Monthly archive

April, 2015

  • Evelyn “Evey” Doris Wilm Elton was born in Beulah, North Dakota on September 12, 1933 to George and Doris (Miller) Wilm. She passed away, at the age of 81 March 26, 2015, with her family near at Laurel Health and Rehab. She moved to Bridger as a young girl where she attended school. Evey took classes after school and was confirmed in...
  • Gerald Kasman was born in Sacramento, California on June 2, 1925, the son of Henry Kasman and Flora (Graue) Kasman. Gerry passed away on March 24, 2015 in Billings, Montana. The family moved to Missouri in 1929 and started farming there in 1930. Gerry’s schooling began in the one-room, one-teacher, all-eight-grades Science Hill School,...
  • On Saturday noon, our home in the West Fork lay directly in the path of a raging fire that was stoked by the strong winds that day. Our neighbor Sarah Ewald, a volunteer fire fighter, was at home, alone, on the south side of the fire. She saw immediately that our home was in danger and knew how to communicate with the fire command, whose vision...
  • After a tumultuous winter, where the town was subject to heaving pot holes and little hope for a smooth road ahead with the ongoing Goran Construction (Goran) road repair project, Red Lodge Mayor Williams was surprised to learn of a Goran PR meeting scheduled at the same time as another town meeting. The PR meeting has since been rescheduled. On...
  • Wednesday evening, March 25, the U.S. Marshal’s Service Violent Offender Task Force arrested Hillary Lynch and Richard Packard in Belfry on felony charges of criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and other charges. They are each being held in Yellowstone Detention Center, Billings, on $25,000 bond. Rod Ostermiller...
  • Snow on Tuesday night, March 31, helped firefighters get the West Fork Fire to 40 percent containment. However, high winds continue to stoke the blaze. “The West Fork Fire received snow on the fire overnight into today with 40 percent containment at end of shift yesterday,” according to USFS spokesperson Jeff Gildehaus. “Back...

March, 2015

  • UPDATE: March 30, 2015 12:30 pm  West Fork Fire Containment begins, By Eleanor Guerrero, CCN Senior Reporter On March 29, the USFS stated that the fire is 20 percent contained and human caused. Red Lodge Fire Chief Tom Kuntz (Red Lodge Fire Rescue Facebook site) commented, “The fire was believed to have been rekindled from a...
  • On Wednesday evening, March 25, the U.S. Marshal’s Service Violent Offender Task Force arrested Hillary Lynch and Richard Packard in Belfry on the felony charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and other charges. They are each being held in Yellowstone Detention Center, Billings, on $25,000 bond. Rod...
  • By Jason Olson Belfry School Superintendent Since the beginning of this year, the question we have all revisited was, “What does it mean to be an American?” And as a Belfry principal and teacher, “What does it mean to be a Belfry Bat?” A couple years ago, we came up with a vision for the BATS or the Building Academics...