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Council gets its third go-around with the NDO on Monday

Council gets its third go-around with the NDO on Monday

The Billings City Council will get its third crack at evaluating the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinanceduring a work session Monday.

July 18, 2014 12:50 pm Related Loading…
Plugged restroom pipe floods part of Billings City Hall

Plugged restroom pipe floods part of Billings City Hall

The cleanup continued at City Hall Wednesday morning after water flowed downstairs from a plugged third-floor restroom pipe Monday night.

June 25, 2014 11:30 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Grants won’t solve county’s ongoing problem

Collaboration between the Yellowstone County jail and the Community Crisis Center helped connect seriously mentally ill and addicted inmates to treatment services in the community, services that continued upon release from jail.

March 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sheila Kolar takes an oath to become a Municipal Court judge

Sheila Kolar takes an oath to become a Municipal Court judge

Sheila Kolar, right, takes an oath Thursday with U.S. District Judge Susan Watters to continue her work as Municipal Court judge in Billings.

January 02, 2014 3:52 pmLoading…

Yellowstone County sends out ballots for November elections

The Yellowstone County Elections Office sent out ballots for the Nov. 5 general election on Friday. Voters in Billings, Lockwood, Broadview and Laurel should have started receiving them Saturday.

October 18, 2013 5:20 pm Related Loading…

Several groups grill, endorse Billings City Council candidates

In addition to introducing themselves to voters on the campaign trail, Billings City Council candidates have been offered other venues to make their views known this year.

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Choosing sobriety: Treatment courts warrant support

Gazette opinion: Choosing sobriety: Treatment courts warrant support

Attending a buffalo hunt on the Crow Reservation is a sacred experience for tribal members and a rare privilege for nonmembers. For 10 Billings people, last weekend’s hunt was also a time to affirm their commitment to sobriety and to strengthen new friendships based on shared drug-free lifestyles.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Busy solo judge runs court, not campaign

Gazette opinion: Busy solo judge runs court, not campaign

Billings voters elect just one full-time city official: the municipal judge. In November, Sheila Kolar will be the only judicial candidate on the city ballot, just as she was the sole candidate four years ago.

September 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Fired judge was told to improve, Missoula says in response to lawsuit

MISSOULA — A former Municipal Court judge who sued the city of Missoula for wrongful firing had been told to “improve her performance,” but she was not terminated from her appointment as assistant judge as she alleged, according to a court document.

July 31, 2013 6:30 amLoading…

Billings City Council to consider $260 million budget

The Billings City Council will be asked Monday night to approve a budget of nearly $260 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

June 09, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…
New police officers

New police officers

New Billings police officers, from left, Matthew Edwards, Robert Miller, Matthew Widdekind and Spencer Snelling are sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Sheila Kolar on Monday.

December 31, 2012 11:11 amLoading…
 Badges await a swearing in ceremony

Badges await a swearing in ceremony

New Billings police officers' badges before a swearing in ceremony in Billings Municipal Court on Monday.

December 31, 2012 11:11 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Evidence shows value of DUI search warrants

Last month, DUI suspects tested by Billings police had an average blood alcohol content reading of 0.169 percent on breath tests. That’s more than double the legal level of intoxication for driving, according to the laws of all 50 states.

May 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Council panel narrow recommends Davies for Municipal Court judge

After interviewing four candidates to replace outgoing Municipal Court Judge Mary Jane Knisely, a City Council panel has narrowly recommended that part-time judge Colette Davies be appointed to the position. The panel approved that recommendation on a 3-2 vote.

December 17, 2010 5:45 pm Related Loading…

City seeking new Municipal Court judge

The city of Billings is looking to hire a new Municipal Court judge after the sitting judge was elected this month to an open seat in District Court.

November 10, 2010 4:03 pmLoading…

New rules in effect for traffic violations

New rules go into effect today that decriminalize most minor traffic violations and other city infractions.

February 28, 2010 11:45 pmLoading…

City may decriminalize traffic offenses

The city of Billings is proposing a "code court" to begin in 2010 that would decriminalize most traffic violations, which might mean no points lost on a driver's license and no hit on an insurance premium.

September 24, 2009 10:45 pmLoading…

Prosecutor wants appeal of gunshot case dismissed

The appeal of a Billings man convicted in Municipal Court for an errant gunshot that wounded a neighbor should be dismissed because the defendant failed to reserve his right to appeal, a city prosecutor says.

July 15, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

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