Monthly archive

December, 2014

  • State livestock officials reported Monday that they’ve found the disease brucellosis in another Montana cattle herd, marking the second case to be announced in less than two weeks. The Department of Livestock said that the cow from a herd in Carbon County tested positive for the disease after cultures taken from the animal was sent to the...
  • Carbon County Sheriff Tom Rieger gets a chuckle from a slide show depicting his long career in law enforcement at a retirement party held in his honor at the Beartooth Elks Lodge, Dec. 13. Rieger, who has been in law enforcement for over 43 years, thanked those in attendance and especially his team of deputies who were called up to stand beside...
  • Energy Corporation of America (ECA) has decided not to pursue drilling in Belfry. On December 11, 2014, Kyle Mork, ECA’s Chief Operating Officer, made the following statement on behalf of his company: “Energy Corporation of America (ECA) has been evaluating an exploratory well near Belfry. As our District Manager Seth Nolte indicated...
  • This year’s Red Lodge Christmas Stroll basked in much warmer weather and bigger crowds than 2013. Up and down Broadway, businesses had brisk and busy trade while bars and restaurants enjoyed a hearty appetite of customers. One of the stroll organizers of the event Kathy Robson felt it was “very successful.” “We had the...
  • When I was in high school I desired to be a total non-conformist, and deculturate myself. Of course, I couldn’t do that behavior in a small town like Red Lodge, but I dismissed many of the local and national values as nonsense. It struck me, then as now, that most behaviors had no real reason to exist. Mother’s explanation was, ‘...
  •  To the Editor, Thank you to the electric company crew for working through the night Nov. 28 to restore our power after and during the high winds.  We appreciate you guys! The Luomas Ron & Darlene Roger & Chris
  •  Galway may think they’re just welcoming home another Keane relation upon Father Denis Keane’s final return to Ireland after 51 years abroad in Montana. They would be wrong. Let it be known, that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals whose lives have been touched and changed by Father Keane, throughout Montana and...
  •  There are a lot of memories that Dick Hatfield recalls about his service as the First U.S. Wilderness Ranger in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. He remembers a lot of trips around the Beartooth region guiding hikers for special treks, unusual assignments and of course, the wildlife encounters. On Aug. 2, 1966, he was asked to take a few...