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Fichtner Chevrolet sells to Rimrock Auto Group

Fichtner Chevrolet sells to Rimrock Auto Group

LAUREL — In 1961, 21-year-old Leonard Fichtner became the youngest General Motors franchise owner in history after acquiring the family business from his father. As far as he knows, there has never been a younger GM dealer.

August 21, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Ken Fichtner

Ken Fichtner

Ken Fichtner talks about his years at Fichtner Chevrolet in Laurel on Thursday.

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Rimrock Chevrolet

Rimrock Chevrolet

Fichtner Chevrolet in Laurel is now Rimrock Chevrolet.

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Leonard Fichtner and Steve Zabawa

Leonard Fichtner and Steve Zabawa

Leonard Fichtner and Steve Zabawa talk about the auto business through the years at Rimrock Chevrolet in Laurel on Thursday.

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Zabawa: Anti-marijuana initiative likely didn't get enough signatures

Zabawa: Anti-marijuana initiative likely didn't get enough signatures

HELENA — The sponsor of an initiative to make all marijuana illegal in Montana conceded Tuesday that its backers probably didn’t get enough signatures to qualify it for the November ballot.

July 08, 2014 7:18 pm
Looking sharp: New Auto Trim Design now open in Billings, touts expanded auto accessory lines

Looking sharp: New Auto Trim Design now open in Billings, touts expanded auto accessory lines

For as long as cars have been around, owners have tried to figure out ways to make them look bette. Some things are practical and functional, while others are strictly for looks; some things went quickly out of style while others have been around for years.

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Billings businessman's marijuana proposal cleared for signature-gathering

Billings businessman's marijuana proposal cleared for signature-gathering

HELENA — Backers of a proposed ballot measure that would make marijuana illegal in Montana can begin gathering signatures.

May 29, 2014 4:41 pm
Billings business leader proposes to ban marijuana

Billings business leader proposes to ban marijuana

HELENA — A Billings businessman has proposed an initiative for the November 2014 ballot that effectively would ban the possession, use, cultivation, trafficking and transportation of marijuana in Montana.

April 18, 2014 6:20 pm
Rimrock GMC Cadillac co-owner Steve Zabawa speaks

Rimrock GMC Cadillac co-owner Steve Zabawa speaks

Rimrock GMC Cadillac co-owner Steve Zabawa speaks during the grand opening of the new auto dealership recently. 

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Steve Zabawa and John Soares

Steve Zabawa and John Soares

Steve Zabawa, right, and his partner in the Rimrock Auto Group, John Soares Jr., have been part of the Billings auto market for 20 years.

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Dignitaries walk out to the site

Dignitaries walk out to the site

Dignitaries walk to the site of a groundbreaking for the new Rimrock GMC Cadillac dealership at King Avenue West and Shiloh Road on Wednesday.

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Rodney Wagner dusts off cars

Rodney Wagner dusts off cars

Rimrock GMC Cadillac employee Rodney Wagner dusts off cars before a groundbreaking ceremony for the new dealership Wednesday.

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Rory Gambrell

Rory Gambrell

Rory Gambrell, Denver region sales and service manager for Buick-GMC, explains manufacturer incentives offered to build new dealerships.

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Steve Zabawa and his wife, Susan Sullivan Zabawa

Steve Zabawa and his wife, Susan Sullivan Zabawa

Rimrock Auto Group co-owner Steve Zabawa and his wife, Susan Sullivan Zabawa, prepare for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rimrock GMC Cadillac on Wednesday.

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Rare car heading to Wyoming

Rare car heading to Wyoming

Steve Zabawa and Mo Mallak of Mercedes-Benz of Billings look over a rare $230,000 SLS AMG GT gull-wing sports car sold recently to a buyer in Gillette, Wyo. The car will be displayed at the 3045 King Ave. W. dealership until Feb. 11. A Motor Trend review says the car’s 6.2 liter, V-8 engine …

February 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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AG should OK Billings dealership license

Steve Bullock, who advertises on billboards and TV that he is all about jobs for Montana! Well, let me tell you the truth! Steve’s AG office has stopped, blocked, delayed, and stalled Chrysler, LLC from opening up a new Chrysler Jeep store in Billings, which has cost 50 jobs for the last 20 months.

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Medical marijuana opponents accused of political stunt

A press conference to charge Attorney General Steve Bullock of botching medical marijuana ballot language quickly soured on pot opponents who found themselves accused of blowing smoke.

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Lindsay Gehring wins new VW car with lucky key

Lindsay Gehring wins new VW car with lucky key

With the turn of a lucky key, Lindsay Gehring won a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta sedan from Volkswagen Billings on Friday night.

September 07, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Lithia Billings blocks opening of second Chrysler store

Billings may not get a second Chrysler/Jeep dealership after all.

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Volkswagen Billings celebrates grand opening

Volkswagen Billings celebrates grand opening

The first month of sales at the new Volkswagen Billings dealership topped expectations, according to the owners.

June 15, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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