Monthly archive

June, 2015

  •   The Dillon Cubs (15-6, 11-2) stayed hot this past week, as they solidified their hold on first place in the district and extended their winning streak to nine straight by shooting down the Missoula Mavericks in two tight wins at Vigilante Field on Saturday. The Cubs’ strong pitching was again on full display in the opening game of the...
  •   Hailey Garrison returned home to Beaverhead County from last week’s Montana High School Rodeo State Finals in Kalispell as state champion in goat tying. She will be heading back out next month to compete in the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in Wyoming, where she will be joined by fellow area residents Troy Kirkpatrick,...
  •   The Beaverhead Outdoor Association’s annual Kid’s Fish Day will be held   this Saturday, June 20, starting a 9 a.m. at Blacktail Meadows Kids Pond in Dillon. Organized by the BOA in cooperation with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, this weekend’s Kids Fish Derby will be the 15th year the event has been held.  It...
  •   The City of Dillon is set take a key refinancing step today in a plan that will shave millions of dollars of debt and almost a decade from water and sewer bond payments owed by city ratepayers. “It turned out better than expected,” proclaimed Mayor Mike Klakken during the June 3 City Council meeting when he and City Treasurer...
  •   After a few months of heavy lifting, the Dillon City Council will take on a light agenda tonight at their second regularly scheduled meeting of June, which starts at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Near the end of the meeting during a report by its Water & Sewer Committee, the City Council is scheduled to vote on whether to give final...
  •   “Firecracker!” That was our Grandmother Jean. She wasn’t a passive grandmother that stood back and watched her grandchildren grow up. But no, she was the type that was always part of the festivities. She never missed a holiday get-together and never missed a local football, baseball or volleyball game, or piano recital or...
  •   Ti’el Lochridge advanced to the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee before falling to elimination on the word elliptocytes, she announced the letter “i” instead of “y”.  Lochridge tied for 215th along with 115 other spellers who fell in the round leading up to the semifinal.  Those that...
  •   Canine competitors and their human companions gathered to kick off a weekend of agility competition this last Friday in Dillon.  After an initial period of sizing-up and sniffing out the other athletes, the competition was well underway, punctuated only by brief periods of kennel napping, grooming, and barking at the horses in pasture...
  •   It’s been quite a year in city politics for Dillon resident Raymond Graham. Especially considering that he didn’t even hold an official position in city politics during that time period—at least not up until last Wednesday, when the Dillon City Council unanimously consented to Mayor Mike Klakken’s appointment of...
  •   Letter to editor,   This past week we had the privilege of hosting a Montana fly fishing trip for a young man 14 years old from Mississippi that has been battling cancer and the side effects of his treatments.  He was accompanied by his parents and 3 younger siblings who all participated in the trip.  Imagine his surprise...