Monthly archive

August, 2014

  •   In yet another reversal of fortune in city politics, three Dillon City Councilpersons this past week found out the recall petitions filed against them for allegedly violating their oaths of office have been disqualified—two days after Beaverhead County Clerk & Recorder and Election Administrator Debbie Scott had announced the...
  •     On a night when the Beaverhead County High School Board of Trustees reluctantly accepted the resignations of a 25-year-member of the group and two staff members, Superintendent Fred Chouinard presented the board with a 2014-15 budget that reduces Beaverhead County taxpayer contributions to the school by $258,130.33 for the fiscal...
  •   Dillon City Councilperson Derek Gore announced his resignation at last Wednesday’s Dillon City Council meeting, only to retract it two days later in a handwritten letter to the city. “I’m a businessman, and the ethics of business, if we don’t make money or learn something, we get out of it,” Gore told his...
  •   In its old-school way, Juransen Manor offers visitors to Dillon a new kind of lodging experience. The fully furnished first floor of the Victorian-style home built in 1906 is available for short-term rentals on a nightly or weekly basis. “We’ve done some month-long rentals, but don’t like to rent it out for too long...
  •   Beaverhead Golf Course Club House Manager Kasey Briggs offered an inaugural Match Play tournament to members and 35 men and a woman took advantage of the opportunity to square off  in a handicapped bracket in a tourney that took two months to play out.  In the end, Jim Huber defeated Ken Peters for the championship. “When I...
  •   The Beaverhead County Little League All-Star team for 11–12 year olds fell just short of representing Montana at the Little League Northwest Region Tournament when they fell to Mount Sentinel in the District 2 championship game last month in Butte. With the 14-4 win, Mount Sentinel moved on to face District 1 winner Boulder Arrowhead...
  • Swift advice is to love it!  Happy, hugs, kiss me, public, chauvinistic!  What a performance!  “GREEN it’s no other way!”  Wisdom’s murmur Creator-flavored, core-value, a full cut back to what women want, men, focus on need, you exploiters of only fossil fueled power, you STAND BACK!  Yes it’s...
  •   Beaverhead County Attorney Jed Fitch said his office has decided not to pursue criminal charges against three Dillon citizens spearheading a drive to recall three City Councilpersons, despite being urged to do so by City Councilperson Lynn Westad in an affidavit she filed earlier this year with Beaverhead County. In the affidavit, Westad...
  •   To the editor,   Being pro-Palestinian is not anti-Semitic not being pro-Palestinian is racist. Stop all aid to Israel. The Conflict in Gaza is one-sided and genocidal. Gaza is a prison forced upon the Palestinian people by Israel. End the blockade. Support boycott of all aid and trade with Israel until the rights of the Palestinians...
  •   Edward Harvey, 83, passed away on July 25 at St. James Healthcare due to congestive heart failure. Ed was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Butte to Herbert and Helen Harvey. His only other sibling was a sister who passed away at birth. Ed’s mother passed away when he was just 14 years old. After her death, he moved to Divide to the Lindlief...