Monthly archive

December, 2014

  •   To the editor,   As a fifth generation Montanan and an incoming member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, I am committed to finding solutions that restore active management to our national forests. The status quo is unacceptable and detrimental to forest health, wildfire conditions, habitat, recreational...
  •   To the editor,   Boy, it didn’t take the Republicans long to show how they are going to govern -— by sneaking odious last-minute provisions into bills that have to pass.  The old Gutless Legislator method.  Now, I know both parties have done this over the years, but it’s usually for some small-scale local...
  •   Verla R. Boetticher, age 95, entered eternal life Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her home in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Verla moved to Las Cruces in 2003 from Dillon, Montana. She was born in Providence, Cache County, Utah on November 12, 1919 to Rudolph and Bertha Ruegsegger, the 3rd child of five children. The family resided in Daniels and...
  •   Kevin Lathrop, 57, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, after a courageous battle with early onset Alzheimer’s. Kevin was born to Robert and Bette (Granger) Lathrop on May 24, 1957, in New London, WI. He spent his childhood on the family farm, raising animals and causing mischief. In 1975, Kevin graduated from New London High School and...
  •   On Dec. 14, Susan (Susie) Lee Skinner passed away peacefully in her sleep after losing her fight with pancreatic cancer. Susie was 60 years old. Susie was born in Fallon, NV, on July 29, 1954. She was born to Selma Lee Skinner and Darrell Howard Skinner. She joined an older sister, Lynda. Since their father was in the Navy, they traveled to...
  •   Voris Carson Blomquist left this earthly sphere on Dec. 15 and returned to her Heavenly Father, her dear Emmett, and to other loved ones who have passed on before. She was born in Shelley, ID, on Jan. 24, 1923. Voris was the second of five children born to Edgar and Carrie Mitchell Carson:  Beth, Voris, Callie, Nola and Val. ...
  •   John P. “Jack” Zink, beloved husband, son, brother, uncle and friend, was taken by the angels on Dec. 1. Jack was born in Billings on Dec. 5, 1961, to John S. and Gay Lee Zink. Jack married his soul mate, Karen, on Aug. 8, 2014, on the 16th anniversary of their first date. In 1980, Jack was an All-State wide receiver for...
  •   At Monday night's meeting of the BCHS Board of Trustees, Beaverhead County High School Superintendent Fred Chouinard presented his thoughts on who the board should hire to replace him when he submits his letter of resignation at the Jan. 12 meeting of the group.  Chouinard presented the information a month in advance to allow for...
  •   The ongoing recall effort against three Dillon City Councilpersons is headed for a critical court showdown next week, by recent order of a district judge. Last week, Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Loren Tucker issued an order for a Dec. 23 hearing to determine whether Dillon City Councilpersons Swede Troedsson, David Spehar and Derek...
  •   The Dillon Beaver wrestling team stumbled into the "bad draw" portion of their schedule last week, facing two of the top team's in Class A at home Thursday night at the Dillon Mixer, and then falling into a Mining City Duals line-up at Butte that included three matches versus AA competition – Missoula Sentinel, Billings...