Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Upcoming Weed Days

Volunteers will take on the plant invaders threatening Horse Prairie today, Wednesday, July 28, soon after they gather at 8 a.m. at the Shoshone Ridge Interpretive Center. The battle will head to Dyce Creek on Thursday, July 29, when vols will convene at the Dyce Creek turnoff at 8 a.m.—the same time they will get together on Friday, July 30, at Stanchfield’s before going after weeds in Wise River/ Deep Creek. The first battle next month will happen Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Snowline, with troops massing at the Snowline Gravel Pit at 8 a.m. For more information about these and more Weed Days to come in 2021, call 683-3790.

Dust work today

Dust abatement (aka mag chloride) will be applied to the subdivision roads east and west of Laknar Lane today, Wednesday, July 28. Drivers are asked to help protect road workers by proceeding slowing and with caution in the area. For more information, call the Beaverhead County Road Department at 683-3780.

Bake Days today–Friday

Great Harvest Bread Co. will host Bake Days Wednesday– Friday, July 28–30 at its local bakery located at 25 E. Glendale St. in downtown Dillon, each day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Online ordering and curbside delivery will be available. Proceeds will go to Beaverhead Emergency Medical Services for the purchase of a Lucas Mechanical CPR device that can improve patient outcomes and survivability by allowing EMT’s to work more efficiently and effectively. For more information or to order online visit dillonmt. or go to

Rotary meets today

Dillon Rotary will hold its weekly noon lunch meeting today, Wednesday, July 28, without a guest speaker, in the Guild Hall of St. James Episcopal Church, 203 E. Glendale St. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, email John O’Brien at john@highpeaksfcu. com or Tina Giem at tgiem@

Kid detectives today

Bannack State Park’s Kids Summer Series will help attendees become Animal Detectives 2–4 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 28, starting at the park’s Group Use Pavilion—where next week’s session will focus on Paint With Nature. For more information, call 406-834-3413.

Horse clinic today

The 4-H Horse Project will host a Ride Night at the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds in Dillon, today, Wednesday, July 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Beaverhead County Extension at 683-3785.

Farmers Market Sat.

The weekly Dillon Farmers Market will offer its unique blend of locally grown foods and locally made crafts, plus more, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through Sept. 18. The Twin Bridges Farmers Market will convene during the same hours in Twin’s Main Street City Park.

Kids Fishing Derby July 29

The grand finale for the Dillon Public Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Program will be a Kids Fishing Derby set for Thursday, July 29, at the Kids Fishing Pond on Swenson Way in Dillon. For more information, call 683-4245.

UMW golf tourney Sat.

The University of Montana Western’s 28th annual Scholarship Scramble golf tourney will tee off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, on the Beaverhead Golf Course in Dillon. For more information, contact Mike Larsen at 683-7341 or michael.larsen1@

Bannack dance concert Sat.

A Barn Dance with live music by the Best of Bannack will take place at the Group Use Pavilion in Bannack State Park on Saturday, July 31, starting at 6 p.m. For more information, call 406-834-3413 or email

Young Artist Camp starts Mon.

The Young Artist Summer Camp: Exploring Nature Through Art for ages 10–18 will convene Aug. 2–6 through Tendoy Fine Art in downtown Dillon. Younger campers will meet 9 a.m. to noon, with the older students convening 1–4 p.m. for sessions on art journaling, drawing nature on location, painting with watermedia, and paper mache sculpture. Class size will be limited. To sign up or learn more, call 660-3007 or stop by Tendoy at 35 E. Bannack St.

Pronghorn Pursuit Aug. 7

The Pronghorn Pursuit will offer 5k and 15k off-pavement running events for adults and kids along the Dillon Overlook Trail on Aug. 7. For more information, email Early registration is available at

Cemetery Walk Aug. 7

The Beaver Head Hunters Genealogical Society will host a 2 p.m. Cemetery Walk on Aug. 7 at Mountain View Cemetery in Dillon. The event will include live actors portraying some of the cemetery’s most esteemed and colorful residents, including Frank Hull, Pat Alexander and Minnie Smith. Participants can bring a folding chair. For more information, go to http:// BHH/.

Russell tribute show Aug. 7

Bannack State Park will host A Tribute to Charlie Russell on Aug. 7, starting at 7 p.m. The evening of traditional cowboy tunes will be performed by Phil Page. For more information, call 406-834-3413 or email

Horse show Aug. 10

The Working Ranch Horseschooling & Horsemanship Show will happen at the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds in Dillon on Aug. 10. A Working Ranch Horse and Horsemanship Fair Show will occur there on Aug. 24. For more information, call 683-3785.

Madison Co. Fair Aug. 11–15

The Madison County Fair will stage numerous events and exhibits Aug. 11–15 on the fairgrounds in Twin Bridges. For more information, call 406-684-5824 or go to the fair’s Facebook page.

Splash Pad back up

The splash pad in Jaycee Park in downtown Dillon operates seven days a week, starting at 10 a.m. The facility features motion detectors that will get the water moving when kiddos head into it to play. For more information, call 683-4245.

Food pantries Wednesdays

The Beaverhead Community Food Pantry, 131 E. Helena in Dillon, distributes food on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to all community members requesting assistance. For more information, call 406-660-4500. The Twin Bridges Helping Hand Food Pantry, located upstairs above the Twin library at 206 S. Main St., will open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone in need for food is invited. For more information, email

Free kids meals available

Dillon School District #10 will provide free weekday summer breakfasts and lunches to those aged 0–18 during the summer. Meals can be picked up Monday through Friday noon to 1 p.m. at the kitchen doors off the staff parking lot behind Parkview Elementary School, 32 Cottom Dr. in Dillon. For more information, call 406-925-3688.

Pinochle three days a week

A friendly game of Pinochle can found 1–4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Mondays at the Beaverhead Senior Center, 126 S. Montana St. in downtown Dillon. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 683-6206.

Assistance with assistance Wednesdays

The Resource Assistance Center at 205 E. Center St. will be open Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding the lunch hour). For more information, call 406-988-0360.

The Dillon Public Library’s Seed Library is up and sowing for the 2021 growing season, distributing heritage seeds for fruits, vegetables and flowers for members, who are asked to keep track of their experiences with the seeds and report how they did at the end of the summer. To get started, come into the Dillon Public Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. For more information, call 683-4544.