• A team of researchers from universities around the world, including Montana State University have been studying the dialects in the howling behavior of wolves and other canid species.” A recent report from MSU concludes that howling wolves have dialects, one group from another, as well as across species.
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  • Montana Small Business Person of the Year is Greg Thayer, CEO of Great Falls-based Montana Milling, Inc. Two Billings businesses were also among the honorees announced by the Montana US Small Business Administration.Lena Wharton of Wharton Asphalt LLC in Billings has been recognized with the Montana Woman-Owned Small Business award; and Jim Markel and Perry Jones of Red Oxx Manufacturing,
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  • The Montana Supreme Court received a 60 percent rating in the sixth biennial review conducted by the Montana Chamber of Commerce. Focusing on its decisions on crucial business cases, the review saw “ just a slight drop from its 63% rating on the 2014 review but much higher than its 41% rating in 2012,” reported the Chamber.
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  • The Interior Department announced its plans to cancel a decades’ stalled oil and gas lease in the Badger Two Medicine region of Northwestern Montana. This decision followed a hearing [on March 16], wherein U.S. District Judge Richard Leon gave the Interior Department 24 hours to act.
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  • During a tour of campaign stops and press conferences in the Billings area, a couple weeks ago, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Gianforte focused on energy issues and the potential impact of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). He urged everyone to “stand united” with Colstrip as its future is threatened with the implementation of the CPP.
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  • Among Montana businesses that hang in the balance depending on the outcome of the legal issues and implementation of the Clean Power Plan is the Hardin Generating Station.Located near Hardin, the core of Big Horn County, the plant is the state’s cleanest coal-fired plant, generating 119 megawatts of electricity, under the management of Colorado Energy, LLC.
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  • Montana Chads at 3953 Montana Avenue will become the High Horse Saloon and Eatery under new ownership in April.Partners Reid Pyburn, Scotty Ugrin and Jim Kisling are purchasing the business from Ted Fink, who started the business ten years ago.
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  • In a split vote, County Commissioners approved a highly controversial zone change request– one that will allow a 50-year old family-owned helicopter business in Yellowstone County to continue to grow next to the Billings Airport. The decision came after almost 40 citizens testified during a two and a half hour public hearing in a standing-room-only commissioners’ board room.
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  • During the recent controversy regarding the zoning around the airport there were often comments that made anyone who believes in property rights, cringe, time and time again. Not that that is anything new.Overtime, our society has moved from having a profound respect for the rights of the individual, who has invested dearly for the legal authority to use a piece
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  • Those breakfast potatoes Montana State University students devour on campus, they’re made with potatoes from Whitehall and fried in safflower oil from Big Sandy. Those fancy coffee drinks — brewed with beans roasted in Whitefish. The dough for Miller Dining Hall’s hand-thrown pizzas (up to 600 in a day), is made from Montana-sourced wheat.“And as you can imagine, that’s a
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  • The Montana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Power-Base (P-base) survey of 800 voters statewide in Montana reveals that people respect businesses and that business organizations like the Montana Chamber are well-regarded. And, that Montanans want to fight the Clean Power Plan and are rather split on increasing the gas tax.
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  • Being recently informed that there will likely be no settlement regarding the CHS tax protest for almost two years, Budget County Finance Director Kevan Bryan, asked Yellowstone County Commissioners to appeal to the state to expedite the tax protest process as it pertains to large taxpayers, so local governments can plan and budget better.
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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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