Breakaway Utility Districts (No. 101)
First Aired Thursday, February 12, 2004
In the premiere of this bi-monthly newsmagazine, host Gene Brodeur introduces us to "Breakaway Utility Districts." The city of Great Falls is proceeding with plans to create its own utility district, not unlike a rural electric cooperative, in hopes of avoiding a repeat of the 2001 freefall that saw energy rates hit all-time highs. The Op Ed segment features the Great Falls Tribune's Elaine Kohanek, and rounding out the program is a profile of Henry Lockwood, who was raised at the state orphanage in Twin Bridges in the 1920s and returned, at age 81, to live on the grounds of the abandoned facility.