Monthly archive

March, 2016

  • The Montana Board of Regents (BOR) held their March meeting at the University of Montana Western on Thursday and Friday last week. The agenda dealt primarily with housekeeping issues as the 16 units of the Montana University System (MUS) move towards presenting their budgets for the next biennium at the May Board of Regents meeting in Havre. Once...
  • Due to a high level of concern for the health of our patients and staff, Barrett Hospital & HealthCare is limiting visitor access during the peak of flu season. Restrictions will remain in effect until the end of the influenza season, which is usually in May. If you have not received a flu shot please, please consider getting one. It’s...
  • Kathleen Grace Tayne passed away quietly on March 5, in Dillon. Kathleen, Kitty, was born on June 20, 1948, to William and Leone Tayne in Dillon. Kitty graduated with honors from Beaverhead County High School and then graduated from Western Montana College with a degree in Education, majoring in art and English. She later received her Masters of...
  • Beaverhead County Public Health Director Sue Hansen is urging those who have procrastinated in getting their flu shot to get the vaccine now. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reports that local and state public health officials are seeing a significant increase in the number of confirmed influenza cases being reported...
  • The Dillon Lady Beaver girls’ basketball program has enjoyed a rich tradition of success with three state A championships in six title game appearances from 1991 through 2003. The squad will head to Belgrade this week to add to that legacy starting Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. when they take on Billings Central in the first round of the State...
  • Lucille Balfour, 93, of Dillon, passed away at Parkview Acres Care and Rehabilitation on March 2. She was the first child born to Forrest and Myrtle Storey Campbell, on Dec. 12, 1922, in Anaconda. She grew up in Anaconda and graduated from Anaconda High School in 1940. While in high school, she played violin and viola in the orchestra and small...
  • Gregg Hilton, a longtime resident of Dillon, passed away Feb. 12, in Bozeman, at the age of 91. He was a former owner and managing partner of the Flying N Ranch and later worked as a realtor for ranching properties in the Dillon area. His home was the mushroom-shaped house on the top of the hill overlooking the college. Gregg was born Sept. 4,...
  • Something didn't feel quite right from the start of Tuesday night's first-round Frontier Conference tournament game in Dillon between the University of Great Falls and host Montana Western. And by the end, it all felt terribly wrong for the Bulldogs. The third-seeded University of Montana Western men's basketball team fell, 67-64, to sixth seed...

February, 2016

  • With the filing of a third candidate last week, the county will be holding an election this spring for two seats on the Barrett Hospital & Healthcare Board of Trustees. Heidi Gleason filed to run before Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline and has joined incumbents Joe Morstein and Shane Puyear as candidates for two BHH Board seats, according to...
  • The Dillon Junior Fiddlers are putting final touches on their plans for the 33rd annual Dillon Fiddle Contest on Valentine’s Day weekend, February 13-14 at the Old Depot Theater. Fiddlers from around the Pacific Northwest will make their annual trek to Beaverhead County for the family-friendly event. The judges for the contest this year are...