Monthly archive

June, 2014

  •   Betty Brand, 86, left our world the morning of May 30. Betty was born April 14, 1928, in Deer Lodge, to William and Margaret Thompson.  On November 20, 1948, she married Joe Brand, in Deer Lodge. Together they raised three daughters: Dianne; Caryn; and Pam. Betty was preceded in death by: her husband, Joe Brand; daughter Pam Kowalski;...
  •   The Dillon Beavers took home top honors in four different events at the State A Track Meet at the Charlie Merrifield Track in Butte last weekend. The Beaver girls team finished the weekend in fourth place, just one point behind Whitefish, while the local boys team placed ninth. Senior Josee Pendleton got things rolling for the Beavs by...
  •   Children benefit greatly from continuing to read after their school classes discontinue for the summer. And the Dillon Public Library intends to keep doing whatever it can to help keep local kids keep hitting the books when school’s out and outdoor fun beckons. That “whatever” this summer will include plenty of outdoor fun...
  •   Those who have had to give up and return to shore due to poor boating conditions know it can be a tough decision.  “When spring is in the air, snowmelt creates high water in our streams and rivers and high expectations for some good boating or rafting,” said Liz Lodman, the boat education coordinator for Montana Fish,...
  • In Beaverhead County's hottest race in Tuesday's primary election, incumbent Jeffrey Welborn outdistanced challenger Brooke Erb two to one in the Republican legislative contest for House District 72, 1,603-835. Meanwhile Sheriff Jay Hansen, running for re-election, held off a Republican primary challenge by Paul Oldynski, emergin with a...

May, 2014

  •   To the editor:   Last week a letter to the editor, attacking me with misinformation and presumption, ran in the Dillon Tribune. May 9th, on my way to Wisdom, a friend called to inform me of negative campaign materials that she had received. I had picked up the mail before I left home, but had not discovered the materials until her...
  •   To the editor:   We are writing to endorse Brooke Erb in the primary election for House District 72.  Our support is based on our shared common goals for the community, including commitment to education, and support and innovation for agricultural businesses.  We believe that Brooke’s extensive career with the...
  •   To the editor:   Breaking News: Hillary Clinton responsible for Rommel’s attack on Benghazi in 1941!! “She was almost certainly involved.” said John Boehner, “It was only five years before she was born!” Among Republicans, you can smell the fear. Was anything more predictable? With the Health Care Act...
  •   To the editor:   We in Beaverhead County have been witness to Representative Welborn’s vehement denouncing of outside dark money being interjected into our local Republican Primary Race for HD 72. Had his response not been one of such arrogance and indignation regarding this legal use of Political Action Committee’s (PAC)...
  •   To the editor:   It’s too bad that Duke Gilbert chose to extend the Warren and Brenneke lawsuits out over more than five years, especially since they weren’t really necessary in the first place. When the fact that these lawsuits were actually a grudge match on the part of our former mayor against Mr. Warner and Mr. Brenneke...