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Monthly archive

March, 2016

  • To the Editor, The recent announcement that Head Start Inc., the organization that runs the Head Start programs in Red Lodge and Joliet as well as other locations in Yellowstone county, is considering closing the Carbon County programs has reminded all of us what a valuable asset this type of comprehensive preschool program is to our young people...
  • To the Editor,   Operation Second Chance was once again privileged and honored to host a group of combat wounded amputee veterans and their wives/caregivers for a week of skiing and other activities in Red Lodge. The veterans had the opportunity to ski for two days during the week, thanks in part to our partnership with Eagle Mount from...
  • To the Editor, The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is our worst nightmare that nobody is talking about. The TPP is a deal with 40 percent of the global economy for the 1 percent to get richer, and the rest of us to fall to the bottom of the barrel. If you want proof that the TPP was written to benefit corporate interests, just look at the...
  • Mencel L. Carey, 86, of Red Lodge died Monday, Feb. 29 at the Beartooth Billings Clinic. A full obituary will follow next week in the Carbon County News. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Home of Champion Rodeo grounds. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 9 in the Custer County Cemetery at Miles City. In lieu...
  • This year’s Space Wars themed Winter Carnival at Red Lodge Mountain will have to go without the annual Cardboard Classic race because snowfall has been low. According to Ray Masters of the Red Lodge Weather Coop snow fall for February is down to 4.3 inches for the area. The average is closer to 14 inches. The Mountain website states there is...
  • In a meeting that often became contentious, Jennifer Owen, Head Start, Inc. (HS) Executive Director, met with Red Lodge parents and teachers last week. She discussed a decision her board is making soon whether to shut down Red Lodge Head Start (HS) serving low-income families and disabled children. The “site” as Owen called it, has...
  • FCCLA students at Bridger High School helped raised $1,600 with their Valentine Day flower sales recently. Last week students from Vicki Kaufman’s class presented $800 to Montana Project Hope to enable them to fulfill a child’s dream. The remainder was given to Cole’s Pantry. Accepting the money was Dave Evans Billings Area...

February, 2016

  • Catherine Michele Schwend-Weimer was born on March 20, 1975 and grew into a woman who touched many lives.  Cathy left this world on Feb. 17, 2016 to be greeted in Heaven by her grandparents; Elmer and Betty Bent and Bill and Mary Schwend, father-in-law Charlie Weimer, Uncle Dean Bent, Cousin Jodi Tuell and many friends.   ...
  • Dorothy Ruth Ecker, 90, died in Red Lodge on Feb. 18 of congestive heart failure.   Born on Jan. 23, 1926, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Dottie was the oldest child of Floyd C. Smith and Alta Mae Covington Smith. She grew up in Flint, Michigan and graduated from Flint Central High School in 1944. She worked as a Teletype operator at Patterson Air...