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- 3 Bleskin injury further tangles Bobcats' QB situation
- 4 Man charged with putting camera in ex’s shower says he was filming chickens
- 5 Release of police dog sends car theft suspect to the ground
HELENA – Deep within the “fiscal cliff” deal approved by Congress this week was a cut few people expected or knew of: Axing federal funds for new, nonprofit health insurance cooperatives.
In a Jan. 7 guest opinion, Alan Evans alleged that his electric cooperative (Fergus Electric) was subsidizing other retail distribution co-ops that are members of Central Montana Electric Power Cooperative, a wholesale power entity.
As reported in The Billings Gazette last month, the Southern Montana Board of Trustees approved a 4.5 percent rate increase in the cost of electricity charged to its member cooperatives. Prior to that vote, the Southern general manager did not submit a financial budget or a rate study to jus…
GREAT FALLS — The utility arm of the city of Great Falls is asking to leave an electric cooperative that is building a natural gas-fired power plant east of the city, arguing that the Billings-based co-op isn't allowing access to information Great Falls needs to set rates for its customers a…
Energy produced by coal-fired power plants, like PPL Montana's Corette plant, may become more costly if 'cap and trade' proposals are approved by lawmakers. Congress is considering limiting the amount of carbon dioxide that polluters can produce and allowing facilities operating beneath the…
Factions squabble over what legislation would mean to the cost of electricity for consumers