Monthly archive

October, 2016

  • The game lived up to the billing Friday night at Columbia Falls. When Dillon tangled with the Wildcats, the game pitted the two remaining Class A football teams. The Beavers left the field with a mark in the loss column, falling, 28-21. There is a lot of football ahead of us and after games like this, you just want the kids to go out and get...
  • The Montana Western Bulldog Rodeo Club staged a successful Big Sky Region rodeo over the weekend, and in addition to working every job in the arena and out to provide an excellent showcase for their guests, the student-athletes won both the men’s and women’s team titles to conclude the fall season in strong position in the region...

September, 2016

  • Following an individually successful showing against hundreds of runners at the popular Mountain West Classic Invitational in Missoula over the weekend, the Beavers are headed the opposite direction – geographically and competition-wise – this Saturday. Scrapping the Butte High School Invitational from their published schedule,...
  • Taking top honors in her race, University of Montana Western sophomore Mindy Kaufman finished four seconds ahead of rival Baylee Green of the host University of Great Falls team in triangular meet action last Friday. She captured not only top individual standing in her race, but also became the first runner in school history to be specially...
  • The Montana Western volleyball team this weekend added the ability to rebound quickly and emphatically from a tough loss to its growing arsenal of competitive virtues. Coming off a gut-wrenching home defeat to Montana Tech last Thursday night, the Lady Bulldogs on Sunday in Dillon ratcheted up the pressure early, seizing the first two sets on...
  • The book is closing on Dillon’s “open container law.” The Dillon City Council last week endorsed the second reading of an ordinance that will, among other things, repeal the city’s 22-year-old ban on carrying an open container of alcohol or drinking from one in many public places in the city. “I thoroughly believe...
  • The Dillon Beavers are evolving into a team with a balanced offense and a demoralizing defense and demonstrated that excellence Friday night at Hamilton with a crushing 55-20 win over the conference leader coming into the game. Hamilton entered the contest with a 1-0 league mark, while the game opened Dillon’s conference encounters. The...
  • Officials at the University of Montana Western said official 15th day enrollment figures show the university’s student head count is 1,501, up nine percent over last year. In addition, this is the second consecutive year Montana Western has broken the modern record for first time students enrolling at the university. UMW Registrar and...
  • With the recent adoption of the Beaverhead County Budget for fiscal year 2016-17, the Beaverhead County Commissioners approved an across-the-board raise for elected officials and all employees. The raises were an effort to bring Beaverhead County employees to a compensation level to an average equal to other comparable counties, according to...
  • After suffering two straight, tough, late losses, the Montana Western football team made quick, relatively easy work of MSU Northern in a 50-6 league victory in Dillon on Saturday afternoon. Running backs Hunter Thomsen and Austin Urlacher each registered a long TD run before the game was 10 minutes old to begin the Bulldogs' climb to a 38-3...