Monthly archive

October, 2013

  •   To the editor,   The person most responsible for the government shutdown is Senator Harry Reid. He refused to let the Senate vote on two very good proposals from the House. The first proposal was that the House would fund the government if the Senate would delay for a year the individual mandate to purchase health insurance. Recall...
  •   Patsy (Contway) Bennett, 72, of Dillon, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, at home surrounded by her family. Patsy had been very ill for nearly a year.  Patsy was the third child born to Harold (Toke) and Helene Contway, of Dillon. She attended schools in Dillon and graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1960. She also attended...
  • Dillon’s runners head to Hamilton for the Southwestern A Divisional Invitational, their last meet of the regular season before the state cross country championships next week. Coach Betty Iverson lists Sage Schoonen Isaiah Girard Luke Harper Hunter Clark Colton Buckmaster David Casey and Joel Rivera are expected to represent the Beaverehead...
  • Oct. 15 saw the final pickup of bottles and other glass materials at county recycling bins, as Beaverhead County decided this month to bow out of glass recycling, but continue with efforts to recycle paper, cardboard, metals and plastic. “I believe recycling is the right thing to do,” said Beaverhead County Commissioner Garth Haugland...
  • Oct. 15 saw the final pickup of bottles and other glass materials at county recycling bins, as Beaverhead County decided this month to bow out of glass recycling, but continue with efforts to recycle paper, cardboard, metals and plastic. “I believe recycling is the right thing to do,” said Beaverhead County Commissioner Garth Haugland...
  •   To the editor,   The Montana WWAMI Medical Education Office recently hosted the CLIC International Conference at Big Sky (a conference for medical educators from around the world with over 240 participants). The conference ended on Oct. 2nd and 50 of our conference guests had signed up for an optional two-day/two-night tour of...
  •   To the editor,   Our esteemed congressional life forms, sometimes resembling pond scum, continue to plunge the federal government into Grand Canyon despair. Sure, they’re getting paid for screwing up while hordes of federal employees go without. It’d be refreshing if they (the scum) actually produced something.  Like...
  •   To the editor,   The current governmental shut-down is not, as some news outlets would lead us to believe, the fault of both Republicans and Democrats.  It is solely the fault of Republican Party extremists, among them our representative Steve Daines. The origin of the shut-down is a FreedomWorks campaign launched just after the...
  •   To the editor,   Where in the world is this country going? Close down the World War II Memorial, why?  These brave men fought so we could have freedom and this is the thanks they get.  We have two family members who gave their lives and are buried somewhere over there and some think that these World War II vets deserve. Close...