Monthly archive

January, 2014

  •   The Dillon Beavers, fresh off receiving the top ranking in the first Montana Class A power poll, traveled to Helena High last Thursday and picked up a big non-conference victory against the AA Bengals. After consecutive battles against quality foes Butte Central, Stevensville and Helena, the Beavers returned to B.W. Lodge Gym and did what...
  •   The Dillon Lady Beavers got a double dose of what they have been handing out all season, with a 32-52 home loss to Helena High on Thursday night, and a setback two days later in Hamilton, where the Lady Broncos beat Dillon, 51-37, to take over the Southwest A conference lead. The Helena Lady Bengals stepped out of the AA class to face the 6...
  •   To the editor,   I didn’t know what to think of Ray Shaw attacking Senator Tester and his Forest jobs bill until I saw news he just filed for reelection.  His versions of facts were so far off, it’s now clear this was pure partisanship at its worst.  His letter appearing in December across Montana was curious...
  •   To the editor,   The City Council, on January 15, 2014, did exactly what was asked of them not to do. It is my understanding that both Mr. Gilbert’s and Mr. Cobb’s appointments expired in January.  Not only did the council not allow Mayor Klakken to make appointments that he was entitled to make, but they also showed...
  •   To the editor,   I am a relative newcomer to Dillon. My husband and I bought a home and moved here in 2011, because we loved the setting, the town, and the people. But it has been hard not to see that something terribly wrong has been going on with the ex-Mayor, the Council, and the Executives he appointed (lawyer, treasurer). We...
  •   Initially, I considered the Dillon City Council’s actions last week another example of the group’s sometimes shortsighted gamesmanship in which the consequences of their actions are never really considered.  As the days passed, I’ve come to the conclusion that it was a devious, well thought out ploy to spin city...
  • Shortly after the Jan. 15 Dillon City Council meeting, Councilperson Dan Nye collapsed onto the sidewalk in front of City Hall. Nye, 58, suffered what was eventually determined to be a mild stroke. Nye was first transported to Barrett Hospital and HealthCare and then taken by air ambulance to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Nye, Dr. Michael...
  • The stormy dawn of a new era broke for Dillon’s City Council Jan. 15, when an overflow crowd packed City Hall and watched the Council reject new Mayor Mike Klakken’s two new appointees to his staff. Though Klakken beat three-term incumbent Marty Malesich by 10 percentage points in November, his appointments of Jim Dolan as city...
  • Here at High Country News, some of us recently had a lively discussion about our slogan: “for people who care about the American West.” After 43 years, is it still the best phrase to convey who we are and what we do? We added the “American” to that slogan some years ago, realizing that in an increasingly globalized world,...