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October, 2014

  •   In what very well could be the last time Anaconda and Dillon face off on the gridiron, the Beavers crushed the Copperheads 49-7.  The Homecoming game opened the Southwestern A Conference season for both schools. “It was a great game from start to finish,” said Dillon coach Rick Nordahl.  “They improved and that...

September, 2014

  • Classes at Beaverhead County High School were cancelled for the day and students were sent home Monday morning following a threatening telephone call placed to the school's office at about 8:15 a.m. In an interview conducted this morning in front of the high school's main entrance, BCHS Superintendent Fred Chouinard, accompanied by Dillon...
  • [This story has been updated.]   Beaverhead County High School has reportedly been closed for the day following an unspecified "threatening message," according to a telephone alert issued by the school at 8:47 a.m. Monday. In the recorded broadcast message, BCHS Superintendent Fred Chouinard said the school had received a threat,...
  •   To the editor,   In his recent letter to the editor, Dr. O. Alan Weltzien stated that Montana legislators were attempting to pass or study legislation “demanding” Congress “transfer” title to National Forests and public lands to states for use and disposal as legislators see fit.  Then he cited legislation...
  •   To the editor,   During my career I worked for three federal agencies, two counties(essentially branches of the state government) and several private businesses including farms and ranches. Mostly I worked on land management problems. These  related to either producing some commodity such as timber, ore, gravel, grass, hogs, eggs...
  •   To the editor,   A kind thank you to Judy for giving us the opportunity to comment on the relationship between religion and the Beaverhead County non-discrimination ordinance. As each of us focuses on trying to understand God and make Him the center of our lives, we can easily forget that laws in America don’t represent any one...
  •   To the editor,   The words gays and lesbians, strikes at the heart of many homophobes. Medieval superstition is dying fast but not fast enough.  Relatively few societies historically have placed a complete ban on all types of homosexual activities.  Many tribal communities have special spiritual positions for homosexuals, as...
  •   To the Editor,   My wife and I moved to Dillon in 1970, and spent our first 14 years on Thomsen Ave. The numbers of stray and unwanted dogs and cats bordered on ridiculous. Far too many pet owners thought it unnecessary to fence or neuter their dogs and cats. When litters were born (especially kittens), it was easy to just drive a...
  •   To the editor,                  I would like to comment on the opposing points of view concerning the prospect of having federal lands transferred to the State of Montana. Both Mr. Taber and Dr. Weltzien stated correctly that there is a movement to return federal lands to the State. The members...