Monthly archive

April, 2015

  •   After three weeks of preparation, the Beaverhead County High School Track and Field athletes got a chance to compete for the first time this season at the annual Sheridan Invitational Meet at Vigilante Stadium in Dillon. The most significant player in the meet turned out to be Mother Nature, as high winds and snow hampered the athletes and...
  •   Christopher Lee Stiles, 29, of Butte admitted his guilt in the August 2014 murder of Mark Robert Mullen during a change of plea hearing in the court of Fifth Judicial District Judge Loren Tucker at Beaverhead County Courthouse last Tuesday. In addition to the felony charge of deliberate homicide, Stiles admitted to tampering with evidence...

March, 2015

  •   To the editor,   Senator Steve Daines was elected to uphold the U.S. Constitution and to protect America. But Senator Daines and 46 other Senators Signed a senseless letter that was sent to Iranian leaders. This letter violated the U.S. Constitution and the Logan Act. The Logan Act forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiation with...
  •   To the editor,   Senate Bill 245 is supposedly a bill to enable Fish, Wildlife & Parks to control elk numbers when there are too many for the area. This bill supposedly “allows” FWP to harvest cow elk after the regular season to adjust those numbers if needed.  This is a scam.  FWP already has authority to...
  •   To the editor,   While attending the council meeting 3/18/2015 I noticed on the council table in front of Councilman Gore was what looked like a camcorder. I stood and asked what that item was sitting on the table in front of Gore and he told me it was a camcorder. The camera was positioned in my direct line of vision and it appeared...
  •   Isabel Watson McFadden, of Omaha and previously of Dillon, passed away peacefully in her sleep March 10. She had just celebrated her 96th birthday on Feb. 28 with family—singing songs, blowing out her candles, eating cake and opening presents. She was a wonderful mom, grandma and great-grandma. Isabel was born in 1919 and raised in...
  •   Dillon Middle School eighth grader T’iel Lochridge used the experience of her third straight Treasure State Spelling Bee to cruise through the competition and claim the championship. Lochridge’s effort earned her, among other things, a trip to Washington, D.C., and a berth in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 24-29....
  •   The City of Dillon will continue accepting applications for its two vacant Ward 1 Dillon City Council seats through the end of this week. Any Ward 1 resident who is at least 18 years old and a citizen of the State of Montana may apply by mailing or dropping off a brief letter of interest and a resume to Mayor Mike Klakken, City of Dillon,...
  •   The University of Montana Western’ men’s basketball team earned a taste of the Sweet 16 with a first-round victory at the NAIA National Men’s Basketball Tournament in Kansas City last week before falling to the top-ranked team in the country on Friday. Western opened the tourney last Wednesday night by bettering...
  •   The White Hat Coalition recently looked long and hard into a group of worthy nominees who performed great acts last year and selected Yuvanne Turney as its Doer of Good Deeds award recipient for 2014.  Turney was recognized for her many acts of kindness and grace, including her longstanding work on behalf of area youth.  Yuvanne...