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Mayoral candidates Cole, Essmann win in primary

Judges

Bill Cole and Jeff Essmann will square off in the general election after topping a field of seven candidates running for Billings mayor in the Tuesday primary. “I think the results say that Billings does not want to be Everywhere, U.S.A.,” Cole said after the polls closed at 8 p.m. and results were posted on the website of the Yellowstone County Elections office. (more…) Continue Reading →

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City primary election attracts record number of voters

Ballots

It’s official. As of noon on Monday, a record number of voters had already cast their ballots in Billings’ primary election. Yellowstone County Elections Administrator Bret Rutherford said he had 21,246 mail-in ballots in hand at noon, beating the old record of 20,966 ballots cast in the primary election of 2009. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the record, Ward 4: Two candidates vie for opening

Two candidates are competing to replace Al Swanson of Ward 4, who is not seeking re-election this year to the Billings City Council. The name of a third candidate, Rick McIntyre, will appear on the ballot, but McIntyre told Last Best News he has decided to withdraw from the race. Ballots were mailed out Aug. 25 for the primary election. For this mail-in-only election, all ballots must be mailed back to or brought into the Yellowstone County Elections Department by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. Continue Reading →

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On the record, Ward 3: Open seat draws 4 candidates

Three candidates are vying to replace Rich McFadden of Ward 3, who is nearing the end of his second consecutive four-year term on the Billings City Council. The City Charter limits council members to two consecutive terms.

Ballots were mailed out Aug. 25 for the primary election. For this mail-in-only election, all ballots must be mailed back to or brought into the Yellowstone County Elections Department by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Continue Reading →

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On the record, Ward 2: Three seek open council seat

Three candidates are vying to replace Angela Cimmino of Ward 2, who is nearing the end of her second consecutive four-year term on the Billings City Council and is running for mayor. The City Charter limits council members to two consecutive terms.

Ballots were mailed out Aug. 25 for the primary election. For this mail-in-only election, all ballots must be mailed back to or brought into the Yellowstone County Elections Department by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Continue Reading →

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On the record, Ward 1: Two challenge incumbent

Two people are challenging Billings City Councilman Mike Yakawich, the incumbent in Ward 1, in the primary election. Ballots were mailed out Aug. 25 for the primary election. For this mail-in-only election, all ballots must be mailed back to or brought into the Yellowstone County Elections Department by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Continue Reading →

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On the record: Mayoral candidates lay out their views

Mayor

The crowded mayoral race in Billings will be pared to just two candidates in the Sept. 12 primary election. Seven candidates filed to run for the position being vacated by Tom Hanel, who will be stepping down after two consecutive terms, the maximum allowed by the City Charter. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New group aims to help the homeless share their stories

406

Alexander Andrews wants to give homeless people in Billings the things they need, including food and clothing. He also wants to give them a voice. That’s why he started Spread the Word 406, a group that will take supplies to homeless people on the street or wherever they congregate. At the same time, group members will be gathering stories and testimonials, giving the homeless a chance to speak for themselves. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Historic building’s lofts being converted to condos

Oliver

Seven units in one of the earliest downtown buildings to be converted to loft apartments are now on the market as condominiums.

The two-story loft apartments, averaging about 1,700 square feet each, are located in the Oliver Building at 2702 Montana Ave., at the corner of Montana and North 27th Street. (more…) Continue Reading →

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