Monthly archive

February, 2014

  •   To the editor, To Pope Francis … We need an economy that is founded on the idea that not only are we our sisters and brothers’ keeper; they are ours. We must go beyond charity, to creating a moral economy in which we eliminate poverty through full employment. Jobs that are designed to meet the real needs of real people are our...
  •   To the editor, Public Service Commissioner, Kirk Bushman, wants America to get serious about job growth. (See Montana Standard Opinion page 01-31-2014.)  Mr. Bushman sees Montana’s massive, untapped coal reserves as a major opportunity for high-wage job creations.  He also warns his readers that President Obama and his...
  •   Charlie Crookshanks left this world on January 30, to be with the love of his life, Marje, who went ahead of him two months ago. He was surrounded by his family. Charles Edward Crookshanks was born in Washington D.C. on August 1, 1929, to Velma Frogge Crookshanks and Edward Crookshanks. His parents were divorced two years later and his...
  •   Francis Wayne Pettit, 88, passed away January 27, in Forest Grove, OR. He was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Jackson, to George and Josephine Quigley Pettit. He lived in the Big Hole Valley for 12 years, and then moved to Dillon. He graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Marines that fall. He was in the Philippines...
  • The Dillon City Council’s Finance Committee voted unanimously Jan. 31 to recommend extending health insurance benefits to new Dillon Mayor Mike Klakken as part of his annual compensation package. Since Klakken’s election in November, some discussion had arisen about whether the city should or could afford to offer those benefits to...
  •   “Because it’s there” serves as the only motivation necessary for many climbers to set out to scale a majestic mountain. “Because it’s there” is also motivating Dillon trucker Matt Hopkins in his current quest to conquer Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in Argentina and the entire Western hemisphere....
  •   The top-ranked Dillon Beavers improved to 12-1 on the season and 6-0 in Southwestern A conference play with a pair of lopsided wins last week.  At Dillon Tuesday, the Beavers crushed Livingston, 67-21, in a Class A non-conference matchup, and Thursday at Anaconda, the Beavers won 60-46 in a league counter. The Beavers visit the Maroon...
  •   The Dillon wrestling team wrapped up its regular season at home last Thursday against Butte High before turning its attention to the Southwest A Divisional Tournament in Butte this Saturday. The always competitive AA Butte Bulldogs came down on Thursday evening to provide one last regular-season test for the Beavers.  “It was a...
  • After many months of planning and preparation, the Dillon Tribune is going digital — or, more accurately, adding digital delivery to our product line, which includes the home-delivered newspaper itself and its recently revamped website at www.dillontribune.com. The Dillon Tribune, which is now in its 133rd year and still going strong, has...