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Ken Peterson

Wheat sound in Supreme Court opinions

I have served in the Montana House of Representatives for four terms as a Republican. I served at least one term with Mike Wheat and have known him as a practicing attorney for many years. I recently received a brochure from his opponent, Lawrence VanDyke, and, as with most political pieces,…

October 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Stand up for equal rights, City Council members

Over the past few months dozens of people in Billings and beyond have commented on our Opinion pages about the consideration of a nondiscrimination ordinance for our city. Some letter-to-the-editor writers have complained that they are unable to find a copy of this NDO.

June 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Daines fighting federal bullying on fracking

U.s. Rep. Steve Daines: “Federal fracking regulations threaten Montana energy production.”

June 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
FedEx wins unanimous approval of annexation, zone change

FedEx wins unanimous approval of annexation, zone change

Having won over their neighbors in a West End business park, FedEx Ground won over the Billings City Council on Monday night.

March 25, 2013 8:57 pm Related Loading…
FedEx still negotiating with neighboring opponents of transportation hub

FedEx still negotiating with neighboring opponents of transportation hub

Representatives of FedEx Ground are still negotiating with neighbors of a proposed transportation hub on the West End, hoping to win over opponents before the Billings City Council meets Monday.

March 22, 2013 12:15 am Related Loading…

Billings City Council postpones FedEx vote; company will work with neighbors

After weeks of mounting contention over plans by FedEx Ground to build a large transportation hub on the West End, a truce was called Monday night.

February 25, 2013 8:44 pm Related Loading…
Big project, big objections underlie zone change action

Big project, big objections underlie zone change action

Ordinarily, you'd think the city would roll out the red carpet for a national company hoping to come to Billings and create up to 400 relatively high-wage jobs.

February 25, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Rehberg works for Montanans' best interests

I am fed up with the diatribes that are aired and spoken against Denny Rehberg. I am particularly offended by the half truths taken out of context that are woven into the attacks. I have been a Montana state representative for four terms and for six of those years Denny Rehberg, his immediat…

October 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Take close, personal look at your schools

Has it been a while since you were inside a school?

October 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Elect Daines and repudiate Obama's agenda

Since his election to office in 2008, President Barack Obama and his administration have continually pushed the limits of executive power far beyond any authority anticipated by the Constitution. However, the legislative amendments (justifying the personal mandate as a tax) to Obamacare by t…

July 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Billings representative backs Shockley's campaign

I recommend Sen. Jim Shockley for attorney general. I have served with him in the Montana Legislature since 2001. He has been a great public servant and has a broad legal background. He is a man of integrity and sound character. He will be a great attorney general for the state of Montana. I…

May 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Cheers to commission for supporting coal

Hearty praise goes to Yellowstone County commissioners for waving off attempts by environmental zealots to thwart exports of Montana coal and for instead declaring their strong support for growing Montana's international coal market ("County commissioners declare support for coal exports," A…

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Retiree still at work -- helping others

Retiree still at work -- helping others

Ken Peterson, a big guy with bad knees, a bald head and a brimmed hat, sees reality in the needs of others -- in shut-ins who have their noon meal delivered, in street people fed by the Salvation Army's outreach van, in homebound seniors taken to do their shopping.

April 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Ken Peterson delivers a meal for Meals on Wheels to Rosemary Kelly

Ken Peterson delivers a meal for Meals on Wheels to Rosemary Kelly

Ken Peterson delivers a lunch from Meals on Wheels recently to Rosemary Kelly, who lives on Yellowstone Avenue.

March 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Ken Peterson delivers a meal for Meals on Wheels

Ken Peterson delivers a meal for Meals on Wheels

Ken Peterson delivers his route for Meals on Wheels and volunteers as a substitute driver at least three times a week. He was honored last month for 7,500 hours of service in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

March 27, 2012 3:30 pmLoading…

Council has lots of details to sort out following park district vote

One of the most important items of business for the Billings City Council in 2012 will be tying up loose ends on one of the most contentious issues of 2011.

December 20, 2011 3:27 pmLoading…

After 3 1/2 hours of testimony, council OKs park maintenance district

The Billings City Council approved creation of a citywide park district Monday night, deferring until next year decisions on the nuts and bolts of the plan.

December 20, 2011 12:45 amLoading…

Daines has background to do what's necessary

Everything that is coming out of the federal government is just counterintuitive to what needs to be done to get the nation back on track. The administration wants to tax and spend. The help we need is for the federal government to balance the budget, quit spending money we do not have and g…

December 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Billings should have first-class library

As a longtime resident of Billings and the area, I wish to take this opportunity to urge the community to vote for he bond issue to build a new Billings Library. If you have not been to the library recently, you will find that it is far more than books on shelves. It is truly a community lea…

October 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Check up on lawmakers during interim

The Montana Legislature isn’t scheduled to meet again till January 2013. But many of those part-time lawmakers will be meeting in the interim, gathering information, and making recommendations that may become legislation at the next regular session.

August 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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