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Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

The Yellowstone County jail was built to hold 286 inmates. It has been overcrowded for years, and recently inmate totals have hovered between 450 and 500.

October 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Ostlund best choice for county commission

Gazette opinion: Ostlund best choice for county commission

Every two years, Yellowstone County voters choose one commissioner to serve a six-year term on the three-member commission. Being commissioner in Montana’s most populous county is a big job with a relatively long term and the power of being one of three decision makers.

October 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Go west for Rims route, Billings belt loop

Gazette opinion: Go west for Rims route, Billings belt loop

A long-overdue conversation on Billings transportation needs took place recently when the committee representing city, county and state decision makers confronted the need for another route up the Rims.

July 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

County commission considers MetraPark budget

Yellowstone County commissioners took up the proposed 2015 budget for MetraPark on Thursday, making few changes but urging staff to begin planning for resurfacing parking lots, something that’s been discussed for about 10 years.

June 26, 2014 5:32 pmLoading…

Ravalli County commissioner alleges intimidation by sheriff

HAMILTON – Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss says the county’s sheriff backed her into a wall and verbally intimidated her in a crowded hallway last month.

April 26, 2014 9:48 amLoading…
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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Auditor: Ravalli County Treasurer’s Office disburses $1M in payments

Auditor: Ravalli County Treasurer’s Office disburses $1M in payments

HAMILTON – An independent auditor released a third status update on his examination of the troubled Ravalli County Treasurer’s Office on Friday, saying workers have deposited and disbursed a backlog of nearly $1 million in tax payments.

April 05, 2014 9:16 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: The least appreciated facility in Montana

Gazette opinion: The least appreciated facility in Montana

What do Sisseton, S.D., Gering, Neb., Shipshewana, Ind., and Oelwein, Iowa have in common with Billings?

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

County proceeding with plan to auction downtown office building

A downtown office building with six off-street parking spaces could go on the auction block in April as part of Yellowstone County’s courthouse remodeling plan.

February 25, 2014 12:05 pmLoading…

Ravalli County to hire temporary treasurer

HAMILTON  — Ravalli County's commissioners continue their efforts to get the county's accounting mess cleared up.

January 31, 2014 10:03 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Vote for traffic control: Abolish MetraPark bottlenecks

Election Day showed Yellowstone County Commissioners that MetraPark still has serious traffic problems.

December 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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November 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Teton County set to end 5-year pay freeze

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County government workers probably will get their first raise in five years in 2013.

October 08, 2012 8:41 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: $89 million votes pave way for North Bypass

Gazette opinion: $89 million votes pave way for North Bypass

Three local boards set their top priority for future federal highway funds this week. Billings City Council, Yellowstone County Commission and City-County Planning Board all agreed to allocate $89 million to build the North Bypass. The project had been estimated at $63 million, but the cost …

August 31, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Mistake prompts do-over in 1 Fremont County race

LANDER, Wyo. - Fremont County will hold a special mail election to pick one of its county commissioners because of a mistake made in Tuesday's election.

August 24, 2012 8:20 amLoading…
Chadwick, Keating advance from county commissioner primary

Chadwick, Keating advance from county commissioner primary

Republicans Forrest Chadwick and Matt Keating will appear on the Republican ticket for two open Natrona County commissioner seats in November's general election. The two clinched the GOP slots in Tuesday's primary with 3,579 and 3,496 votes, respectively. Current commission Chairman Ed Opell…

August 21, 2012 10:40 pm Photos

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Wildfire sparks northeast of Livingston

Wildfire sparks northeast of Livingston

The Willow Creek Command fire in Park County, which sparked around 8 p.m. Tuesday, is estimated at 1,000 acres.

July 10, 2012 11:20 pm Related Loading…

Republicans dominate field of Bighorn Basin candidates seeking local office

CODY, Wyo. — The Wyoming primary election on Aug. 21 promises a crowded field of candidates across the Bighorn Basin in county-level races dominated largely by Republican office seekers.

June 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Residents divided over Sublette County Commission membership

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Sublette County residents will be asked to vote May 8 on whether to decrease the county commission to three seats before it even expands to five.

March 30, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

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