Monthly archive

August, 2014

  • 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...
  • The Red Lodge Police Department (RLPD), in cooperation with Beartooth Billings Clinic Trauma Services, is giving “tickets” to kids 15 years and younger as part of the “Lids Save Lives” helmet injury prevention program. What is the offence? Being caught wearing a helmet. Whether riding a bike, skate board, a r a z o r, mo t...
  • George Farias, 80, of Billings, died on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at the St. John’s Lutheran Home after a long illness. Born May 17, 1934 on the family farm on Bluewater Creek north of Fromberg, he was the son of Antone Farias and Marie Kujath Farias. He married Mary Ann Webber on June 7, 1957 in Fromberg. He owned and operated his family...
  • Ri chard Thomas Mayer passed away Nov. 14, 2012. Richard was born to John and Gladys Mayer on Dec. 12, 1921 in a house his grandfather built in Red Lodge. He had many fond memories of growing up there and still owned the home at the time of his passing. Soon after Richard graduated from high school at the age of 16, he attended the World’s...