Government And Politics
Officials expressed some surprise and plenty of disappointment that voters narrowly turned down the Billings public safety levy Tuesday.
HELENA — More than four in five Montana residents who requested absentee ballots had returned them by mid-afternoon Tuesday.
Billings could soon become a safer place for pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders and people in wheelchairs.
It may seem like every other driver in Billings is speaking on a cellphone.
HELENA — Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke are crisscrossing Montana in the final days before the election Tuesday in their race for an open seat in the House.
Attendees and organizers alike left day two of the Community Innovations Summit clamoring for more.
With an eye toward offering city employees choice in who provides their medical care, the Billings City Council will be taking a look at how health care provider contracts are devised and agreed upon.
Mayor Tom Hanel and the Billings City Council have a number of openings to fill on city boards and commissions — including an even dozen positions on the Mayor’s Homelessness Committee.
If Monday’s Billings City Council consent agenda is any indication, the Magic City will continue to grow.
The Billings City Council will ponder during a future meeting whether to allow parking of tow trucks in residential neighborhoods in an effort to speed the time wreckers can respond to accidents.
Nine years ago, Al Garver ran for mayor of Billings, losing by about eight percentage points to former Billings Police Chief Ron Tussing.
The Billings City Council on Monday will discuss a proposal to allow commercial tow trucks serving the needs of the Montana Highway Patrol and Billings police to park in residential neighborhoods for improved emergency response.
Todd Buchanan, the main advocate for the public safety levy that will be decided by Billings voters Nov. 4, has helped lead about 40 presentations designed to bring voters up to speed on what proponents view as a clear need to boost public safety funding.
What’s being asked of taxpayers?
Just a few yards from the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened the Shiloh Conservation Area on Thursday afternoon, Gavin and Gabby Schwend of Billings were pulling rainbow trout out of one of the stormwater retention ponds.
Setting a near record for brevity, the Billings City Council completed its meeting Tuesday in a mere 35 minutes.
Thanks to Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the New World, the Billings City Council gets an extra day off this week before tackling another meeting agenda.
HELENA — An Independent legislative candidate from Missoula said his Democratic opponent’s mailers display an image of a bucking horse, instead of a donkey as required by law.
CROW AGENCY— Crow Tribal Chairman Darrin Old Coyote received the honor Wednesday morning of casting the first ballot at one of Montana’s two alternate voting sites, this one set up in a corner room at the tribal administration building here.
A gateway into Billings may well get a long-awaited makeover.
Billings traffic signals are set for major upgrades over the next three years that should help traffic flow more smoothly — even at signals near train tracks.
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.
The Billings City Council will not only hear a presentation on the proposed public safety levy Monday, it will get up to speed on how previous public presentations have gone.
HELENA — U.S. House candidates John Lewis and Ryan disagreed sharply over balancing the federal budget, the Affordable Care Act and global warming in a debate in Bozeman on Saturday night.
Editor’s note: This is part of the Gazette’s coverage on contested Yellowstone County races in the Nov. 4 election.