County commissioners have set Jan. 31 as the date when they will decide whether to rezone the proposed site for the Highwood Generating Station coal-fired power plant.
More than 90 residents bombarded county commissioners with testimony on the rezoning during a nearly 12-hour public hearing Jan. 15.
The rezoning would change farmland east of Great Falls owned by the Urquhart family to a heavy industrial designation. If the change is approved, the family plans to sell the land to Southern Montana Electric Generation & Transmission, which hopes to construct the $720 million power plant.
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