Yellowstone County Commissioners

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Residents and business owners in west Billings near Oscar’s Park and Yellowstone River have been actively speaking against a construction project working its way through local government.

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A potential gravel mine on a plot of land in west Billings has nearby residents and business owners concerned.

A construction company, FirstMark, is seeking permission to include a section of property zoned as agricultural in its plans for a gravel mine. The agricultural-zoned land makes up almost 40 acres of the roughly 117-acre property near Oscar’s Park and Yellowstone River.

Residents and business owners in the region are concerned about consequences of running a mine in the area.