Monthly archive

December, 2014

  •   We are lucky to live in Dillon and Beaverhead County.  At every turn, there is a sign that points to a group of people who care about the people and traditions of the past, present and future.  One such sign shines a bright light on Beaverhead County High School and the Board of Trustees and administrators who create a positive...
  •   Gunnar Maisch is not a typical tennager.  The BCHS junior is the unselfish, self-motivated, caring student that all parents hope their children will become.   Most recently, Maisch promoted a “Give ‘Em the Boot(s)” fundraiser.  The October drive focused on raising funds to provide snow boots for area...
  •   Dillon’s P.J. Mahoney recently received a bit of surprising news from Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States Adjutant General John E. Hamilton.  Posted from national VFW headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, Hamilton notified Mahoney of his honorary appointment and explained that the Dillon man had been recommended...
  •   Learning to ski, returning to ski after years away from the slopes or just trying to improve your technique can be a great experience that enhances your life, recreationally and socially. Or a frustrating and even uncomfortable experience, especially for adult women, according to Dillon ski veteran Heidi Schwandt. To help women enjoy the...
  •   It’s no great newspaper trade secret that attracting, engaging and keeping readers is absolutely vital to the success of any newspaper. We believe that promoting literacy is one of the most important roles a newspaper has in the community. But literacy’s importance goes far beyond the pages of the local community newspaper; it...
  •   To the editor,   Good afternoon. In response to questions asked at President Obama’s end of year news conference, we have received a number of media enquiries and wanted to provide our perspective regarding some of the discussion about Keystone XL. From the very beginning, the Keystone system was designed to put critical energy...
  •   The Montana Youth ChalleNGe Academy held the program’s 31st graduation ceremony on Saturday, presenting certificates to 76 young men and women from around the state of Montana who completed the program.  The ceremony drew an equally diverse group of honored guests to the event. Joining MYCA Director Jan Rouse and Deputy Director...
  •   After making the annual Christmas Eve rounds, the spirit of Santa Claus will take up residence at Dillon’s Elks’ Lodge 1554 for its Fifth Annual Community Christmas Dinner Thursday. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day, those coming to the Elks Lodge, 27 E. Center St. in downtown Dillon, will be treated to good food and good...
  •   What looked like a transitional period for the University of Montana Western men’s basketball team transitioned into overdrive at the Scottsdale Classic tournament in Arizona last week, when the Bulldogs galloped past three opponents, two of them NAIA thoroughbreds. “That was just an awesome week for our program and a huge...
  •   The Dillon Beavers opened the basketball season with an impressive win over Columbia Falls and then swept the gym floor with Ronan at the Tipoff tourney in Missoula.  In their first home game of the season, AA Helena High took a little shine off the early season state title game projections. Helena High, with a huge front line and a...