Monthly archive

December, 2013

  • Recently we were in Red Lodge visiting our family. We enjoyed a noon meal at the Senior Center. It was excellent. We were fortunate enough to be there on a day that the High Country Cowboys entertained after the meal. They sang for nearly an hour. The talent these three brothers shared that day was truly amazing! Lucky Red Lodge!! Jackie Barrett...
  • Martha Jackie Van Valkenburgh, 101, of Roberts, died peacefully Dec. 7, 2013, from a stroke. Martha was born on July 25, 1912, to Arvid and Elin Wilson at their homestead on Upper White Bird. She graduated from Roberts High School in 1931 and graduated from WMC and EMC with her teaching degree. She taught schools at Wilson, Plainview, Lower and...
  • Joy Virginia Reamy, 88, of Billings, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at Sapphire Suites surrounded by her loving family. Joy was born Sept. 2, 1925 to Walter and Luella Premo on the family farm near Bridger. She graduated from Fromberg High School in 1944. On Aug. 19, 1946 she married the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Reamy. They...
  • Subzero temperatures, some as low as -20, greeted this year’s Red Lodge Christmas Stroll causing a significant drop in visitors to the two-day event. However despite this several businesses experienced good sales and there were plenty of children to await the arrival of Santa as well as check out the decorative seasonal windows or play in...
  • When hunting game, hunters are required to wear orange. But when hunting Christmas trees you are not. During hunting season, does this present a needless increased risk? A local hunter thinks so. “I asked Fish, Wildlife and Parks about it and they referred me to the Forest Service. But when I asked the Forest Service, they referred me to...
  • Speaking to a crowd of over 100 community members, five panelists with knowledge about the oil boom discussed the effects of drilling activity in the Beartooths. On Dec. 10, just after Energy Corporation of America (ECA) received an approval permit to drill an exploratory well in Belfry, the panel, including ECA District Manager, Derrick...
  • On Wednesday, Dec. 11, members of the Carbon County Resource Council (CCRC) along with many Carbon County residents braved the cold to participate in a rally at the courthouse in Billings against fracking in the Beartooths. Afterwards, they headed to Energy Corporation of America’s (ECA) new office in Billings to deliver a petition against...
  • A fire broke out on Wednesday, Dec. 11 causing extensive damage to The Little Cowboy Bar in Fromberg. “It broke out some time before noon,” said Diane Dalin, owner of the Two Bear Bar across the street. “People saw smoke coming out. No one was in it; it hadn’t opened yet.” It is the end of an era. Shirley Smith owned...
  • Montana Highway Department have made tentative plans to remove the snow berms along Red Lodge Main Street Friday morning starting at 4 a.m. Vehicle owners are asked not to park overnight Thursday.