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'Mental Health First Aid' training set in Colstrip

In any given year, more than one in five American youth will experience a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, psychosis or substance abuse.

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Daines, coal stakeholders alarmed by new Washington state pollution laws

Daines, coal stakeholders alarmed by new Washington state pollution laws

A Washington state ban on electricity from coal-fired power plants would be an economy killer for Montana, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said Monday.

May 12, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Cleaner electricity generators must replace coal

In his Feb. 26 guest opinion, John Roeber praises Montana’s history of “balancing” our love of the land with our extraction of mineral riches. He writes, “That balance is our ‘third way,’ where extremist positions take a back seat to pragmatism.”

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Colstrip union workers furloughed

Colstrip union workers furloughed

For perhaps the first time in Montana history, union workers at Colstrip are being furloughed for up to 90 days.

August 26, 2013 8:30 pmLoading…
Colstrip woman charged with felony elder abuse at veterans home

Colstrip woman charged with felony elder abuse at veterans home

A Rosebud County woman has been charged with four counts of felony elder abuse related to the care of patients at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive.

May 30, 2013 11:41 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Lawmakers can still help oil-impacted region

Gazette opinion: Lawmakers can still help oil-impacted region

With the Bakken drawing people to Eastern Montana, demand is far outstripping small towns’ capacity for sewer, water, streets, law enforcement and other public services.

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State B girls roundup: Unbeaten Fairfield, Townsend reach title game

BUTTE -- Unbeaten Fairfield will be going for a third consecutive State B girls basketball championship on Saturday night at the Butte Civic Center.

March 08, 2013 10:15 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Hard to see benefit in EPA haze rule

In some public policy decisions, splitting the difference between two opposing viewpoints is a good compromise. The Environmental Protection Agency’s haze reduction rule isn’t one of those good compromises.

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Environmentalists to sue Colstrip over pollution

Environmentalists filed notice Wednesday that they plan to sue the six companies that co-own Eastern Montana's Colstrip power plant over alleged pollution violations.

July 25, 2012 12:27 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Power line upgrade would boost state's energy economy

While great strides have been made in recent years to facilitate the responsible development of new high-voltage electrical transmission in the state, Montana has one transmission opportunity you probably haven’t heard about that should take priority ahead of all the rest. Officially known a…

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Soft demand for coal ripples through area mines, plants

Soft demand for coal ripples through area mines, plants

Business has been better for Montana coal. Demand for Montana coal is softening for various reasons resulting in mine layoffs.

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$70 million maintenance project brings upgrades to Colstrip plant

$70 million maintenance project brings upgrades to Colstrip plant

COLSTRIP — Jason Small says a $70 million renovation of Unit 1 of the Colstrip Steam Electric Station translates into steady work for hundreds of people like him.

April 27, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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EPA says Montana plants need $90M in upgrades to clear park air

EPA says Montana plants need $90M in upgrades to clear park air

A proposed cleanup of Montana air pollution would force three industrial plants to spend $90 million on measures to improve visibility in some of the nation's prized public lands, including Yellowstone and Theodore Roosevelt National Parks.

March 24, 2012 11:33 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Take harder look at PPL claims of economic impact

In a recent guest column, PPL Montana spokesman Gordon Criswell argued that his company’s Colstrip power plants are important to Montana’s economy because they are “responsible” for more than 3,700 jobs in the state and increase total personal income by 9 percent. Take these figures with a b…

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40 Under 40: Patrick Chapel, president and majority owner, Grizzly Peak Environmental Contracting

40 Under 40: Patrick Chapel, president and majority owner, Grizzly Peak Environmental Contracting

Floods that inundated hundreds of Montana homes and businesses last year cost millions of dollars in damage and untold misery for property owners. But the disaster also created a business opportunity for Patrick Chapel.

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Gazette opinion: Long-delayed cleanup will make U.S. healthier

Health advocates across America are applauding the new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plants.

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New book takes photographic look at Colstrip

“Colstrip, Montana,” with photographs by Montanan David T. Hanson and published by Taverner Press, is set for a Nov. 30 release.

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Weekly Billings-area weather almanac

The middle of October can bring some serious dumpings of snow across Montana.

October 16, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…

Lawsuit threatened against state over mines

Environmental groups representing Montana ranchers downstream of coal mines have notified regulators that they intend to sue the state unless more is done to prevent water pollution from mining.

September 20, 2011 11:56 pmLoading…

100 extra doe licenses available for archers in Colstrip

One hundred antlerless mule deer licenses will be available Thursday on a first-come, first-served basis for an archery management hunt in and adjacent to Colstrip.

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