Monthly archive

February, 2014

  • Regardless of what the groundhog has told us, we are midway between Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It is no longer dark at 4:30. Light is edging back in— opalescent in the mornings and cold silver in the evenings—but light nonetheless. The year is familiar to us now; it’s no longer new. We’ve made friends with it,...
  • To the Editor, The CCN, 1-30-14, reported that Sheriff Tom Rieger will be retiring after his long career in law enforcement. Sheriff Rieger says he is leaving the sheriff’s office in “good shape” partly because of setting goals and completing them. Maybe the next sheriff, whoever is elected, would like to set some new goals too,...
  • To the Editor, There has been much ado recently about the environmental degradation caused by mineral extraction. With the technology available to us today, and the environmental awareness most average citizens have today we can certainly mitigate most negative effects of any development. However this requires compromise and not an “I’...
  • Andrew George Frankovic, 99, of Harrisburg, Pa., passed away Feb. 7, 2014. He was a retired employee of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Andrew was born in Washoe, on Oct 29, 1914.  He graduated from Carbon County High School in Red Lodge, Class of 1933.  After graduation, he worked various jobs and for the NYA, the youth...
  •     Sen. Jason Priest pled not guilty to 4 counts of charges against him that include assault on a minor, PFM assault, assault and resisting arrest. He appeared at his arraignment in Carbon County District Court before Judge Blair Jones Thursday morning.  During the course of the arraignment the State,...
  • On Friday, Feb. 7, Governor Steve Bullock apponted Lt. Governor John Walsh to the U.S. Senate. Bullock said, “Two years ago, when I was selecting my Lieutenant Governor, I was looking for more than a running mate. I was looking for someone who would be my partner in governing. Someone who would work every day to make sure that the Montana we...
  • A juvenile prisoner from Stillwater County was injured during an escape attempt from a patrol car while in transit to the Billings Youth Detention Center this morning. The girl had made an appearance in Youth Court and was being returned to Billings when she apparently attempted to escape shortly before noon, said Stillwater County Sheriff Cliff...
  • To the Editor, We are very fortunate to be in this wonderful community full of hard working and talented folks who contribute enormously to our welfare. BRTA is especially blessed to have the support of three such women. Marci Dye, Amy Hyfield and Elise Fouts have surpassed expectations in managing our Kids Ski Lesson Program at the Red Lodge...
  • To the Editor, The hysteria that's been circulating for the past few months about the Beartooth Front becoming the next Bakken oil field should have been laid to rest last Thursday evening in a forum sponsored by the Red Lodge Elks Club. Very professional and informative presentations provided details as to why the geology of the local area...