Monthly archive

January, 2015

  • Red Lodge City Council appointed Joel Todd as the new prosecuting attorney at its recent meeting although both Aldermen Bill Foisy and Bill Larson abstained. The two-year contract for the previous prosecuting attorney Hope Freeman had expired last July. Freeman did apply for the job along with Todd and after an interview process by members of the...
  • Tears of joy and surprise flowed at the annual Chamber honors event last Friday to announce the Red Lodge Business Person of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Cheers rang out at the Pollard Pub for both Pat Luptak who won the business award and Clare Witcomb for top citizen. For the first time the Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce, who hosts the...
  • To the Editor, Question:  Should Republicans select Republican candidates and Democrats select Democrat candidates?  That is the question? Since they will be blamed, they should certainly have the right to select their own candidates and I applaud Montana Republican individuals for making the long, cold journey to Helena...
  • To the Editor, In 2014 BareTooth Cupboards Food Bank served 1,670 households with a total of 4,176 individuals. We could not do this very necessary work without the support we receive in both money and donated food from our local community.  We wish to thank all of you who so generously supported us last year. Without you we...
  • No formal charges will be filed against Joleit Police Chief Kyle Croft regarding domestic violence allegations. In a statement issued by Nancy Rohde Stillwater County Attorney, she said, "On Dec.30, 2014, the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office requested a courtesy agency assist from a neutral law enforcement agency to investigate a report...
  • Carbon County Search and Rescue and Sheriff's Department have found the body of 34 year old Michael Phillips. He was found on Saturday 3/4 of a mile from a friend's house in Joliet where he had been visiting. No more information is available at present. Phillips, had been last seen at approximately 4 a.m. Jan. 9 walking east out of Joliet...
  • To the Editor, Unless you own your own mineral rights, you have very limited rights in the state of Montana to have realistic control over what "Big Oil" wants to do on your property. Unless you own the mineral rights, you are at the mercy of "Big Oil", and they don’t care much about you, only their profits. Many states...
  • John Philip Matovich (Johnny) passed away at age 89 in Billings, on Jan. 18, 2015 with his beloved wife Nancy (Sandretto Jakkola) at his side. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at Smith West Chapel, 304 34th St. West, Billings, with Fr. Fabian Fehring officiating. A reception will follow at the Heights V.F.W. Post 6774 at...
  • The third of seven children born to Ellen Renlund Luoma and John Luoma, Loma grew up on the family ranch near Luther. She carried the memories and lessons of the depression years throughout her life, and was one of the last of a generation who lived their values: frugality, practicality and a strong work ethic. She, along with her siblings, rode...