• As the old year waned and the new year dawned, Montana lost a legendary businessman and one of agriculture’s greatest innovators and entrepreneurs.It’s hard to think of anyone who, single-handedly, left a greater mark on Montana business.Throughout rural Montana, on the farms and ranches across the state, Pat Goggins is a household name, and has been for over a half
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  • Recently someone on some television program announced that “Americans are takers.”Americans are extremely fortunate in the quality of life we have and in the wealth of resources available to us. It is unparalleled in all the world and in all history. But, how did it get there? It is not a matter of luck.
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  • As the population bubble of babyboomers begin aging the demand for all kinds of healthcare and quality- of- life care services is expected to increase significantly. Two couples in Billings, all of whom are closely aligned with the healthcare profession, are launching a new business that will address that growing need.Rob and Laurie Gagnon and Dean and Lisa Sukin have
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  • Arch Coal Inc. joined the ranks of bankrupt coal miners, last week, following a number of other bankrupt coal companies because of changing markets and burdensome regulations.Arch Coal owns Otter Creek Coal in southwestern Montana near Ashland. The company has been a major player in coal regions across the U.S., including Appalachia and the Powder River Basin. In the Northwest,
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  • In an effort to attract people in pursuit of jobs and careers to the Billings area, where there is a labor shortage, BillingsWorks has launched a recruiting website – www.yourdreamcareerishere.com.The website focuses on providing job seekers with information about what makes Billings a great place to live and work, explained Brittney Souza, Director of BillingsWorks, a coalition of area business
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  • Proposed designs for roundabouts at the Johnson Lane Interchange and how they could impact Lockwood’s truck traffic was the primary topic of discussion at the Lockwood Business Group (LBG) meeting on Dec. 15.Concern that roundabouts could negatively impact the life-blood of about half of Lockwood businesses quickly put the issue on the front burner for those attending one of the
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  • (Editor’s note: Watchdog.org has been featuring a series of articles on the “nanny state.” They have named Missouri as Nanny State of the Year, after reporting on Pagedale, MO. Pagedale demonstrates the run-amuck potential of regulations because of the legal premise upon which they are based. But, Pagedale actually isn’t all that extreme, there have been Montana cities that have
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  • The Montana Farm Bureau has expressed dismay with Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s decision to allow for the presence of bison year-round in Montana on the perimeter of Yellowstone National Park (YNP). Bison will be permitted to occupy suitable habitat in Montana outside of the park within manageable confines and subject to seasonal limits on numbers.
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  • 2015 was a sobering year regarding the prospects of oil for Montana and Yellowstone County. Billings businesses were saved from the worst of the Great Recession, and were rapidly growing and expanding, in direct contrast to the rest of the country, because of the Bakken Boom in western North Dakota. But other things must also have been going on to
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  • For all the angst that Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is causing the Republican establishment, they should certainly understand that he is a creature of their own making.Donald Trump is just as much a creation of the Republican establishment as was President Barack Obama. The emergence of both should have been seen as the logical consequence of a half century of
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  • The holiday party season is here, and the Small Business Legal Center at the National Federation of Independent Business is advising its members to keep celebrations safe by watching out for two problem areas – drunk driving and harassment.An increasing number of states require employers to exercise reasonable care to prevent injuries by intoxicated employees. To minimize the risk of
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  • When it comes to attracting companies, Billings and the surrounding area is most attractive to manufacturers and to businesses in western Canada.Those are two conclusions that Big Sky Economic Development (EDA) has reached after two or three years’ experience in courting businesses, according to Allison Corbyn, EDA Business Recruitment and Outreach Program Manager. Corbyn reported on the organization’s recruitment efforts
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Garages

Eric Wayne & Kay Nelson, 248 Ave F, (N) $28,080

Gary & Christine Ljunggren/Cucancic Construction, 381 Stewart Ct, (N) $12,960

Donald Weber, 1151 keno St, (N) $26,880

Jesenka George, 5418 Denali Dr, (N) $3,600

Janelle Luppen, 1126 N 23 St, (N) $11,700

Jay & Susan Burdette, 1738 Miles Avenue, (N) $23,040

Paul Parkins, 2334 Clark Ave, (N) $31,920

 

Multi-Family

BWN LLC, 610 Lake Elmo Dr, (N) $1,181,664

 

Single Family

Twin Oaks Corporation/Oakland Companies, 1503 Twin Oaks Dr, (N) $139,308

John Haman/Honey Do Contracting, 723 Mattson Ln, (N) $168,884

Robert Castro, 710 S 33 St, (A) $3,600

Allen Lee Sayler/Kale Construction, 748 Arbor Hills Dr, (A) $2,160

Donald Davidson/Freyenhagen Construction, 2152 Rangeview Ct, (A) $6,975

Neal & Tracy McDonald, 1835 Columbine Dr, (A) $37,632

Robert & Colleen Lockrem, 1742 Janie St, (A) $3,000

Richard & Sandra Edwards/Trent Jones, 2542 Burlington Ave, (A) $6,000

Donald & Jane Hegg/Independence, 2207 Elizabeth, (A) $4,600

Kathleen Durkin/Krebill Construction, 924 Delphinium Dr, (A) $4,800

Caroline Cassel/Good Roofing, 2117 12 St W, (A) $2,735

Donna Friend/Good Roofing, 1130 Capricorn Pl, (A) $7,515

Carol Scovill, 3844 Parkhill Dr, (A) $10,000

Joseph & Catherine/Kirkness Roofing, 2816 Lynwood Dr, (A) $8,472

Joseph & June Bato/TLS Construction, 2338 St Andrews Dr, (A) $8,100

Michael & Gina Baker/4m Construction, 113 W Hilltop Rd, (A) $7,000

Jon Wright/Contractor Services, 1416 1 St W, (A) $800

Charles Longman/Spoonheim Building, 1327 Maurine St, (A) $4,208

Rodney & Susan Sargent/Second to None, 3563 Granger Ave W, (A) $5,040

Gloria Lake/Fisher roofing, 1408 Cook Avenue, (A) $4,757

Robert & Helene Knight, 942 Senora Ave, (A) $6,750

Jeff Buzzman/McPhail Roofing, 724 Ave F, (A) $6,150

David & Becky Klein/Rocky Mtn Roofing, 2001 Lake Elmo Dr, (A) $5,000

Dorothy Kindsfather/Rocking JR Services, 404 27 St, (A) $6,500

Marjorie Schrader/Rocking JR Services, 3775 heritage Dr, (A) 47,200

Clark & Barbara Defrance/Rocking JR Services, 4323 Palisades Park Dr, (A) $20,000

Terry & Sarah Ferestad/Good Roofing, 1105 Capricorn Pl, (A) $7,415

Rita Opie/Andrews Construction, 2027 St Andrews Dr, (A) $4,500

Paul Blaede, 615 Aronson Ave, (A) $5,000

Paul Blaede, 615 Aronson Ave, (A) $3,500

Travis Thomas, 1445 Ave F, (A) $1,100

Clark Curtis/Warnock Construction, 4203 Phillip St, (A) $2,500

Clark Curtis/Warnock Construction, 4203 Phillip St, (A) $4,000

Charlene Melby/Klunder Roofing, 2140 Pueblo Dr, (A) $5,000

Dewey & Doris Anderson/Klunder Roofing, 2139 Pueblo Dr, (A) $5,000

Eric Wayne & Kay Nelson, 248 Ave F, (N)

Darrell & Consta Shepovalof/Big Sky Maintenance, 762 Torch Dr, (R) $800

Terry Tipton, 1725 Ave D, (R) $15,000

Donald & Jana Hegg/Independent, 2207 Elizabeth St, (R) $2,800

Arvid Haugeberg/A-1 Energy, 4109 Rimrock Rd, (R) $6,265

Lisa Marie Hargrove/Dawson Builders, 66W Antelope Trl, (R) $2,750

Lisa Marie Hargrove/Dawson Builders, 66W Antelope Trl, (R) $2,500

Paul & Sarah Hickman/K-Designers, 3503 Timberline Dr, (R) $5,329

Jon Wright/Contractor Service, 1416 1st W, (R) $500

Charles Longman/Spoonheim Buildings, 1327 Maurine St, (R) $2,702

John & Jeanne Lee/Thompson Construction Co., 4384 Poly Dr, (R) $20,000

Paul D Blaede, 615 Aronson Ave, (R) $2,500

Clark Curtis/Warnock Construction, 4203 Phillip ST, (R) $3,500

Jay & Susan Burdette, 1738 Miles Avenue, demolition, $150

Thomas & Marian Martin/Artisan Builders, 3035 Arvin Rd, (A) $12,960

Todd Nelson, 3831 heritage Dr, (A) $27,734

James Carlson/David Kennedy Builders, (A) $39,550

Barbara Wanvig Trust/Barta Custom Builders, 3205 38 St W, (A) $2,880

Roy & Marjorie Brothel, 411 29 St W, (A) $2,000

Patrick Gilman, 3146 Georgina Dr, (A) $5,600

Devin & Marisa Hanley/JAH Const, 720 Bazaar Exchange, (A) $7,300

Dennis & Jolene Harriman/Kirkness Rfg & Supply, 1278 Grubstake Circle, (A) $7,300

Jerry Kerrick/All Seasons Rfg, 610 Sapphire, (A) $4,600

William Fisher, 2902 Lynwood Ln, (A) $3,500

Andrew Hayashida/All Phase Contracting, 2735 Louise Ln, (A) $15,000

Benjamin & Michelle Vigessa, 1621 Judd Circle, (A) $4,000

Christopher Voller, 2508 Terry Ave, (A) $2,000

Mitchell & Kirsten Fears/Chapel Custom Handywork, 1002 Howard Ave, (A) $2,900

Keith Mosbaugh/Kirkness Rfg & Supply, 419 Gorham Park Dr, 5,995

Duane Scott & Debbie Hartung/Foss Construction, 591 Chinook Place, (A) $3,000

William & Pamela Fletcher/ARC Rfg, 3426 St John’s Avenue, (A) $5,000

Daniel & Latece Bryan, 1925 (A) $12,000

William Staley/Ray Meyer Construction, 404 Glee Place, (A) $6,700

Froilan & Traci Valdez, 2220 Quinn Haven Dr, (A) $2,500

Michael & Carol Barnes/Rocky Mountain Roofing, 4433 Iron Horse Trl, (A) $8,000

Gene & Claudia Fleming/Commercial Roof, 221 Tam O’Shanter Rd, (A) $10,000

Boyer Land LLC/Design Builders, 2442 Westfield Dr, (N) $310,340

LNR Architects Drafting & Design/Ridge Line Construction, 3426 Prestwick Rd, (N) $155,704

Roger McCalla/Dawson Builders, 1531 TaniA circle, (N) $164,326

Holly Huennekens Trust/Kincaid Land, 3216 Rimrock Rd, (R) $10,000

Donald & Cheryl Harris/Jeff Engel Const, 2824 Gregory Dr, (R) $27,625

Beth Krkosa/K-Designer, 1633 Wicks Ln, (R) $2,840

William & Ruth Gass/K-Designer, 169 Norris Ct, (R) $4,711

Rodney & Rae Ottenbreit/Freyenhagen Const, 2210 Remington Sq, (R) $6,800

Wilma & John Riek/Precision Siding & Construction, 2407 Rimrock Rd, (R) $7,937

Alex Bisso/One Source Construction, 338 Burlington Ave, (R) $30,000

Doxey Ray Hatch/Richard Helgeson, 2304 Pine St, (R) $3,500

 

 

 


 

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