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Sidney, Montana's Sunrise City is nestled in the Yellowstone River Valley of eastern Montana, the hub of a regional agriculture and energy economy. The county seat of Richland County, Sidney is a Tree City USA and the home of about 5,000 residents and 400 businesses.

Richland County's 2084 square miles are tucked neatly in the heart of the fertile Lower Yellowstone Valley, just a few miles from the confluence of the Missouri and the Yellowstone Rivers.

Incorporated in 1911, Sidney is the second largest city in eastern Montana next to Miles City. It has 4 public schools: 2 elementary, 1 junior high and 1 high school - along with 1 private school and 17 churches. Links to area public schools in Richland County are included for your reference. Highlights include the MonDak Heritage Center & Art Gallery, one of the best combined museum and art facilities in the state. Sidney also has a beautiful eighteen-hole golf course and clubhouse, the only indoor hockey arena in Eastern Montana, an Olympic-size pool and the county fairgrounds, as well as numerous municipal parks.

The county averages 13.5 inches of precipitation annually with a growing season of 140 days. Clear sunny skies dominate, whatever the season, with temperatures during July averaging 71 degrees Fahrenheit, and in January, 25 degrees Fahrenheit. (A 49-year average from Eastern Montana Branch MSU Experiment Station.)

To familiarize you with Richland County and the surrounding area, we have included a sample listing of local sites. We encourage you to browse these sites at your convenience.

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If you plan to visit the area, here is a listing of the local hotels with contact information.
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