• MPA Annual Meeting and Appreciation Luncheon

    MPA Annual Meeting and Appreciation Luncheon Blu Hulsey, Senior Vice President of Continental Resources – a leader in America’s energy renaissance – will be the keynote speaker for the annual Petroleum Industry Appreciation Day Luncheon, on Wednesday, August 28, 11:30 am, at the Doubletree Hotel, in Billings. Read More
  • US Becomes Oil Exporter

    The U.S., already the world’s biggest oil producer, will become a net exporter of crude oil and petroleum products in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2019 report. Read More
  • ROI Solutions Selects Billings for their Company Expansion

      ROI Solutions, headquartered in Utah, has selected Billings as a location to expand their company. Roi is a professional call service that provides businesses with a range of services, tech support, customer service, 24-hour answering, telemarketing, and order-taking. Read More
  • Grasping Size of US Economy

    Grasping Size of US Economy U.S. Worker Production Dwarfs Most Countries – big time! By Bethany Blankley, The Center Square American workers out-produce workers worldwide, a fact that is readily reflected in gross domestic product (GDP) numbers. The U.S. GDP is more than $21 trillion, dwarfing the economies of most other countries in the world. China’s Read More
  • Montana CPA's Hold 106th Conference

    The Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants will be holding their 106th annual meeting in Billings,  June 20 -21. Read More
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  • The U.S. Economy Remains Robust, Recession Doubtful

    The U.S. economy continues to move into positive territory. For the first quarter of 2019, real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in 2012 prices was about $18.9 trillion after a healthy year-on-year growth of 3.2 percent. Plus, the national unemployment rate is at a near historic low of 3.6 percent, about Read More
  • Southeastern Montana Communities Get $1.3 million Funding Boost

    Southeastern Montana Development (SEMDC) announced last week that eight grant applications have recently been awarded into the SEMDC service region.  “These funding opportunities resulted in $1,357,500 being awarded to much needed projects in Southeastern Montana” noted Jim Atchison, Executive Director of SEMDC.  “Some of the eight grant applications were submitted Read More
  • Decline in Timber Industry Certainly Did Impact Local Economies

    Decline in Timber Industry Certainly Did Impact Local Economies   In contradiction to other economic reports, a report in the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) says that the decline of the timber industry has most definitely had a significant negative impact on timber-related counties throughout several western states. Read More
  • Tech Crowds Yellowstone County Budget

    Technology costs will take their toll on budgets for Yellowstone County government in the coming fiscal year. Looking at expenditures for a wide range of technology needs, the total will reach between $750,000 and $900,000, projected Yellowstone County Director of Finance Kevan Bryan. Read More
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  • Non-Profit -- APC-- Launches Pilot Program for Veterans in Billings

    Non-Profit -- APC-- Launches Pilot Program for Veterans in Billings   “Move your body, heal your mind.” That is the mantra of Karen Pearson and Mitch Crouse of Billings who have launched a new non-profit aimed at helping veterans, in a very real and personal way – any veterans who are having trouble readjusting to civilian life. Read More
  • Magic City Blues Supports Kelker’s Kids

      Magic City Blues, George Thorogood, First Interstate Bank and Billings Clinic Foundation are working together to help the families of pediatric cancer patients in the region and ask for the community’s help in reaching a $25,000 fundraising goal. Read More
  • “Dig it Days” Coming to Billings

    “Dig it Days” Coming to Billings Dig it Days! Yellowstone County News along with a number of other businesses are sponsoring the very first Dig it Days on Saturday, August 17. Dig it Days is a unique fundraising event that offers a wonderful experience for the whole family. It’s fun, educational and entertaining. Read More
  • Army Plans Aviation Facility in Billings

    Army Plans Aviation Facility in Billings   US Military Affairs announced plans to locate a permanent base of operations and aviation maintenance facility at the Billings airport. Since efforts to purchase some 20 acres near the airport are not completed, Rich Lamach, a master planner for the Montana Department of Military Affairs’ Construction & Facilities Management Read More
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  • Going Along to Get $$$ by Evelyn Pyburn

    Going Along to Get $$$ by Evelyn Pyburn

    In communist Russia there was a time that in order to get most jobs – any good job – you had to be a member of the communist party.

    As reprehensible as that may seem at first blush here in the US, the fact is we aren’t that far away from having the same kind of requirements. It was recently, reported how not long ago a Christian soccer player turned down an opportunity to play on the US Women’s Soccer Team because in demonstration games she would have been required to wear a “rainbow” uniform in support of “gay pride.” She said that was against her religious beliefs and the invitation was withdrawn.

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  • MPA Applauds Court Decision

      The Montana Petroleum Association (MPA) applauds the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that recently ruled the injunction put in place last fall by U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris is no longer in effect. This decision comes shortly after the Trump administration issued a new Presidential Permit on March 29, 2019. The new permit supersedes the previous permit and allows TransCanada to now continue construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project.

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a wide-reaching Montana case dealing with school choice and the...
Monday, July 22, 2019
Spotted Bear Spirits has expanded to a new manufacturing facility in Columbia Falls. The new...
Monday, July 22, 2019
Bill Lucas, Market President, U.S. Bank, N.A., Billings was elected as Immediate Past Chairman to...
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Monday, July 22, 2019
The Billings Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2019-2020 Board of Directors, who serve from...
Monday, July 08, 2019
Wilbur-Ellis Company LLC, a recognized leader in precision agriculture technology and the...
Monday, July 08, 2019
Alter Ego will be the headline entertainment at the Billings Clinic Foundation’s Street Party on...