Water Rate Hike Discussed
Billings City Council is divided on a 3% water and wastewater rate increase.  The city provides nearly thirty thousand customers with drinkable water.  On Monday, councilors discussed a proposed overall three percent rate increases for water use...
Mountain Water Valuation Set at $88.6 Million
A panel of commissioners with Missoula District Court have announced a final valuation for the Mountain Water Company at $88.6 million, nearly double the $46 million the City of Missoula had wanted to pay and a little more than half of the $146 million Carlyle Group had hoped for.
Missoula and Mountain Water Attorneys Argue Over Admissible Documents
The Mountain Water condemnation trial on Thursday, March 19, featured a lot of arguing over what documents could or couldn’t be exposed in court. City attorneys complained that “thousands” of documents had been marked “For Attorney’s Eyes Only” by Carlyle and that this had made it difficult for the city to plan...