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.
When Yellowstone County employees go for a smoke break, they go outside and often head for “the cave,” a protected cubby hole on the southwest corner of the building.
A proposed surcharge on Yellowstone County employees who failed to participate in a health fair blood draw backfired this week after two unions objected.
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.
Most counties would love to be in Yellowstone County's shoes. We have a $100 million budget, a double A+ bond rating, adequate reserves and very little debt. I take great pride in showcasing a well-managed local government. Would it not be great if our federal government could make that clai…
In Lockwood, it's not practical to lower speed limits.
In his bid for re-election, Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund, a Republican, ticks off a list of highlights he says showcase a well-managed county — a $100 million budget, little debt and a AA+ bond rating, which is the second highest possible.
On Old Hardin Road, where there have been more children hit by cars than anyone is comfortable with, there are two signs within two miles warning drivers to look out for deer and none about the kids who walk the busy street’s narrow shoulders.
“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.”
Yellowstone county officials are rolling out the welcome mat for the developers of a proposed $500 million oil refinery being considered for the Billings area.
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.
The Yellowstone County commission on Tuesday awarded a contract to build a new multipurpose agricultural building at MetraPark to DPS Co., of Boyd.
Yellowstone County received several bids Tuesday for a proposed new multipurpose agricultural building at MetraPark, but all of them exceeded the budget.
As expected, the Yellowstone County commission Tuesday approved a 2.5 percent raise for elected officials for the 2015 budget year.
A panel of mostly Yellowstone County elected officials is considering giving elected officials a 2.5 percent increase to their base wages for fiscal year 2015.
The Teamsters Local 190 and Yellowstone County have settled negotiations for MetraPark workers in a deal that calls for a five-year contract.
Tumbleweed's Executive Director Sheri Boelter and some 50 others, including the mayor, gathered in front of one of the organization's two newly opened homes Friday for a ceremonial ribbon cutting and an open house.
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.
The price of beer sold at MetraPark events will increase by $1 to help raise money to co-promote events.
The cost of a beer at MetraPark could increase by $1 to help attract more entertainment under a proposal offered by MetraPark’s advisory board.