Billings News

Filings close: 7 candidates line up for Billings mayor position

Originally published in the 6/23/17 print edition of the Yellowstone County News.

BILLINGS — Seven candidates, including one current city councilor, hope to replace Tom Hanel as the mayor of Billings.

Several last-minute filings, meanwhile, increased competition for City Council seats.

Hanel is leaving the mayor’s office at the end of the year. He is barred from re-election by term limits.

Mayoral hopefuls include Angela Cimmino, councilor in Billings Ward 2; attorney Bill Cole; architect Randy Hafer; former legislator and Montana

Billings mayor race draws 5 candidates so far

Originally published in the 6/16/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News.

BILLINGS — Five people have filed as candidates for mayor of the City of Billings. The candidate filing deadline is Monday, June 19.

Mayor Tom Hanel is unable to seek re-election because of term limits.

Candidates who had filed by presstime Wednesday for the non-partisan position were Bill Cole, Randy Hafer, Jeff Essmann, Danielle Egnew and Danny Sandefur.

City Awards Legal Advertising contract to 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 and debate, discussion revolved around long standing tradition of where Billings’ legal advertising has gone for many years, whether the business was located within city limits or whether businesses and individuals will follow the change.

City of Billings staff had recommended that the City Council approve the agreement for legal advertising with Yellowstone County News for one year, with five, one-year options to renew by mutual agreement.

During executive action and debate, Council member Brent Cromley made the motion to award the Billings Times as the legal advertising contract publication of record while Council member Mike Yakawich seconded the motion. Council member Rich McFadden said that he would vote against the motion, as Yellowstone County News actually “had won the bid and came

Garth Brooks Coming to Billings, June 10th, 2017

BILLINGS — Garth Brooks will perform five concerts at MetraPark next month after selling almost 40,000 tickets in half an hour.

Brooks originally announced one show, for Saturday, June 10. When tickets sales began, four concerts were on sale. A fifth has since been added, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 11.

He will be joined in concert by his wife, Trisha Yearwood.

Tickets for this show went on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, May

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