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Avista Sale Approved
Public utility regulators Tuesday voted to approve the proposed sale of Avista Corporation to a Canadian power company – including a $4.5 million payment to the city of Colstrip. The Montana Public Service Commission voted 4-1 to endorse the sale, which also needs the approval of utility commi…
Trump Plan Won’t Save Montana Coal
The Billings Gazette reports that the Trump administration plan to kill the Obama-Era Clean Power Plan does little for Montana’s coal industry.  Colstrip, the second-largest coal-fired power plant in the West, is facing opposition on various levels that will likely close the Montana plant long befor…
Colstrip Miner Dies in Truck Accident
An investigation began Saturday around 5 p.m. into the circumstances surrounding the death of an employee at the Westmoreland Coal Company mine in Colstrip.  The employee’s name was not made available, but the Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office confirmed he was a re…
Bullock Talks Retrofitting Colstrip Plant
Federal officials say retrofitting the Colstrip power plant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would cost at least $1.2 billion, but that price tag could be at least partially offset by selling captured carbon dioxide for use in oil fields...
Former Colstrip Police Chief’s Settlement Overturned
The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court decision ordering Colstrip to pay former police chief Larry Reinlasoder over $287,000 in damages for wrongful termination.  The high court reversed a May 2015 Yellowstone County jury verdict and sided with the city of Colstrip, saying that it…

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