Monthly archive

March, 2014

  • Next week is Sunshine Week. It does sound like something of an oxymoron for those of us who live here in southwestern Montana, widely known as the sunniest corner of the state, but there’s more to it than that. Sunshine Week is an annual observance to highlight the importance of open government and government agency “transparency....
  • During a symposium on natural resources and sustainability last Friday at University of Colorado, Boulder, law professor Charles Wilkinson took a look at a group of panelists that included two former secretaries of Interior, and in a moment of appreciation for their service, declared them “Western royalty.” No one said anything...
  •   To the editor,   I want to thank the Dillon City Council for allowing me time on their February 19 agenda to raise the issue of equal rights for LGBT people with respect to employment, housing, and public accommodations. A possible city ordinance assuring these rights is currently under consideration by the council’s Judicial...
  •   To the editor,   A question came up at the last Council meeting. Does “Swede” care about the City of Dillon? I am going to answer that question. Nils “Swede” Troedsson served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea between 1954-1956. He returned to Montana and attended the University of Montana receiving a Bachelor...
  •   To the editor,   Mr. Hanley, you sure are hard to get along with but I must admit you are consistent. So you think it is ok to spend $1.2 million on the military every minute? You think it is okay to send young men and women to unneeded, unnecessary, illegal wars to get killed and maimed? If we are going to survive as a country as a...
  •   To the editor,   I have always assumed that Mr. Bengeyfield was a racial left wing, big government, progressive liberal. Reading his letter in the 2/19 edition of the Dillon Tribune he proved and truly earned the title of being a “Left Wing Big Government Progressive Liberal,” without a shadow of a doubt. Continuing his...
  •   Mabel Louise Hilliker, 93, passed away peacefully on Feb. 28, 2014, at Ruby Valley Hospital in Sheridan. She was born to Gertrude and Louis Barbezat on Sept. 29, 1920, in Twin Falls, ID, the last of eight children born to the Barbezats. Unfortunately, Gertrude passed away during Mabel’s first year and her Aunt Louise then stepped in,...
  •   Stella Davenport, 96, passed to the great garden in the sky on Saturday, February 22, in Dillon. She was born on July 19, 1917, to Joseph and Cecilia (Kukrall) Kubal in Enid. She was raised on a dry land farm near Enid with her younger sister, Grace, through the depths of the Depression. Stella attended school in Enid and Lambert,...
  •   Novene Sullivan Timm, 92, of Dillon, a former longtime resident of Nampa, ID, passed away Feb. 17, at home with her loving family at her side. She was born Jan. 4, 1922, in Mountain Home, ID, the daughter of Robert L. Sullivan and Vasouir (Ladd) Sullivan. Novene grew up in the  Idaho towns of Mountain Home, Bruneau and New Plymouth....