Monthly archive

August, 2014

  •   Labor Day weekend provides a traditional fair and rodeo weekend to signal the end of summer and a transition from shorts and t-shirts into long pants and jackets. Before that shift occurs, time stops for the three-day weekend, and citizens enjoy the western-style festival. Beaverhead County Fair Entries begin rolling in Wednesday, all with...
  •   On a late August evening that, as luck would have it, featured early October temperatures ideal for football, the Montana Western Bulldogs opened their 2014 season at a packed Vigilante Field on Saturday with a 38-6 demolition of rival Montana Tech that had no trace of luck about it. The Dawgs dominated the Diggers from start to finish in...
  •   When things are going bad, they can suddenly turn around through effort and belief. In 2013, the Dillon VFW lost its national charter and the Jackson chapter was on the verge of losing its standing, when the groups decided to combine. “That has been the best move we could have made,” said Chuck Thompson, the duly elected...
  • On the last day of August, 2012, a collared grizzly bear dubbed 726 by federal wildlife biologists vanished into the rugged Centennial Mountains on the Idaho-Montana border. A few weeks later, they recovered his collar near an established campsite. It appeared to have been cut, stoking suspicions that hunters may have shot the bear, a federally...
  • Temple talk raining, a quick-runoff is praying, earnestly no benediction!  Badly drifted, contaminated, environmental destruction, STOP!  No finer music at the absolute end, of night, a brand-new sky beautifully BLUE!  FLY to a next stop is just to, again believe it I love YOU!  Sincerely yours!  GREEN!  Simple the...
  •   To the editor,   Last spring we formed a bicycle club in the Ruby Valley. When we realized that MDT was reconstructing the road from Alder towards the Ruby Reservoir and also repaving Hwy 287 from Alder to Sheridan we were concerned about Montana Department of Transportation’s new policy to place rumble strips on any roadway...
  •   To the editor,   As a student of our public schools, as a worshipper of our great outdoors, and as a proud Montanan, I support Amanda Curtis to be our next U.S. Senator.  Today, too many people have become too cynical about our political system—too many people believe that no task can be accomplished and no obstacle overcome...
  •   To the editor,   What is science?  Try answering that to a four year old!  This summer’s reading program articulated it well by the exploding pop bottles, drum playing, and a laser show created through speaker vibration.   My young daughters can’t read… yet, but that certainly didn’t take away...
  •   While I’m certain the decision last week by Beaverhead County Clerk & Recorder Debby Scott to reject the recall petitions for three members of the Dillon City Council came across as unfair to some in our town, it was the right move.  There are specific criteria to be met for such an action to be taken, and the severity of the...
  •   Dillon native and longtime resident Arley Clark McLaren, 86, passed away at Barrett Hospital & HealthCare on Aug. 16. Born May 8, 1928, to John H. and Gladys (Rhodes) McLaren, Arley was part of a large and boisterous family, well known throughout the Beaverhead. He graduated in 1947 from BCHS, where he lettered in basketball and...