Monthly archive

April, 2015

  •   A benefit event for Archer Sparks, a toddler who is nearing his second birthday, will be held May 1 at Beaverhead Brewery.  The event will begin at 4 p.m. and conclude five hours later with time slotted for entertainment by the band Rabbit Stew, a raffle and silent auction.  The establishment will donate a portion of their sales...
  •   The Dillon City Council last Wednesday welcomed a new member to its ranks and plotted new courses on a pair of projects that had generated controversy over the past year. The Council voted to appoint Don Hand to one of its two vacant Ward 1 seats. “Well, I’m one of the natives from around here,” Hand told the Council....
  •   The Dillon boys and girls tennis teams persevered across five meets, more than five dozen matches, 500 miles of travel, 2000 feet in elevation gain and several weather systems to record  five team wins and 49 match victories last week. Both the local boys and girls both scored dominating team triumphs over Stevensville last Tuesday in...
  •   Wayve Marie Boyd passed away on April 4.  She was born in 1925 to Theora Mercer Boyd (Nolte) and C. C. Boyd of Twin Bridges. Wayve’s early childhood was spent on a small family ranch on the Big Hole River. When she was about four, the family relocated to Silver Star. A few years later, Wayve moved into Twin Bridges with her...
  •   A burglar or burglars smashed the glass from the front door of Thomas Co. Jewelers in the early morning hours Tuesday and made off with an estimated $5,000 in rings.  An investigation is ongoing according to Dillon Police Department Chief Paul Craft. “We have reason to believe there were two involved,,” said Craft on...
  •   So much goes on in “Peep Lanes,” local 12-year-old Bella Glossa’s winning entry in the recent Peeps Diorama Contest at the Dillon Public Library, it almost qualifies as an art exhibit in and of itself. ‘I just thought Peeps and bowling would go well together,” explained Glossa of the inspiration behind her...
  •   The Montana Western rodeo team jumped back in the saddle for the first time since late September to start the spring portion of their 2014–15 season in style with a pair of successful rodeos at Bozeman’s Brick Breeden Field House last weekend. The first rodeo consisted of two rounds of competition spread over three days, with...
  •   The Dillon Jaycees held their 57th annual Distinguished Service Award/Outstanding Young Man Banquet Friday night at the Dillon Elks Lodge, and presented the awards for community service to Kirk Bergeson and Matt Allen. Dave Marsh served as Master of Ceremonies and Guest speaker Tom Welch, a former winner of both awards, provided clever...
  •   To the editor,   Hello! Montana hunters, fishermen, trappers, campers, hikers, rowers, and all the rest of you who value recreating our public lands, tis high time we wake up. Recently, Senator Daines and his self-serving,  land-grabbing, Washington cronies approved a measure by Sen. Lisa  Murkowski (R-Alaska) to “...
  •   To the editor,   Reports from our legislative representatives tell us of their thinking.  Sen. Debby Barrett’s editorials tell us that she opposes Medicaid Expansion HB405, the CSKT water compact SB262,  campaign finance reform/the dark money bill SB289, the Governor’s practical state-wide infrastructure bill HB5...