Overcrowded jail in Billings begins a diversion program on July 6th.  Billings city officials including Billings Police are preparing to enforce Billings fireworks ban.  Hearings are set to discuss a possible raise for Yellowstone County elected officials.  News 1:  Yellowstone County Judge, David Carter said the overcrowding jail problem diversion program is a step in the right direction to diminish the full detention facility.  The first full week of July is when the program begins.

News 2:  Billings officials will close Zimmerman Trail and the Rimrocks beginning Friday, July 3rd and re-opening on July 5th.  This is a measure taken each Independence Day to keep Billings free of potentially hazardous fireworks.

News 3:  Public hearings are set to discuss the possibility of elected county officials getting a pay raise.  If you would like to attend, you may do so at 11 a.m. on July 6th and 2 p.m. on July 21st in the boardroom at the Yellowstone County Courthouse.