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…

mobile home taxes expected to increase

Originally published in the 5/12/17 print edition of the Yellowstone County News.   YELLOWSTONE COUNTY— A change in how the Montana Department of Revenue (DOR) assesses mobile homes means that many mobile home owners will see an increase in their…

YCN wins Billings City legal advertising contract

Originally published in the print edition 5/12/17 of Yellowstone County news. Billings- The City of Billings awarded Yellowstone County News in Monday night’s City Council meeting the legal advertising contract for the next contract period. In an extensive consent agenda…