Monthly archive

February, 2014

  •   Charlie Crookshanks left this world on January 30, to be with the love of his life, Marje, who went ahead of him two months ago. He was surrounded by his family. Charles Edward Crookshanks was born in Washington D.C. on August 1, 1929, to Velma Frogge Crookshanks and Edward Crookshanks. His parents were divorced two years later and his...
  •   Francis Wayne Pettit, 88, passed away January 27, in Forest Grove, OR. He was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Jackson, to George and Josephine Quigley Pettit. He lived in the Big Hole Valley for 12 years, and then moved to Dillon. He graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Marines that fall. He was in the Philippines...
  • The Dillon City Council’s Finance Committee voted unanimously Jan. 31 to recommend extending health insurance benefits to new Dillon Mayor Mike Klakken as part of his annual compensation package. Since Klakken’s election in November, some discussion had arisen about whether the city should or could afford to offer those benefits to...
  •   “Because it’s there” serves as the only motivation necessary for many climbers to set out to scale a majestic mountain. “Because it’s there” is also motivating Dillon trucker Matt Hopkins in his current quest to conquer Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in Argentina and the entire Western hemisphere....
  •   The top-ranked Dillon Beavers improved to 12-1 on the season and 6-0 in Southwestern A conference play with a pair of lopsided wins last week.  At Dillon Tuesday, the Beavers crushed Livingston, 67-21, in a Class A non-conference matchup, and Thursday at Anaconda, the Beavers won 60-46 in a league counter. The Beavers visit the Maroon...
  •   The Dillon wrestling team wrapped up its regular season at home last Thursday against Butte High before turning its attention to the Southwest A Divisional Tournament in Butte this Saturday. The always competitive AA Butte Bulldogs came down on Thursday evening to provide one last regular-season test for the Beavers.  “It was a...
  • After many months of planning and preparation, the Dillon Tribune is going digital — or, more accurately, adding digital delivery to our product line, which includes the home-delivered newspaper itself and its recently revamped website at www.dillontribune.com. The Dillon Tribune, which is now in its 133rd year and still going strong, has...

January, 2014

  • Two months after voting to enact a plan by City Council President David Spehar to reduce the number of its committees from nine to six, the Dillon City Council voted to endorse Spehar’s plan to increase its committee memberships from three to four at a special City Council meeting Jan. 27. But new Mayor Mike Klakken and a former city...
  •   Robert Hugh Briggs, Sr. (Hugh) died on January 24 in Dillon. The son of John William and Florence Emma Mayer Briggs, he was born in McKinnon, WY, on August 16, 1931. Hugh had three older brothers: Harold, Dick and Jack. His childhood was wonderful, as the tag-a-long, helping his parents, his brothers and their spouses work the Wyoming ranch...