Monthly archive

August, 2013

  • Yesterday’s weather was warmer and drier with temperatures in the high 70s and relative humidity in the 20% range, keeping containment at 85 percent and acres at 950. Crews continued to patrol for hot spots within the fire perimeter and to rehabilitate fireline and helispots established during the incident. Rehabilitation of the contingency...
  • Schools opened in Red Lodge on Wednesday, Aug. 28, and were opening all over Carbon County this week. One parent expressed thoughts many parents may be feeling as their children leave the house to start a new school year. “My feelings are mixed,” said Red Lodge mother of two boys, Natasha Dixon. “I am really happy not to pay for...
  •  After spending five days at the Space Academy for Educators, Joliet 4th grade teacher, Ann Conover not only experienced and learned what training may be like for astronauts on a space mission, but also left her with a mission of her own, to motivate students about the importance of science and math and its many applications. “I think...
  •  Betty Ansorge received a special plaque from the Red Lodge City Council recently in honor of her work in organizing the 4th of July flyover. The award was also made in “appreciation of a lot of other things” said Council President Glory Mahan. “It was for the flyover, the July 4th recruitments and the Grand Marshall being a...
  • On Wednesday, Aug. 28, U.S. Representative Steve Daines toured the Rock Creek Fire. He received a briefing at the Incident Command Post at the Carbon County Fairgrounds. Incident Commander (IC) Shawn Pearson applauded the local Red Lodge Fire Rescue team and Fire Chief Tom Kuntz saying his Type 2 team was set up for success when it arrived. Daines...
  • To the Editor, I'd like to thank you for publishing the story about the All Nations Garden Club fund raiser -  HATS ON BROADWAY.  All members and guests were sure to appreciate it.  It's the good works of our local community that keep the wheels of this incredible town turning and it shows up so many, many places.  What...
  • To the Editor, From each and every one of us at the Resort I want to give a very special thanks to all the firefighters who have worked so hard to contain/divert the Rock Creek fire. Needless to say we were very concerned as the fire swept up the valley right past the resort. It was scary yet incredible to watch as they initiated back fires that...
  • To the Editor, On Tuesday evening, Aug. 20, with the wind and the Rock Creek Fire blowing in our direction, we voluntarily evacuated our cabin south of Red Lodge.  For the third time – the first two because of snowstorms – Tom and Carolyn Flaherty welcomed us, and our two cats, into their home.  In most households the cats...