Monthly archive

March, 2016

  • The Dillon Lady Beaver girls’ basketball program has enjoyed a rich tradition of success with three state A championships in six title game appearances from 1991 through 2003. The squad will head to Belgrade this week to add to that legacy starting Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. when they take on Billings Central in the first round of the State...
  • Lucille Balfour, 93, of Dillon, passed away at Parkview Acres Care and Rehabilitation on March 2. She was the first child born to Forrest and Myrtle Storey Campbell, on Dec. 12, 1922, in Anaconda. She grew up in Anaconda and graduated from Anaconda High School in 1940. While in high school, she played violin and viola in the orchestra and small...
  • Gregg Hilton, a longtime resident of Dillon, passed away Feb. 12, in Bozeman, at the age of 91. He was a former owner and managing partner of the Flying N Ranch and later worked as a realtor for ranching properties in the Dillon area. His home was the mushroom-shaped house on the top of the hill overlooking the college. Gregg was born Sept. 4,...
  • Something didn't feel quite right from the start of Tuesday night's first-round Frontier Conference tournament game in Dillon between the University of Great Falls and host Montana Western. And by the end, it all felt terribly wrong for the Bulldogs. The third-seeded University of Montana Western men's basketball team fell, 67-64, to sixth seed...

February, 2016

  • The Dillon Junior Fiddlers are putting final touches on their plans for the 33rd annual Dillon Fiddle Contest on Valentine’s Day weekend, February 13-14 at the Old Depot Theater. Fiddlers from around the Pacific Northwest will make their annual trek to Beaverhead County for the family-friendly event. The judges for the contest this year are...
  • With the filing of a third candidate last week, the county will be holding an election this spring for two seats on the Barrett Hospital & Healthcare Board of Trustees. Heidi Gleason filed to run before Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline and has joined incumbents Joe Morstein and Shane Puyear as candidates for two BHH Board seats, according to...
  • Area teachers are teaching one another a lot about teaching as part of an ongoing collaboration between Dillon Middle School and the University of Montana Western Education Department. “We’re using the knowledge from the college and the experience from the public school classrooms,” said UMW Associate Professor Dr. Laura Straus...
  • Dillon elementary teacher Deb O’Neil has transferred from the Kindred Care Unit in Seattle, Wash., to a rehabilitation facility in Kalispell according to her husband John.  Deb, underwent brainstem surgery for a tumor on Nov. 25, and suffered a surgery stroke. “Her condition is improving,” said John.  “She’...

January, 2016

  • Not a day goes by without someone bemoaning the lack of public access to private lands in the West. Gone are the good old days, some say, when landowners welcomed visitors. Today, it often seems like there are "NO TRESPASSING" signs across every gate and orange paint on every fence post, blocking public access to hiking, fishing and...