Monthly archive

September, 2017

  • Steven Don Vezina passed away on August 31, after battling cancer to a draw. Steve was born on April 25, 1959, in Salmon, Idaho, to Alvin and Dorothy Vezina. He moved to Dillon at 8 years of age and graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1977. He enrolled at Montana Tech for a year before deciding teaching was his love and transferred to...
  • Dillon City Court Judge Crystal M. Thompson has resigned. In a one-sentence letter dated Aug. 30 and addressed to Mayor Mike Klakken and members of the Dillon City Council, Thompson wrote: “I hereby resign my position as city judge effective immediately.” She gave no reason for her resignation. But Dillon Police Chief Don Guiberson addressed the...

August, 2017

  • Members of the Dillon City Council and city administration met for two special city council meetings this week to try to work out the difficult details—and some of the broad strokes—of the city’s Fiscal Year 2017–18 budget. The budget that came out of those two sessions–and numerous other council meetings and council committee meetings and a...
  • It’s Fair time The Beaverhead County Fair kicks off today on the Fairgrounds in Dillon, where the Fair's wide array of events and activities will continue through the weekend. According to Fair Secretary Keeley Fitzgerald, highlights of this year’s Beaverhead County Fair include: a 4-H Rodeo and Open 4-D Barrel Race on Wednesday; the annual Boots...
  • Van Lowell Davis, 88, of Dillon, peacefully passed away August 27, surrounded by his family, at Barrett Hospital & Healthcare, in Dillon. Van was born May 27, 1929, in Downey, Idaho, to Reynold Davis and (Mary) Leona Thompson Davis. He was the sixth of ten children of their family. He grew up and attended grade school in Virginia, Idaho, and...
  • Carol “Jean” Spencer, 86, of Dillon, passed away at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her family, on August 19. She was born on January 16, 1931, in Polk County, Wisconsin, to Albert and Alice Peterson. She was married briefly to C. Ashlocke, then divorced and married to David Spencer. She was blessed with six children and a step-daughter....
  • WEATHER Monday: HEAT ALERT AND SMOKE ALERT. Temperatures will rise steadily throughout the day to a high of 90 degrees in the afternoon, when the chance of precipitation will rise to about 15 percent; smoke from area wildfires will fill the skies throughout the day, with only light winds expected. Monday Night: Temperatures will decline after dusk...
  • The University of Montana Western football defense got tested early, late and plenty of times in between, but held fast to secure the Bulldogs a 16-14 victory over Frontier Conference foe College of Idaho in both team's season opener on Saturday afternoon at Vigilante Field in Dillon. UMW's starting quarterbaack J.D. Ferris went out with an injury...
  • EVENTS Free Planetarium Sat.–Sun. A Planetarium will continue to host free 15–20 shows in the Dilmart Building at the NW corner of Glendale and Idaho streets in downtown Dillon today and tomorrow, Friday–Saturday, Aug. 25–26. The shows will cover a variety of topics within the 19-feet by 16-feet by 10-feet Planetarium from the Museum of the...
  • Agnes Ollie Dons Eberline Melton, 97, passed away Friday, August 11, at Barrett Hospital. Ollie was born in Goshen, Idaho, on February 27, 1920, and spent her early years in Shelley, Idaho, but attended grade school in Dillon. She helped her parents, Hans and Hanna Dons, run the Mill Point Hotel from 1929 through 1936. Ollie married Loren M....