Monthly archive

December, 2014

  •   The Symphonic Band from Beaverhead County High School has been selected to perform a concert hour at the 2015 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Northwest Division Conference to be held in Spokane, WA February 12-15.  The band will share their performance with the Vallivue High School Wind Ensemble from Caldwell, ID....
  •   The ALCO Store in Dillon shut yesterday—but only for the day so employees could review its inventory. But the move gave local shoppers a chance to preview what’s soon to come at the popular East Helena Street store. The local ALCO will close permanently sometime in the next few months, as soon as that inventory is exhausted by...

November, 2014

  •   To the editor,   It’s time to get on my soapbox again. Snow removal is very important to me. I walk my dog when weather and temperatures allow and I also do a number of errands for my job all of which require using the sidewalks. The City of Dillon can correct me if I’m wrong but I believe each business and individual is...
  •   To the editor, Here are two scenarios involving maple switch episodes. The NFL recently announced a 14-game suspension of Viking star Adrian Peterson for disciplining his four-year-old son with a maple switch — reportedly imposing some injurious marks. Peterson indicated that he was using the same method as applied to him when he was...
  •   Gary D. Nelson, of Silver Star, passed away Nov. 20, due to complications from a stroke. Gary was born March 7, 1945, in Whitehall. He attended elementary, junior high and high school in Twin Bridges. During his time in school, he enjoyed playing sports and was co-valedictorian of his class in 1963. After graduation, Gary attended Montana...
  •   The Dillon Beaver football program doesn’t spend a lot of time dwelling on past glories. They are too busy adding new chapters to their championship legacy.  Saturday at Butte’s Alumni Coliseum on Bob Green Field, this year’s version of Beaver football posted a glorious victory, rallying from behind late in the fourth...
  •   Ed McDaniel started making sculptures 12 years ago at the age of 48, carving clay that would be used to create a wax mold and ultimately a bronze casting. His work primarily focused on creating traditional busts, and he did some smaller pieces as well. When he experienced a serious health crisis from an autoimmune complication and pneumonia...
  •   The annual Festival of Trees opened with the Friday night Kids' Night and features photos with Santa, cookies, candy and a talking tree.  Here, three buddies check out the elaborately decorated trees that would be auctioned off Saturday night.   The main focus of the Festival of Trees is to raise funds for deserving non-profit...
  •   The Dillon community donated $11,327 to the Southwest Montana Family YMCA through the Great Harvest Bake Day program last week.  Great Harvest donates all the proceeds from three days of sales to a deserving group each time it holds a Bake Day.  This year, the program has contributed over $63,000 to deserving area programs....