Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project Comments

As many of you are aware, last week there were three public hearings for the Environmental Impact Study on the LYIP and Intake, and the preferred alternative, the fish by-pass and modified weir, selected by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Bureau of Reclamation as the best solution to meet all the objectives.

 You still have time to submit your comments to have your voice entered into the final EIS.

 Public comments can be submitted three ways:

       1.)  Public Meetings - Verbal or Handwritten

      2.)  Email:  cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil

       3.)  Mail: 

  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District,

  Attn:  CENWO-PM-AA; 1616 Capitol Avenue

  Omaha, Nebraska 68102


The full report may be viewed at: http://www.usbr.gov/gp/mtao/loweryellowstone/index.html

All comments must be submitted or received before July 28th.

Please take the time to write a comment, send it in, and have your opinion counted towards this very critical part of our economy and community!

Thank you!

Comment Form



Cost Of Living

The goal of this page is to help prospective employers and employees get a realistic idea of the affordability of living in Richland County. The first link briefly examines the cost of an average trip to the grocery store and the second link covers other "lifestyle" items such as dry cleaning and doctors visits.

 Cost of Living-Grocery         Cost of Living- Lifestyle

How DO we Compare?



Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2012 - 2017

We have a current overall economic plan that has been endorsed by the Richland County Commissioners, the City of Sidney, and the Town of Fairview. The CEDS was recently updated and will be in effect until 2017.  Below, please see the Strategic Plan and the Development Strategy from the CEDS document.

                         Strategic Plan                                Development Strategy



Live Radio Interview

We were pleased to be interviewed by John Arneson via telephone on March 14, 2012. We discussed the impacts of the oil industry to the overall economy of Richland County. The links below are courtesy of the Northern News Network.


Voices of Montana Radio Interview Segment 1

Voices of Montana Radio Interview Segment 2


Power Point: This is a large file...

Oil Impact Presentation