Monthly archive

March, 2015

  •   Dillon Middle School eighth grader T’iel Lochridge used the experience of her third straight Treasure State Spelling Bee to cruise through the competition and claim the championship. Lochridge’s effort earned her, among other things, a trip to Washington, D.C., and a berth in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 24-29....
  •   The City of Dillon will continue accepting applications for its two vacant Ward 1 Dillon City Council seats through the end of this week. Any Ward 1 resident who is at least 18 years old and a citizen of the State of Montana may apply by mailing or dropping off a brief letter of interest and a resume to Mayor Mike Klakken, City of Dillon,...
  •   The University of Montana Western’ men’s basketball team earned a taste of the Sweet 16 with a first-round victory at the NAIA National Men’s Basketball Tournament in Kansas City last week before falling to the top-ranked team in the country on Friday. Western opened the tourney last Wednesday night by bettering...
  •   The White Hat Coalition recently looked long and hard into a group of worthy nominees who performed great acts last year and selected Yuvanne Turney as its Doer of Good Deeds award recipient for 2014.  Turney was recognized for her many acts of kindness and grace, including her longstanding work on behalf of area youth.  Yuvanne...
  •   Local middle schoolers joined over 600 fellow students from across the state in Missoula last week and returned home with multiple awards for their entries in the 60th Annual Montana Science Fair. Dillon Middle School eighth grader Joey Egan earned a gold award for “3...2...1...Blastoff!”—his bold look into which of four...
  •   You can’t keep a good sport down. The decade of the 1990s did not reflect well on the sport of college wrestling.  Across the country, established and successful programs were axed as the college athletic scene faced Title IX lawsuits that were intended to provide women more opportunities in college athletics.  Institutions...
  • Montana Western won the first half over the nation’s no. 1 team on Friday night in the second round of the NAIA National Men’s Basketball Tournament in Kansas City. But the Bulldogs saw Hope International pull slowly ahead and then move steadily out of reach in the second half of Western's season-ending 82-72 loss. Hope (31-2) decisively won the...
  • The University of Montana Western men's basketball team advanced to the second round of the NAIA National Men's Basketball Tournament in Kansas City with an 80-77 victory over Benedictine College on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs got a game-high 36 points from guard Stephen McCall, who went a perfect 15 of 15 from the free throw line on the night....
  •   To the editor,   Is there any doubt left in anyone’s mind that the current Republican Party lacks as much integrity as it does intelligence?  If so, the letter to Iran by the Cotton Cabal should have erased it. Despite being factually wrong (nothing new for Republicans), and disrespectful of the President (also nothing new...
  •   To the editor,    Many Dillon residents may have seen smoke east of town in the Sweetwater basin on Saturday.  What you saw was a prescribed burn that we try and do every year to help manage our rangeland. Fires are a natural phenomenon that have impacted our rangeland ecosystems for hundreds of thousands of years. ...