officials — the purpose of the Memorial Day ceremony wasn't lost on the hundreds of people in a…

May 26, 2014 2:25 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: National honor for Yellowstone County’s commitment

Gazette opinion: National honor for Yellowstone County’s commitment

When the Yellowstone National Cemetery is dedicated today, Yellowstone County residents should take pride in knowing that they created this honorable resting place for American heroes.

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Yellowstone County transfers cemetery to VA; dedication Monday

Yellowstone County transfers cemetery to VA; dedication Monday

After years of work, Yellowstone County is in the home stretch for the transfer and dedication of its veterans cemetery as a national cemetery for veterans.

May 20, 2014 12:20 pm Photos

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As aging veterans fly to D.C., team of medical professionals make the trip a success

As aging veterans fly to D.C., team of medical professionals make the trip a success

WASHINGTON, D.C. — They grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression and went on to fight in World War II, bearing witness to some of the bloodiest, most protracted battles in American history.

April 27, 2014 3:17 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Raising beer prices at MetraPark the first step in the right direction

Gazette opinion: Raising beer prices at MetraPark the first step in the right direction

As much as no one likes the idea of the price of beer getting more expensive, this might be one case where not as many people will mind.

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County approves beer price increase at MetraPark

County approves beer price increase at MetraPark

The price of beer sold at MetraPark events will increase by $1 to help raise money to co-promote events.

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Gazette opinion: Grants won’t solve county’s ongoing problem

Collaboration between the Yellowstone County jail and the Community Crisis Center helped connect seriously mentally ill and addicted inmates to treatment services in the community, services that continued upon release from jail.

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Reporter's Notebook: Figuring out what Billings aspires to be

Reporter's Notebook: Figuring out what Billings aspires to be

Usually when I’m working, I’m like a fly on the wall, peering at what’s going on without getting too involved or caring too much about the outcome — so long as folks keep their flyswatter in their pocket.

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Laurel's Hill family is everywhere at Montana Open wrestling tourney

Laurel's Hill family is everywhere at Montana Open wrestling tourney

When the Hill family left Laurel on Saturday morning, it wasn’t any different than their normal weekends have been lately.

March 29, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Honor and war stories across the generations

Honor and war stories across the generations

When a group of World War II veterans sits down to share its collective wisdom with the nation’s future military officers, the years tend to melt away and the stories begin to flow.

March 26, 2014 5:26 pm Photos

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Discussion planned on Keystone XL, energy issues

Discussion planned on Keystone XL, energy issues

The public is invited to an armchair discussion Tuesday on the importance of energy and the Keystone XL Pipeline moderated by Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy, with special guests Donald P. Loren, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Homeland Security Integration, and…

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Gazette opinion: Seniors with deep roots unite for rural housing

If you want to see what community involvement means, take a look at the effort to build affordable senior housing in Worden.

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Big Sky Honor Flight organizers announce details for 2 final takeoffs

Big Sky Honor Flight organizers announce details for 2 final takeoffs

For the first time since Big Sky Honor Flight took to the skies in 2012, World War II veterans are not queued up for one of the coveted seats aboard a chartered flight to Washington, D.C.

February 27, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Tumbleweed leases county house for youth

Homeless youth in the community will have a safe place to sleep and live under a deal with the Tumbleweed Program that Yellowstone County officials approved Tuesday.

February 11, 2014 4:25 pmLoading…
Commissioners, staff, advisory board discuss bringing events to Metra

Commissioners, staff, advisory board discuss bringing events to Metra

A new approach to booking concerts and major entertainment was on the agenda Friday during a meeting of MetraPark staff and advisory board members and two county commissioners.

February 07, 2014 4:25 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Powerful interventions help Mental Health Center

Happy New Year greetings ring true at the Mental Health Center that serves Yellowstone and 10 neighboring counties.

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