In Brief

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Assistance help today The Resource Assistance Center (RAC), 205 E. Center St. in Dillon, will remain open on Wednesdays, with hours of 8 a.m. to noon, and 1–5 p.m., by appointment only. Representatives from the state’s Office of Public Assistance in Butte will be at the RAC in Dillon to answer questions today, Wednesday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding the lunch hour. All clients must wear a mask. For more information, call Pat Scott 406-988-0360 or email beaverheadrac@gmail. com or go to the Beaverhead Resource Assistance Center’s Facebook page.

Marti Laknar at Rotary today

Marti Laknar will act as guest speaker at the noon lunch gathering of Dillon Rotary today, Wednesday, June 22, in the Guild Hall of St. James Episcopal Church, 203 E. Glendale St. A member of the Board of Trustees for Dillon School District #10, Laknar will offer an update on Dillon Middle School and Parkview Elementary. For more information, email Mike Blando at mikeblando0717@ or Tina Giem at

Puppet show today

Puppeteer Markie Scholz returns to Dillon today, Wednesday, June 22, for a 3 p.m. staging of “The Great Water Crystal” in the Depot Theater, 15 S. Montana St. in downtown Dillon. For more information, call 683-4544.

Chamber lunch Thurs.

The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture will host a free two-hour networking lunch for the local business community on Thursday, June 23, at the corner of Idaho and Bannack streets in downtown Dillon, starting at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 683-5511 or email or dillonmtcvb@gmail. com.

Weed pull Thurs.

Volunteers will gather 6–8 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, at the Poindexter Slough Fishing Access site for a Weed Pull designed to help protect wildlife and fish habitat from invasive weeds. Participants are advised to bring their own water and gloves, with trash bags and treats (and some additional water) supplied by event organizers. For more information, email

Deep sea dive Thurs.

Explore New Depths will serve as the theme of the Dillon Public Library’s Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program session on Thursday, June 23, starting at10 a.m. For more information, call 683-4544.

Spanish practice Thurs.

Intercambios will offer people the chance to practice Spanish and/or English through conversation with a patient partner 6–7 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 25, in Jaycee Park in downtown Dillon. Participants need some level of proficiency in Spanish and a willingness to learn. For more information, call Blakely at 406-202-2555.

Demo Derby Sat.

The Dillon Jaycees annual Demolition Derby will hit the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds in Dillon on Saturday, June 25, starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.

UMW boys bball camp starts Mon.

The University of Montana Western will hold a boys basketball Individual Camp June 27–30 open to boys entering grades 4–12 in the coming school year. For more information call 406-546-5556 or email patrick.

BCHS volleyball camp starts Tues.

Beaverhead County High School in Dillon will host a volleyball camp June 28–30 at the BW Lodge. The camp will include girls in grades 2–12, camping with others in their age range, with grades 2–5 convening 9–11:30 a.m., those in grades 6–8 getting together 1–4 p.m. and grades 9–12 meeting 5:30–8:30 p.m. For more information, call 683-2361.

Teen Tuesdays

Teen Tuesdays offer teenagers the chance to gather for socializing, fun and activities at 6 p.m. in a variety of locations around town on Tuesdays through July 19. For more information, call 683-4544.

Trail run Aug. 13

The Pronghorn Pursuit Trail Run will take off from the Dillon Town Overlook Trailhead just west of town off Ten Mile Road offer an 8 a.m. 15k and 8:45 a.m. 5k on Aug. 13. Register at For more information, email

Movie matinee June 29 at Depot Theater

The Dillon Public Library’s free Movie Matinee series as part of its Summer Reading Program will continue June 29 with a 3 p.m. screening of “Peter Pan” at the Old Depot Theater, 125 S. Montana St. in downtown Dillon. For more information, call 683-4544.

Trail work June 29

Beaverhead Trails Coalition will hold a series of Wednesday Work Evenings this summer, including a June 29 session on the new Noble Avenue Trail, starting at Ibeyville Park at 6 p.m. To RSVP or get more information, email beaverheadtrails@

Country music concert July 2 Old Hat, a concert of traditional country music with Tammie Jones, will be performed 6–8 p.m. on July 2 at Bannack State Park. For more information, call 406-834-3413.

Polaris to host Fourth of July breakfast

The Grasshopper Valley Volunteer Fire Department will be serving pancakes 8–11 a.m. at the annual Fourth of July breakfast at the Fire Hall in Polaris. Donations will be accepted. The event will also include a Bake Sale served up by Grasshopper Valley Ladies Club, and fishing flies by Dave Borjas, and a silent auction. For more information, call 406-834-3408.

Fourth of July Brunch

A Fundraiser Brunch will happen 9:30–11:30 a.m. on July 4 at Beaverhead Senior Center, 126 S. Montana St. in downtown Dillon. The event will include Patriotic Singalongs. For more information call Bernie Bisssell (406) 570-6354.

Bannack Days July 16–17

A celebration and recreation of mid-19th century frontier life, Bannack Days will happen July 16–17 at Bannack State Park, with music, demonstrations, exhibits, food and lots of family fun 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 406-834-3413.

Archery contest July 23–24

The third annual Beaverhead Archers Classic 3-D Shoot will happen July 23–24 at Maverick Mountain in Polaris, where registration is set for 7–10 a.m. The event will feature classes for men, women and youth, and free on-site camping. For more information, call 406-880-0889, email or stop by Badger Archery, 41 E. Glendale St. in downtown Dillon.

Local food bank Wednesdays

The Beaverhead Community Food Pantry, 131 E. Helena in Dillon, distributes food on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to all community members requesting assistance. For more information about the Beaverhead Community Food Pantry, email bhcfoodpantry@hotmail. com or call 406-660-4500 or go to the Facebook page of Beaverhead Community Food Pantry. In the event of an emergency, call Kevin Brown at 406-925- 3227.

Twin Food Pantry Wednesdays

The Twin Bridges Helping Hand Food Pantry, located upstairs above the Twin library at 206 S. Main St., will open Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone in need for food is invited. For more information, go to https://www.loc8nearme. com/montana/dillon/food-pantry/2769155/ or email

Senior lunches Wednesdays

A Senior Lunch will be served Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Senior Center, 126 S. Montana St. in downtown Dillon, where a game of bingo will follow lunch and then pinochle at 1 p.m.

Activities at Sr. Center

Pinochle will be played 1–4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at the Beaverhead Senior Center, 126 S. Montana St. in downtown Dillon, where a crafting session will happen at 1 p.m. every Tuesday—the same day lessons will be offered in bridge, a game that will be played there on Mondays. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information about bridge lessons and games, call 683-2663.

Museum in downtown Dillon

The Beaverhead County Museum at 15 S. Montana St. in downtown Dillon offers exhibits on the physical, natural and colorful human history of Montana’s biggest county and site of its first capital. For more information, call 406-683-5027 or email bvhdmuseum@hotmail. com.

Support group meets

The local Dementia & Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets 10:30–11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Legacy Activity Center, 1000 State Hwy 91 S in Dillon. For more information, call 683-6867.

Landfill hrs

The Beaverhead County Landfill will observe hours of Mondays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays—but be closed on holidays. For more information, call 683-3780.

Battlefield center

The Visitor Center at the Big Hole National Battlefield—the site of a dramatic 1877 confrontation between the U.S. Army and the Nez Perce led by Chief Joseph is located on Hwy 43, ten miles west of Wisdom. For more information, call 406-689-3155 or go to