• To Speak on Impact of Shale Oil On Geopolitics of the World

    The annual meeting of the Montana Petroleum Association will be held in Billings on August 28 – 30. The event includes the annual Petroleum Industry Appreciation Luncheon, which will be held on Wednesday, August 30, featuring as keynote speaker, John Harpole, Founder and President of Mercator Energy LLC, a natural gas Read More
  • Orangetheory Fitness to Open Soon in Billings

      One of the country’s most popular and fastest growing fitness franchises will soon have a studio in Billings. Read More
  • Business Expectations Tumble in June

      From National Federation of Independent Business Business owners’ expectations for better business conditions tumbled in June along with plans to create jobs, according the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) monthly Index of Small Business Optimism, released recently. Read More
  • Protecting Your Business with Drug and Alcohol Testing

    “Every time I hear one of my business owner friends say, ‘I would drug test my employees but I wouldn’t have any left”, I just cringe,” says Samantha Morris, Vice President of Montana Chemnet, a company that provides companies in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, with drug testing services, training and Read More
  • Local Bars, Casinos Face Losses from Anti-smoking Regs

    A proposed rule by the city – county health department – RiverStone—  could have a devastating impact on many businesses in the City of Billings and Yellowstone County, if it is enacted. Read More
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Market Update

1 DOW 21,580.07
-31.71 (-0.15%)    
2 S&P 2,472.54
-0.91 (-0.04%)    
3 NASDAQ 6,387.75
-2.25 (-0.04%)    
4 MDU 25.83
+0.21 (0.82%)    
5 SWC 0.00
0.00 (0.00%)    
6 EBMT 18.45
+0.05 (0.27%)    
7 FIBK 36.50
-0.25 (-0.68%)    
8 GBCI 34.98
-0.42 (-1.19%)    
  • Voters to be Asked to Approve Safety Mill Levy

      Yellowstone County Commissioners approved a resolution that sets a public hearing to be held on July 25, regarding a request of voters, on November 7, to increase the Safety Mill Levy, to help relieve pressure on the budget for the County Attorney’s office. The proposal would increase property taxes Read More
  • Trade with China Good for Montana Beef Producers

    Montana cattle may well show up on Chinese dinner tables thanks to an historic agreement between the United States and China. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached a final agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to begin the beef exports to China. Secretary Read More
  • Property Rights Improved in 2017 Legislature

      The 2017 legislative session saw positive outcomes for improving Montanan’s property rights, according to an analysis by the United Property Owners of Montana in their biennial legislative scorecard. “We were able to enact several positive changes that protect and enhance our property rights,” said Chuck Denowh, UPOM’s Policy Director. Read More
  • Montana Supports Ending Moratorium on Coal Leases

      Montana’s Attorney General, Tim Fox, has filed to intervene on behalf of the State of Montana to defend the Department of Interiors reversal of the previous administrations moratorium on federal coal leasing. Montanans applauded Attorney General Fox for his steadfast support of Montana coal. Read More
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  • Free Space for Winning Business Plan

        Rimrock Mall will award free space in an entrepreneurship contest. Have an idea? Need some space for free? Rimrock Mall wants your best ideas for their The Challenge: Battle of the Pop-Up contest. Rimrock Mall is conducting its first ever The Challenge: Battle of the Pop-Up - a contest Read More
  • Community Still Talking About Garth Brooks...

    Three weeks after the weekend of five Garth Brooks concerts, the community of Billings is still pumped about the event, and no less so than county and MetraPark administrators and staff, and the Metra Park Advisory Board. “It was a great coupe for our community and Metra Park,” said President Read More
  • USS Billings to Launch Soon

    A US combat ship currently in the making will soon be christened the USS Billings. The USS Billings is one of nine ships currently being built in the Marinette, Wisconsin shipyard of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. It is scheduled to be christened and launched on July 1, under the sponsorship Read More
  • East Billings Business District Makes Plans for Future

    Plans for a pedestrian bridge to cross Exposition Drive which runs in front of Metra Park, and for a lighting project to improve the livability and safety of the east end of downtown Billings, are among the priorities for the development of the East Billings Urban Renewal District (EBURD). Read More
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  • Anti-smoking Regs Take Value from Property Owners


    By Evelyn Pyburn

    It occurs to me that those wanting to impose regulations restricting people from smoking within 30 feet of buildings, including those privately owned – need to take heed of a paragraph from my Independence Day editorial about how vital property rights are to the freedom of individuals.

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  • What’s it all about? by Evelyn Pyburn

    Read history.
    Any part. Any time. Any event. If you really want to understand why we celebrate Independence Day, read anything and everything about the Colonial and Revolutionary War era. Or other eras, if you want to know what the lot of the common man has been for most of mankind’s existence, because that is what Independence Day is all about.

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