Monthly archive

July, 2014

  •   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,...
  • *Surreal that smart phone, little need for retention, no choice, snow stops, crawl hungry → here increasing real sunshine my pet little sparrow Soh-Q’t will SING!  Bite the bullet, metaphor for hell you’re dead!  Psyche-I is in!  In its proper light, then, even at night there’ll be *talk here about every day...
  •   To the editor,   Remember when the White House celebrated when that 7 million enrollees was reached in the Affordable Healthcare Act? Sorry to report that at least 2 million of those enrollees are not American citizens, some lied about their income to get subsidies from the government (tax payers). All these are supposed to be in an...
  •   To the editor,   The year 1997 was a disastrous turning point in Montana’s energy history. The state legislature passed restructuring legislation (misnamed “deregulation”) that outlawed vertically-integrated utilities and forced Montana Power Company to sell off all of its generation facilities, including 11...
  •   Beaverhead County High School has chosen the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to address a concern about a problem with social and cultural roots. At the heart of the issue is a lack of respect students admit to having for each other. “We do listen to our students, and on average over the past four years our student survey says that...