mayor johnAs I begin my message, it is my desire to address some activities that are planned , on going, and also the threats we have against our city, our quality of life, and our existence.

The first is the mailing and expansion of our quarterly newsletter. Communication is key to our success as a city providing you information and soliciting feedback. We will continue to provide the newsletter electronically and also invite you to our web page, that we continue to review and update. The city’s web page address is:

The major project planned for this year is the Willow Avenue Reconstruction Project. This street is over forty years old and is in much need of the reconstruction effort. Although we have other streets entering into our city, this street does serve as our main entrance. It is our intent as we address this reconstruction will be updating and making it a more attractive entrance reflective of the quality values of our city.

A group of residents, primarily young people, have come together uniting in defense of our coal mining industry, power plants, and most importantly the quality of life we all enjoy in Colstrip. The organization and its activities can be found on Facebook. I encourage all our residents to become familiar with it and support it.

The Colstrip United group is dedicated to putting out thoughtful, accurate information related to the benefits of coal and electrical energy to Montana. In particular, to what we all enjoy in Colstrip a quality life style based on coal.

Colstrip has really been in the forefront of the news, this year, and I appreciate all those that have taken part and addressed the positive aspects of living and working in Colstrip.

Our own Senator Duane Ankney has also been in the forefront of all the controversy of the attempts to shut down the Colstrip power plants and undermine the industry in general. We are all so very fortunate to have Senator Ankney in our support.

The community also has my undying support to put out truthful, accurate information and to solicit support wherever I can to avoid losing the quality of life we all enjoy in Colstrip.

The Town that Coal Built—Tomorrow’s Town Today.


February 2016 Newsletter