June 18, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 25

Landfill Cowboys

Valley County Duo Wins Three Trophies At Billings Landfill Equipment Rodeo

Sometimes reading the small print can help. It's something Brian Austin, the Valley County landfill manager, will agree to. While he isn't happy about taking second to August Aho, a Valley County landfill employee, he's still happy they took home three out of nine trophies in the first Landfill Equipment Rodeo.

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Bonnie Davidson / The Courier
August Aho and Brian Austin stand with their trophies from the first Landfill Equipment Rodeo. They competed with their skills on a dozer, a compactor and a loader at the Billings landfill.

The two attended a training seminar April 29-30 at the Billings landfill, where they learned from Jason Todaro of Blue Ridge Services about the latest maintenance techniques and ways they can improve the local landfill. Austin said that the presentation was good and Todaro brought a...

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