Monthly archive

October, 2014

  •   The timing of a letter to the editor in last week’s Dillon Tribune from Lima Mayor David Olsen on the incorporated town’s dissatisfaction with the Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Department has brought focus on a decision the Lima Tow Council made in 2013 to terminate a contract agreement with the Sheriff’s Department...
  •   Beaverhead County High School wraps up the cross country season this Saturday with a second trip to Helena, this time for the State Class A championships. The Beavers will be running at the Sam Roberts Golf Course in Helena, the same course they ran Oct. 9 for the Capital City 7 on 7 meet. Dillon’s girls will run at 11:35 a.m., with...
  •   The University of Montana Western volleyball team chalked up its fourth consecutive win and first Frontier Conference victory of the 2014 season with a five-set triumph over second-place Carroll College last week in Dillon. Looking to carry over their consistent play from their three wins in Denver the previous weekend, the Lady Bulldogs...
  •        The Dillon City Council appointed a new city judge on Wednesday but revived old question about how it conducts its business. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, the Council appointed Crystal M. Thompson to become the next Dillon city court judge when the resignation of current City Judge Shea Erwin...
  •   To the editor,   The Montana Republican Party’s platform advocates turning management of federal public lands over to the state of Montana. Would this be a good idea for the Ranching and Main Street communities? The federal grazing fee for decades has been $1.35 per AUM (animal unit month, 1 cow plus calf grazing for 1 month)....
  •   To the editor,   The responsible management of public land is finally being debated on the public stage.  Many of our federally controlled lands are being mismanaged for a number of reasons; pointless lawsuits and a lack of federal funding being at the top of the list.  The sad truth is that more is being spent defending...
  •   This letter is being written in support of Jay Hansen for Sheriff of Beaverhead County. As the former Undersheriff of Beaverhead County, I additionally held the positions of Deputy Sheriff, as well as acting Sheriff before my retirement in 1996. During my career with the sheriff’s office, I had the opportunity to be on several...
  •   To the editor,   On April 8, 2013 the Town of Lima Council voted to cancel the Resident Deputy Agreement with the Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Department and discontinue payment of the deputy bonus. The reasons being were the deputy did not reside in Lima, the deputy attended three out of the 18 past Council meetings, the Town...
  •   To the editor,   Having been involved in Republican politics for most of my early adulthood, I want to offer my thoughts on partisan declarations in law enforcement. I am a Republican and believe in the principles of conservative governance. That said, I struggle to understand why law enforcement should be asked to declare a party...
  •   To the editor,   As the Beaverhead County Attorney these past six-plus years, I have had the distinct opportunity of working closely with Sheriff Jay Hansen. Jay’s attention to detail, wealth of experience, and commitment to public service make him a tremendous asset to the County.  Overseeing a department as large as the...