Showing: 1-20 of 56

Bruce Mccandless

Council votes to pay extra garage costs

By an 8-3 count Monday, the Billings City Council approved compensating the contractor on the Empire Parking Garage project with $764,268.32 for costs generated by delays and the resulting extra work encountered during last winter’s brutal weather.

November 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
City Council asked to pay one more bill on the Empire Parking Garage

City Council asked to pay one more bill on the Empire Parking Garage

Last winter’s brutal temperatures and prodigious snowfall is the gift that keeps on taking from city coffers.

November 24, 2014 6:00 amLoading…

City Council can avoid a federal fine by self-reporting filing deficiencies

If the Billings City Council moves swiftly enough, the city can avoid paying civil penalties to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for late reporting on past bond issues.

November 17, 2014 6:00 amLoading…
Construction Zone: Empire Parking Garage adds variety, additional parking for downtown

Construction Zone: Empire Parking Garage adds variety, additional parking for downtown

Change is in the air. Over the past several years, downtown Billings has witnessed a massive transformation, including remodeled buildings along Montana Avenue, a new library, renovated Northern Hotel, a new federal courthouse and a plethora of changes in the medical corridor.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
Before it votes on the NDO, Billings City Council must dispense with a plump agenda

Before it votes on the NDO, Billings City Council must dispense with a plump agenda

Monday’s Billings City Council meeting could well be a long one even before council members arrive at the main event.

August 10, 2014 11:00 pm Related Loading…
City prepares for tree-killing pest

City prepares for tree-killing pest

Monday’s Billings City Council work session will include at least one unwelcome topic of discussion — what might be the inevitable arrival of the emerald ash borer.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
64-room hotel opens in Billings near Cabela's

64-room hotel opens in Billings near Cabela's

Billings’ newest lodging, My Place Hotel, opened last week, a key victory for a development supported by public funds.

July 29, 2014 5:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…

Billings City Council gives assisted living a big assist

The Billings City Council unanimously gave the go-ahead Monday to allow a nearly 100-unit assisted-living facility at the southeast corner of S. 44th Street West and Monad Road in the Lenhardt Square Planned Development.

July 28, 2014 9:51 pmLoading…
Council OKs property sale, waives compensation fee against staff recommendations

Council OKs property sale, waives compensation fee against staff recommendations

Before taking up the public safety levy Monday night, the Billings City Council took two actions that diverged from staff recommendations.

July 15, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
NDO, other important items on Monday's council agenda

NDO, other important items on Monday's council agenda

In addition to further work on the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, Monday’s Billings City Council work session, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at city hall, includes other important considerations:

July 07, 2014 6:00 am Related Loading…
Parking garage opening delayed again; now expected to be ready for cars Aug. 1

Parking garage opening delayed again; now expected to be ready for cars Aug. 1

The Empire Parking Garage’s opening is now set for Aug. 1, a month later than previously announced.

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…
Downtown parking garage nearing completion

Downtown parking garage nearing completion

Shawn Warner and his Sletten Construction colleagues have had to battle the elements to construct the 540-slot Empire Parking Garage in downtown Billings, set to open July 1.

June 07, 2014 12:15 am Photos

Photos

Loading…

Taking the wraps off next year's Billings budget

Monday’s work session will give the Billings City Council its first crack at the $277.4 million budget proposed for 2014-15.

May 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Billings City Council approves pedestrian bridge over train tracks

Billings City Council approves pedestrian bridge over train tracks

By the slimmest of margins — 5-4, with 1 abstention and one council member absent — the Billings City Council on Monday approved a construction and maintenance agreement that will lead to the building of a pedestrian bridge connecting Minnesota Avenue to Montana Avenue at North 25th Street.

March 24, 2014 10:09 pm Related Loading…

6 chances to chime in at the Billings City Council meeting

After a rigorous work session last Monday that featured 90 minutes of testimony over a $25,000 funding request from Not in Our Town, the Billings City Council will handle a more mundane agenda Monday.

March 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Group to discuss possible nondiscrimination ordinance

An informational meeting on the possible effects of a nondiscrimination ordinance that’s scheduled to be considered by the Billings City Council this summer will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, at Billings Beartooth Harley Davidson, 6900 Interstate 90 Frontage Road.

March 09, 2014 6:14 amLoading…
Harsh winter, funding delays put construction of Empire Garage behind schedule

Harsh winter, funding delays put construction of Empire Garage behind schedule

Andy Nelson can almost set the clocks of the Western Pawn Shop by watching the traffic pass by his storefront on Montana Avenue. 

February 26, 2014 12:15 am Related Loading…
Billings City Council tackles downtown parking

Billings City Council tackles downtown parking

The Billings City Council didn’t turn thumbs down Monday to paying for a strategic plan to guide and govern downtown parking.

January 06, 2014 10:25 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…

City council to take a hard look at downtown parking

Once three new members of the Billings City Council are sworn in Monday along with Mayor Tom Hanel and two returning members, the council will take a close, hard look at downtown parking.

January 05, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Claiming harassment, Billings assistant fire chief resigns

Claiming harassment, Billings assistant fire chief resigns

A year after he was disciplined for insubordination, Assistant Billings Fire Chief Frank Odermann has resigned, saying Chief Paul Dextras placed him in “an atmosphere of intolerable, harassing, retaliatory, and hostile work conditions.”

November 15, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Activate Full Access RED

Popular Stories

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses