Monthly archive

August, 2017

  • Members of the Dillon City Council and city administration met for two special city council meetings this week to try to work out the difficult details—and some of the broad strokes—of the city’s Fiscal Year 2017–18 budget. The budget that came out of those two sessions–and numerous other council meetings and council committee meetings and a...
  • It’s Fair time The Beaverhead County Fair kicks off today on the Fairgrounds in Dillon, where the Fair's wide array of events and activities will continue through the weekend. According to Fair Secretary Keeley Fitzgerald, highlights of this year’s Beaverhead County Fair include: a 4-H Rodeo and Open 4-D Barrel Race on Wednesday; the annual Boots...
  • Van Lowell Davis, 88, of Dillon, peacefully passed away August 27, surrounded by his family, at Barrett Hospital & Healthcare, in Dillon. Van was born May 27, 1929, in Downey, Idaho, to Reynold Davis and (Mary) Leona Thompson Davis. He was the sixth of ten children of their family. He grew up and attended grade school in Virginia, Idaho, and...
  • Carol “Jean” Spencer, 86, of Dillon, passed away at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her family, on August 19. She was born on January 16, 1931, in Polk County, Wisconsin, to Albert and Alice Peterson. She was married briefly to C. Ashlocke, then divorced and married to David Spencer. She was blessed with six children and a step-daughter....
  • WEATHER Monday: HEAT ALERT AND SMOKE ALERT. Temperatures will rise steadily throughout the day to a high of 90 degrees in the afternoon, when the chance of precipitation will rise to about 15 percent; smoke from area wildfires will fill the skies throughout the day, with only light winds expected. Monday Night: Temperatures will decline after dusk...
  • The University of Montana Western football defense got tested early, late and plenty of times in between, but held fast to secure the Bulldogs a 16-14 victory over Frontier Conference foe College of Idaho in both team's season opener on Saturday afternoon at Vigilante Field in Dillon. UMW's starting quarterbaack J.D. Ferris went out with an injury...
  • EVENTS Free Planetarium Sat.–Sun. A Planetarium will continue to host free 15–20 shows in the Dilmart Building at the NW corner of Glendale and Idaho streets in downtown Dillon today and tomorrow, Friday–Saturday, Aug. 25–26. The shows will cover a variety of topics within the 19-feet by 16-feet by 10-feet Planetarium from the Museum of the...
  • Agnes Ollie Dons Eberline Melton, 97, passed away Friday, August 11, at Barrett Hospital. Ollie was born in Goshen, Idaho, on February 27, 1920, and spent her early years in Shelley, Idaho, but attended grade school in Dillon. She helped her parents, Hans and Hanna Dons, run the Mill Point Hotel from 1929 through 1936. Ollie married Loren M....
  • The University of Montana Western’s football program’s long, steady climb over the past seven years from the bottom of the canyon to near the summit of the Frontier Conference will commence its next attempt to plant its flag atop the peak on Saturday, when the Bulldogs host College of Idaho at Vigilante Field in both team’s season opener.
  • At its last regularly scheduled meeting of the month last week, the Dillon City Council set up an additional August council meeting for next week, on top of voting on a renovation of Jaycee Park and dealing with several other matters. “I think we should schedule at least one special city council meeting to deal specifically with the budget, and...