Yellowstone County Montana
The schools on the West End of Billings are growing.
If every Montana county was home to as many people as Yellowstone, there would be only five other counties (instead of 55 others) in our state of 1 million people.
The Mental Health Center that serves 11 counties of south central Montana lost about $200,000 on operations in the first 11 months of 2014. The governor’s executive budget proposal won’t bring the MHC out of the red over the next two years – unless changes are made.
Montana’s most populous county has some issues that are much bigger than challenges seen in other counties.
The seventh-floor courthouse hall was crowded Thursday morning with several smiling couples and many more well wishers celebrating the first marriage licenses issued in Yellowstone County to same-sex couples.
One section of the Yellowstone County jail looks like a campsite. Shoulder-high fabric dividers on plastic frames encircle an area with mattresses and blankets on the floor. Up to 20 women may be sleeping or sitting here 24/7. They share one toilet in a nearby cell left open for them to use …
The Big Huddle leadership appreciates the Gazette editorial board’s attention (Aug. 19) to the idea of returning football to Montana State University Billings. We couldn’t agree more that “ the university continues to define itself and change its status as a well-kept secret university — the…
Early voting. In Yellowstone County, 18,308 ballots had been returned to the county elections office by the weekend. Voting early is a popular option in Montana’s largest population county where the election staff is working overtime. Among 77,760 active voters registered in the county, 50,…
Four downtown Billings businesses were without power for about an hour Saturday night when a wind storm blew through the area, creating gusts up to 53 mph.
Every two years, Yellowstone County voters choose one commissioner to serve a six-year term on the three-member commission. Being commissioner in Montana’s most populous county is a big job with a relatively long term and the power of being one of three decision makers.
Yellowstone County’s incumbent treasurer/assessor/school superintendent generated calls for his resignation because of political and racist statements he made, including some using county email. Max Lenington isn’t seeking re-election.
In Lockwood, it's not practical to lower speed limits.
Let’s do the math on meth trafficking.
In Sunday church pews, in the grandstands of the baseball game, in the big box store checkout line, most of the people around you have gotten a prescription for painkillers in the past year.
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.
They have touched a lot of lives in our community, even if most people don’t see them at work.
When Yellowstone County District Judge G. Todd Baugh responded to the Montana Supreme Court last week, he admitted responsibility for imposing “the wrong mandatory minimum” sentence on Stacey Rambold.
Little Bighorn Memorial. Eleven years after the Indian Memorial was dedicated at Little Bighorn National Battlefield, its completion was celebrated on the 138th anniversary of the historic fight in southeast Montana.
Yellowstone County Museum director Benjamin Nordlund explains why the Sharps rifle was a popular choice for Montana mountain men.