Monthly archive

February, 2015

  • The University of Montana Western men’s basketball team held serve for the season on its home court with an 86-76 victory over Great Falls on Saturday night in Straugh Gymnasium. The win for the the no. 12 Bulldogs wrapped up a perfect 7-0 league home record and put them two games ahead of second place Lewis-Clark State with two games left in...
  • Mama hoped there’d be days like this. But even Mama didn’t expect them to happen this late in the season. Especially against MSU Northern. The University of Montana Western men’s basketball team broke its three-game losing streak against the Northern Lights with an unexpectedly comfortable 68-46 victory in Dillon on Thursday. And Northern needed...
  • Three members of the Dillon City Council resigned at the regular City Council meeting Wednesday night, while another said he would also soon leave office. Ward 4 Councilperson Swede Troedsson announced his resignation at the end of the meeting, shortly before Ward 2’s Lynn Westad indicated she would also resign and announced that Council...
  •   To the editor,   Debbie Barrett, SD36, this week editorialized her opinion, as opposed to facts, with astonishing hyperbole. A look at the truth about the CSKT-Montana Water Compact must be noted.  The Compact was defeated by Republicans in two 2013 House committees, disallowing a needed debate by all legislators on the House...
  •   On February 12, Nola Ruth Munson joined her lord and savior in eternal sleep. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Kenneth Eugene Munson. She is also survived by: two sons, Kenneth Leroy Munson, from Texas, and Bill Joe Munson, from Washington; one daughter, Lori Ilene Hayden, from Dillon; 17 grandkids; 26 great-grand kids;...
  •   The Dillon Beavers clinched the Southwestern A Conference top-seed with a victory over Hamilton on Saturday and improved to 2-0 on the road against AA competition with a 50-42 win over Butte High last Tuesday.  Dillon (15-1, 8-0) bases their game plan on constant defensive pressure utilizing 10 players rotating in two groups throughout...
  •   Montana Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Loren Tucker last week delivered a sweeping legal victory for petitioners seeking the recall of three Dillon City councilpersons over alleged violations of Montana’s open meeting laws. Handed down Friday, Tucker’s ruling ordered Beaverhead County Clerk & Recorder and Elections...
  •   If the rhetoric around Dillon the last two weeks is any indication, the debate on Governor Steve Bullock’s Medicaid Expansion legislation or “Healthy Montana Act,” will be heated and partisan.   Representatives from Americans for Prosperity, Foundation for Government Accountability, Montana Lt. Gov. Angela McLean and...
  •   Four local wrestlers earned podium spots at the State Meet in Billings last weekend to help lead the Beavers to a ninth-place team finish. Kohltin Starkel was the only Beaver grappler who made the championship match and had to settle for runner-up honors after a 5-2 loss in the 120-pound final. Freshman Brent Tezak wrestled well beyond his...
  •   The Dillon Junior Fiddlers held their 31st annual Fiddle Contest at the Depot Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, coupled with two collaborative events with the Beaverhead Brewery and the Dillon Elks Lodge, the 30 or so competitors and their families enjoyed warm weekend and cool competition. “There is so much to do before and during a...