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County courthouse smokers will have to move across the street

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.

October 20, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Divided county commission OKs budget with money for jail expansion

Divided county commission OKs budget with money for jail expansion

By a 2-1 vote, the Yellowstone County commissioners approved the 2015 budget Tuesday morning, with money available if the county decides to expand the jail.

September 03, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Yellowstone County transfers cemetery to VA; dedication Monday

Yellowstone County transfers cemetery to VA; dedication Monday

After years of work, Yellowstone County is in the home stretch for the transfer and dedication of its veterans cemetery as a national cemetery for veterans.

May 20, 2014 12:20 pm Photos

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Commissioners, staff, advisory board discuss bringing events to Metra

Commissioners, staff, advisory board discuss bringing events to Metra

A new approach to booking concerts and major entertainment was on the agenda Friday during a meeting of MetraPark staff and advisory board members and two county commissioners.

February 07, 2014 4:25 pmLoading…
MetraPark meeting

MetraPark meeting

Members of the MetraPark Advisory Board’s events and promotions subcommittee, two Yellowstone County commissioners and MetraPark staff meet Friday to discuss bringing events to the Metra.

February 07, 2014 2:23 pmLoading…

Fact finder hired in deputies' contract dispute

Yellowstone County officials have hired a second fact finder to assist in ongoing contract negotiations between the county and the sheriff's deputies' union after the first had to remove himself from the process.

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Commissioners name deputy county attorney new justice of the peace

Commissioners name deputy county attorney new justice of the peace

Yellowstone County commissioners have appointed David Carter, deputy Yellowstone County attorney, as the new county justice of the peace.

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Sheriff proposes new women's wing at county jail to ease crowding

Sheriff proposes new women's wing at county jail to ease crowding

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder has asked county commissioners to explore a proposal to build a new women's wing at the county jail that could ease chronic overcrowding there.

November 13, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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County to sell closed hospice home

A former hospice home operated by RiverStone Health in the Billings Heights will be sold at a public auction, Yellowstone County commissioners decided Tuesday.

November 12, 2013 12:30 pmLoading…

Commissioners advance special district for Lockwood

A proposal to create a special taxing district in Lockwood to pay for pedestrian safety improvements advanced on Tuesday with the Yellowstone County commissioners approving a resolution of intent to create the district.

November 05, 2013 1:38 pmLoading…

Proposal for special safety district advances

Sidewalks, street lights and other pedestrian safety improvements for Lockwood took a step forward this week with the Yellowstone County commissioners setting a public hearing on the issue.

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County superintendent of schools has small role in populous counties

County superintendent of schools has small role in populous counties

In small-town, rural Montana, the system works.

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Yellowstone County imposes Stage 1 fire restrictions

Yellowstone County imposes Stage 1 fire restrictions

Hot, dry weather in recent days prompted Yellowstone County to adopt Stage 1 fire restrictions beginning at midnight Tuesday.

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Businesses get tax break for expansions

Two West End businesses that expanded and added jobs won Yellowstone County approval for tax breaks Tuesday.

April 16, 2013 3:30 pmLoading…
Commissioners tangle over board composition; authority

Commissioners tangle over board composition; authority

Yellowstone County Commissioners Jim Reno and Bill Kennedy butted heads Tuesday over a goal by Kennedy to change the three-member partisan commission to a five-member nonpartisan board.

March 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Yellowstone County looking into paid parking at Metra

Yellowstone County looking into paid parking at Metra

There could be some relief to overcrowded parking at MetraPark by the end of summer. However, if Yellowstone County Commissioners approve the plan, those wishing for access will have to pay for the privilege.

March 27, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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SD2 board, city council and county commissioners talk bonds and levies

Mayor Tom Hanel offered up some words of encouragement. 

March 08, 2013 6:32 pmLoading…

MetraPark offers $5 bottle beer to shorten beer lines

What would you pay to get a beer faster at MetraPark’s Rimrock Auto Arena events?

November 05, 2012 4:15 pmLoading…

Yellowstone County lifts fire restrictions

After a few days of rain and with more in the forecast, Yellowstone County commissioners on Tuesday lifted fire restrictions.

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Yellowstone County to seek Coal Board grant for 21 Mile Road

Yellowstone County’s 21 Mile Road needs repairs from Broadview east to Highway 87, and the county is looking to the Montana Coal Board for help.

August 28, 2012 4:44 pmLoading…

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