The All-American House After July 4th

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The All-American House After July 4th ~ Amy Lignor   Yes, July 4th is upon us and events, fireworks, backyard picnics – everything is about to commence. This is the celebration of our freedom; the celebration of America, but the events – the décor that will be used for the 4th and the theory that […]

Threats from coal-to-Asia railroad aired in Billings public hearing

Montana, Otter Creek, Tongue River Railroad, Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council

  Threats from coal-to-Asia railroad aired in Billings public hearing Threats the proposed Tongue River Railroad (TRR) in southeast Montana would pose for Billings were aired Wednesday night (June 3) at a public hearing. The hearing was hosted by Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council, an affiliate of Northern Plains Resource Council. Clint McRae, a Colstrip-area rancher whose […]

People’s Hearing on the Tongue River Railroad: What It Means and What You Can Do

Tongue River Railroad, Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council, Montana, Public invited to attend, June 3, 2015, Billings Public Library

  People’s Hearing on the Tongue River Railroad:  What It Means and What You Can Do Wednesday, June 3 6 – 7:30 p.m. Community Room Billings Public Library FREE and open to the public Guest speaker: rancher Clint McRae Hosted by Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council to hold People’s Hearing on impacts to Billings […]

Northwest Facing Unprecedented Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Telebriefing, proposed coal export, oil transport proposals, Shell, June 3, 2015

  Northwest Facing Unprecedented Fossil Fuel Infrastructure   The Latest on Coal Exports and Oil Transportation     WHAT:  Telebriefing to paint the picture of the coal and oil industries’ proposed coal export and oil transport proposals.    The Shell oil rig in the Port of Seattle has drawn a spotlight on the fossil fuel […]

Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council to hold People’s Hearing on impacts to Billings from proposed Tongue River Railroad

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Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council to hold People’s Hearing on impacts to Billings from proposed Tongue River Railroad People’s Hearing on the Tongue River Railroad: What It Means and What You Can Do Wednesday, June 3 6 – 7:30 p.m. Community Room Billings Public Library FREE and open to the public Guest speaker: rancher Clint McRae Hosted […]

Could the soil save us? The answer is right under our feet

Nicole Masters teaches about sequestering carbon in soil.

Could the soil save us? The answer is right under our feet Nicole Masters soil seminar Steve Charter’s 2 Lazy 2 Ranch (between Mile Markers 19 and 20 on Highway 87 north of Billings) Saturday, May 23 1-5 p.m. $45 for seminar, $15 ranch cookout following at 5:30 Nicole Masters, an agro-ecologist from New Zealand, will […]

Learning Science With Absolute Humor

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  Learning Science With Absolute Humor ~ Samantha Lewis This week involves a little schooling. Yes…I can just hear the front door closing and computers being clicked over to Facebook, Twitter, or anything that is hosting a ‘world’s dumbest’ something or other. People sitting in from of their screens will say: What do I need […]

Draft Tongue River Railroad study released

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Draft Tongue River Railroad study released Montanans concerned about condemnation, rail congestion BILLINGS, Mont. — The federal Surface Transportation Board released the long-awaited draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Tongue River Railroad (TRR) on Friday, April 17. The proposed coal-hauling railroad would connect the proposed Otter Creek strip mine in southeastern Montana to […]