Monthly archive

April, 2015

  • To the Editor, Chalk it up to post traumatic stress, but in our letter last week, we totally forgot to thank the Forest Service for their presence  during the recent West Fork fire.  They fought shoulder to shoulder with the Red Lodge and area fire departments to suppress the fire. And they were on the scene for days afterward,...
  • Donald Scott Taylor, 87 of Belfry, Montana passed away Easter Sunday April 5 2015 at home in Billings surrounded by family. Don and Mary Jane Michael were married on Nov. 11, 1950 Don retired from farming, went on to be a county commissioner, and held numerous community offices. Don was an active member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Belfry....
  • Vernell Reed Kidwell, 91, of Billings, formerly of Bridger, died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on April 1, 2015. Vernell was born in Belleville, Arkansas on Sept.3, 1923 to Ed and Maude Reed. She and sisters, Dorothy, Janice and Gladys were raised on oil leases in Oklahoma through the Depression years. Vernell graduated from Cromwell (...
  • With last week’s surprise fire flare up on Rock Creek coming so early in the year, hearts have been in throats wondering how the summer months of July and August will pan out. With a mild winter bringing in a less than average snow pack the land around will be reliant on spring rains to balance out and dampen any fire threats. “We are...
  •  On Friday, April 3, the Carbon County Commissioners, as defendants, filed their answer in District Court to the Silvertip Zoning District lawsuit. The lawsuit, an appeal, was filed by plaintiffs Jack and Bonnie Martinell and five other resident parties within the proposed district. The appeal was the next step in the process to challenge the...
  • The Carbon County Commissioners RESCINDED the Ban on Open and Controlled Burning this morning but requested everyone to use extreme caution on all Controlled Burns in Carbon County. Also, PLEASE remind your land owners to notify the Carbon County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center at (406) 446-1234 BEFORE conducting any Controlled or Open Burning in Carbon...
  • Carbon County teams made a proud showing in the Snowflake Track and Field Meet in Columbus, on Friday, March 27. Among the boys, the Joliet J-Hawk scored fifth place over all team score with 55; Red Lodge Rams scored 26 and Roberts Rockets, 1. Among the girls, the Joliet J-Hawks scored 50 in the team scores for fourth place and the Red Lodge Rams...
  • Harold Stauffer, 99, Nov. 15, 1915 – Mar. 11, 2015 Harold Milton Stauffer, born in Topton, Pa., passed away March 11, 2015, in Portland, at age 99. A lifelong Lutheran and clarinetist, he graduated from Kutztown State Teachers College, Pa., in 1937, and taught math and music in North Dakota, Red Lodge, Montana and Wyoming. In 1941, he...
  • Roberts native Ernest Gerard DeVries, age 90, passed away at Cedar Wood Healthcare Community in Red Lodge, MT, on March 31, 2015, due to complications from a stroke and pneumonia. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 in the Roberts United Methodist Church with interment in the Roberts Cemetery. Ernie was born June 20, 1924,...