Monthly archive

June, 2014

  • One of the last old cowboys has gone to Heaven. Charles Merrill Pelton, 69, was born Nov. 3, 1944, in Billings to George and Forestine Pelton. Merrill passed away June 9, 2014, at his home in Billings after a long courageous battle with cancer. He attended Fishtail Grade School and graduated from Absarokee High School in 1963. He excelled in...
  • On Saturday, June 7, a call came in to Red Lodge Fire Rescue for help up on the Beartooth Pass. According to RLFR spokesperson Asano Otsu, “The call came in as a helicopter request from the Beartooth Basin Ski Patrol (was issued). We responded to aid in case of an unsuccessful landing/if the weather didn't permit the operation.”...
  • Senator Jason Priest trial date for charges of assault has been put back to Jan. 12,  2015. The original date was to have been Aug. 12. Priest was appearing at an omnibus hearing before Judge Blair Jones at Carbon County District Court, June 11. Sen. Priest was arrested Feb. 1 after an altercation at his home and charged with assault on a...
  • An armed man who walked into an apartment in Red Lodge plead not guilty to burglary and assault with a weapon charges before Judge Blair Jones at Carbon County District Court, June 11. Bail was set at $5,000. According to court documents Michael Apanaskh, Red Lodge, went to Mountain View Apartments on May 28, at 11:36 p.m. The court papers state...
  • Senior reporter Eleanor Guerrero received three awards over the weekend from the Montana Newspaper Association (MNA) in the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest held in Butte. Guerrero won first place in the Best Lifestyle Coverage for her story “They work hard for the money.” Second place was in Best Headline Writing for “Hey, Hey, Hay...
  • A head on crash occurred Monday evening, June 16, near Bridger leaving three people injured. According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Shane Warehime, the driver of a Subaru GL, a 53 year old woman, was heading eastbound on Selms Road, east of Bridger, and drove into oncoming traffic as she rounded a corner colliding with a westbound Honda CRV...
  • It was 20 years ago on Jan. 24 that Jeff and Brent Oliphant signed on as FM 99 the Mountain, Red Lodge’s only station. The brothers bought ‘the Mountain’ back in 1989 when it was located above the Red Lodge School of Dance and it consisted of a “coat hanger for an antenna, two Radio Shack cassette decks, a ten watt...
  • Two men were taken into custody June 14 after a Carbon County S h e r i f f ’ s d e p u t y responded to a shooting incident in Belfry. Bruce Oliveria and his son Shawn Oliveria were ar res ted af ter attempting to hit a man with a vehicle and then a pipe wrench according to papers filed at Carbon County Justice Court. Both men appeared...