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September, 2014

  •   The anticipated budget war this fiscal year ended up coming off more like a peace treaty signing. The Dillon City Council last Wednesday night unanimously passed a resolution adopting a city budget and the levying of taxes for Fiscal Year 2014–15. The Council also unanimously endorsed resolutions for the adoption of budgets and...
  •   Rattling all the way to Miles City and back, the University of Montana Western’s men’s rodeo team bounced back from being down eight points to take back the reins on first place from Montana State in the team standings of the Big Sky Region. Heading into their last rodeo of the fall season, which takes place in Dillon this...
  •   Beaverhead County Election Officer Debbie Scott must accept and file recall petitions against three Dillon City Councilpersons or issue a response showing good cause for not doing so by tomorrow. Montana Fifth Judicial District Judge Loren Tucker made that court order in an Alternate Writ of Mandamus filed Sept. 4 after reviewing a Writ of...
  •   University of Montana President Royce Engstrom announced today that five candidates have been selected as finalists for the University of Montana Western chancellor’s position in Dillon, Mont. Candidates will begin visiting campus next week. “I am pleased with the broad array of candidates who have applied for the position. The...
  •   Teaching runs through Blakely Hay’s blood. Though it took her a little while to run through some other career options before she settled on her profession of destiny.  Hay has chosen to continue her teaching career for Dillon’s School District #10, which hired her to start this school year as eighth grade Spanish teacher at...
  •   The inaugural “Race for Renewal” was held in Wisdom on Saturday, Sept. 6, marking the first anniversary of 20-year old Kaydee Jo Coon’s suicide. Organizers are hopeful this event will become an annual tradition for this small close-knit community of the Big Hole.  “We all helped to raise Kaydee,” said Emmy...
  •   Coming off a couple close-but-no-cigar losses, Montana Western fired up a fat, proverbial victory stogie Saturday in Dillon after rolling MSU Northern, 50-30. “With two teams that have been through some adversity and with their backs kind of against the wall, you knew it was going to be a battle, so I was really happy with the way our...
  •   To the editor,   I am writing this letter in support of Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen, who is running for reelection this November. I first met Sheriff Jay Hansen several years ago when we both served as executive board members of the Montana Violent Crime Investigator’s Association (MVCIA). As part of our duties, we were...
  •   Dear Editor, As a U.S.Forest Service retiree, I know the benefits of a well managed forest. Over the last 20-plus years, I have seen the federal government’s “on the ground” forest management deteriorate. Lack of timber sales and excessive access closures have not served the public or the resource well. Many years ago I...
  •   To the editor,   We are losing the ability to have an open and honest debate about national policies that will radically change the way we live and work in America. Daily we are forced to comply with federal environmental policies that are strangling our ability to make a living off the land we own and love. How did we become a nation...