Monthly archive

May, 2015

  •   The University of Montana Western will award 440 degrees to 385 students at commencement ceremonies on Saturday. Registrar and Director of Institutional Research Charity Walters said the class of 2015 represents 26 states with 75 percent coming from Montana. Walters also said this year’s graduating class is 61 percent female and 39...
  •   The Dillon boys and girls track and field teams both gained top honors at the Dillon Invitational track meet last Tuesday, and then on Saturday in Anaconda got one last chance to size up the conference competition before divisionals next weekend.  On a blistering hot day in Dillon that left most of the athletes with sunburn, the Dillon...
  •   Art, live music, shopping deals, refreshments, social interaction and their many fans will blossom all over downtown Dillon on Friday evening during the spring Art Walk. “This event shows off our local artists and downtown businesses,” said Cory Birkenbuel, who also organized the most recent fall Art Walk in Dillon for the...
  • Sharon Morehouse and Sharon Anderson were the big winners in Tuesday's School District 10 trustee election, with 708 and 686 votes, respectively. The two were the top vote-getters, outpolling Keith Handlos, 362, and Lee Diedrich, 219. Morehouse and Anderson will be formally seated during board reorganization on Tuesday, filling two new...
  • Dillon Elementary School District 10 Election Results Number of total Ballots - 1,095 Incumbent (three-year term) Jed Petersen with 954 votes Two New Positions (two-year term or three-year term) Sharon Morehouse with 708 votes; Sharon “Neno” Anderson with 686 votes Keith Handlos with 362 votes J.Lee Diedrich with 219 votes

April, 2015

  • Dillon City Councilperson Derek Gore has lost his battle to stay in office. Constituents in Gore’s Ward 4 district voted 121 to 89 in favor of recalling the first-term representative, according to figures released by Scott’s office Tuesday shortly after the 8 p.m. voting deadline in Gore's recall election. Look for full details of...
  •   To the editor,   It’s been said that taxes are as sure as death itself.  Few would argue because taxes are what fund essential government services.  However, even fewer understand that the progressive tax system currently used is the root cause of death itself (respectively speaking, of course).  Our government...
  •   To the editor,   Last week on this page Ken Matthiesen wrote that certain Republican legislators are and were irresponsible. Not all of them, just a few. Mr. Matthiesen isn’t it refreshing to know that we have legislators who can think for themselves? Isn’t it refreshing that we have legislators who care about people, about...
  •   To the editor,   Another of Sen. Debby Barrett’s recent editorials begs response.  She inaccurately made some statements against what she calls “free health clinics” which is really The Montana State Employee Health Plan which offers state employees health insurance options as part of their employment contracts....
  •   To the editor,   Dillon faces a choice. It’s a choice between continuing to expedite the process of fostering a collaborative, real-life approach to educating our students or letting inaction plug the process of creating 21st century learning environments. In Beaverhead County, we have a fundamentally strong education system. Our...