Monthly archive

October, 2014

  •   The Dillon City Council convenes tonight to work through a relatively light agenda that includes the second reading of a proposed ordinance granting Northwest Energy a natural gas franchise in Dillon. An update for a soon-to-be obsolete half-century measure passed in 1964, the ordinance would grant Northwestern Energy a non-exclusive...
  •   What would we do without friends?   BCHS golf coach Zach McRae has retold the story a number of times since last week.  Each time, he gets a dry mouth and the listeners get a lump in their throat.  While it wasn’t an ultimate sacrifice, Gunnar Maisch offered his position on the varsity golf team to his friend Sully...
  •   The rodeo fans of Dillon got an encore to the Labor Day performances in Harry Andrus Arena last weekend, when the nine rodeo teams of the Big Sky Region came to town for the University of Montana Western Rodeo. With longtime legend Charlie Hahnkamp helping keep things moving in the arena and announcer Rooster Reynolds keeping the crowd...
  •   In what very well could be the last time Anaconda and Dillon face off on the gridiron, the Beavers crushed the Copperheads 49-7.  The Homecoming game opened the Southwestern A Conference season for both schools. “It was a great game from start to finish,” said Dillon coach Rick Nordahl.  “They improved and that...

September, 2014

  • Classes at Beaverhead County High School were cancelled for the day and students were sent home Monday morning following a threatening telephone call placed to the school's office at about 8:15 a.m. In an interview conducted this morning in front of the high school's main entrance, BCHS Superintendent Fred Chouinard, accompanied by Dillon...
  • [This story has been updated.]   Beaverhead County High School has reportedly been closed for the day following an unspecified "threatening message," according to a telephone alert issued by the school at 8:47 a.m. Monday. In the recorded broadcast message, BCHS Superintendent Fred Chouinard said the school had received a threat,...
  •   To the editor,   In his recent letter to the editor, Dr. O. Alan Weltzien stated that Montana legislators were attempting to pass or study legislation “demanding” Congress “transfer” title to National Forests and public lands to states for use and disposal as legislators see fit.  Then he cited legislation...
  •   To the editor,   During my career I worked for three federal agencies, two counties(essentially branches of the state government) and several private businesses including farms and ranches. Mostly I worked on land management problems. These  related to either producing some commodity such as timber, ore, gravel, grass, hogs, eggs...
  •   To the editor,   A kind thank you to Judy for giving us the opportunity to comment on the relationship between religion and the Beaverhead County non-discrimination ordinance. As each of us focuses on trying to understand God and make Him the center of our lives, we can easily forget that laws in America don’t represent any one...