Government And Politics
Billings Police Lt. Mark Cady launched his write-in campaign for Yellowstone County Sheriff on Friday, saying he decided on the race just this week after being approached by friends after church Sunday.
Thin stripes of white paint might foreshadow wider problems down the road, according to a Billings resident concerned about new bike lanes along a small section of Lewis Avenue near Lewis and Clark Middle School.
If the public has a mind to, residents could keep the members of the Billings City Council up well past their bedtime Monday.
The fight to shore constitutional protections, including free speech and freedom of religion, has been waged in many states, including Montana.
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.
Billings Public Works Director Dave Mumford tried to put the wraps on a street surface known as RAP on Monday.
The city of Billings and Yellowstone County will hold an interactive open house on the nearly completed trail feasibility study that examines various alignments to connect ZooMontana to Riverfront Park.
Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a two-day series on the divided political landscape in Montana, which is neither “red” nor “blue,” but somewhere in between.
City and business leaders began the conversation Tuesday that will lead to a November vote by Billings residents whether to increase their property taxes to pay for additional police, fire and other services that would cover anticipated growth over the next decade.
A pair of freshman state lawmakers from Billings — a Democrat and a Republican — are proposing changes to the state’s civil asset forfeiture law and expect to bring legislation forward during the next legislative session.
What started out as a simple request — finding out how to update the computer system that runs stoplights that control traffic at one of Billings’ busiest train crossings, at N. 27th Street and Montana Avenue — apparently isn’t as simple as it seems.
A public hearing on what’s being billed as an “unusual annexation” will be the first of five hearings scheduled when the Billings City Council meets Monday evening.
Billings officials and volunteers will be counting downtown pedestrians later this month in an effort to help cut down on the number of crashes involving pedestrians.
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.
MISSOULA — A lot of hunters, hikers and horseback riders have problems with federal land managers in Montana, but few of them are ready to take over the job.
HELENA — Whether debated over a steaming cup of coffee in a café or deliberated in the chambers of the Montana Capitol, the transfer of federal lands to state or private ownership has become a divisive political issue from Eureka to Ekalaka.
THOMPSON FALLS — To Jennifer Fielder, most problems on Montana’s landscape would be fixed by getting rid of an absentee landlord.
The proposed public safety mill levy will be at the heart of upcoming Billings City Council Community Conversations to be held next month.
Go back to the drawing board. In effect, that’s what the Billings City Council told the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Board on Monday. The board had proposed spending about $2.3 million in Park District 1 funds during 2014-15.
The public will have the chance to tell the Billings City Council what it thinks about paying a smaller city tax bill this year.
Nearly 250 people rallied in downtown Billings on Monday evening to show their support for continuing efforts to pass an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, which the Billings City Council defeated on Aug. 13.
The NDO acronym could take on a new form. Call it the “never dies ordinance.”
Saying he doesn’t believe Billings is ready for a nondiscrimination ordinance, Mayor Tom Hanel cast the decisive vote just past 3 a.m. Tuesday to defeat the long-debated measure.
Monday’s Billings City Council meeting could well be a long one even before council members arrive at the main event.
With a new downtown parking structure about to open and the fresh eyes of a brand new parking manager, Tracy Scott, Billings is at what one parking expert called “a watershed moment.”