Monthly archive

April, 2014

  •   Longtime Dillon City Treasurer Ty Cobb’s tumultuous last three months in City Hall culminated last week with his retirement from a job many believed he no longer actually held. Announced at last Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, Cobb retired earlier that evening in a letter dated April 2 and delivered to Dillon Mayor Mike...
  •   Casey Briggs enters his second year as the Beaverhead Golf Course manager with the experience and confidence to deliver an even better season to the golfing public than last year — weather permitting. Briggs says the course opened March 26 and now is a great time for golfers to purchase their season membership (single, couple, junior...
  •   In just the first week of its 2014 season, the Beavers fastpitch softball team has earned its first win of its varsity sports existence. The 14-13 victory over Corvallis marked the first win for the Lady Beavs in their inaugural year of competition at the varsity level and put a positive end to a week in which the team played three separate...
  •   In their first track meet of the year, the Dillon girls ranaway from the competition to claim first place at the Sheridan invitational in Dillon on Saturday, while the boys had to settle for second behind a deep Manhattan team. The Dillon girls were lead by Cierra Lamey, who claimed first place in both the 200 and 400 meters, and fifth in...
  •   To the editor,   According to Webster’s Dictionary, veto is to refuse executive approval to a bill passed by a legislative body. Any authorative prohibition. Some of the governors have “line item veto” which allows them to veto a single item in a passed document. The president of the United States does not have that...
  •   To the editor,   I can’t believe my first letter to the editor is on the subject of the city council, but I raised six kids so maybe it is appropriate. I voted for Marty Malesich. He lost. City council – get over it.   Connie Plutt Dillon
  •   To the editor,   Last week on this page was an editorial. “Approve Keystone XL for the environment.” It is hard to comprehend how this 1,661-mile pipeline that will cross more than 70 rivers, go through aquifers, will benefit the environment? This pipeline will take private land confiscated by eminent domain. This is good...
  •   To the editor,   The U.S. government in the very recent past has had an appalling human rights record in relationship to its immigrant community. Coupled with public and private discrimination immigrants are specifically targeted for unjust and absurd treatment.  The ACLU, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR...
  •   The case began five years ago with the City of Dillon trying to collect about $1,200 from the contested installation of a water meter at a private city residence. It looks to have finally ended on March 19, when Judge John W. Larson of the Fourth Judicial District Court filed a ruling awarding the city $1,197.51 for the installation of the...
  •   Great Harvest Franchising CEO Mike Ferretti announced on Monday that majority owner Nido Qubein has put his share of the company up for sale. Qubein owns 70 percent of Great Harvest and Ferretti owns 30 percent. Ferretti emphasized that the sale would not create a change in the location of company headquarters. “I’m not going...