Monthly archive

March, 2014

  •   The No. 2-ranked Dillon Beavers cruised through the Southwestern A tournament with a pair of 20-plus point victories to secure a position in the State A bracket. Dillon pounded Corvallis, 59-38, in the semifinal round and defending state A champion Stevensvillie, 55-34, in the championship game played Saturday night at the Maroon Activity...
  •   Embattled Dillon City Treasurer Ty Cobb has been moved from full-time to half-time by Mayor Mike Klakken, who said the switch will save the city more than $20,000 a year. In a memo last month, Klakken informed Cobb and the rest of the City Hall staff of the change. “Effective immediately, I am returning the City Treasurer’s...
  •   After serving part-time for years as Dillon’s legal representative in criminal cases, Jim Dolan last month gained promotion from deputy city attorney to the full-time position of city attorney. “I want to take a moment to thank the Council—it’s been five years previous to this and I’ve enjoyed working with you...
  •   University of Montana President Royce Engstrom held two listening sessions last Wednesday on the University of Montana Western campus to explain to the public the upcoming process for selecting a new chancellor for the Dillon unit of the Montana University System. Current UMW Chancellor Dick Storey recently announced his plans to retire....
  •   The Dillon Beavers open the State A tournament at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Great Falls on the night shift, facing a Miles City team that has gotten hot down the stretch. The Cowboys were 5-13 during the regular season and as the No. 6 seed at the Eastern A divisional, upset No. 3 Billings Central in the first round, beat No. 2 seed Glendive in...
  •   The Dillon girls battled back from a second-round loss to finish third at the Southwest A Divisional tourney at the MAC in Butte over the weekend.  Coach Gabe Walker and his Beaver team finished the regular season in second place in the conference, with a 7-3 record in conference and 11-7 overall mark. They were awarded an opening...

February, 2014

  • It’s an interesting moment for immigration reform in the United States. The very phrase has come to symbolize the failure of the Obama Administration to push much meaningful change through Congress, since the Senate bill to create a 13-year path to citizenship for undocumented migrants floundered amongst GOP opposition last year. Perhaps...
  •   To the editor,   In recent months Republicans have descended beneath even their own low standards for political malpractice. It’s bad enough that they try to keep citizens from voting, now they’re actually denying them health care. The practice in GOP led states of refusing the Medicaid expansion provided by the ACA, is,...
  •   To the editor,   There has been great pressure to build the Keystone XL pipe line. Will this be a good deal for the United States. This will be a $5.3 billion project and the main goal is to transport 830,000 barrels of oil each day. Did you know there are over 55,000 miles of crude oil pipeline in the U.S. and 95,000 miles of pipeline...
  •   To the editor,   Brillhart is at it again. In his latest tirade, he correctly lists the wasteful spending of the government. Naturally, he starts with the U.S. military, undermining all the volunteers who protect his right to spout away in the papers. Then he comes to the time to place the blame and right to the heart of all...