Wild & Scenic Film Festival


Wild & Scenic Film Festival 7 p.m.  Friday, Sept. 12  Babcock Theatre 2812 2nd Avenue N. Downtown Billings $10 at door ($8 advance) Northern Plains commissioned Warren to produce the 10-minute video on fracking in Montana’s Beartooth Front and the Bakken. The video was selected by Gasland and Gasland II producer Josh Fox as his featured video of the […]

Resource Group Seeks Transparency from Board of Oil & Gas


Resource group seeks transparency from Board of Oil and Gas   The Northern Plains Resource Council has delivered a formal letter to the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (BOGC) requesting the regulatory agency to uphold the Montana Constitution.   The letter calls attention to the fact that the BOGC does not provide public […]

Highlights For Winter in Big Sky


WINTER NOVEMBER 27, 2014 – APRIL 19, 2015 HIGHLIGHTS FOR WINTER 2014-2015 Big Sky Resort is the Biggest Skiing in America with an average, dry powder snowfall of 400” and now 5,800 acres of terrain for all abilities. Last winter was another record breaking season with skier visits of 473,000 as more people desire the […]

Bridger Mountains Raptor Migration


Bridger Mountains Raptor Migration – Bozeman Friday, September 05, 2014 – Friday, October 31, 2014 Hawk Watch International (HWI) began full-season, fall migration counts at this site in southwestern Montana in 1991, with standardized, single-site counts commencing in 1992. This ongoing effort monitors long-term trends in populations of raptors using this northern portion of the Rocky […]

Roller Derby Bout!


The Big Lebowskate Roller Derby Bout Rolls on September 13. GRG vs. Great Falls Calling all Dudes and Dudettes – it is time to Abide. The Gallatin Roller Girlz invite YOU to attend The Big Lebowskate on Saturday, September 13th at the Haynes Pavilion, Gallatin Fairgrounds – their final home bout of the 2014 Season. […]

Code of the New West


  CODE OF THE NEW WEST   As good citizens of Montana, we promise to: 1. Appreciate the splendor of Montana’s natural beauty; the opportunity to live here; the quality of life we enjoy. 2. Be a good steward of the land; take personal responsibility for keeping our land weed and trash free; promote recycling. […]

Citizen Groups Ask For Public Participation & Reclamation Review of Coal Mine Expansion


CITIZEN GROUPS ASK FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND RECLAMATION REVIEW OF COAL MINE EXPANSION Groups file suit against Department of Interior’s approval of mine expansion for Spring Creek Mine   COMPLAINT: https://www.northernplains.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/FNL-Spring-Creek-Complaint_2014-08-14.pdf   BILLINGS, Mont. – Two Billings-based citizen groups today filed a lawsuit to require a hard look at reclamation before any expansion of the Spring […]

Poll Finds Majority Of Montanans Oppose Mining Coal For Export

Poll finds majority

Poll finds majority of Montanans oppose mining coal for export   BILLINGS, Mont.  – A new poll finds a wide majority of Montanans oppose mining more Montana coal for export to Asia. Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) recently completed a survey of Montana voters and found that 56% of Montana voters oppose mining […]