Mayor's Message

AugustIt has been a very busy summer for our city with the many major projects underway. Our street project on Homestead Boulevard and Main Street is going on as scheduled. As I write this, most of the excavation is complete. We did have some unexpected situations like hitting a coal seam that had to be removed and then hitting water in an unexpected location. I guess we should expect coal, after all, this is Colstrip.

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to our residents for their patience in driving and driving safely through the construction area. Also, most certainly all of the businesses that are impacted by the construction. We are all doing the best we can to make this a successful project. Paving is scheduled to occur the week of August 22nd with completion to occur the first part of September. 


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Fireworks Restrictions


fireworksIn accordance with City of Colstrip Code 5-5-3, the only time it is permissible to detonate, combust or display legally authorized fireworks is from July 1st through July 4th from eleven o’clock (11:00) a.m. to eleven o’clock (11:00) p.m., except that fireworks will be allowed to be detonated until midnight on July 4th.

Fireworks are only allowed to be detonated, combusted or displayed during the time period known as Colstrip Days with prior authorization obtained in advance through the special event permit process.

Anyone wishing to obtain permission through the special event permit process must submit a completed application form to the office of the Colstrip City Clerk/Treasurer no later than noon on June 5, 2019.

Special event application forms can be obtained at Colstrip City Hall or online at


weedsIn accordance with City of Colstrip Code 4-2-2, the existence of weeds and offending vegetation constitutes a public nuisance.

It is the duty of every owner of a developed parcel of land to cut, destroy or remove all weeds/offending vegetation in excess of nine (9) inches in height growing thereon to a height of four (4) inches or less.

It is the duty of every owner of an undeveloped parcel of land to cut, destroy or remove all weeds/offending vegetation in excess of twelve (12) inches in height to four (4) inches or less.

Failure to comply may cause the city to provide for the removal and charge the cost, along with a 25% administrative fee and a $25.00 penalty, against the property owner.

signs of springCongratulations Colstrip!! We have just completed a very successful twenty years as an incorporated City. I would like to share a brief history on how we became incorporated and why.

This all began when Montana Power Company, as the operating owner of the power plants, advised the community that they would be removing themselves of any responsibility of providing services. They were planning on eliminating all of the services provided by Colstrip Community Services. This process began in 1997 and early 1998 with a reorganization of the Power Plant Administration Services. The companies initiated a program they called ‘Vision 2000’. They hired a consultant group out of California and gave them the task of reviewing their organiza-tional structure to make it more streamlined and cost efficient. As one of their Vice Presidents stated “We need to became more like Enron” (little did they know).
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John Williams, Mayor