Monthly archive

May, 2014

  •   To the editor:   Is it just me or are there others whom feel the folks of Beaverhead County are being peppered with mailers from outside interest groups. The first question that pops into my mind is “Why?” Why would some political action committee (PAC) want to influence southwest Montana? The thought kept nagging me, so...
  •   Friends and birthdays take on greater meaning for cancer survivors, and Bark for Life and the Cancer Survivors & Caregivers Birthday Celebration look to help invest even more meaning in them on National Cancer Survivors Day this Sunday at the Barrett Hospital & Healthcare campus in Dillon. Best friends, of the canine variety, or any...
  •   Commencement speaker Steve Vezina – teacher, mentor, coach and source of great inspiration – did his best to focus the attention of the audience on the 80 young men and women who were about to receive their diplomas from Beaverhead County High School. Nonetheless, his speech was as dynamic in delivery it was in message, bringing...
  •   The Dillon girls placed second and Beaver boys grabbed fourth in last week’s Southwest Divisional Track Meet at Vigilante Stadium in Dillon, while also qualifying a number of their competitors for the upcoming State A Meet. Dillon’s all-around star athlete Cierra Lamey set a new school record in both the 200 and 400 meter dashes...
  • Diane Sands, scholar and state representative, will present a survey of women and their  political influence in Montana as part of the Dillon Hometown Humanities Program, Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. in the Old Depot Theater. The program is being presented as part of the centennial celebration of Montana’s passage of Women’s...
  •   To the editor,   Every day I hear and see many candidates on television saying, “vote for me, for a smaller government and I am a conservative.” They never say what a smaller government or a “conservative” means. Lets look back at a conservative. The last time we voted for a President who said he was a “...
  •   To the editor,   In my last letter, I commented on my dismay at State Representative Jeff Welborn’s liberal voting record in regard to family issues, a record that hardly places him as a true representative of the conservative values of the great majority of Beaverhead County residents.     Unfortunately, Jeff Welborn...
  •   To the editor,   Jeff Welborn has been a strong supporter of public lands hunters, ranchers, and our outdoor way of life. I’m dismayed to see some folks bring into question his record or his motivation for doing what’s best for the folks in his District. We all live the problems that wolves are causing. Elk numbers are down...
  •   To the editor,   It is now my happy task to offer sincere appreciation to the school district who took seriously the issue of posts bearing bags for dog walkers in and around the park. You were working on it all the time as having value. Seldom has frustration yielded so willingly to the good graces of this project being established in...
  •   To the editor,   In this whole fiasco of an attempted recall of city council members, somebody needs to point out that four of the people who are making the loudest protests do not reside within the Dillon city limits. Ray Graham, Brenda Womack, Marge Jappe, and George Warner are not residents, don’t (legally) vote in city...