Monthly archive

January, 2014

  • When Mark Brajcich became Red Lodge Schools Superintendent 15 years ago the high school students were sharing a 37-year-old building with K-4 while the 5th-8th graders where housed in the 1920s Roosevelt School. And in keeping with the past, the school mascot was the very un-PC Redskins. By the time Brajcich plans to retire this coming June he...
  • All area business owners should know that as of January 2014, Norm Mance may have retired, but local Scott Wilson will be taking Norm’s place as cardboard recycler. Many in the community know Wilson and are familiar with his professionalism but for those who don’t know him personally, here’s some background on this Red Lodge...
  • 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...