Monthly archive

February, 2014

  • Dillon Mayor Mike Klakken plans to again ask the City Council to consent to his appointments of Jim Dolan as city attorney and Neal D. Straus as city treasurer at the Dillon City Council meeting Feb. 5. Klakken, who took office in January after defeating incumbent Marty Maleisich in November’s election, made the same request at his first...
  • Beaverhead County High School students Josey Creger, Abbey Thomas and Elizabeth Ostler claimed gold, silver and bronze in serious solo at the state speech, drama and debate meet in Hamilton last weekend, placing Dillon to a fifth place finish in the drama division. That team finish may be even higher next year as all three students will be...
  •   To the editor, To Pope Francis … We need an economy that is founded on the idea that not only are we our sisters and brothers’ keeper; they are ours. We must go beyond charity, to creating a moral economy in which we eliminate poverty through full employment. Jobs that are designed to meet the real needs of real people are our...
  •   To the editor, Public Service Commissioner, Kirk Bushman, wants America to get serious about job growth. (See Montana Standard Opinion page 01-31-2014.)  Mr. Bushman sees Montana’s massive, untapped coal reserves as a major opportunity for high-wage job creations.  He also warns his readers that President Obama and his...
  •   Charlie Crookshanks left this world on January 30, to be with the love of his life, Marje, who went ahead of him two months ago. He was surrounded by his family. Charles Edward Crookshanks was born in Washington D.C. on August 1, 1929, to Velma Frogge Crookshanks and Edward Crookshanks. His parents were divorced two years later and his...
  •   Francis Wayne Pettit, 88, passed away January 27, in Forest Grove, OR. He was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Jackson, to George and Josephine Quigley Pettit. He lived in the Big Hole Valley for 12 years, and then moved to Dillon. He graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Marines that fall. He was in the Philippines...
  • The Dillon City Council’s Finance Committee voted unanimously Jan. 31 to recommend extending health insurance benefits to new Dillon Mayor Mike Klakken as part of his annual compensation package. Since Klakken’s election in November, some discussion had arisen about whether the city should or could afford to offer those benefits to...
  •   “Because it’s there” serves as the only motivation necessary for many climbers to set out to scale a majestic mountain. “Because it’s there” is also motivating Dillon trucker Matt Hopkins in his current quest to conquer Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in Argentina and the entire Western hemisphere....
  •   The top-ranked Dillon Beavers improved to 12-1 on the season and 6-0 in Southwestern A conference play with a pair of lopsided wins last week.  At Dillon Tuesday, the Beavers crushed Livingston, 67-21, in a Class A non-conference matchup, and Thursday at Anaconda, the Beavers won 60-46 in a league counter. The Beavers visit the Maroon...