Monthly archive

January, 2015

  • The University of Montana Western men’s basketball team went up against the mountain that is the Lewis-Clark State frontline, and found that it is good. But not as good as the no. 18 Bulldogs were Thursday night in Straugh Gymnasium. Using their speed, quickness and grit, the Dawgs (16-5 overall, 4-2 in the Frontier Conference) overcame an early...
  •   Slowly and unsurely, a plan to potentially save the City of Dillon more than $7 million and each city ratepayer about $250 per year in water-sewer bill payments gained approval from the City Council last Wednesday, if only to take its next small step forward. The Council voted 7-0 to allow the city administration to solicit contract...
  •   The Montana Western men’s basketball team saw its 13-game winning streak laid low on the Hi Line on Friday, and a losing streak commence the next night in Great Falls. The then-first place Bulldogs suffered a 68-56 setback to then-last-place MSU Northern in Havre on Friday, and on Saturday fell to Great Falls, the conference’s...
  •   To the editor,   As water users in Beaverhead County, we expect our water rights to have as much protection as any other personal property right.  Beaverhead County’s main economic driver is agriculture, having a reliable water source for all irrigation and agricultural uses in Beaverhead County and Montana is critical to...
  •   The Beaverhead Search & Rescue’s 31st annual Stan Shafer Memorial Ice Fishing Derby got a slow start when they confirmed a decision to go forward with the event this year just 10 days before Saturday’s contest.  For those that participated, it was a fun time, but ticket sales and participation numbers were down from...
  •   The future of most everyone’s health will in large part lie in the hands of our future health care providers. And a Dillon teacher and a group of area high school students are working to help willing young hands to become more able and ready to attend to those vital jobs in the future. Science teacher Angela Hammang conducts a course...
  •   Dillon won two games last week, but after Thursday’s narrow win over Class B Whitehall, many wondered if the pollsters knew what they were doing when they voted Columbia Falls to the top of the Class A poll.  The Wildcats have two losses, one to Dillon, while the Beavers have a single blemish on their record, a loss to AA Helena...
  •   It was a down-up-up-down week for the Lady Beavers basketball team. Dillon dropped down a class to win on the road against Class B Whitehall, 51-15, on Thursday, and then jumped up a class on Saturday, when they lost, 41-51, at home to AA Helena Capital. As the Beaver boys were getting tested at home on Thursday, the girls team were...
  • A night after seeing its 13-game winning streak ended by a loss at MSU Northern, the Montana Western men’s basketball team started a losing streak with an 89-84 setback at the University of Great Falls on Saturday. Western (15-5, 3-2) had a chance to take a late lead after cutting the Argos advantage to just two points with a 22-6 run capped by a...
  • The Montana Western men’s basketball team saw its 13-game winning streak laid low on the Hi Line on Friday night with a 12-point loss at MSU Northern. The Lights (12-9, 1-4 in the Frontier Conference) recorded their first league win of the season with the 68-56 triumph over Western (15-3, 3-1) by applying their usual formula of tight defense,...