Monthly archive

August, 2014

  • Red Lodge Mayor Ed Williams announced some good news and some questionable news at this week’s Meet the Mayor session at Honey’s Café on Thursday, Aug. 21. The good news: “The first quarter Resort Tax has been the highest so far in our history. Usually, the June 30 or Sept. 30, quarters come in higher. So he is very...
  • Photo by Alastair Baker The Town and County Quilt Guild are going for a record, the Guinness Book of World Records to be exact, by aiming to have the highest quilt show in the world. The Quilt ladies, (left to right) Karla Zander, Jude Butler, Betty Hecker, Gail Beauchamp and Nancy Ebel, parked themselves at Vista Point on the Beartooth Pass,...
  • To the Editor, I’m glad to see some attention brought to parking in Red Lodge. The newly proposed zoning regulations devote many pages to the issue. However, it should be noted that the entire central business district (zone C4) is exempted from the new parking requirements. Zone C4 includes most of Broadway between 5th and 15th, as well as...
  • The Red Lodge City Council agreed at its Aug. 12 meeting to a Bob Moran Memorial Garden at City Hall that was made possible by a ‘Red Lodge Proud and Beautiful Grant.’ Volunteers have already installed a garden and asked to have a sign to acknowledge Moran. The City complied with the request. Red Lodge’s Carnegie Library is also...
  • Christine McKay’s ceramic art pieces sold in abundance at a fundraiser held by Beartooth Gallery Fine Art in Red Lodge, Saturday. The money raised, $3,200, will help fund, purchase, and distribute art supplies to all schools in Carbon County. McKay said she was “very happy to be a part of this.” “I am stunned,” she...
  • If ever there were a more appropriate time for the John Lennon song, ‘Give Peace A Chance’ it would have been at the My Fight fundraiser ‘Bullets for Beauty’ held at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Red Lodge, last week. The event, attended by over a 100 people, raised an impressive $17,600 towards helping emancipate and empower...
  • Montana Senator John Walsh (D) spent some time this last Saturday at East Rosebud where he met with proponents of the East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Act. Prior to the business side of the visit, Sen. Walsh had time for some fun when he fished the river with John Miller, President of the local Home Owners Association, and caught and released a Rocky...
  • Last Monday’s Joliet’s Town Council meeting saw many community members talking about the significant rise in their water, sewer and garbage bill to help pay for the work to fix the lagoon and other issues that will have to be dealt with once the project has begun. Starting in October the Joliet community will have $20 to add on to...
  • Nancy Jo Shaffer Smith, 78, of Red Lodge, passed away as the result of a car accident, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2014 outside of Livingston. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Funeral Service was held Saturday, Aug. 16, at 3 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Red Lodge (723 S. Adams). Nancy was born on June 20, 1936 to Clark and Margaret...