Monthly archive

November, 2013

  • Thanksgiving is a time of year when we take time to celebrate with friends and family. The highlight of a Thanksgiving celebration often includes that tummy-warming meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and rolls. Just the thought of it conjures warm memories. However, some families will have a difficult time purchasing all those Thanksgiving...
  • Operation Second Chance completed its seventh year of Montana Retreats and its first hunting trip with four Wounded Warrior amputees from Walter Reed National Medical Center. Montana’s legislature unanimously passed SB 75 sponsored by Sen. Jason Priest that allowed Montana residents to purchase hunting licenses and return them to Montana...
  • On Nov. 21, CTA Architects and Engineer representatives, Brent Moore and Dave Dixon of Red Lodge presented to Roberts their master plan to help improve the community. Supported by the Roberts Community Foundation (RCF), CTA used surveys from businesses and homeowners to develop a plan outlining visions and strategies to strengthen the town. Due to...
  • Carbon County has secured a grant of $7,110,000 under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act to improve West Fork Rock Creek Road. This is a Federal Lands Access Program project funded with Federal Transportation dollars. The County will match $355,630 of the total project cost. Resort tax will provide $165,630 towards this. The...
  • To the Editor, We have lost the cornerstone of the Red Lodge Carnegie Library with the death of Bob Moran. During his decades at the library Bob influenced generations of readers with his love and enthusiasm for literature. He amazed residents and visitors alike with his ability to remember your name, your literary preferences and the whereabouts...
  • To the Editor, There has been a great deal of interest concerning Energy Corporation of America’s (ECA) recent grand opening of our new office in Billings and misinformation regarding our potential future operations in the area. That is why I want to take this opportunity to clarify some points with local residents and help you understand...
  • To the Editor, My life has been greatly enriched knowing Bob Moran. When I first joined the Red Lodge Music Festival in the early 1970s Bob was one of the first to welcome me with his warm and gracious manner and huge smile. I'd not be in Montana in early June previously and arrived wearing a short sleeve shirt. It was 38 degrees! Bob...
  • Oh Montana seasons, how you mystify my easy-going laid back Southern California nature. Not only does winter have its issues with bitter cold, snow and the fun of sliding back and forth on icy roads (which actually is quite a thrill), but I have recently realized that fall, spring and summer all have their own challenges. Let’s begin with...
  • Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Water Planner, Jim Robinson said part of the state’s job in 2013 is to support local watershed groups, statewide. Robinson appeared at the Northern Plains Resource Council annual meeting in Billings, Saturday, Nov. 16. He talked about the history of water planning in Montana....
  • In connection with the Native American Thematic Learning Unit, Navajo tribe member, Dr. Rosemarie Dugi of the National Indian Education Association spoke to Belfry students about various tribal topics. On Tues. November 5, Dr. Dugi, who works in the MSU-Billings Education Department, presented to grades 5-12 on matters including life of a Navajo,...