Monthly archive

March, 2014

  •   The Rural Schools Science Fair took place Friday at Keltz Arena on the campus of Montana Western. According to Beaverhead County Superintendent of Schools Linda Marsh, Alder, the only rural school in Madison County and Divide and Melrose, the only rural schools in Silver Bow County, joined the Beaverhead County schools in the academic...
  •   Columbia Falls squared up the state championship series with Dillon at 2-2 with a 56-47 win over the Beavers at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls Saturday night.  The two dominant teams in the Montana Class A ranks over the past decade have combined to win 8 of the past 12 state A championships. Both Dillon and Columbia Falls teams...
  •   The 2014 Dillon Middle School Science Fair winners both looked to the past and found unexpected paths to take their fields of study forward. DMS Seventh grade Grand Champion Annie Larson and Eighth Grade Grand Champion Gabe Kirkley revived experiments performed last decade by their older siblings for the competition, with each gaining...
  •   The championship basketball history between Dillon Beaver coach Terry Thomas and Columbia Falls Wildcat coach Cary Finberg dates back to 1990.   At that time, Craig Finberg was the head basketball coach at Dillon, Thomas was in the early stages of formulating the plan for his future Beaver football dynasty, and Cary Finberg had wound...
  • Next week is Sunshine Week. It does sound like something of an oxymoron for those of us who live here in southwestern Montana, widely known as the sunniest corner of the state, but there’s more to it than that. Sunshine Week is an annual observance to highlight the importance of open government and government agency “transparency....
  • During a symposium on natural resources and sustainability last Friday at University of Colorado, Boulder, law professor Charles Wilkinson took a look at a group of panelists that included two former secretaries of Interior, and in a moment of appreciation for their service, declared them “Western royalty.” No one said anything...
  •   To the editor,   I want to thank the Dillon City Council for allowing me time on their February 19 agenda to raise the issue of equal rights for LGBT people with respect to employment, housing, and public accommodations. A possible city ordinance assuring these rights is currently under consideration by the council’s Judicial...
  •   To the editor,   A question came up at the last Council meeting. Does “Swede” care about the City of Dillon? I am going to answer that question. Nils “Swede” Troedsson served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea between 1954-1956. He returned to Montana and attended the University of Montana receiving a Bachelor...
  •   To the editor,   Mr. Hanley, you sure are hard to get along with but I must admit you are consistent. So you think it is ok to spend $1.2 million on the military every minute? You think it is okay to send young men and women to unneeded, unnecessary, illegal wars to get killed and maimed? If we are going to survive as a country as a...