Monthly archive

January, 2015

  •   The University of Montana Western men’s basketball team just keeps winning and finding new ways to do it—and new players to do it with. The Bulldogs extended their streak to 12 consecutive victories with home conference triumphs over Rocky Mountain College and Carroll College last week in Straugh Gymnasium. Two nights after...
  •   Two more road wins over conference opponents last week elevated the Dillon Lady Beavs into the top spot in the Southwest A Conference and set up a showdown with preseason league favorite Hamilton this Saturday in Dillon. Dillon rolled into the Maroon Athletic Center (MAC) last Thursday to face Butte Central (5-2, 2-2), then the second-best...
  • The University of Montana Western men's basketball team just keeps finding new ways to win, and new players to lead the way. Two nights after being carried by their shortest player, 5-foot-8-inch Stephen McCall, the Dawgs rode to victory on the shoulders of their tallest player, 6-foot-10-inch Quinn Smith. Smith owned the Straugh Gymnasium paint...
  • What a game. Montana Western found itself down by as many as 9 points in the second half to the defending conference champs and deprived of their top scorer and rebounder. But the #10-ranked Bulldogs rallied to overcome #18-ranked Rocky Mountain College, 74-71, in a tense, bruising and often dazzling Frontier Conference season opener on a chilly...
  • Wednesday night’s five-minute Dillon City Council meeting got going only long enough to decide it shouldn't go on any longer. With just four of eight City Council members showing up for their first regular meeting of 2015, Mayor Mike Klakken announced that the Council lacked a quorum. The four Council members who showed up were Bob Cottom, Dick...
  •   Loretta Eunice Cashmore, 89, of Dillon, peacefully passed away Dec. 31, surrounded by her family. Loretta was born to Walter Lee and Roberta (Bean) McDowell in Butte, on July 3, 1925. Loretta’s family included her older brother, Dean, and younger sister, Aileen (Warrick). The family lived on its homestead in Monida and in 1937 moved...
  •   Lyla passed away Friday, Jan. 2, from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. Lyla Verle Henrie was born Dec. 26, 1938, in Winton, WY, to Clarence and Alice Henrie. Lyla was raised in the Big Hole Valley, where she attended elementary school. She graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1957. After graduating, she married her...
  •   Lorna Simpson McNee was born July 22, 1939, to parents Harvey and Alice Simpson in Idaho Falls, ID. She joined sisters Alberta and Dorothy and preceded Carolyn with the family. The family moved to Armstead, the setting of Lorna’s childhood memories that she held dear to her heart for a lifetime. Every summer the family moved to Bloody...
  •   Our beloved sister passed away peacefully after a very long illness on Tuesday, Dec. 30, with her sister and caregiver, Jennifer Proulx Phillips, by her side. She was preceeded in death by: her mother and father, Mike and Emma Proulx; grandparents Mike and Elverta Proulx; brother Montie Michael Proulx; sister Melanie Proulx; and nephew Nick...
  •   A 4.9 magnitude earthquake centered less than 100 miles southwest of Dillon near Challis, ID, rattled some nerves on Saturday, but didn’t cause any reported damage in Beaverhead County. “I don’t believe we even got any calls on it,” said Dillon Police Chief Paul Craft. “Some people felt it and some didn’t...