Yellowstone County commissioners indicated support for a pilot proposal to relieve jail crowding by diverting inmates, but told proponents on Monday they wanted more information.
Yellowstone County commissioners will review a plan to ease jail crowding and explore possible funding with the county’s finance director and sheriff at their Nov. 10 discussion meeting.
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.
A proposed surcharge on Yellowstone County employees who failed to participate in a health fair blood draw backfired this week after two unions objected.
Interstate Engineering of Billings will be working with the Lockwood Pedestrian Safety District Advisory Board as its consultant on safety projects, such as sidewalks, for the community.
“We are not going to power our nation,” congressional candidate Ryan Zinke told the 700 or so people attending Saturday’s Coal Appreciation Day, “on pixie dust and hope.”
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.
After the May 18 hailstorm pummeled her Billings Heights property, Carol Metzler got word her insurance company was dumping her.
They have touched a lot of lives in our community, even if most people don’t see them at work.
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.
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.
The Billings Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2014-2015 board of directors, effective July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.
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…
This spring’s Rimrock slides and closure of Zimmerman Trail reminded Billings drivers how few routes we have up and down the sandstone cliffs that are both the most beautiful and challenging features of geography in our growing city.
The closure in March of Zimmerman Trail for a stabilization project after a rock slide has drawn attention to alternative routes connecting Molt Road in the valley to Highway 3 atop the Rimrocks.
Yellowstone County is changing how it charges for providing solid waste service for county residents and commercial properties to better reflect actual costs.
Yellowstone County’s commissioner boardroom is getting a cultural makeover.
Helping residents of the Sun Valley Subdivision deal with stormwater runoff during heavy rains was the main order of business during Tuesday’s meeting of the Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners.
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.