Monthly archive

June, 2014

  •   Those who have had to give up and return to shore due to poor boating conditions know it can be a tough decision.  “When spring is in the air, snowmelt creates high water in our streams and rivers and high expectations for some good boating or rafting,” said Liz Lodman, the boat education coordinator for Montana Fish,...
  • In Beaverhead County's hottest race in Tuesday's primary election, incumbent Jeffrey Welborn outdistanced challenger Brooke Erb two to one in the Republican legislative contest for House District 72, 1,603-835. Meanwhile Sheriff Jay Hansen, running for re-election, held off a Republican primary challenge by Paul Oldynski, emergin with a...

May, 2014

  •   To the editor:   Last week a letter to the editor, attacking me with misinformation and presumption, ran in the Dillon Tribune. May 9th, on my way to Wisdom, a friend called to inform me of negative campaign materials that she had received. I had picked up the mail before I left home, but had not discovered the materials until her...
  •   To the editor:   We are writing to endorse Brooke Erb in the primary election for House District 72.  Our support is based on our shared common goals for the community, including commitment to education, and support and innovation for agricultural businesses.  We believe that Brooke’s extensive career with the...
  •   To the editor:   Breaking News: Hillary Clinton responsible for Rommel’s attack on Benghazi in 1941!! “She was almost certainly involved.” said John Boehner, “It was only five years before she was born!” Among Republicans, you can smell the fear. Was anything more predictable? With the Health Care Act...
  •   To the editor:   We in Beaverhead County have been witness to Representative Welborn’s vehement denouncing of outside dark money being interjected into our local Republican Primary Race for HD 72. Had his response not been one of such arrogance and indignation regarding this legal use of Political Action Committee’s (PAC)...
  •   To the editor:   It’s too bad that Duke Gilbert chose to extend the Warren and Brenneke lawsuits out over more than five years, especially since they weren’t really necessary in the first place. When the fact that these lawsuits were actually a grudge match on the part of our former mayor against Mr. Warner and Mr. Brenneke...
  •   To the editor:   Is it just me or are there others whom feel the folks of Beaverhead County are being peppered with mailers from outside interest groups. The first question that pops into my mind is “Why?” Why would some political action committee (PAC) want to influence southwest Montana? The thought kept nagging me, so...
  •   Friends and birthdays take on greater meaning for cancer survivors, and Bark for Life and the Cancer Survivors & Caregivers Birthday Celebration look to help invest even more meaning in them on National Cancer Survivors Day this Sunday at the Barrett Hospital & Healthcare campus in Dillon. Best friends, of the canine variety, or any...
  •   Commencement speaker Steve Vezina – teacher, mentor, coach and source of great inspiration – did his best to focus the attention of the audience on the 80 young men and women who were about to receive their diplomas from Beaverhead County High School. Nonetheless, his speech was as dynamic in delivery it was in message, bringing...