Monthly archive

August, 2013

  •   In the midst of a growth spurt nearly as impressive as the ones experienced by its preschool clients, Dillon’s Stepping Stones Preschool and Drop-In Daycare has tripled the size of its staff, services and facilities for the coming school year.  “We saw that there was a big need for more of these type of services in the area...
  •   To the editor,   A hearty congratulations to all involved in the recently concluded Dillon Library “Dig Into Reading” Summer Program.  What a remarkable accomplishment by Ms. Marie Habener and all her staff and volunteers who created innovative and challenging experiences to keep children of all ages engaged in reading...
  •   To the editor,   This week marks one year in Moldova.  Mine is a changing life.  I’ve been learning to yield to others, to personalities, to being misunderstood, to long lines.  I’ve learned that I don’t know much, but that God isn’t limited by that.  I’ve learned that people are people...
  •   To the editor,   Now that Congress is on summer recess I guess we can look forward to another big push by Republicans to stop Obamacare.  Their tactics belie the desperation they’re feeling: shutting down the government or defaulting on the debt so there is no health-care funding.  Talk about stupid.  Then there...
  •   To the  editor,   My favorite memory of being with Stan Lynde: It was early in 1988. Stan and I were just finishing up a roundtrip to Helena (on Centennial Cattle Drive business, if I remember correctly), and en route back to Red Lodge we decided to stop in Bozeman for a drink. After we entered some bar on Main St., we checked to...
  •   New University of Montana Western Head Football Coach B.J. Robertson takes the first big step toward trying to sustain the forward momentum the program generated in previous years when he opens the team’s Fall Training Camp on Friday. “The biggest thing to accomplish is getting everybody on the same page, so the players and I...
  •   Twin Bridges will prove that you can’t keep a good community down by putting on a series of events this week, despite getting hit earlier this month by a devastating storm that brought down trees, tore off roofs and left the town without power for more than 24 hours. “We have a great community and people just stepped up,”...
  •   The numbers are in and the impact to Beaverhead County, all non-incorporated areas under the jurisdiction of the county government, of this summer’s Rainbow Family Gathering totaled nearly $230,000.  That figure does not include costs incurred by the Forest Service, a federal entity that came in with a budget of $400,000 to deal...
  •   Our sweet Fern Elizabeth Hildreth peacefully passed away on August 9, 2013, surrounded by those who loved her.   Her amazing optimism, determination, and love for her family and friends helped her through her valiant fight with cancer. During treatments, Fernie’s sense of humor delighted doctors, nurses, and therapists, as well...
  •   To the editor,   I got up this morning and turned off my alarm clock. It was made in China. No one in the United States of America smart enough to make clocks?! I took off my pajamas, and the tag inside said made in Pakistan. I then took a shower; the soap was made in the U.S. and the water came from the U.S. … what a relief! I...