Monthly archive

January, 2015

  •   A 4.9 magnitude earthquake centered less than 100 miles southwest of Dillon near Challis, ID, rattled some nerves on Saturday, but didn’t cause any reported damage in Beaverhead County. “I don’t believe we even got any calls on it,” said Dillon Police Chief Paul Craft. “Some people felt it and some didn’t...
  •   The special City Council meeting Dec. 30 didn’t draw enough Councilpersons for a quorum. But the first regularly scheduled City Council meeting of 2015 tonight could well fill the Council table and public seating area. According to the meeting’s agenda, the Council tonight will vote on a proposal by Mayor Mike Klakken and City...
  •   Tuf Teancum Stoker showed up a week earlier than expected, but just in time to claim the distinction as the first baby born in Dillon in 2015. Birthed by mom Charlie Stoker at 12:33 p.m. on Saturday with a lot of help from Dr. Kelly Smith at Barrett Hospital & Healthcare, Tuf weighed seven pounds ten ounces upon arrival, and has been...
  •   Dropping your beloved pet off at Dillon’s Dog Tired Pet Boarding when you head out of town on vacation could relieve you of all worries except one: the sneaking suspicion that your dog may be having a better time than you are. Dog Tired boards pets in a specially designed, climate-controlled 2000-square-foot building with kennels and...
  •   The Dillon Lady Beavers made a statement last week, a couple of them actually, both emphatic. The Beavs opened up the first week of Southwestern A Conference play by humbling Corvallis, 52-29, and then stomping Anaconda 69-42. Fresh off of a win over top-ranked Hamilton, the Corvallis Lady Blue Devils came into BW Lodge on Friday looking to...
  •   The Dillon Beavers opened their Southwestern A Conference slate with a pair of wins, topping highly regarded Corvallis on the road Friday night, and blasting Anaconda in Dillon on Saturday. “It was a big win on the road against a very good basketball team that has some really good players,” said Dillon coach Terry Thomas of the...
  • The Montana Western Bulldog football program found another Bull-eaver last week, when it signed All-State Beaver standout J.D. Ferris to stay in Dillon to play his college ball. “Over Christmas break, I got together with the family and we decided this would be the best choice for me,” said Ferris, moments after signing on the dotted line to play...
  • The Montana Western men’s basketball team led from the first minute but needed a 16-0 run over the final four minutes of Friday’s game in Straugh Gymnasium to finally put away visiting Lethbridge, 96-74. The win extended the Bulldogs’ winning streak to nine games and upped their season record to 11-3. After seeing newcomers power their team’s...

December, 2014

  • The Montana Western men’s basketball team on Monday took its rubber game of the season against Dickinson State University, outlasting the Blue Hawks, 85-75, on the opening day of the Hampton Inn Classic tournament in Billings. Western forward Dexter Williams Jr. came up with perhaps his most impressive performance in his increasingly impressive...
  • It wasn’t so good to be The King’s on Tuesday at the Hampton Inn Classic basketball tournament in Billings. The University of Montana Western men’s basketball team overcame a cold-shooting first half to overwhelm The King’s University College, 101-53. The game marked the eighth straight win and second trip over the century mark this month for the...