Monthly archive

February, 2015

  •   If the rhetoric around Dillon the last two weeks is any indication, the debate on Governor Steve Bullock’s Medicaid Expansion legislation or “Healthy Montana Act,” will be heated and partisan.   Representatives from Americans for Prosperity, Foundation for Government Accountability, Montana Lt. Gov. Angela McLean and...
  •   Four local wrestlers earned podium spots at the State Meet in Billings last weekend to help lead the Beavers to a ninth-place team finish. Kohltin Starkel was the only Beaver grappler who made the championship match and had to settle for runner-up honors after a 5-2 loss in the 120-pound final. Freshman Brent Tezak wrestled well beyond his...
  •   The Dillon Junior Fiddlers held their 31st annual Fiddle Contest at the Depot Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, coupled with two collaborative events with the Beaverhead Brewery and the Dillon Elks Lodge, the 30 or so competitors and their families enjoyed warm weekend and cool competition. “There is so much to do before and during a...
  •   A three-car accident at the intersection of Idaho Street and Helena Street last Wednesday resulted in extensive damage to two of the vehicles and moderate damage to a third car.  Montana Highway Department Trooper Mitch Voss issued a citation to Deetra Tasakrios, 39, of Idaho, for a right of way violation. According to Voss, Tasakrios...
  •   To the editor,   Where are the moderate Republicans in Helena? Are they are cowering lock-step under the tea-party cult’s blatant control of both House and Senate committees?  The Senate tea-party leadership have stacked some of the chamber’s most important committees with the same few far-right legislators. ...
  •   To the editor,   Whoa, Montana!  Our individual right to make a deeply personal, private decision will be lost if House Bill 328 becomes law.  Aptly dubbed “The Physician Imprisonment Act of 2015”, HB 328 paves the way for doctors to be charged with homicide and stripped of their license, should they write a...
  •   To the editor,   Non-whites, handicapped people, women, and most other protected classes of people living in Dillon can breathe a little easier since the City Council passed a resolution last week declaring that the city -- for the time being at least -- will continue to abide by Montana state laws protecting their civil rights....
  •   Lois Maxine Proctor Pence moved on to seek new adventures in Heaven on February 4, following a courageous 27-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. During those years, she helped test new procedures and medications, hoping her efforts would help future victims of this incurable disease. Lois was born June 6, 1939, at the ranch home of...
  •   Karen Elizabeth (Graves) Gordon passed away Feb. 6. Karen was born to Fielding and Viola (Nissen) Graves on Jan. 18, 1950, in Dillon. She had fond memories of spending summers at their cabin in Birch Creek hunting arrowheads, fishing, picking wildflowers and roaming the mountains. Her mom and dad passed on a vast wealth of knowledge of...
  •   Patrick F. O’Neill filed a campaign practices complaint against then Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen and  Beaverhead County Attorney Jed Fitch just eight days before the General Election last November.  Last week, over three months following the election, Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan R. Motl dismissed...