Monthly archive

February, 2015

  •   Patrick F. O’Neill filed a campaign practices complaint against then Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen and  Beaverhead County Attorney Jed Fitch just eight days before the General Election last November.  Last week, over three months following the election, Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan R. Motl dismissed...
  •   At a Special Dillon City Council Meeting yesterday afternoon,  council members finally gave the go-ahead to Mayor Mike Klakken to make a pair of moves that could help save the city over $7 million dollars and subtract about $20 a month from the water-sewer bills of each city ratepayer. The Council voted 8-0 to simultaneously approve...
  •   More than 150 people braved the cold rain and snow last Tuesday evening to attend the Education Matters rally in Dillon’s Parkview Elementary School. The event’s impressive roster of speakers included Montana Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean, Montana House District 72 Representative Jeff Welborn, Beaverhead County...
  •   Underclassmen shouldered the load for the Dillon wrestling team at the Southwest A Divisional Meet in Corvallis last weekend, when BCHS sophomore Kohltin Starkel and freshman Brent Tezak won their respective weight classes while leading the Beavers to a second-place team finish. In addition to young Kohltin and Brent, the Beavers pushed...
  •   Ti’el Lochridge, an eighth grader at Dillon Middle School, claimed her third consecutive Beaverhead County Spelling Bee title, and with it, her third trip to the Treasure State Spelling Bee in Billings.  Lochridge correctly spelled all 14 words put before her by pronouncer Dr. Laura Straus, outlasting Reichle Elementary seventh...
  •   Lima High School’s Emilie Schroder received $500 on Monday during a presentation at the school in recognition of her recent victory in the Montana Bankers Association’s Montana Bankers Financial Scholars Program Blog Contest. Along with the MBA, the Montana Financial Scholars Program is sponsored in Lima High School by Pioneer...
  • Like its fictional boxing namesake, Rocky is proving most dangerous after it seemed about to get counted out. The Rocky Mountain College men’s basketball team outpointed its nationally ranked, first-place Frontier Conference counterpart from the University of Montana Western, 100-86, on Saturday night in a fact-paced game in Billings. While a loss...
  • Carroll College invited Frontier Conference rival the University of Montana Western back to its PE Center in Helena for a men's basketball game Thursday night. But the no. 11 Bulldogs never really let Carroll back into that game after staking a 10-point lead just over nine minutes after tipoff and then sustaining a double-digit advantage for all...
  •   Former Dillon resident Baxter Brown Jr., 54, of Great Falls passed away from cancer on Jan. 17. Baxter was born on July 5, 1960, in Dillon to Baxter and Anita Brown. He made the U.S. Air Force his career shortly after graduating from Beaverhead County High School in 1978. He is survived by sons Conrad (Kendra) and Brian (Ashley) Brown;...
  •   Dear Editor, I would like to share a valuable community resource with your readers. Energy Share of Montana is a nonprofit organization whose main purpose is to provide emergency heating assistance to people facing loss of heat or lights in their home due to reasons beyond their control, and who have no resources to pay for it themselves. I...