Monthly archive

September, 2014

  •   To the editor,   For the last several years, news of other western states trying to privatize federal lands has made headlines here in Montana.  Places like Utah, Nevada, even Colorado, have been relentlessly pushing half-baked ideas from special interests for state seizure of public land. Over the past two years, legislatures in...
  •   Martin C. Jackson passed away at Parkview Acres Care and Rehabilitation Center on Sept. 9. He was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Los Angeles, CA, to Noel and Helen Jackson. They moved back to Montana when Martin was about four. They settled on the family ranch near Jackson. It should be noted that brothers Antoine and Herman Jackson emigrated to...
  •   The Dillon Beavers extended their winning streak to 13 games dating back through last season with a narrow win over Laurel Friday night at Vigilante Field, 28-27. The non-conference thriller ended when Laurel’s two-point conversion pass for the win, fell incomplete with just over a minute left on the game clock. Laurel played for the...
  •   The Lady Beaver volleyball team earned its first conference match win of the season in Hamilton on Saturday, after falling to Belgrade and Butte Central earlier in the week. Dillon opened their 2014 conference season last Tuesday by hosting Belgrade. Always a tough team to beat, Belgrade also became one of the bigger teams in the state with...
  • Saturday’s Anaconda Invitational cross country meet turned out to be a good opportunity for Dillon runners to open the throttle and trim times. Isaiah Girard cut more than 90 seconds from his 2013 time to take the lead position for the Beaverhead County High School boys’ team, which finished second behind Townsend in the flat out...
  •     To the citizens of Beaverhead County,   We want to encourage you to begin a grassroots movement to bring a non-discrimination ordinance (NDO) to vote in your town. It was unfortunate that the City Council vote on 3-Sep-14 allowed six council members and a few opponents to bring the NDO discussion to a halt in your fine town....
  •   The driver of a stolen vehicle led local law enforcement on a wild car chase through Dillon last Thursday evening at speeds up to 50 miles per hour before crashing and escaping on foot. “We haven’t found the guy yet,” said Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen. The individual has been identified. We are not releasing that...
  •   The Dillon City Council last Wednesday rejected, by a vote of 2 to 6, a proposed ordinance designed to discourage discrimination in the city based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. “Basically, what I asked for in the ordinance was protection for LGBT people – lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders...
  •   The Beaverhead County Commissioners adopted the 2014-15 final budget at their weekly meeting Sept. 2. The budget included appropriations 1.5% lower than the previous year. “I believe, in layman’s terms, to live within your means,” said Commission Chairman Tom Rice.  The commissioners included within appropriations a 2...
  •   “Where would you rather be, than right here, right now?” Montana Western Defensive Coordinator Rob Goode asked his players just before the start of overtime in the Dawgs’ game against Rocky Mountain College at Vigilante Field on Saturday. Nobody in the packed stadium could have likely come up with a viable answer to that...