NorthWestern Energy looking forward to the 3rd annual Beyond the Dam event

Special to the Tribune, NorthWestern Energy Published 6:56 a.m. MT June 12, 2019


The 2019 Beyond the Dam is June 15. The event features an advanced and intermediate bike race and a family fun walk/ride. All courses cross NorthWestern Energy’s hydro facilities. (Photo: NorthWestern Energy)

A couple years ago, NorthWestern Energy was looking for a unique way to spread the word about recreating safely around its hydroelectric facilities.

The utility company decided to create a unique event that encouraged people to get out and enjoy the recreational opportunities that exist around the five hydroelectric facilities in Great Falls.

“We were looking for a way to do something that was healthy and fit and could involve families,” said Josh Peck, coordinator of marketing and events for NorthWestern Energy.

The event the company settled on was Beyond the Dam, which

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