Monthly archive

July, 2015

  •   An interment for Dorothy (Dotty) Jeanne Kneeland McDaniel will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Dillon on July 22 at 11 a.m. Dotty passed on Nov. 13, 2014, at home with family in Reno, NV. Dotty, 79, was born in Belt, in December 1934, to Ralph and Norma Kneeland. Dotty was a Renaissance woman as a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher,...
  •   Ara Jeannine “Ginger” Paull passed away July 10 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Nampa, ID. Ginger was born June 9, 1945, in Pocatello, ID, to Don C. and Jean (Gravely) Detton. She was the oldest of their five children. Being raised on the family ranch in southwestern Montana, she enjoyed the outdoor life of riding horses, raking...
  •   To the editor,   The Presidential election is many months away but the wannabees are lining up like the election is tomorrow. Here are a few highlights, maybe low lights, of those at the front of the line. Ted Cruz. Mr. Cruz thinks he is Tom Cruise but he has been cast in the wrong movie. A horror flick with a comedic ending. A very...
  •   To the editor,   As a long-time Republican watcher, even I am surprised that they’re conceding the 2016 election so early.   In 2012 you could make the case for Romney as a legitimate GOP candidate, albeit a poor one.  He was rich and out-of-touch, so he pretty much fit the mold.  But this year they’re all...
  •   To the editor,   Returning to South America, the Pope says countries owe debt to their poor. The poor have suffered enough.  Labor creates all wealth. Those who work the hardest remain poor and outside the rewards of the national economy. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of gamblers, investors, bandits and frauds.  These...
  •   Each year during the third weekend in July the old ghost town of Bannack comes alive in a celebration of pioneer life. This year, the annual Bannack Days Festival will be held on July 18 and 19.  Activities will begin 9 a.m. Saturday and run until 5 p.m., then from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Some of those activities include: horse...
  •   Work can continue on a controversial housing development in Dillon despite the city attorney last week counseling that a stop-work order be issued on the project. Dillon City Attorney Jim Dolan on Friday sent a letter to City Director of Operations J.S. Turner advising him to, in Turner’s capacity as zoning administrative officer,...
  •   The Dillon Cubs laced 39 hits through four games to sweep the competition and win the 2015 Missoula Mavericks Class A Invitational Tournament last weekend.     After struggling at the Fourth of July Firecracker Tournament in Polson the previous weekend, the Cubs bounced back in Missoula to claim wins, all by at least four runs,...
  •   Chancellor Beth Weatherby has appointed Sylvia Moore interim provost at the University of Montana Western. Moore is the former deputy commissioner for academic, research and students affairs for the Montana University System. “I am so pleased that Dr. Moore has agreed to serve in this important position. Her experience in higher...
  •   In addition to last week’s “hoot owl” closures on the Jefferson and Big Hole rivers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will also impose “hoot owl” restrictions on a number of southwest Montana rivers as a result of the continued high water temperatures. The restrictions beginning Friday will close the...