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Yellowstone County

Gazette opinion: Court clerks can’t opt out of filing legal documents

Gazette opinion: Court clerks can’t opt out of filing legal documents

A marriage equality celebration commenced on the seventh floor of the Yellowstone County Courthouse Thursday where 15 same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses in a single day.

November 25, 2014 6:30 amLoading…
Little time to find replacement for resigning lawmaker

Little time to find replacement for resigning lawmaker

Short on time, Republicans and Yellowstone County commissioners will have to hustle to replace Rep. Jonathan McNiven, who recently resigned, before the 2015 Legislature begins.

November 22, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Health officials, emergency responders prepare in event of Ebola

Health officials, emergency responders prepare in event of Ebola

A person who may have Ebola has been identified and is being monitored in the community. Now what?

November 20, 2014 5:25 pm Photos

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Two gay couples turned away at the courthouse by balky computers

Two gay couples turned away at the courthouse by balky computers

Two gay couples hoping to be the first in Yellowstone County to tie the knot Wednesday afternoon were done in by the state’s computer system.

November 19, 2014 4:37 pm Photos

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Options for home health care services expand in Yellowstone County

Options for home health care services expand in Yellowstone County

Yellowstone County residents who rely on health care services in their homes have a new Medicare-certified option — Senior Independence of Montana.

November 12, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: A prescription for U.S. veterans’ urgent care

When Yellowstone County residents gather this morning to celebrate Veterans Day in the warm indoor ceremony at MetraPark, they will remember Montanans and other Americans who have served in past and present wars. A bell will ring at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, commemorat…

November 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Roofing boom puts pinch on local contractors seeking laborers

Roofing boom puts pinch on local contractors seeking laborers

Nick Zyliak was happy with his summer job but was surprised one day to find his services in demand.

November 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Statewide victory for Montana voters

Gazette opinion: Statewide victory for Montana voters

On Tuesday, 441 Yellowstone County residents registered and voted in the General Election, according to preliminary data.

November 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Statewide legislative races favor incumbents

Statewide legislative races favor incumbents

Editor's note: Two errors were corrected in this story at 8:08 a.m., Wednesday, Nov.5.

November 04, 2014 8:25 pmLoading…
Police searching for Passages walkaway

Police searching for Passages walkaway

Police are searching for a 32-year-old woman who walked away from the Passages prerelease center, 1001 South 27th St., early Tuesday.

November 04, 2014 3:27 pmLoading…
Voters get registered, cast ballots at Metra, Lockwood polling places

Voters get registered, cast ballots at Metra, Lockwood polling places

A line of voters had already formed at the polls in the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark when it opened at 7 a.m., but the crowd filing in did not worry 10-year-veteran poll worker Lesley Martin.

November 04, 2014 10:45 am Photos

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Guest opinion: GOP needs to support funding for better public health

Health issues were big news in The Billings Gazette recently, even before the Ebola and enterovirus D68 outbreaks. In October a front page headline announced: “Poverty hinders Montana’s access to health care.” The lead article on Sept. 30 stated: “Feds give $14.9M to Montana for health care …

October 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Officially, the record shows that 20,000 Yellowstone County residents had already voted by Tuesday. But County Elections Administrator Bret Rutherford knows the number was a few thousand ballots off.

October 21, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
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.

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Master Gardeners recognized for outstanding service

Master Gardeners recognized for outstanding service

Even though Montana’s Master Gardener of The Year Sharon Wetsch lives in Forsyth, she’s racked up about 300 volunteer hours in Billings this year.

October 20, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Ups and Downs:

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,…

October 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Long has edge among 2 good treasurer candidates

Gazette opinion: Long has edge among 2 good treasurer candidates

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.

October 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Monday's the deadline for voters to register by mail; plenty of time to get absentee ballot

Monday's the deadline for voters to register by mail; plenty of time to get absentee ballot

Yellowstone County elections workers stuffed and stamped about 50,000 ballots last week, ballots that will go out today ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

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Gazette opinion: Pick Souza for community service, courtroom expertise

Gazette opinion: Pick Souza for community service, courtroom expertise

Yellowstone County voters have a choice between two excellent Billings attorneys in the race to succeed District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh.

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Guest opinion: Good management produces county's enviable fiscal health

Guest opinion: Good management produces county's enviable fiscal health

Most counties would love to be in Yellowstone County's shoes. We have a $100 million budget, a double A+ bond rating, adequate reserves and very little debt. I take great pride in showcasing a well-managed local government. Would it not be great if our federal government could make that clai…

October 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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