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Butch Larcombe

NorthWestern Energy must repay millions to large electrical customers

HELENA — A federal commission says NorthWestern Energy overcharged large electric customers in Montana by millions of dollars for transmission “regulation” service, and must repay them.

April 25, 2014 4:35 pmLoading…

Accident leads to 2-hour power outage in South Billings

About 490 customers of NorthWestern Energy were without power for up to two hours Saturday afternoon.

February 08, 2014 5:07 pmLoading…

Power outage in Lockwood leaves a thousand in the dark

An estimated 1,000 people were without power for about an hour on Monday night near Lockwood. 

January 06, 2014 9:38 pmLoading…
Helena man's photo published in National Geographic

Helena man's photo published in National Geographic

It’s easy to overlook two small photos hanging on the wall in the house where Kenton Rowe lives.

December 15, 2013 4:39 pm Photos



NorthWestern Energy sets natural gas record amid Montana chill

NorthWestern Energy broke a 41-year-old record for natural gas delivery on Friday as frigid temperatures settled in across Montana, the company confirmed on Monday.

December 09, 2013 9:22 pmLoading…
Big storms, high winds pound southeastern Montana

Big storms, high winds pound southeastern Montana

A complex of intense thunderstorms roared through southeastern Montana on Monday afternoon and evening, generating winds estimated as high as 90 mph near Miles City.

July 08, 2013 9:40 pm Photos


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Wind, snow and lightning hit Billings

Wind, snow and lightning hit Billings

Lights went out and vehicles skidded when the Billings area was hit by a freakish combination of lightning, high wind, hail and a dump of soggy snow Sunday afternoon.

March 03, 2013 9:51 pm Photos


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Developer resubmits proposal for Anaconda wind farm

ANACONDA – The developer behind a proposed wind farm in Anaconda will resubmit its bid to NorthWestern Energy following the recent extension of federal tax credits for wind power production.

January 18, 2013 5:57 amLoading…

Helena Independent Record names Malta native as managing editor

HELENA -- Montana Magazine editor Butch Larcombe has been named managing editor of the Independent Record in Helena.

October 03, 2011 12:15 pmLoading…

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