Monthly archive

January, 2014

  • An Interlocal agreement between the City of Red Lodge and Carbon County for the realignment and reconstruction and pavement of Airport Road fell at the first hurdle last week when two commissioners, John Grewell and Doug Tucker, felt the project was a “misuse of county funds.” “The City receives the revenue to maintain that...
  • The Carbon County Commissioners last week denied the appeal proposal of Mercury Towers and Tower Engineering Professionals, Inc. to build a self-supported monopole cell tower off Highway 78 near Luther/Roscoe. In the appeal Mercury Towers had suggested reducing the height by 15 feet to 145 feet with a foot width at the top and a four-foot base....

December, 2013

  • Shirley Joyce Leppanen, 81, of Joliet, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. She was born March 17, 1932, in Munising, Mich., to William and Wilma Leppanen. Shirley retired in the mid-1990s after a long career as a nurse She was also one of the first EMTs for the Joliet Fire Department. She is survived by Arnold Leppanen of Marquette, Mich.; a son, Jay...
  • Jessi Stephenson, 25, of Joliet, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Jessi was taken from us while doing what she does best, helping other people. Jessi was born May 21, 1988 in Billings. She graduated from Joliet High School in 2006 where she participated in volleyball, basketball and track. Jessi had a very special gift for...
  • To the Editor, Heartfelt kudos to the Carbon County News coverage of the many organizations across our county who provided holiday programs and gifts to hundreds of children and families! There was one “oops” printed in the “Rockin’ Christmas” article about our Christmas Kids’ Shoppe. The article indicated that...
  • Dear Members of the Board of Trustees, RLPS Staff Members and Community, It is with very mixed emotions that I submit to you my letter of resignation effective June 30, 2014, as Superintendent of Red Lodge Schools. The reality of leaving what I believe to be the “Best Job in the State” makes me quite somber, however I have preached and...
  • Earlier this month, Beartooth Billings Clinic honored Rosina Kastelitz as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year at its Annual Volunteer Luncheon held at Red Lodge Golf Clubhouse. Kastelitz was selected from a number of nominees, chosen for her 20 plus years of voluntarily creating a healing environment at the facility through interior design; especially...
  • Mark Brajcich, Superintendent of Red Lodge Schools, has tended his resignation as of June 30, 2014. In a letter to the CCN he said the decision was a “somber” one but felt that for the benefit of futur e s tudent s educat o r s shouldn’t “Retire before they Retire.” He talked of his style being “obsolete”...
  • The Carbon County Sheriff’s Department will be offering rides for New Year’s Eve if an officer is available. Call 446-1234.