Monthly archive

February, 2014

  •   While the controversies emanating from several flashpoint issues have taken up much of the time and most of the coverage of recent Dillon City Council meetings, the Council has in the past month managed to get a fair amount done without stirring up any dissent, and has even managed to generate a few laughs. Some of those laughs came during...
  •   A prominent local business owner blamed the Dillon City Council at its meeting last Wednesday for prolonging a pair of long-running legal cases, while also chastising the defendant in one of those cases. “I’m scolding the Council, or whatever you want to call it here, for continuing this when the public wants it over —...
  •   With Neal D. Straus unavailable to attend to field questions from the Dillon City Council that has twice refused to consent to his appointment by Mayor Mike Klakken to replace City Treasurer Ty Cobb, last Wednesday’s City Council meeting proceeded cordially and productively (see story on Page A-3) for its first three quarters of an...
  •   Sometime after the Feb. 5 meeting of the Dillon City Council, Councilperson Nils “Swede” Troedssen called the Montana Standard in Butte. He says he felt the local media in Dillon was not treating the council fairly and wanted a different source dealing with the story. “My main point was, the local media was not coming to...
  •   Local wonder women Janey Eudaily and Ashly Cottom were honored by the Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary at a ceremony last Tuesday in the Beaverhead Golf Course clubhouse. Eudaily gained the 2013 Outstanding Woman of the Year award, while Cottom earned the nod for the 2013 Outstanding Young Woman of the Year. Eight people contributed to Eudaily...
  •   The Dillon boys and girls will enjoy a bye on Thursday at the Southwestern A Divisional basketball tournament at the Maroon Activity Center in Butte, and open action in Friday night’s semifinal round. The top-ranked Class A Beavers (16-2, 9-1) enter the tourney as the team to beat and the No. 1 seed. The Lady Beavers (11-7, 7-3)...
  •   Ti’el Lochridge defended her Beaverhead County Spelling Bee title last Wednesday at the Beaverhead County Courthouse court room and will make her second trip to the state spelling bee in Billings.  Lochridge, competing in her third county contest, is a seventh grader at Dillon Middle School and bested 15 other spellers from...
  •   To the editor,   The grazing of domestic sheep by the federal government atop the Centennial Mountains of southwest Montana needs to cease. The USDA Agricultural Research Service, United States Sheep Experiment Station (USSES) recently settled a lawsuit with the Cottonwood Environmental Law Center of Bozeman. The lawsuit came about due...
  •   To the editor,   Q: How can you tell when a Republican isn’t telling the truth?  A:  When their lips are moving.  Or, in the case of Steve Daines, when you read his campaign literature.  Today I received what I assume will be the first of many letters begging for money. (Like he doesn’t already get...
  •   To the editor,   I want to acknowledge both the Dillon Tribune and the Dillonite for keeping on top of the games being played by the City Council. I am writing to ask that perhaps you can both print a copy of the notorious letter that was drafted by Duke Gilbert for David Spehar and the City Council, dated Feb. 6, 2014 and addressed to...