• Oil Field Innovations Change The World &?Oil Industry

    Oil Field Innovations Change The World &?Oil Industry   “You did that.” “We need to talk about it more,” said Blu Hulsey, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs at Continental Resources. The accomplishments and technological development of the petroleum industry goes far too much unremarked upon, Hulsey told the audience at the Montana Petroleum Association’s Read More
  • Ace Hardware Aims for February Opening

    Ace Hardware Aims for February Opening   In something of a déjà vu, renovations have begun on the former Evergreen IGA grocery store at 1540 13th St West, to convert it into a new King’s Ace Hardware Store. It will be owner Skip King’s sixth store in the Billings area. Read More
  • New McDonald’s at Central and 24th

    New McDonald’s at Central and 24th   Gone is the McDonald’s at the 2333 Central Avenue in Billings and soon to arise from a new foundation will be a new McDonald’s store, rumored to be the largest in Montana. Read More
  • Lil Market Opens Downtown

      Lil Market has opened in downtown Billings at 207 N. Broadway. The business of Larry Mathew, the store will provide the essentials of a grocery store that is lacking in the center of the city. Mathew is also owner of Mr. Thrifty. Read More
  • Whalen Tire Expands Lockwood Store

    Whalen Tire Expands Lockwood Store   Whalen Tire is expanding and building a new store in Lockwood, having closed their downtown location. Whalen Tire actually opened at the Lockwood location six years ago. During the past six years they have been doing business out of two locations – at 2539 Old Hardin Road and at the Read More
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  • New Construction Pushes Down Mill Levies

    Property taxpayers will see lower county tax levies on their property tax bills this year, in Yellowstone County, because the overall amount of taxable value on property in the county has increased by $24.88 million. Over half of that increase is due to new construction – new wealth – in the county. Read More
  • Montana Judge Will Hear Keystone Lawsuit Oct. 9

    U.S. District Judge Brian Morris scheduled a hearing for Oct. 9 from environmental organizations suing to stop construction of the $7 billion Keystone XL Pipeline authorized under a new permit from the Trump administration. “Specifically, this permit reinforces, as should have been clear all along, that the Presidential permit is Read More
  • Grant to Help Design Metra Park Border

      Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) is applying for a CDBG Planning Grant from the Montana Department of Commerce to hire a professional consultant to create a concept play for the redevelopment of the MetraPark border with US Highway 87. A hearing date was set by the county commissioners last Read More
  • Federal Court Sends Illegal Water Rule Back to EPA

    The Montana Farm Bureau announced that it is pleased with a federal court ruling that says the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is unlawful under the Clean Water Act because of its “vast expansion of jurisdiction over waters and land traditionally within the states’ regulatory authority.” The Read More
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  • Ziggy & Stella Receive Legacy Award

    Ziggy & Stella Receive Legacy Award The Billings Chamber of Commerce announced that Ziggy and Stella Ziegler are the 2019 Legacy Award honorees. The Ziegler’s long history in Billings displays their dedication to business, philanthropy, and the community, said the announcement. Ziggy and Stella invested over 40 years in their downtown establishment, Stella’s Kitchen and Bakery Read More
  • Veteran Air Warriors Holds Fundraiser

    The Veteran Air Warriors will hold a fundraising banquet on Thursday, September 12, at the Billings Flying Service Hanger, 3655 A J Way, which is located near the Billings Airport. The event features a Silent Auction at 5 pm and a live auction at 6 pm. Special guest to follow Read More
  • Dig It!

    Dig It! Offering up lots of fun and knowledge, the first annual Yellowstone Dig it Days will be held in Billings on Saturday, August 17, at the Johnson Lane Interchange, 10 am to 4 pm. Kids can explore, inspect, take pictures and learn about all kinds of heavy equipment – and even operate Read More
  • Bypass Starts Soon

    Bypass Starts Soon The plan is officially underway to link Lockwood and the Heights via the Billings Bypass. This new road system will not only make traveling between the two areas of Billings much faster; it will also make it easier on truckers as they will no longer have to drive down Main Read More
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  • How to Cut Taxes

    How to Cut Taxes

    If in no other way, the significance of the impact of drug abuse and the illegal trafficking of drugs, as well as related crimes, in Yellowstone County can be made clear by an evaluation of the budget for Yellowstone County. It would not be a stretch to conclude that as much as half of the $117 million county budget is in one way another spent to mitigate crime in the county, and without doubt a significant amount of that crime stems from drug abuse.

    Given that, it would not be outlandish to declare that if one is interested in reducing taxes, one has to be interested in reducing crime and most especially curbing the use and flow of illegal substances.

    So how much are we talking about? Dealing just with county taxes for one year: $34,261,059

    But, before itemizing the budgets of county departments impacted by crime, we must give pause to the fact that the county has just completed a two to three year process of building an addition onto the jail, as well as refurbishing the 30-year old facility, to the tune of about $19 million.

    Add to that the refurbishing of space in the courthouse to accommodate

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  • Social Entreprenuers

    Social Entreprenuers

    By Evelyn Pyburn

    Have you noticed how as soon as the true meaning catches up with some terms or words, the wording gets changed? There are dozens of words that were perfectly good terms at one point in time, and not only do they get changed but sometimes it becomes anathema to continue to use the old term.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Montana State University has been awarded a federal grant to create a public-private partnership...