Monthly archive

January, 2015

  • 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...
  • On Thursday, Jan. 14, the Carbon County Commissioners rescinded their resolution of intent to create the Silvertip zoning district after consideration of the certified protest acreage. Certified protest acreage is the acreage belonging to land owners within the proposed district who protested the creation of the district. The exact acreage was...
  • Thirty-three-year-old Budd James Nesius of Wheatland was sentnenced to three years in prison on Thursday, January 15, in federal court for the theft of 550 lbs. of explosives stolen from the USFS in April, 2013, south of Red Lodge. He apologized for the fear the theft. “This volume of explosives in the wrong hands is an obvious threat to...
  • Last Saturday Roberts Rockets took on Harlowton.  Despite a robust display from the Lady Rockets, Harlowton took home the prize, winning 67-46. Scoring for Roberts were Roberts: Brittany Prinkki 23, Kylie Everett 6, Dannilynn Nardinger 17. In the boys match, Roberts were dfeated by Harlowton 61-17. Scoring for Roberts were, Daniel Carter 1,...
  • Speaking with the Pryors Coalition, a group of interested parties who frequent, help maintain and care about the Pryor Mountains (located on the eastern edge of Carbon County and part of the Custer National Forest) a person stated that in face of all these budget cuts, it appeared that there was no longer any policing of the Pryors. The law...
  • Brandon Jones, Red Lodge, pled not guilty to three counts; burglary, criminal mischief and theft, before Judge Blair Jones at Carbon County District Court last week. An omnibus hearing and trial will be set at a later date. Bail was set at $10,000 and had already been posted. A GPS tracking device was ordered to be in place by Jan. 12. The defense...
  • 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...
  • To the Editor, All animals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Simply labeling an animal “livestock” should not put it out of legal protection. Just because an animal is labeled “livestock” does not mean that it does not feel pain, cold, fear, helplessness and despair. Animals don’t magically stop feeling...
  • To the Editor, We at the Joliet Food Bank thank residents for their generous support throughout 2014. Together we supplied our less fortunate neighbors with 10 tons of food. We appreciated Barry Rowlison’s help at his business. We thank those of you who donated anonymously at the grocery store and the bank. In particular we would like to...