Monthly archive

February, 2014

  • At the Red Lodge council meeting last week, Mayor Ed Williams outlined the requirements he wants fulfilled for the new police chief. The council voted to approve the services of Prothman, a consulting firm based in Issaquah, Wash. for $18,500. The firm specializes in providing national and regional executive recruitment services to cities and...
  • Maybe you grew up watching “I Love Lucy” or “Leave it to Beaver.” Or maybe “Saved By the Bell,” “Family Matters,” and “MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL)” were your weekly television lineup and jam growing up. For me, the latter were my 90’s and early 2000’s memories. These...
  • To the Editor, As one who has been involved with Republican politics in Sweet Grass County longer than Jason Priest has lived in Montana, I am writing to publically call on Mr. Priest to resign his Senate District 30 seat immediately. As one whose family has been brutalized by domestic abuse, I have no tolerance for those who speak publically...
  • To the Editor, We’ve known for fifty years that tobacco is killing us – millions of people have quit using, and there are more ex-users in America than there are tobacco addicts. Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, cigars, they’re all part of an expensive, unhealthy habit on the way out – and the State of Montana wants to...
  • Bridger boys lost 79-58 to Plenty Coup in the Consolation game.     Girls Friday Plenty Coups 52 Bridger 39 Loser Out Absarokee 38 Roberts 37 Loser Out Boys Friday Bridger 66 Harlowton 57 Loser Out Saturday Bridger in consolation game 3 p.m.   Previous games Monday Boys  6 C District Roberts boys fall to Reed Point/Rapelje 64-...
  • Perhaps because snow had made parking spaces rather scare, the owner of this vehicle decided to park at the entrance of the alley behind the Carbon County News. The vehicle was estimated to have been there for 40 minutes until the Red Lodge City Police turned up and the owner moved it. Just a reminder to those who might think of trying this idea,...
  •  It’s hard to go a few days in Red Lodge without someone, either a local or especially a visitor asking, ‘What is the deal with all the turkeys in town?’ Therefore, CCN has taken the issue upon us to try to uncover some truth behind the turkeys and discuss possible solutions to help control their increasing population. After...
  • There has been extensive discussion recently about the disparity of wealth in the world. Less than a hundred individuals have more cumulative wealth than the poorest half of the world’s population of about three and a half billion people. While these numbers are somewhat shocking, it is likely that things were about the same in 1750. The...