Ed Walker to run for lone Montana US House Seat

Ed Walker, of Billings, has announced his run for Ryan Zinke's replacement in the Montana Special Election.

Ed Walker, of Billings, has announced his run for Ryan Zinke’s replacement in the Montana Special Election.

Originally published in the Yellowstone County News print edition 2/24/17.

BILLINGS — Ed Walker, 46, of Billings, a former Montana state legislator, is throwing his hat in the ring for the election to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat which will be vacated with the resignation of Republican Ryan Zinke, if and when he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Secretary of the Interior.

Walker, who was elected to the state Senate in 2010 in Senate District 29, said that he recently toured the state and visited with Republican delegates who will potentially select their party’s candidate. Those conversations leave him confident that he can win the seat, he said.

“They are looking for someone who believes in the core principles of all Montanans. . . someone who is genuine. . . and for someone who can win,” he said. Walker believes that he has the record of a winner and has the experience to raise the funding necessary to run a successful campaign.

He is also very confident he holds the core values that all of the delegates said they wanted to see in a candidate. There are differences in issues the delegates are concerned about, from (more…)


Yellowstone County News Changes Owners

ycnmainbannerHuntley, MT – Jonathan and Tana McNiven of rural Huntley have purchased the weekly Yellowstone County Newspaper from Pete and Rebecca Robison of Huntley effective October 1st. The McNivens plan to keep the paper in the same location and format for the time being. Jonathan, a 1997 graduate of Huntley Project High School, is a current sitting (more…)


Homesteader Days on the Huntley Project

Bellamy Brothers Performing at 2012 Huntley Project Homesteader Days

Friday July 13th – Homesteader Hall, Huntley, MT.    Gates open at 5:30pm.

2012 Homesteader Days at Homesteader Hall in Huntley, MT.

The Huntley Project Lions Club has announced this years entertainment at Homesteader Days. Get ready and get your dancin boots on!! The Bellamy Brothers will be performing the lead act with live country music to start the weekend festivities.  This Duo, featuring David and Homer Bellamy have charted some 20 no. 1 hits and more than 50 albums since 1975.  Along with some of their famous songs like Let Your Love Flow, Old Hippie, and Redneck Girl; country music charts (more…)


Wedding Reception Venue in Billings?

Did you know that Billings has many options for weddings and bridal receptions?  Montana’s wide open spaces provide the mystic of the West.  Mix that with love and romance and you get a couple ready to get married.  In fact, Montana is known for the big blue skies with revealing mountains in the background.  So even though Billings is Montanan’s Largest city, it has some wedding venues throughout the area and surrounded Yellowstone County area.

 Have you seen the newest wedding and reception venue just 10 minutes East of Billings off I-90?  It’s called (more…)


Sunday Brunch at Perkin’s Restaurant

Sunrise Patty Melt at Perkin's

Many people around these parts stop in at various restaurants around town after church on Sunday, usually relatively fast food places. I count Perkin’s and IHOP among these. We go to both fairly often, especially the former because they change their menus every few months it seems. One of those new things on the Perkin’s menu is (more…)

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Tea Party Protesters on Grand

Tea Party on Grand Ave

On my way to Arby’s to pick up one of their excellent Reuben sandwiches and their even better Jamocha shakes on Friday about mid-day I came across a small group of normal-looking people waving signs in front of Computer Village and Denny Rehberg’s branch office here in Billings.
I’m guessing they were not big Obama fans and that they were not protesting Apple’s new iPad at Computer Village. See the picture to the left.

By the way, I must recommend as highly as I can Arby’s Jamocha shakes. I’m pretty sure this delicious beverage played a major part in healing my abdominal incision after a diverticular perforation back in February. That and my nurses, Carol and Kellie, and of course my surgeon, Dr McKenzie. And a little of Capt Morgan too now that I think about it. They have all agreed to give me a discount after this advertising.

Sierra Club wackos chat with Tea Party Protesters

I asked the guy in the blue shirt above what the occasion was. He said that some of them were (more…)

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Driving Down Grand Avenue

Is that a Rolls-Royce at the pawn shop?

I happened to be heading west on Grand Ave this afternoon, doing some errands, when I drove by First National Pawn. I saw this car parked in front of the pawn shop out of the corner of my eye, so naturally I had to turn around to see if my eyes had played a trick on me. I have not seen any Rolls-Royces in Billings in thirty years.

It sure looks like one

But sure enough, there it was, right in front of me, parked on the sidewalk of course, so that lesser breeds of car wouldn’t come close enough to cast a shadow on this beauty. I went in to the pawn shop because I was curious to know if someone driving a Rolls needed to pawn something, or whether the Rolls (more…)

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Billings: Modest Proposals for Saturday 17 July

Billings Farmers Market starts this Saturday at 8:30am in their usual downtown location.

SummerFair also starts this Saturday at 9am at Veterans Park. Please note the new location. It looks like you should go to the Farmers Market in the morning because it is over by noon, and then to Veterans Park for Summerfair in the afternoon.

And then you have a choice: Rimrock Opera Summer Festival with two one-act operas in English starts Saturday evening at 7:30pm at the Babcock Theatre and Sunday afternoon, 3pm, at Shiloh United Methodist Church. This looks like a lot of fun: The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti, remember him from Amahl and the Night Visitor? And then Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti.

Wow, this is going to be a busy day. Look for pictures later.

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