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Yellowstone County

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,…

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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.

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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

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…

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Guest opinion: Let's build community safety, infrastructure

Guest opinion: Let's build community safety, infrastructure

My visions and priorities for Yellowstone County are as follows:

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Guest opinion: Variety of experience critical for new judge

Guest opinion: Variety of experience critical for new judge

District Court judges make decisions that can take away an individual’s liberty, property, and even his or her children. The depth and breadth of my legal experience in federal and state courts throughout the state of Montana has prepared me to be Yellowstone County’s next state district cou…

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After big splash, not a trickle of news about new Billings refinery plans

After big splash, not a trickle of news about new Billings refinery plans

More than a month after floating plans for a new oil refinery in Billings, Arizona-based Quantum Energy hasn’t been in touch with Yellowstone County commissioners.

October 02, 2014 8:15 pmLoading…
Poverty hinders Montanans' access to health care

Poverty hinders Montanans' access to health care

The number of Montanans experiencing poverty increased by more than 11,000 people last year when compared to 2012, which translates into thousands of residents having inadequate access to health care, according to public health officials.

October 02, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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In Lockwood, the road to safe streets is a long one

In Lockwood, the road to safe streets is a long one

On Old Hardin Road, where there have been more children hit by cars than anyone is comfortable with, there are two signs within two miles warning drivers to look out for deer and none about the kids who walk the busy street’s narrow shoulders.

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Big Sky Economic Development: BSED's 25-year history is full of accomplishments

Big Sky Economic Development: BSED's 25-year history is full of accomplishments

This year, Big Sky Economic Development celebrates 25 years of service to our community. While we take a moment to reflect on our organization’s rich and dynamic history, we also look forward to the next 25 years.

October 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Yellowstone County leases a 50-foot strip of land

Yellowstone County leases a 50-foot strip of land

Yellowstone County leases a 50-foot strip of land on the edge of a cultivated field by South 56th Street West.

September 29, 2014 3:09 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Montana communities hurt when violence hits home

You don’t have to be an NFL fan to know of Ray Rice, who punched out his fiancée in an elevator.

September 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Top 10 taxpayers

Top 10 taxpayers

The top 10 taxpayers in Yellowstone County and their taxable valuations, which is a percentage of their appraised values.

September 17, 2014 4:46 pm Photos

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Property tax bills could go down slightly in reappraisal cycle

Property tax bills could go down slightly in reappraisal cycle

While officials with the Montana Department of Revenue threw a lot of numbers around during a presentation on the state’s upcoming reappraisal cycle Tuesday morning, one preliminary figure will be of interest to local homeowners: Next year property tax bills could go down by about 1.5 percent.

September 16, 2014 3:50 pmLoading…

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