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County Extension Service to move to temporary location

County Extension Service to move to temporary location

Yellowstone County’s Extension Service will be leaving its downtown courthouse offices for a temporary location while waiting for construction of a new building at MetraPark. But the move won’t be far.

October 14, 2014 9:40 pmLoading…

County approves sale of downtown brick building

The sale Tuesday of Yellowstone County’s downtown office building for $251,000 will add funds to the county’s courthouse remodeling project.

May 27, 2014 10:50 amLoading…

No bidders for county office building

When Yellowstone County commissioners opened an auction Tuesday to sell a two-story downtown office building, they got no takers.

April 01, 2014 1:56 pmLoading…
Recall provisions too narrow for Lenington case, report finds

Recall provisions too narrow for Lenington case, report finds

Is a racist slur by Yellowstone County Treasurer Max Lenington or his repeated personal use of county emails grounds for a recall?

November 18, 2013 4:16 pm Related Loading…
Lockwood residents polled on possible sidewalk, lighting districts

Lockwood residents polled on possible sidewalk, lighting districts

Lockwood residents will get a chance to tell county officials whether they want sidewalks and streetlights to improve public safety during a public meeting Tuesday.

June 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Legislative effort falls short

Montana law allows counties to create special districts for specific services like fire, transportation and schools, but not for sidewalks or streetlights, according to Chief Deputy County Attorney Dan Schwarz.

April 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Good bill for safer streets, local control

Montana lawmakers have the opportunity to let local voters decide on improvements for pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

March 20, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Lockwood representatives testify for sidewalk, trails bill

Lockwood representatives testify for sidewalk, trails bill

Lockwood community leaders and Yellowstone County officials asked a state Senate committee on Monday to support a bill that would allow the county to create a special taxing district for sidewalks and trails to help make the community safer.

March 18, 2013 5:50 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: A tragic call to action for safer streets

Like many Montana teens, Dustin Freese loved hunting, fishing and paint ball wars. He played freshman and sophomore football for the Senior High Broncs.

January 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
County explores ways to improve pedestrian, traffic safety in Lockwood

County explores ways to improve pedestrian, traffic safety in Lockwood

Lockwood residents and Yellowstone County commissioners came together Tuesday to consider ways to make the community’s roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

January 15, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…

Yellowstone County sets possible recount for Monday

Yellowstone County commissioners tentatively set Monday as the day to hand count about 70,000 ballots in the statewide race for superintendent of public instruction although uncertainty about the recount remains unresolved.

December 11, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

Yellowstone County sells old Blue Creek fire station

Yellowstone County commissioners auctioned the old Blue Creek fire station Tuesday to a sole bidder, who purchased the property for the minimum bid.

December 04, 2012 4:46 pmLoading…

County preparing for possible OPI recount

Yellowstone County is preparing to hand count about 70,000 ballots should a district judge order a recount in the statewide race for superintendent of public instruction.

December 04, 2012 2:27 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Wildfire emergency warrants fireworks ban

Montana is on fire from Helena to Ashland. Hundreds of thousands of acres and dozens of homes have burned this week. Hundreds of firefighters are battling wildfires. Yellowstone and other counties have imposed Stage 1 fire restrictions limiting open burning outside city limits.

June 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
County scrambles to replace aging jail air conditioner

County scrambles to replace aging jail air conditioner

An aging air cooling system running at half capacity at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility is on the fast track for replacement ahead of hot weather.

March 29, 2012 1:29 pmLoading…

Parks Board hears concerns, hones presentation on park district

Members of the Billings Parks Board had something of a dress rehearsal at a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

November 30, 2011 4:35 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: New plan would preserve public access to county email

Public records include more than paper documents. For more than a decade, Montana state law has recognized electronic government documents, including government employee email, as public records.

October 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Yellowstone County to consider new email policy

A new email retention policy that would make archiving, searching and retrieving millions of Yellowstone County emails, which are public documents, fast and efficient will be considered by county commissioners next week.

October 20, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…

Yellowtone County sends letters to about 2,500 taxpayers regarding hacking

A letter from Yellowstone County commissioners cautioning about the hacking of the county’s website was being mailed on Friday to about 2,500 taxpayers.

July 22, 2011 8:40 pmLoading…

Investigator begins work into Yellowstone County hacking

A computer forensic examiner from Butte began an investigation Monday into the hacking last week of Yellowstone County’s website, an attack that appears to have involved electronic motor vehicle renewal payments as well as electronic property tax payments.

July 18, 2011 4:45 pmLoading…

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