Monthly archive

August, 2013

  • With beautiful views and warm summer sun, the 1st annual Rock Creek Valley Brewfest, Aug. 17, from 6-10 p.m., brought folks out to Joliet Community Center to enjoy local beers, BBQ, music and a good time. As a way to raise funds for the self-supporting community center, event organizer Debbie Schenk was pleased with the turnout and hopes this...
  •  It was a balmy Montana summer day on Tuesday, August 13, when the wives of three injured veterans arrived at the ranch home of Luther residents Dennis and Nancy Stevens, active volunteer members of Operation Second Chance (OSC). The women had flown in the previous Sunday, and were staying at the historic Pollard Hotel in Red Lodge as guests...
  • On Friday, August 16, Phase one of the Cycle Greater Yellowstone event occurred with the wave of participants who wanted to drop of their vehicles so they could drive home at the final leg next week, came to town. Many were running around Red Lodge with friends and families already, having their pictures taken downtown and exploring the shops. It...
  • The All American Beartooth Highway 212 that goes through the Beartooth Pass is closed south of Red Lodge as the Rock Creek Fire grows to 700 acres. The Board of the Red Lodge Area Chamber (RLCA) invited speakers and the Carbon County Commissioners to discuss the event at their meeting at The Pollard on Wednesday, Aug. 21. “Can the pass open...
  • On Tuesday, Aug. 20, a fire broke out near East Road and U.S. Highway 212 approximately five miles south of Red Lodge, now named the Rock Creek Fire. It extended west across the highway from Rock Creek Resort and further southward covering 700 acres on Wednesday. The fire started on the north side, not more than a few miles south of Point of Rocks...
  • Greater Yellowstone Coalition event started with “Day Zero” Aug. 17 in West Yellowstone, with first day’s ride to Ennis on Sunday, Aug. 18 The inaugural edition of Cycle Greater Yellowstone — a week-long, town-to-town bike tour in southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming — kicks off this coming weekend in West...
  • To the Editor, It’s clear that the Beartooth Rally continues to have mixed, strong, reactions. Your story on the “informal poll” that indicated support for the event failed to mention that only 45 of the 150 local businesses showed support, equal to 30%. The vast majority of businesses were not polled, and some have indicated...
  • To the Editor, Why are we not surprised that the City Council’s informal poll of the business community shows that the consensus was to continue the Beartooth Rally? Rather like asking a fox if he wants the hen house door kept open. The business community has great self-interest in the Rally and it’s continuation, so the poll was...
  • To the Editor,  I'd like to know why we still have a passing zone coming out of Red Lodge? There is a 45 mph sign but only the one and if you blink you might miss it, so people see the passing lines and pass needless to say and there is a hospital there. I would like to see it changed to a solid line or put another 45 mph closer to...