Monthly archive

July, 2015

  • "The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple." Oscar Wilde Recently, early, when few were up and no businesses open, a person and/or persons committed an act of vandalism, removing from public display property – flags whose symbolism he/she/they found culturally (which is to say personally) offensive – that did...
  • To the Editor, The City of Red Lodge, for many years, has been known for it’s colorful flags, and beautiful flower baskets attached to our light poles.  Each of the light poles on Broadway has a special bracket designed to hold three to five flags.  The Flag Committee’s policy, for many years, has been to install the American flags prior to...
  • To the Editor, I don’t want this to become a war on words, but I would appreciate you giving me the space to respond to your editorial, Alastair (Baker). I have not and will not apologize for my beliefs and opinions. I do, however, feel that I used the wrong word when I said “disgrace”. I should have used the word or words, disappointed or...
  • The first car through the Red Lodge Roundabout, July 1. Gaily covered in July 4th decorations and driven by Don Hardy with his wife Becky (top left) and Rhonda Baker. A caravan of cars drove round and round waving flags and honking their horns for 10-15 minutes, and was reminiscent of Jacques Tati's film  'Playtime'. More photos...

June, 2015

  • Commenting on the U.S. Supreme Court decisiont, June 26, to legalize gay marriages across the country, Red Lodge resident Jenn Nelson said, "I saw something on Facebook that really resonated with me. A friend of mine said, "finally it is just called marriage" and that is what I like. It's just about love. We can move forward,...
  • If you are reading your Carbon County News on Thursday afternoon, June 25, the New Horizons spacecraft is thirteen million miles from Pluto, closing at eight and a quarter miles per second for a close flyby on July 14, and it takes 8 hours 48 minutes to send it a message and get an answer back. All systems are performing perfectly. But, the road...
  • The recent Facebook arguments over what nationality the street flags should be for the 4th of July celebrations in Red Lodge have hit a raw nerve in a town known, apparently, for its ethnic diversity. Being of Welsh descent I was fairly disturbed by the comments made that no other flag should be presented other than the American one. And that it...
  • There will be a celebration of Sidne (Henderson) Overturf’s life, June 27, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Red Lodge Fairgrounds (Edgar Gruel Building).
  • Father Denis Keane, former priest of St. Agnes parish in Red Lodge, passed peacefully with his family around him on Tuesday, 6.p.m., June 23, at his family home in County Galway, Ireland, after a long illness. He was 77. Keane was born in Galway on Feb. 5, 1938. “We were blessed to have him as long as we did,” said Grace Maxwell, who...
  • In the late afternoon of June 18, 2015, and with Mack's family by his side, the Lord said, "Mack, put that hammer down, grab your fishing pole and come with me my son. Mack was born on June 15, l940, in Detroit, Michigan, to Emma and Linzy McCrocklin. He served in the U.S. Navy from October 1957 and was honorably discharged in November, l959. Mack...