Monthly archive

July, 2014

  •   An earthquake in Beaverhead County rattled Dillon shortly after dawn on Monday, but seems to have left no injuries or property damage in its wake. Centered about eight miles north of Dillon and four miles below the earth’s surface, the quake began just after 6:51 a.m. and registered a 3.6 on the Richter scale during a few seconds of...
  •   From time to time, I have the privilege to extoll the virtues of living in Southwest Montana, this week, that opportunity has come around again, inspired by a couple of things over the past weekend. First of all, there was the 2014 edition of Southwestern Montana Relay for Life, an annual event that I consider to be the gold standard in...
  •   To the editor, We have a tendency in life to focus on things that are urgent, and, by default, neglect other things which may actually be more significant. Take, for example, preserving our agricultural heritage, abundant hunting and fishing opportunities, and clean water (just to mention a few). Without vision, leadership, and action to...
  •   Hope was in the air this weekend and on the ground—in the form of two giant HOPE signs that shined all night long and the hundreds of feet that walked laps around the Kennedy Trail at Barrett Hospital & Healthcare to raise a record total of more than $30,000 at Dillon’s 2014 Relay for Life. Stretching from late Friday...
  •   The annual Dillon Jaycee Demolition Derby showcased the Gagnon family of Whitehall, with Larry winning the main event and Barb taking the powder puff by storm. Barb was also noted as the most fearless, throw caution to the wind driver, receiving the Best Performance award named in honor of longtime Dillon Demo Derby competitor “Mean...
  • Creation!  EVOLUTION!  Revolution! Our Creator the potter, the clay, not the same, all warned evolution looked bad!  History, off with the mask, what really happened?  Wisdom, wise up!  From ashes I’m crazy!  Standing, in hip boots, first, everywhere skillfully stilled, I know, I’m not alone. ...
  •   William Dean Smart, 68, passed away in Dillon on July 13, 2014.   William was born to Hannah Stocking Smart and Frederick Floyd Smart on August 20, 1945 in Soda Springs, Idaho.  He was the youngest of four boys, attended high school in Butte, and later received a Masters degree in Education.  He taught in several locations,...
  •   Joan Mohr, 95, died Sunday, July 13, at her daughter Lany’s home near Campus, KS. She was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Deer Lodge, to John and Mary (Bisonitz) Pozega. She was a waitress and cook at restaurants, and helped her husband Jim with cattle ranching. Joan was preceded in death by: her husband, Jim; sons Patrick and James, Jr.; two...
  •   To the editor,   My hometown in some ways is a small, modest American city that once was the home for a sizable population of Italian, Greek, Hispanic, and Black and hillbilly immigrants working for the railroad. This rich and wonderful ethnic soup later either moved elsewhere or became homogenized into a bland paste. Gutted by...
  •   To the editor,   Dillon, when was the last time you took visitors to our hometown museum? When was the last time you yourself explored our museum? The exhibits are not static; new displays and new arrangements are presented periodically, and the lovely quilt on the wall is turned every so often so as not to fade.  The museum...