Monthly archive

August, 2016

  • Beaverhead County Coroner Ron Briggs has identified the woman found dead Aug. 12 in a Dillon shed as Susan Marie Pulsipher, 37. Briggs has determined the unattended death a suicide by drug overdose. The coroner says the investigation is on-going. According to Briggs, Pulsipher has resided in Dillon less than six months. She is survived by siblings...
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  • The Dillon City Council last Wednesday moved quickly through a light agenda in one of its briefest regular get-togethers of the year. During his report near the start of the approximately 70-minute meeting, Mayor Mike Klakken informed the City Council that Michael Mhoon had resigned from his position on the city’s Public Library Board. The...
  • The question ‘What can our community do to assure our children grow up to be healthy adults?’ will be explored during the Strong Families Build Strong Communities event on Tuesday, August 30, in Dillon. The free 5:30–8 p.m. gathering will take place in Beier Auditorium on the University of Montana Western campus. The evening...
  • The parking setup on a much-traveled city street gained a new setup this month so that vehicles, particularly large emergency response vehicles, can travel more safely down it. Angled parking spots on the portion of Cornell Street, between South Atlantic Street and the Tully Springs Subdivision to the east have been removed. Motorists can now only...
  • The Beaverhead County Commission and Teamsters Local Union #2 have agreed to and signed off on the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) on behalf of the Beaverhead County Sheriff's Deputies and Sergeants. The two-year agreement runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. The sheriff's deputies unionized shortly after the last sheriff's...
  • A participant in the Cycle Greater Yellowstone event that passed through the Dillon area last Thursday collapsed on Highway 278, about one mile west of Bannack State Park. Jerome Parker, 74, of Olympia, Wash., died from complications of a heart attack during the Dewey to Dillon stretch of the seven day tour organized by the Greater Yellowstone...
  • Don Ray Brackenbury, 85, died Aug. 11. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine; and children Jesse (Samie) Brackenbury; Debbie Brackenbury; Hank (Joi) Brackenbury; Carey Reyes; Howard Brackenbury; Ted (Audrey) Brackenbury; Stacey Roundy; and Brandy Brackenbury. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, in Almo, ID.
  • Miriam Morse Ausmus passed peacefully at Legacy Assisted Living on August 22, of natural causes. Miriam was born August 11, 1928, in Dillon to area ranchers, Howard E. and Hazel (Maurer) Morse. Her grandparents, J.E. and Florence (Thorpe) Morse, were early pioneers who arrived in Montana during the 1880s and were among the founders of the City of...
  • Vance William Pauley died August 8, 2016. Vance was a loving husband and father, son, brother, and friend. A member of IBEW768, third-year apprentice Vance was employed by P.E.T.E.S. in Missoula. He was born December 13, 1989, in Dillon, Montana, the son of Sandy Okken and Ben Pauley. He attended grade school in Lolo and Big Sky High School in...