Monthly archive

November, 2013

  • Michael Klakken, the challenger in Dillon's mayoral race, successfully unseated Mayor Marty Malesich,  the three-term incumbent, 617-503, in Tuesday's city election. (See Your Town>Dillon for results by ward.) Klakken focused his campaign on rolling back highly unpopular city water and sewer rates. The mayor's race was the only...

October, 2013

  • Gaining a spot on the All State list, as well as recording a number of personal bests at Saturday’s Class A cross country state championship runs helped cap another season for Beaverhead County High School’s runners. Sage Schoonen, Dillon’s speedy sophomore, captured fourth place in the boys’ race with a time of 15:46.68,...
  •   Hellen Rogney Squires, 98, passed away on September 30, at Clare Bridge Home in Salem, OR, where she lived the last three years. She was born in Jesse, ND, and lived most of her school years in Bozeman. She attended Western Montana College of Education in Dillon and met her husband, Wilber L. Squires, while there. She taught kindergarten...
  •   To the editor,   Once again, thanks to the Federal Government for taking care of American citizens – as if I have to tell you. It’s especially reassuring to know the Obamacare web site appears to be healing from the initial hemorrhaging of October 1.  I visited the site, Healthcare.gov, and found it stimulating in as...
  •   To the editor,   The following letter is prickly! If the reader does not believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of all humankind what follows will go in one ear and out the other. However!? “As I prepare to attend the Dillon Lunch Bunch again today I am reviewing the list of those Christian, Bible believing local churches...
  •   To the editor,   Following Friday night’s 42-0 win at Anaconda, I hate to say I saw the writing on the wall well before the game, but inevitably it was the case. For years, it hasn’t been Dillon’s overwhelming skill on the football field that has impressed me. Instead, it’s the way they handle themselves no...
  •   To the editor,   Last week Senator Debby Barrett wrote an excellent article about the lack of public input in the Grizzly Bear Management Plan Draft EIS for Southwestern Montana, a plan written by Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks.  Senator Barrett pointed out the inordinate amount of input and influence that five nationally...
  •   Enjoy an outdoor, wilderness experience at the Lakeview Ski Chalet overlooking the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, often called the most beautiful national wildlife refuge in the United States. Wide picture windows on all four sides of the rustic chalet provide breath-taking viewscapes of the rugged Centennial Mountains that rise...
  •   One of the oldest surviving businesses in Dillon, Johnson’s Saddlery recently gained a new owner and new name, but will continue to offer a similar line of high-quality products that have made it popular amongst ranch and rodeo professionals, and amateur horse enthusiasts for the past century. Kent Frecker, the longtime owner and...
  •   The Dillon Volleyball team made short work of their competition this past week.  The Lady Beavs first swept Butte High, 25-15, 25-19, 25-11, in Copper City, and then returned home to sink the Pirates of Polson in three-sets, 25-16, 25-22, 25-16.  The AA Butte Bulldogs were no match for the single A Beavers, who got 100 percent...