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Yellowstone County Commission

John Ostlund

John Ostlund

John Ostlund

November 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

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.

October 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Bill Bradley gestures to Andrew Kacic

Bill Bradley gestures to Andrew Kacic

Bill Bradley, project director for Bilfinger-Westcon Inc., gestures to Quantum Energy CEO Andrew Kacic, seated, as they make a presentation to the Yellowstone County Commissioners.

September 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Many questions unanswered about proposed Billings refinery

Many questions unanswered about proposed Billings refinery

An Arizona business that wowed Yellowstone County commissioners Tuesday with plans for a $500 million Billings-area oil refinery has little money and many unanswered questions about its CEO.

August 22, 2014 10:30 am Related Loading…
Andrew Kacic answers questions

Andrew Kacic answers questions

Quantum Energy CEO Andrew Kacic answers questions from the Yellowstone County commissioners during a recent presentation to the commissioners.

August 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Yellowstone County Commissioner Jim Reno

Yellowstone County Commissioner Jim Reno

Yellowstone County Commissioner Jim Reno, left, listens to a presentation by Bill Bradley, project director for Bilfinger-Westcon, Inc. during the commissioners' meeting Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 2:24 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: MontanaFair offers 9 days of fun on a budget

Gazette opinion: MontanaFair offers 9 days of fun on a budget

Carnival, music, comedians, super cross, rodeo, a Habitat for Humanity house under construction and lemur races under the trees. There’s nothing else like the eclectic mix of spectacle and entertainment that is MontanaFair.

August 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Liz Harding and Kelly Everitt hang a piece

Liz Harding and Kelly Everitt hang a piece

Liz Harding, right, and Kelly Everitt of the Yellowstone Art Museum hang a piece by Michael Haykin in the Yellowstone County commissioner boardroom in the courthouse Friday.

May 16, 2014 3:01 pmLoading…
Mark Bryan art

Mark Bryan art

Liz Harding, center, and Kelly Everitt of the Yellowstone Art Museum bring in a piece by Mark Bryan to the Yellowstone County commissioner boardroom in the courthouse Friday.

May 16, 2014 3:01 pmLoading…
Liz Harding and Kelly Everitt of the Yellowstone Art Museum

Liz Harding and Kelly Everitt of the Yellowstone Art Museum

Liz Harding, center, and Kelly Everitt of the Yellowstone Art Museum hang a piece by Gordon McConnell in the Yellowstone County commissioner boardroom in the courthouse Friday.

May 16, 2014 3:01 pmLoading…
Wolves sign 2-year deal with Metra

Wolves sign 2-year deal with Metra

Yellowstone County Commission Board Chairman Jim Reno declared "we're back in the football business" on Tuesday morning.

April 01, 2014 10:30 amLoading…

Gazette opinion:A victory for kids, community in Lockwood

Community won in the election in Lockwood this week.

February 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Ups and Downs:

Mathletes score. Congratulations to the 100 participants in the Mathcounts contest held at Montana State University Billings. Teams of sixth-, seventh- or eighth-graders from 11 schools competed. The top five finishers, in order, were: Castle Rock, Canyon Creek, Riverside, Lewis and Clark a…

February 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Lasting inspiration from Billings' Hanukkah story

Silence is not a solution.

December 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Organizers 'ready to roll on' West End dog park

Organizers 'ready to roll on' West End dog park

Plans are coming together to build a new dog park on the far West End — an expansive 22-acre park that would meander along both sides of Canyon Creek.

November 17, 2013 1:15 amLoading…
County commissioners call for Lenington to go; he refuses

County commissioners call for Lenington to go; he refuses

Yellowstone County commissioners are asking embattled county Treasurer Max Lenington to resign.

November 12, 2013 10:48 amLoading…

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Boot camp parity. The state of Montana is settling a discrimination lawsuit by adding a boot camp for female inmates, a program that will allow women to work to shorten their incarceration time the same as a similar boot camp for men has provided that option for many years. Most Montana Wom…

November 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Help wanted: Only attorneys need apply

An unusual entry appeared in the Sunday Billings Gazette help wanted ads: Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace vacancy.

September 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Yellowstone County Commission OKs raises for elected officials

With little fanfare Tuesday morning, the Yellowstone County Commission quickly voted to give most county elected officials, including themselves, a 3 percent raise for fiscal year 2014.

July 02, 2013 4:55 pmLoading…

Billings City Council acts quickly on zone changes

The Billings City Council got through a lengthy agenda in less than two hours Monday night.

June 25, 2013 6:00 amLoading…

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