Montana


NorthWestern Energy to Build $250M Power Plant in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) NorthWestern Energy has announced plans to build a $250 million power plant in Montana as part of an effort to increase its power capacity in the state. The utility announced plans for the 175-megawatt gas-fired power plant in Laurel, southwest of Billings, along with a 50-megawatt battery storage project and a five-year agreement to buy 100 megawatts of hydropower....


Montana County Approves Natural Gas Pipeline Permit

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) A floodplain permit to place a natural gas pipeline under the Gallatin River in Montana was approved as part of a larger project to build a vacation rental destination on an island in Gallatin Gateway, county officials said....


RDO Equipment Becomes Official Wirtgen Group Dealer in Montana

Effective Dec. 17, 2020, RDO Equipment Co. is the official Wirtgen Group dealer in Montana, offering equipment, parts and service at the five RDO locations across the state: Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Kalispell and Missoula....


Wadsworth Starts Construction on Yellowstone River Bridge

Construction crews from Utah-based Wadsworth Construction have recently begun the construction of the Yellowstone River Bridge as part of the Billings Bypass Project. The bridge will consist of four new lanes and will have a 10-ft....


Construction Begins at Copper Mine Project in Montana

HELENA, Mont. (AP) A multi-year effort to open a Montana copper mine has begun with construction work at the Black Butte Copper Project. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued a mining permit last month for the first phase of the work, The Independent Record reported....


Missouri River Contractors, RDO Conquer Beartooth Highway

It's a bright summer day on one of America's sketchiest, yet breathtaking roadways. Snow flurries drift from above, then drift down the steep cliffs that hallmark this famous highway that goes along the Montana and Wyoming border, through Yellowstone National Park....


Court Ruling Puts Keystone Pipeline Construction on Hold

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court handed another setback to the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline from Canada on July 6 by keeping in place a lower court ruling that blocked a key environmental project permit....


MDT Wins Pavement Award

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announced today that the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has won a 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) for a 15-mi. section of two-lane U.S. Highway 2 in Roosevelt County....


Keystone XL Oil Sands Pipeline Work Starts

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota....


Oregon Man Gifts $2 Million for Museum Construction

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) In the midst of a lot of bad news, here's a nice change of pace. A former forester and forest conservation advocate from Oregon has bequeathed roughly $2 million to shine a light at the end of a long tunnel to an elusive National Conservation Legacy Center in Missoula....






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