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December, 2017

  • This world lost an amazing man, H. LaRon Briggs “Ron”, 61, proudly of Dillon, Montana, went to be with his best friend, Jesus Christ, in Billings, Montana, on December 27, 2017. Ron was born in Dillon, Montana, to Harold George and Joan Christenson Briggs, on Aug 9, 1956. He grew up on Briggs Ranch, having great adventures with the 17 Briggs...
  • In a shootout at an Arizona tourney played not too far from the site of the O.K. Corral, the University of Montana Western men’s basketball team took on a little more lead than they deposited in its opponent last Tuesday in Arizona. The 17th–ranked Bulldogs fell, 108-95, to fifth-ranked The Masters University Mustangs, on the final day of the...
  • The Montana Western women’s basketball team last week jumped out of the proverbial frying pan of Frontier Conference play and into the literal fires of Southern California—and then flew into the literal fog on the way home, managing to come away from the long, strange trip all with the biggest victory of its season. The Lady Bulldogs on Friday...
  • WEATHER Friday: Temperatures in the 30s and SSW winds 9–15 mph throughout the day, with the chance of precipitation peaking in the early morning at around 50 percent with potential snow accumulation of around a half inch. Friday Night: Temperatures around freezing and SSW winds 8–14 mph all night, with the chance of precipitation around 50 percent...
  • Winter outdoor recreation enthusiasts in the area may be eager to test out the new snowmobiles, skis and snowshoes Santa brought them this past week. But the weather this past few weeks has also brought a lot of fresh snow to high elevations that should make people think twice and check conditions three or four times before venturing into the...
  • Dillon city government will get a parting handshake from one of its most experienced hands this week. City Councilperson Jim McIsaac attended his final full council meeting last Wednesday, and will make his final official appearance for the city at tomorrow morning’s Finance Committee meeting. “I think it’s been a positive experience. More...
  • Lila Jean Hight, of Dillon, Montana, passed away on December 25, 2017, of a long heart illness. She was born January 29, 1932, in Fruita, Colorado, to William T. Pixley and Frances Nadine Eberline. When she was three months old her family moved to Beaverhead County, living in the mining districts of Bannock, Bonaccord, Watson Creek, as well as,...
  • The raft for the Ice Melt Contest may not be out on the ice yet. But the popular annual contest put on by Dillon Rotary got underway, in a way, with the recent opening of ticket sales. “We are selling tickets for Ice Melt Contest, even, though we haven’t put the raft out yet,” said longtime local Rotarian and contest co-organizer Jim McIsaac of...
  • WEATHER FORECAST Friday: Temperatures in the teens and low 20s during the day, when winds will blow from the SW at around 10 mph and gust about twice as forcibly, with about a 50 percent chance of snow in the afternoon bringing accumulations of around an inch. Friday Night: COLD ALERT! Temperatures will begin to decline after dusk toward a low...
  • As surely as Santa Claus will drop off gifts late Christmas Eve to good local girls and boys while they sleep, the Community Christmas Dinner will the next day gift anyone in attendance selections from a smorgasbord of free food and good company at Elks Lodge #1554 in downtown Dillon. “When we started it, the idea was to make a place for people...