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 […]

Speaker sees local economic growth through local foods

Ken Meter checks out some of Billings' locally grown food on Tuesday, March 31. (Northern Plains Resource Council photo)

  Speaker sees local economic growth through local foods What would $5 a week buy you? If every Billings resident spent $5 on Montana homegrown foods, it would mean about $31 million for Billings’ economy. That was the message Ken Meter, a food systems analyst from the Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis, brought to more […]

The Beauty of the Science Fair

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  The Beauty of the Science Fair  ~Samantha Lewis Everyone speaks of ‘the good old days.’ Whether they are talking about better movies, easier times, a world where families once sat around the dinner table every night and spoke (without cell phones to stare at) – there are all kinds of conversations about what was […]

Allowing Kids to Help the World

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  Allowing Kids to Help the World ~ Samantha Lewis Have you ever heard of The Kids Ecology Corps (KEC)? Well, if you haven’t, then you need to head to that all-powerful computer of yours and look it up. There are many reasons why you need to – with the biggest one being that for […]

Solar Pump Technology Earns Blue Ribbon in the Lone Star State

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  Solar Pump Technology Earns Blue Ribbon in the Lone Star State   In the immense state of Texas, water is the key ingredient for all landowners to keep property thriving. And with every step that solar technology takes, the ability for Texas landowners to discover and utilize far more beneficial ways to help store […]