Monthly archive

October, 2014

  •        The Dillon City Council appointed a new city judge on Wednesday but revived old question about how it conducts its business. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, the Council appointed Crystal M. Thompson to become the next Dillon city court judge when the resignation of current City Judge Shea Erwin...
  •   To the editor,   The Montana Republican Party’s platform advocates turning management of federal public lands over to the state of Montana. Would this be a good idea for the Ranching and Main Street communities? The federal grazing fee for decades has been $1.35 per AUM (animal unit month, 1 cow plus calf grazing for 1 month)....
  •   To the editor,   The responsible management of public land is finally being debated on the public stage.  Many of our federally controlled lands are being mismanaged for a number of reasons; pointless lawsuits and a lack of federal funding being at the top of the list.  The sad truth is that more is being spent defending...
  •   This letter is being written in support of Jay Hansen for Sheriff of Beaverhead County. As the former Undersheriff of Beaverhead County, I additionally held the positions of Deputy Sheriff, as well as acting Sheriff before my retirement in 1996. During my career with the sheriff’s office, I had the opportunity to be on several...
  •   To the editor,   On April 8, 2013 the Town of Lima Council voted to cancel the Resident Deputy Agreement with the Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Department and discontinue payment of the deputy bonus. The reasons being were the deputy did not reside in Lima, the deputy attended three out of the 18 past Council meetings, the Town...
  •   To the editor,   Having been involved in Republican politics for most of my early adulthood, I want to offer my thoughts on partisan declarations in law enforcement. I am a Republican and believe in the principles of conservative governance. That said, I struggle to understand why law enforcement should be asked to declare a party...
  •   To the editor,   As the Beaverhead County Attorney these past six-plus years, I have had the distinct opportunity of working closely with Sheriff Jay Hansen. Jay’s attention to detail, wealth of experience, and commitment to public service make him a tremendous asset to the County.  Overseeing a department as large as the...
  •   To the editor,   I am writing in support of Frank Kluesner for Beaverhead County Sheriff in the November elections. I taught Frank in elementary and followed him throughout high school.  Later Frank joined the Lima Fire Department /Ambulance and earned his EMT.  He took on the job of training captain for the Department....
  •   To the editor,   We the undersigned employees of the Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Department and County Attorney’s office would like to publicly endorse and support Sheriff Jay Hansen in the upcoming Sheriff’s election.  We would ask that you join us in voting to re-elect and retain Sheriff Jay Hansen.  ...
  •   Richard H. Kennedy (Dick), 93, of Dillon, died of a broken heart. We almost lost him when the love of his life, his wife Alice, died ten years ago. It was only for the sake of his children, grandchildren and those who loved him that his heart kept on beating. His continued presence enriched our lives through his wit, wisdom and wonderful...