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Old 12-18-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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I applied for a job at western energys coal mine in colstrip and I was just wanting some info about there area,and Montana in general. I'm a heavy equipment operator by trade. I've read post on here but they were form over a year ago and they were like 50/50 good and bad. So if anybody can give some info about colstrip,or surrounding areas to live,work and move a family I would appreciate it....
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:55 PM
 
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I applied for a job at western energys coal mine in colstrip and I was just wanting some info about there area,and Montana in general. I'm a heavy equipment operator by trade. I've read post on here but they were form over a year ago and they were like 50/50 good and bad. So if anybody can give some info about colstrip,or surrounding areas to live,work and move a family I would appreciate it....
I was one of the posters on that old Colstrip thread. I would guess that most of the information there is still current. As far as I know nothing has changed there. Nothing new going in, nothing old closing down. Pretty much the same people. After being gone for 2 1/2 years now my original thoughts of people not being very friendly are the same. I haven't heard from one person I knew from there since I left. The only real friend I made while there was a contract worker (engineer) at the plant who was there "termporarily" for a couple of years. He left shortly after I did. He's the only one I knew from there who I still keep in contact with. I made attempts after I left to keep track of some of my old coworkers, sent Christmas cards that year, etc., but never heard anything back. I know I'm just one person with one opinion, but I still say you could never pay me enough to go back there. IMO there is nothing there and the people are just strangely stand-offish. There are people who do love it there, though. You'd have to decide for yourself what you want and then decide from there. Best wishes to you!
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:57 PM
 
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I forgot to mention something. I now live in Gillette, Wyoming, where there are several coal mines. I love it here! The people are the nicest of anywhere I've lived. Pay is good. Amenities are good for a smaller town. It is like night and day between here & Colstrip!
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Thanks for the response,I had a job offer in Gillette,gut I counldnt'afford the $650 next day air fair to go out there for the interveiw,but I keep looking out there. One good thing about the Colstrip job its union and I can just transfer to thats local from mine.
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