Dry Fork Station plant engineer part of WY coal delegation to Japan

Bamboo shoots, jellyfish, ice cream topped with squid ink – the traditional Japanese cuisine was a little outside Dennis Thorfinnson’s comfort … [Read more...]

Montana Limestone helps neighbor after devastating house fire

During the day, there are about three dozen people walking around the community of Warren, MT, but at night, there is a lone soul who lives … [Read more...]

Dry Fork Station cap appears in Antarctica

Dry Fork Station cap in Antarctica

A piece of Dry Fork Station made its way to the South Pole earlier this year. Bob Berger, husband of former Wyoming Rep. Rosie Berger, wore his Dry … [Read more...]

Leland Olds Station plant manager featured by Lignite Energy Council

Lignite Energy Council published a feature on Leland Olds Station Jan. 27. James Backus, the coal-based power plant's manager, was interviewed for a … [Read more...]

Basin Electric Annual Meeting preconference polling turns presentation into conversation

Most traditional Annual Meeting presentations are a one-way flow of information. Some crowd participation brought an interactive feel to an Annual … [Read more...]

Beetles take care of leafy spurge at Glenharold Mine

Leafy spurge beetles at Glenharold Mine

Unseen to most of us, millions of little helpers are doing damage control on reclaimed coal mine land. Beetles are spread at the Glenharold Mine, a … [Read more...]

Reclaimed coal mine provides nourishment for bees

Backer Bees is one of three beekeepers who keep their bees at the Glenharold Mine, a reclaimed coal mine that used to supply coal to Leland Olds … [Read more...]

Car club tours North Dakota Energy Trail

Corvette Club tour 2016

Basin Electric Director Gary Drost and friends from the Corvette Club of Luverne, MN, visited energy country July 19. Drost serves as a director … [Read more...]

Serving the cooperative through subsidiaries

Bob and Deb Bartosh

Bob Bartosh’s career at Basin Electric has centered on its subsidiaries, even before they were subsidiaries. Bartosh, Basin Electric senior vice … [Read more...]

‘Moon shot’ bid under way to revitalize coal

Integrated Test Center groundbreaking event

A “moon shot” project in Wyoming is carrying hopes of revitalizing the coal industry. The phrase was used by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead was to describe … [Read more...]