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Amaya Garcia Costas

Community must address threats of climate change

Who knew? A new grocery store opens in town touting local and organic food and the people of Billings respond by invading it in droves day after day. This is a good thing, for anyone paying attention knows that, with nine billion people gracing the planet soon, global food security is everyt…

April 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

In-fill better that developing valley farmland

This letter is in response to the article "Development along Shiloh Road came quickly, and it's not done yet” in which members of the Yegen family are interviewed with regards to their sale of "some of the best farm land in the state" to allow for further development of the far West End of B…

February 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Commissioners check out of coal hearings

The Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council has made a simple request to our county commissioners and City Council. Our request is that they write a letter. An anti-coal letter? No. A political letter? No. A letter that will give a voice to citizens of Billings and Yellowstone County with regard…

April 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Are we willing to make coal sacrifices?

About a year ago my family bought an energy-efficiency refrigerator. We were excited about the promise of lower energy bills and about "doing something nice" for the environment. Imagine my surprise when I learned that the energy that we are saving is being shipped to China! Furthermore, it …

November 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Is there a coherent plan for the city of Billings?

I was delighted and surprised to read Kathy Aragon's May 28 guest column on city and school district planning. Delighted because it included the words planning (it is happening), urban sprawl (bad), vibrant downtowns (good), neighborhood schools (also good) and more and more miles of service…

June 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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