Railroad crossing closed, for maitenance

Montana Rail Link issued a Road Closure Notification for Huntley and those passing through that the railroad crossing in Huntley will closed due to maintenance.  In a statement issued to the public, the statement read:   Be advised that Northern…

Huntley Project Museum celebrates past and looks to the future

Originally published in the 6/30/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. HUNTLEY PROJECT — About 80 people turned out on Saturday to celebrate both history and progress. Saturday’s events marked the 110th anniversary of irrigation on the Huntley Project, the transformation…

Tester’s Hypocrisy on Dark Money

By Austin Knudsen, Montana Speaker of the House. In April, Sen. Jon Tester joined an unsuccessful partisan effort to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. To justify his actions, Tester said at the time, “With Judge Gorsuch…

County attorney office cost drives budget

Originally published in the 6/23/17 newspaper print edition of Yellowstone County News BILLINGS — Of all the budgeting problems faced by Yellowstone County, planning for the future of the County Attorney’s department is of great concern to Kevan Bryan, county…

Giddy about Garth: Five concerts without a hitch

Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News on 6/16/17. BILLINGS — Five Garth Brooks concerts drew massive crowds and generated massive revenues for the city’s motels and restaurants — but few if any problems, according to MetraPark…

Project Meats back to making jerky

Originally published in the 6/2/17 Yellowstone County News print edition. SHEPHERD — Jerky is back on the shelf at S & T Project Meats, and the Shepherd-based business went back into the production of jerky this week. State inspectors demanded…

Make hay while the sun shines

Originally published in the Yellowstone County News print edition on 6/2/17. HUNTLEY — Local growers are making hay while the sun shines. Steve Lackman, Montana State University extension agent in Yellowstone County, said Tuesday that he’s surprised by how much…

Economic group mulls move to former Battin Building

Originally published in the print edition 5/12/17 of YCN. BILLINGS — It’s a “wild idea,” admits Billings’ economic development leader Steve Arveschoug, but to consider locating Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) on the ground floor of the former federal Battin…