Monthly archive

September, 2014

  •   Teaching runs through Blakely Hay’s blood. Though it took her a little while to run through some other career options before she settled on her profession of destiny.  Hay has chosen to continue her teaching career for Dillon’s School District #10, which hired her to start this school year as eighth grade Spanish teacher at...
  •   The inaugural “Race for Renewal” was held in Wisdom on Saturday, Sept. 6, marking the first anniversary of 20-year old Kaydee Jo Coon’s suicide. Organizers are hopeful this event will become an annual tradition for this small close-knit community of the Big Hole.  “We all helped to raise Kaydee,” said Emmy...
  •   Coming off a couple close-but-no-cigar losses, Montana Western fired up a fat, proverbial victory stogie Saturday in Dillon after rolling MSU Northern, 50-30. “With two teams that have been through some adversity and with their backs kind of against the wall, you knew it was going to be a battle, so I was really happy with the way our...
  •   To the editor,   I am writing this letter in support of Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen, who is running for reelection this November. I first met Sheriff Jay Hansen several years ago when we both served as executive board members of the Montana Violent Crime Investigator’s Association (MVCIA). As part of our duties, we were...
  •   Dear Editor, As a U.S.Forest Service retiree, I know the benefits of a well managed forest. Over the last 20-plus years, I have seen the federal government’s “on the ground” forest management deteriorate. Lack of timber sales and excessive access closures have not served the public or the resource well. Many years ago I...
  •   To the editor,   We are losing the ability to have an open and honest debate about national policies that will radically change the way we live and work in America. Daily we are forced to comply with federal environmental policies that are strangling our ability to make a living off the land we own and love. How did we become a nation...
  •   To the editor,   Please vote “FOR” the animal shelter mill levy. Support your local animal shelter.   Cynthia Ayres Dillon
  •   To the editor,   I cringe when people use God’s name for justification of the LGBTQ lifestyle as the writer did in last week’s editorial. It is an individual’s sinful choice to live that way, not God’s. In fact, God loathes that choice and calls it sodomy. But He does offer hope, mercy, and forgiveness to leave...
  •   To the editor,   For the last several years, news of other western states trying to privatize federal lands has made headlines here in Montana.  Places like Utah, Nevada, even Colorado, have been relentlessly pushing half-baked ideas from special interests for state seizure of public land. Over the past two years, legislatures in...
  •   Martin C. Jackson passed away at Parkview Acres Care and Rehabilitation Center on Sept. 9. He was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Los Angeles, CA, to Noel and Helen Jackson. They moved back to Montana when Martin was about four. They settled on the family ranch near Jackson. It should be noted that brothers Antoine and Herman Jackson emigrated to...