Monthly archive

September, 2014

  •   To the editor,   I am writing this letter in support of Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen, who is running for reelection this November. I first met Sheriff Jay Hansen several years ago when we both served as executive board members of the Montana Violent Crime Investigator’s Association (MVCIA). As part of our duties, we were...
  •   Dear Editor, As a U.S.Forest Service retiree, I know the benefits of a well managed forest. Over the last 20-plus years, I have seen the federal government’s “on the ground” forest management deteriorate. Lack of timber sales and excessive access closures have not served the public or the resource well. Many years ago I...
  •   To the editor,   We are losing the ability to have an open and honest debate about national policies that will radically change the way we live and work in America. Daily we are forced to comply with federal environmental policies that are strangling our ability to make a living off the land we own and love. How did we become a nation...
  •   To the editor,   Please vote “FOR” the animal shelter mill levy. Support your local animal shelter.   Cynthia Ayres Dillon
  •   To the editor,   I cringe when people use God’s name for justification of the LGBTQ lifestyle as the writer did in last week’s editorial. It is an individual’s sinful choice to live that way, not God’s. In fact, God loathes that choice and calls it sodomy. But He does offer hope, mercy, and forgiveness to leave...
  •   To the editor,   For the last several years, news of other western states trying to privatize federal lands has made headlines here in Montana.  Places like Utah, Nevada, even Colorado, have been relentlessly pushing half-baked ideas from special interests for state seizure of public land. Over the past two years, legislatures in...
  •   Martin C. Jackson passed away at Parkview Acres Care and Rehabilitation Center on Sept. 9. He was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Los Angeles, CA, to Noel and Helen Jackson. They moved back to Montana when Martin was about four. They settled on the family ranch near Jackson. It should be noted that brothers Antoine and Herman Jackson emigrated to...
  •   The Dillon Beavers extended their winning streak to 13 games dating back through last season with a narrow win over Laurel Friday night at Vigilante Field, 28-27. The non-conference thriller ended when Laurel’s two-point conversion pass for the win, fell incomplete with just over a minute left on the game clock. Laurel played for the...
  •   The Lady Beaver volleyball team earned its first conference match win of the season in Hamilton on Saturday, after falling to Belgrade and Butte Central earlier in the week. Dillon opened their 2014 conference season last Tuesday by hosting Belgrade. Always a tough team to beat, Belgrade also became one of the bigger teams in the state with...
  • Saturday’s Anaconda Invitational cross country meet turned out to be a good opportunity for Dillon runners to open the throttle and trim times. Isaiah Girard cut more than 90 seconds from his 2013 time to take the lead position for the Beaverhead County High School boys’ team, which finished second behind Townsend in the flat out...