Monthly archive

July, 2014

  •   To the editor,   Dillon, when was the last time you took visitors to our hometown museum? When was the last time you yourself explored our museum? The exhibits are not static; new displays and new arrangements are presented periodically, and the lovely quilt on the wall is turned every so often so as not to fade.  The museum...
  •   To the editor,   My first thought after reading Brillhart’s “Peace not war” was that he just doesn’t get it. Then I remember all the articles that he has had published about the failure of the Republican Party and his praises for the platform of the Democratic Party . Then I do wonder — if it wasn’t...
  •   Each year during the third weekend in July, Montana’s best preserved ghost town of Bannack ‘comes alive’ in a celebration of pioneer life with the annual Bannack Days festival, July 19-20. Bring your family for activities, including: horse and wagon rides, shootouts, gold panning and candle making. Guests can enjoy cowboy...
  •   Local citizens looking to recall four Dillon City Councilpersons last week turned in enough signatures to theoretically trigger the recall of three of them. Examination of the petitions by the Dillon Tribune revealed that petitioners appeared to have gathered 162 signatures for the recall of Nils “Swede” Troedsson and 160 for...
  •   According to the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Drought Status Map, Beaverhead and Madison County are the two counties in the state currently at risk of falling under a drought alert. The neighboring counties in southwestern Montana have a slightly dry rating, one step above moderately dry, a level that falls under...
  •   Office supplies. Computer supplies. FedEx shipping services. Art supplies. Copying resources. Help with graphic design. And the occasional jigsaw puzzle. Just about everybody needs one or the other, at some time or another. And many of us need at least one or two of them, just about every week. Dillonites gained a downtown location to...
  •   On Wednesday, July 23, at 11 a.m. Dillon resident, Richard Kennedy,  will gather with his family and friends to dedicate, with a memorial plaque, the stained glass windows given  by the Kennedy family to the University of Montana – Western in memory of Alice M. Kennedy, teacher, artist, and alumna of the school.  The...
  •   After a brief dip in form, the Dillon Cubs got back to their mostly winning ways this past week. The Cubs won four of six games, all on the road, five in the sweltering heat at the Missoula Mavs Invitational Tournament. Dillon started their week with a trip to Livingston, rallying in the last inning to overcome the Braves on Wednesday,...
  • A small aircraft crashed into downtown Dillon on Saturday, killing a half dozen people and injuring dozens more in and around the Depot Theatre. Not really. But local emergency responders and volunteer victims did their best to simulate that scenario Saturday morning, when more than 60 people helped recreate the aftermath of a plane slamming into...
  • If you thought fracking was a water-guzzling and violent way to get the oil and gas flowing from shale, then you should check out oil shale* retorting. Earlier this month, details were made public regarding an oil shale project Chevron proposes for western Colorado. Of particular note was the amount of energy and water it will take to produce 100,...