Monthly archive

August, 2014

  •   To the editor,   Last spring we formed a bicycle club in the Ruby Valley. When we realized that MDT was reconstructing the road from Alder towards the Ruby Reservoir and also repaving Hwy 287 from Alder to Sheridan we were concerned about Montana Department of Transportation’s new policy to place rumble strips on any roadway...
  •   To the editor,   As a student of our public schools, as a worshipper of our great outdoors, and as a proud Montanan, I support Amanda Curtis to be our next U.S. Senator.  Today, too many people have become too cynical about our political system—too many people believe that no task can be accomplished and no obstacle overcome...
  •   To the editor,   What is science?  Try answering that to a four year old!  This summer’s reading program articulated it well by the exploding pop bottles, drum playing, and a laser show created through speaker vibration.   My young daughters can’t read… yet, but that certainly didn’t take away...
  •   While I’m certain the decision last week by Beaverhead County Clerk & Recorder Debby Scott to reject the recall petitions for three members of the Dillon City Council came across as unfair to some in our town, it was the right move.  There are specific criteria to be met for such an action to be taken, and the severity of the...
  •   Dillon native and longtime resident Arley Clark McLaren, 86, passed away at Barrett Hospital & HealthCare on Aug. 16. Born May 8, 1928, to John H. and Gladys (Rhodes) McLaren, Arley was part of a large and boisterous family, well known throughout the Beaverhead. He graduated in 1947 from BCHS, where he lettered in basketball and...
  •   Joe Johnson, longtime Grasshopper Campground host, died Aug. 1. He was born April 3, 1938. Joe and his wife, Sally, would arrive in “Big Red” during a snowstorm in May and head back home to Salt Lake City in a snowstorm in September. They loved the Pioneer Mountains, Crystal Park, dinner with friends at the campground and the...
  •   Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen supervised a murder investigation that began Aug. 9 with a call from Wise River reporting the discovery of a body, and ended the evening of Aug. 12 with the arrest of two suspects in Missoula.  The Missoula Police Department arrested Christopher Lee Stiles, 29, and Sandra Lee Ann Cantrell, 49, both...
  •   Big money will be on the table tonight at the second regular monthly meeting of the Dillon City Council. The Council will consider a resolution to adopt the preliminary budget for the City of Dillon for Fiscal Year 2014–15, which will include budgets for lighting, street maintenance and sprinkling districts, as well as Special...
  •   Alleged murder suspects Christopher Lee Stiles, 29, and Sandra Lee Ann Cantrell, 49, both of Butte, were arraigned at the Beaverhead County Law Enforcement Annex in front of Justice Court Judge Candy L. Hoerning on Tuesday morning. The suspects were formally charged for their alleged roles in the death of Mark Robert Mullen, 60, of Butte....
  •   The big beige bins that a number of Dillon residents visit regularly to drop off paper, cans, plastic and other recyclables are getting moved and dropped off themselves at a new location this week. The bins will today finish their migration from the narrow patch of land on the east side of South Railroad Street across from the Beaverhead...