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Fire Restrictions
Stage 1 fire restrictions will be in place beginning Friday, Yellowstone County residents must refrain from building a fire or smoking outdoors unless it’s inside a three-foot circle cleared of all flammable material
The Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to e…
Flood Watch
The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a Flood Watch
for the following rivers in Montana.
Yellowstone Ballots Due Tonight
Ballots cast in school issues are due at the Yellowstone County Elections Office by 8 p.m. tonight. Voters in School District 2 have no elections, but in Lockwood, voters are considering a $49.9 million bond that would expand Lockwood to a Kindergarten through grade 12 school district...
Body Found in Yellowstone River
Q2 reports that Yellowstone County law enforcement responded to Two Moon Park after several reports of a body seen floating in the Yellowstone River on Sunday afternoon.
Sgt. Ryan Taylor confirmed that the body was discovered at around 3 p...
County Seeks to Dismiss Tavern Owner’s Suit
The Billings Gazette reports that the Yellowstone City-County Health Department is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from tavern owners over controversial new smoking restrictions.
The Yellowstone County Tavern Association sued the health board on Feb...
Tavern Group Sues City and County
Q2 reports on an almost-predictable reaction to Billings new smoking rule, as the Yellowstone County Tavern Association has filed a lawsuit claiming the measure– prohibiting people from smoking within 20 feet of public entryways– was passed in a “anti-democratic and soft totalitar…
Smoking Prohibition
A new rule prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of public entryways, windows or ventilation systems will take effect in Yellowstone County on March 1. Q2 reports that Rule 7 was voted in by the RiverStone Board of Health in December. The rule will also ban the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devi…
Election Results
Here are the results from yesterdays election:
Bill Cole – 17,588, 64 percent
Jeff Essmann – 9,905, 36 percent
Ward 1
Mike Yakawich – 2,222, 62 percent
Charlie Smillie – 1,318, 37 percent
Ward 2
Frank Ewalt – 2,559, 54 percent
Roger Gravgaard – 2,140, 45 percent
Ward 3
Denise Joy – 3,015, 58 percent
Billings Cold Cases Still Open
I grew up in a law enforcement family. My late father worked as a deputy sheriff for 28 years and two of my brothers were Marines while two others went into police work themselves. As you can imagine, being upstanding and doing what was right was a big part of my upbringing...

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