Monthly archive

July, 2014

  • A total of 113 fires in the NW Territories of Canada and northern Alberta, covering approximately ½ million acres, are responsible for the hazy weather conditions of late. Most are from lightning strikes. Smoke from these fires is being carried down from the jet stream into Montana. Reductions in visibility are not anticipated. For more...

June, 2014

  • Aside being an indifferent summer with raindrops splashing across our skies it’s been a lot better than the Snow White purgatory of the last nine months. The charming, rich hues of warmer climes have given the eyes a huge rest from squinting out at another layer of white icing lying across the yard. So it should come as no surprise that both...
  • After extensive meeting with the Red Lodge City’s bond attorney last Thursday, Mayor Ed Williams told the City Council, Tuesday, he has decided to delay the Special Improvement District (SID) plans for the Country Club Estates to help improve the roads there. Williams cited difficulties in accomplishing “all the necessary tasks and...
  • Roberts Streitmatter and Steve Galloway, owners of The Beartooth Gallery in Red Lodge, proudly handed over $6,144.60 to Mayor Ed Williams last Friday to provide for a handicapped chair lift for the Red Lodge City pool. A fundraiser at the Gallery, showcasing the work of Brenna Tyler and Jerry Inman, along with a raffle for $2,000 worth of...
  • John R. Smith, 63, of Bridger, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, June 20, 2014. Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 27 at the Bridger Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. Smith-Olcott Funeral Chapel of Red Lodge assisted with the arrangements.
  • On Nov. 20, 2013, we lost a loving husband, brother, uncle, and friend. Ted Knaub passed away in Menifee, Calif. hospital due to medical complications. On Thursday, July 3, at 12:30, there will be a memorial and luncheon to commemorate Ted’s life. It will be held at the Joliet Community Center in Joliet, Montana. All friends and family are...
  • Mom lived her life and she died with dignity as well as grace. Mom always said her greatest accomplishment was being a mother and grandmother. We all say job well done. Mom taught us to always have an open heart for if you have an open heart you always can love and forgive. Money never mattered; it was the time spent with the ones you loved....
  • Gladys Ronning Clark passed away peacefully on June 16, 2014 at the age of 98 surrounded by family. She was born on April 28, 1916, in her family’s homestead cabin in Rock Springs, Mont. After graduating from Custer County High School in 1933, she obtained a provisional teaching certificate and began her 40-year teaching career in a one-room...
  • To the Editor, We would like to thank everyone who came to our aid after a head on crash near Bridger last week. We want to thank the EMTs, the ambulance crews, the Sheriff’s Department and the Highway Patrol. There are far too many to mention. Marty Childers and Lori Bates Bridger