Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Pursuit Chiropractic’s Dr. Jeff Feenstra will act as guest speaker at the noon lunch meeting of Dillon Rotary set for today, Wednesday, February 17, in the Guild Hall of St. James Episcopal Church, 203 E. Glendale St. Feenstra will offer information about his practice and experiences in chiropractic medicine. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary is welcome to join the get-together for lunch and the presentation. For more information, email Mike Blando at or Tina Giem at

Cupid re-run Sat.

Postponed a week, the annual all-ages Cupid Shuffle 5K race will raise funds for the BCHS cross country running program on Saturday, Feb. 20, starting at 10 a.m. on the Dillon Overlook Trail. Registration forms are available in the foyer of Beaverhead County High School or at the Southwestern Montana Family YMCA in Dillon. For more information, call Daniel Martin at 406-925-2649.

Rancher talk Tues.

The Rancher Roundtable Virtual Winter 2021 Speaker Series will on Tuesday, Feb. 23, present a 5 p.m. talk on “Grazing to Improve Soil Health: A Case Study from Jefferson County” by David Scott, a retired livestock specialist. The presentation is set to happen virtually. To get the link and other information to participate, email

Livestock Reports Due March 1

Montanans have just a few more weeks to report the number of each type of livestock they own in order to pay the per capita fees set yearly by the Montana Board of Livestock.

Livestock reports are due March 1. Owners can report online at ReportYourLivestock.

Livestock owners must report what they owned as of February 1. If you reported last year but no longer own livestock, you still need to submit a reporting form to let us know your livestock count is zero. Owners preferring a paper reporting form can download one at or call (406) 444-6900.

Per capita payments are due May 31.

Food Pantry open Wednesdays

The Beaverhead Community Food Pantry distributes food on Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Open to all community members requesting assistance, the Food Pantry is located at 131 E. Helena in Dillon. For more information, call 406-660-4500.

BCHS registration starts Tues.

Any 8th graders looking to head to Beaverhead County High School in Dillon for the coming school year can sign up during 8th Grade Registration Nights Feb. 23–24 in the BCHS Auditorium (enter through the Auditorium doors instead of the BCHS doors). Enrollees with last names A through Johnson should come Tuesday, Feb. 23, starting at 7 p.m. Those with last names of Jones through Z can come to the same place at the same time on Feb. 24. Masks wearing will be required and temperature checks will be administered upon arrival. Only one parent/guardian may accompany each enrollee, with no siblings allowed. Safe spacing must be observed during seating, and no food or drink (even water) will be allowed. For more information, call 683-2361.

Baking Workshop Feb. 26

A 4-H Baking Workshop will show participants how to create caramel rolls from scratch on Feb. 26 at the 4-H Building on the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds in Dillon. Registration is limited to ten and must be done by Monday, Feb. 22. For more information, call 683-3785.

Resource help info

Representatives of the Office of Public Assistance will be available at the local Resource Assistance Center, 205 E. Center St. in Dillon, on Feb. 24. The local office is open Wednesdays by appointment or walk-in from 8 a.m. to noon and 1–5 p.m. Due to the pandemic, everyone needs to wear a mask. For more information, call 406-988-0360.

Ice Melt contest continues

The recent run of frigid weather ensured that the Dillon Rotary’s Ice Melt Contest raft and clock remain in place on frozen Logan’s Lake. Tickets are available at numerous local outlets or from Rotary members. For more information, email

Bannack rec and hrs.

Even with its ice skating pond closed due to the pandemic and its visitor shut until May, Bannack State Park remains open for other outdoor winter recreation actives, including cross country skiing, hiking, camping and self-guided town tours. The park’s current hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call 406- 834-3413 or go to www.bannack. org.

Creativity kits available

The Dillon Public Library is offering Makerspace Kits that will allow kids to create airplanes, weaved turtles, butterflies and whatever else their imaginations and skills can conjure at home. For more information, call 683-4544 or email or stop by the library at 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon during library hours (Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 11a.m. to 3 p.m.).