This is the 13th chapter of the 32-part video series “The Montana Ethic Project.” This chapter features Peggy Beltrone, president of Exergy Integrated Systems in Great Falls, speaking on “Montana Wind Energy—Business and Politics.”
You can watch the whole video below. Here is how it begins:
One thing about state Rep. Eric Moore, R-Miles City: When he gets things wrong, he gets them wrong in a big way.
We all make mistakes, but rarely do we get as many things wrong in one place as Moore did in his guest opinion in the Billings Gazette on Tuesday. His first sentence, in which he describes the decrepitude of advancing age, is just about the last thing he gets right in a piece about transgender rights in public schools. Continue Reading →
The Fort Peck Tribal Council has passed a resolution in support of a bitterly contested North Carolina law governing use of public restrooms by transgendered people.
The council passed the resolution on Monday by a 9-1 vote. The dissenting vote was cast by Tony Shields, who said in an email that he probably would reluctantly sign off on the final resolution. He said he considered the resolution a moot point because the Fort Peck Tribes have no authority over schools. Continue Reading →
Some of the biggest names behind the biggest names in Nashville will be performing in Red Lodge next month.
The occasion is the first Red Lodge Songwriter Festival, set for Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25, and it will feature songwriters who have penned hits for Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Randy Travis, Patty Loveless and Alison Krauss, among others. Continue Reading →
There was a recent French movie called “Marguerite,” about a wealthy aristocrat who decided to become an opera singer, based on a true story. Marguerite Dumont hired the best music teacher money could buy and set to work to achieve her goal, but unfortunately, she had no natural singing ability whatsoever. She was tone deaf, and nobody around her could convince her otherwise. Continue Reading →
This is the 12th chapter of the 32-part video series “The Montana Ethic Project.” This chapter features Bruce Smith, Dawson County extension agent, talking about “Montana’s Food Economy.” You can watch the whole video below. Here is how it begins:
“Montanans spend over $3 billion a year on food. However, all of the agricultural production in the state, all of the vegetables, the grain and the livestock that we produce doesn’t add up to $3 billion. Of our food production in the 1950s, 70 percent of what Montanans ate came from in Montana. Continue Reading →
Former President Bill Clinton showed some of his old political touch in Billings on Friday, but he told a crowd at Middle James Middle School that this year’s presidential campaign is not about the past.
“I’m not trying to take you back in time,” he said. “I’m getting you to look forward.” Continue Reading →
A new website aimed at enhancing appreciation of the Yellowstone River has been created by the Our Montana nonprofit organization.
The website, exploreyellowstoneriver.org, offers a near-complete guide to access sites, history, points of interest, community parks and trails, and bird-watching opportunities along what is arguably the nation’s longest undammed river. Continue Reading →