Monthly archive

December, 2013

  •   To the editor,    In 2012, two-thirds of the continental United States was affected by drought. The losses were staggering: $30 billion to agriculture alone and far more when you add the damages to water supplies, tourism, transportation, and near-shore fisheries. Fighting drought-related wildfires tacked on another $1 billion....

November, 2013

  •   To the editor,   My mailbox has already brought me several delightful wall calendars for 2014. It is a joy to look at them and see varied reminders of many pleasant wonders for thanksgiving that our creator has given us. Their pages show a splendid array of colorful flowers, majestic scenes among our beloved Rockies, gardening pictures...
  •   To the editor,   Should I go on the Exchange? Yes, with a great big “if”. If your Federal Poverty Level is less than 400%. What is my FPL and do I qualify for a subsidy?   Googfe... subsidy calculator/ the Henry Kaiser..., scroll down and answer the seven questions, click Submit. The results are shown immediately, no...
  •   To the editor,   Thousands of farmers and ranchers aside, (including the next generation) who would have to put up with the Keystone XL (Extra Large) Pipeline on their land from North Dakota to the Gulf of Mexico, supporters of this project are easy to find. Political campaign contributions received toward Keystone XL between the...
  •   To the  editor,   Why does it seem when gas gets below $3 a gallon, there are more people on the road than usual?  I am not saying that this is a bad thing because I know when I go to gas up, I am happy that gas prices have dropped below $3 a gallon.  But I have a feeling that it will not be here for long.  When the...
  •   After fighting a brief illness, John F. Gutcheck passed away at home on Monday, Nov. 18. His dedication to the City of Dillon lasted over 34 years. John’s 30-year career with the Dillon Police Department began March 5, 1980, when he was hired as a patrol officer by the late Ray Lynch. There was one stipulation upon his hiring: he...
  •   Darwin Alfred Peterson, of Cooper Landing, AK, passed away peacefully, on November 21, in Anchorage, AK, with his family by his side. He was 84 years old. Darwin was born in Butte, on August 15, 1929, to Alfred and Emma Peterson. He was raised on the family cattle ranch in Montana's Big Hole Valley with his three brothers. In 1951,...
  •   George Gleed Franks Jr., 75, passed away on November 20. He was born in Dillon on April 28, 1938, to George Gleed and Kathryn (Kajin) Franks. George grew up in Lima and graduated from Lima High School. He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. After his return to Lima, he worked on construction crews on projects, including the...
  • The Dillon City Council voted unanimously Nov. 25 to seat Shea Erwin as interim city judge at a special City Council meeting convened on Monday just to resolve the matter. “I think she is a very capable person and I think it will work out well,” said Dillon Mayor Marty Malesich. Erwin replaces John F. Gutcheck, who died Nov. 18. Erwin...
  •   The Dillon Beavers dominated first half action on both sides of the ball at Billings Saturday afternoon and staved off a late Billings Central rally to claim a 25-13 victory in the Montana Class “A” state championship football finale. The victory gave Dillon their sixth state championship in eight title game contests since 2000...