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.”
Montana’s raw beauty and wide-open spaces are inexorably joined to harsh conditions like these recent minus 30 temperatures. Such dangerous conditions mean that neighbors sometimes have to work together just to survive even when they have a history of past conflicts. Maybe this is why Montan…
John Roeber, president of the Montana State Building and Construction Trades Council and business manager for Boilermakers Local No. 11
Its demand for skilled, blue-collar workers is insatiable. But squeezing jobs from the Bakken oilfield has been tougher for trade unions than drawing black gold from shale.
As I soaked up a little sun recently near Canyon Ferry dam, I was acutely aware of how lucky I have been to have a pretty decent standard of living, a great family, and a rewarding career.
Legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
The Corette power plant employs 40 hard-working Montanans. The plant recycles fly ash – a byproduct of burning coal – for beneficial uses like concrete production.