Monthly archive

August, 2014

  •   The 66th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) was in Rock Springs Wyoming two weeks ago, when local contestants Carson King, Sidney Kirkpatrick and Troy Kirkpatrick ably represented southwest Montana. As a senior, King was looking to take his hot streak into the Sweetwater Events Center along with his roping partner, Polson...
  • Man, woman, what’s changed, or hasn’t, about the sexes, I help you, you help me?  Earth-think it’s got to be less, but, approached.  TOUCHED, no need, to even want more than I need, today’s money, then, of its unisex simplicity, shucks, life would’ve never, forced, from either you or, me making a million...

July, 2014

  •   An earthquake in Beaverhead County rattled Dillon shortly after dawn on Monday, but seems to have left no injuries or property damage in its wake. Centered about eight miles north of Dillon and four miles below the earth’s surface, the quake began just after 6:51 a.m. and registered a 3.6 on the Richter scale during a few seconds of...
  •   From time to time, I have the privilege to extoll the virtues of living in Southwest Montana, this week, that opportunity has come around again, inspired by a couple of things over the past weekend. First of all, there was the 2014 edition of Southwestern Montana Relay for Life, an annual event that I consider to be the gold standard in...
  •   To the editor, We have a tendency in life to focus on things that are urgent, and, by default, neglect other things which may actually be more significant. Take, for example, preserving our agricultural heritage, abundant hunting and fishing opportunities, and clean water (just to mention a few). Without vision, leadership, and action to...
  •   Hope was in the air this weekend and on the ground—in the form of two giant HOPE signs that shined all night long and the hundreds of feet that walked laps around the Kennedy Trail at Barrett Hospital & Healthcare to raise a record total of more than $30,000 at Dillon’s 2014 Relay for Life. Stretching from late Friday...
  •   The annual Dillon Jaycee Demolition Derby showcased the Gagnon family of Whitehall, with Larry winning the main event and Barb taking the powder puff by storm. Barb was also noted as the most fearless, throw caution to the wind driver, receiving the Best Performance award named in honor of longtime Dillon Demo Derby competitor “Mean...
  • Creation!  EVOLUTION!  Revolution! Our Creator the potter, the clay, not the same, all warned evolution looked bad!  History, off with the mask, what really happened?  Wisdom, wise up!  From ashes I’m crazy!  Standing, in hip boots, first, everywhere skillfully stilled, I know, I’m not alone. ...
  • Is it good to hurry, harassed? YOU! Watch out for the “ROAD SIGNS”! PERCEPTION! That’s something you just have to UNDERSTAND!     Wisdom, you don’t, you lose your very life for insisting on INDIFFERENCE!  Have I gone mad?  I should be asking you!!!  No TELLING you!  It’s no one only...
  •   William Dean Smart, 68, passed away in Dillon on July 13, 2014.   William was born to Hannah Stocking Smart and Frederick Floyd Smart on August 20, 1945 in Soda Springs, Idaho.  He was the youngest of four boys, attended high school in Butte, and later received a Masters degree in Education.  He taught in several locations,...