Monday afternoon, Governor Greg Gianforte spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Rocky Vista University in Billings. The new four-year medical school will be the first of its kind in Montana.
The National Guard was recently called in to provide assistance to medical workers at Billings Clinic due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and a lack of space and staff. Billings Mayor Bill Cole on the recent rise in cases.
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day and organizers in Billings are holding an event tonight at Rose Park at 6:30 to honor those lost to overdoses in Montana. Event organizer Kim Edinger says there’s also still stigma surrounding the people involved that they hope to end.
Following a group of COVID-19 cases in Billings high school students, School District 2 Superintendent Greg Upham made the decision over the weekend to instate mask mandates in public schools after previously stating they would be optional. This has been met with criticism from local parents, but he defended his decision this morning as the…
Following a last-minute reversal by School District 2 Superintendent Greg Upham to require students, teachers and staff to wear masks in school, a crowd of about 200 people gathered in Pioneer Park in Billings yesterday to express their disapproval of this decision and to pressure the district into revisiting the issue. Options mentioned at the…
Investing in trades education and empowering workers with in-demand skills is a signature element of Governor Greg Gianforte’s Montana Comeback plan. The Montana Trades Education Credit provides $1 mill per year in 50-percent credits to businesses for their employees to learn a trade. At 3 p.m. this afternoon, Gianforte will kick of the Big Dig…
A Montana Chamber of Commerce sponsored economic update was held Wednesday in Billings at the Northern Hotel. Executive Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research Patrick Barkey addressed the group and afterwards on Voices of Montana he spoke about how Montanans reacted when the pandemic hit and shut the state down.
Yellowstone County will be looking for a sales tax on marijuana this fall. Billings Mayor Bill Cole on what that will mean for the Magic City.
School begins next week for Billings School District 2. Will students be required to wear masks? Superintendent Greg Upham.
The Delta Variant of COVID-19 is 228% more contagious than the original Alpha of COVID-19 and cases are on the rise in Florida. Billings Mayor Bill Cole compares that state and Yellowstone County.