Monthly archive

February, 2015

  •   To the editor,   Where are the moderate Republicans in Helena? Are they are cowering lock-step under the tea-party cult’s blatant control of both House and Senate committees?  The Senate tea-party leadership have stacked some of the chamber’s most important committees with the same few far-right legislators. ...
  •   To the editor,   Whoa, Montana!  Our individual right to make a deeply personal, private decision will be lost if House Bill 328 becomes law.  Aptly dubbed “The Physician Imprisonment Act of 2015”, HB 328 paves the way for doctors to be charged with homicide and stripped of their license, should they write a...
  •   To the editor,   Non-whites, handicapped people, women, and most other protected classes of people living in Dillon can breathe a little easier since the City Council passed a resolution last week declaring that the city -- for the time being at least -- will continue to abide by Montana state laws protecting their civil rights....
  •   Lois Maxine Proctor Pence moved on to seek new adventures in Heaven on February 4, following a courageous 27-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. During those years, she helped test new procedures and medications, hoping her efforts would help future victims of this incurable disease. Lois was born June 6, 1939, at the ranch home of...
  •   Karen Elizabeth (Graves) Gordon passed away Feb. 6. Karen was born to Fielding and Viola (Nissen) Graves on Jan. 18, 1950, in Dillon. She had fond memories of spending summers at their cabin in Birch Creek hunting arrowheads, fishing, picking wildflowers and roaming the mountains. Her mom and dad passed on a vast wealth of knowledge of...
  •   Patrick F. O’Neill filed a campaign practices complaint against then Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen and  Beaverhead County Attorney Jed Fitch just eight days before the General Election last November.  Last week, over three months following the election, Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan R. Motl dismissed...
  •   At a Special Dillon City Council Meeting yesterday afternoon,  council members finally gave the go-ahead to Mayor Mike Klakken to make a pair of moves that could help save the city over $7 million dollars and subtract about $20 a month from the water-sewer bills of each city ratepayer. The Council voted 8-0 to simultaneously approve...
  •   More than 150 people braved the cold rain and snow last Tuesday evening to attend the Education Matters rally in Dillon’s Parkview Elementary School. The event’s impressive roster of speakers included Montana Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean, Montana House District 72 Representative Jeff Welborn, Beaverhead County...
  •   Underclassmen shouldered the load for the Dillon wrestling team at the Southwest A Divisional Meet in Corvallis last weekend, when BCHS sophomore Kohltin Starkel and freshman Brent Tezak won their respective weight classes while leading the Beavers to a second-place team finish. In addition to young Kohltin and Brent, the Beavers pushed...
  •   Ti’el Lochridge, an eighth grader at Dillon Middle School, claimed her third consecutive Beaverhead County Spelling Bee title, and with it, her third trip to the Treasure State Spelling Bee in Billings.  Lochridge correctly spelled all 14 words put before her by pronouncer Dr. Laura Straus, outlasting Reichle Elementary seventh...