A month after an aspirational visit to Sioux Falls, S.D., participants’ minds are still working through the takeaways — and formulating possible next steps — based on what they saw during an extensive three-day tour of South Dakota’s largest city.
With just five weeks to go before school election ballots are mailed to voters, a team of community volunteers is launching a positive, high-energy campaign to tell voters why Billings needs to build up its elementary and middle schools.
In the 2011 legislative session, Sen. Jim Peterson introduced the following 10 lines in a bill for the Legislature to consider, called the Code of Montana. More important issues took over the session and this was left behind. It still is relevant.
We totally support the Billings Gazette editorial (March 7) advocating for a single mill levy. The Billings Chamber of Commerce/CVB also asks that the school board consider placing only one levy on the May ballot. The accreditation mill levy is a critical first step to address our accreditat…
Great schools are good for business.
A group of Billings business people, community leaders and lawmakers started the week off with a wide-ranging forum on issues of concern in the 2013 Legislature.
Second in a two-day series
Reading the letters to the editor regarding coal train traffic has been humorous at best, and mean-spirited at worst. Coal has and will continue to be important to our national economic vitality in general and our state in particular.
If there was any doubt about the Yellowstone County commissioners' position on coal development, the board made it clear Tuesday.
Legislative districts get redrawn every decade in Montana. On Tuesday night, the proposed map boundaries quickly became battle lines between Republicans and Democrats, despite their similar objectives.
Local leaders of business, education and human services are forging a new partnership to raise the Billings high school graduation rate.
The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission is drafting plans to divide our state into 100 representative districts and pair them in 50 Senate districts for the next 10 years.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, was a special day for the Billings community as well as the surrounding communities as we savored the success of a library campaign that voters approved by a significant margin. This will have a significant impact for generations to come as we move our library from the 20th …
Spurred by work at other AA school districts and the urging of Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, Billings Public Schools has begun considering how a community dropout prevention effort could work here.
Family Service Inc., a nonprofit organization operating on behalf of low-income families in Billings and Yellowstone County since 1906, has announced new leadership positions in its administrative staff and board of directors.
Bruce MacIntyre Billings Chamber of Commerce/CVB Director, Business Advocacy
Ever wonder about the various pieces of legislation that work their way through the Montana legislative process every two years? Many of them originate when an individual sees a wrong that needs to be made right, current law that needs to be modified or repealed, or a constituent asks a legi…
Billings School District 2 budget committee members approved minor corrections to the district's financial statements Monday night and discussed how best to chip away at its multi-million dollar list of deferred maintenance projects.
The next time you drop off your child for school, look around the classroom. Chances are those supplies you see were purchased either by the teacher or by you.