Monthly archive

August, 2016

  • Robert Carson “Doc” Lott was born September 25, 1925, to Mortimer John and Bess Dawes Lott on the family ranch in Twin Bridges. He graduated from Twin Bridges High School in 1943 and attended Colorado A&M in Fort Collins, CO, before enlisting in the Army in January 1946. After serving as a member of the US Army Mountain Ski Troops...
  • Walter Marion Hungate died August 25, in Bozeman Health Hospital. He was born in Dell, on December 10, 1937, to Beth “Goldie” Anderson and Walter Marion Hungate, and was raised in Lima. In 1956, he joined the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1960. Walter was a Section Foreman and Inspector for Union Pacific Railroad and a...
  • The University of Montana Western old-schooled Dickinson State for a 29-13 victory in both team’s season opener on Saturday in a neutral-site game in Miles City. Using a bruising running game and bludgeoning defense, the Bulldogs beat down the Blue Hawks for a victory that seemed all but assured before the third quarter was over and three times as...
  • The Dillon City Council last Wednesday moved quickly through a light agenda in one of its briefest regular get-togethers of the year. During his report near the start of the approximately 70-minute meeting, Mayor Mike Klakken informed the City Council that Michael Mhoon had resigned from his position on the city’s Public Library Board. The...
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  • The parking setup on a much-traveled city street gained a new setup this month so that vehicles, particularly large emergency response vehicles, can travel more safely down it. Angled parking spots on the portion of Cornell Street, between South Atlantic Street and the Tully Springs Subdivision to the east have been removed. Motorists can now only...
  • The Beaverhead County Commission and Teamsters Local Union #2 have agreed to and signed off on the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) on behalf of the Beaverhead County Sheriff's Deputies and Sergeants. The two-year agreement runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. The sheriff's deputies unionized shortly after the last sheriff's...
  • A participant in the Cycle Greater Yellowstone event that passed through the Dillon area last Thursday collapsed on Highway 278, about one mile west of Bannack State Park. Jerome Parker, 74, of Olympia, Wash., died from complications of a heart attack during the Dewey to Dillon stretch of the seven day tour organized by the Greater Yellowstone...
  • The question ‘What can our community do to assure our children grow up to be healthy adults?’ will be explored during the Strong Families Build Strong Communities event on Tuesday, August 30, in Dillon. The free 5:30–8 p.m. gathering will take place in Beier Auditorium on the University of Montana Western campus. The evening...
  • Beaverhead County Coroner Ron Briggs has identified the woman found dead Aug. 12 in a Dillon shed as Susan Marie Pulsipher, 37. Briggs has determined the unattended death a suicide by drug overdose. The coroner says the investigation is on-going. According to Briggs, Pulsipher has resided in Dillon less than six months. She is survived by siblings...