Monthly archive

April, 2014

  •   To the editor,   Well, 2014 is a midterm election year and we’ll spend much time debating things like education, income inequality, immigration, minimum wage and a host of other issues. That’s good. These are all important issues and we need progressive, liberal solutions to all of them if we are going to continue as a...
  •   Several weeks ago I learned of a lawsuit filed by a group known as the Montana Environmental Information Center challenging a decision by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to approve an amended operating plan by the Golden Sunlight Mine that would extend the mines operating life by several years. This amendment would allow...
  •   John (Jack) Earl Maki passed away Friday, April 25, from an aggressive form of prostate cancer, surrounded by his family at home. He was born April 4, 1939, in Hamilton, the first son of Earl and Helen Maki. From an early age, he developed a strong work ethic and loved working with the animals on the family farm.  He attended schools...
  •   Representatives of the Dillon School District 10 Board of Trustees and leaders of the union representing its 49 teachers reached a tentative deal on Monday evening. The one-year contract would increase the teachers’ base pay by 1.5 percent for the coming school year and contributions to their health insurance by 2.5 percent. “We...
  •   The Dillon Cubs took three of four games at home last weekend, knocking off Anaconda in two games on Saturday, and then splitting with Butte on Sunday.  In the first game of the doubleheader against Anaconda on the rain-soaked Vigilante Field, Dillon sidearmer Logan Wilson got the start on the mound and went four innings while giving...
  •   The University of Montana Western football team took to Vigilante Field last Saturday for its annual version of the midterm exam, the spring game, a friendly but hard-hitting affair won by the Bulldog offense, 47-21. The culmination of a spring football term that included 13 practices, the contest pitted the Bulldog offense vs. its defense...
  •   A bomb threat at Beaverhead County High School delayed the opening of classes Tuesday morning by two hours. After an investigation by school officials and local law enforcement, no threat was located and the school was determined safe. “It is a scare, and even if it is low-risk, we have to take it very seriously,” said BCHS...
  •   It’s back, on the table. The sale of the Mary Innes School returned to the realm of imminent possibility this week with a new offer delivered to the Board of Trustees of Dillon School District 10, which owns the downtown Dillon property. An anonymous buyer put forth an offer of $100,000 on Monday through local real estate professional...