Monthly archive

December, 2013

  • Even though last week was a challenge for most folks with nights of -15 and -20, not counting wind chill, Carbon County ranchers were stoic about the challenge to their animals. “We have a family business,” said Cheryl Brown, Bridger, about their sheep operation. Not one animal was lost in the recent long cold snap. “We herd them...
  • A blue light ceremony was held at Lions Park prior to the Christmas Stroll last week to remember Peace Officers killed in the line of duty. Presenting the ceremony was Dennis Kramer of Montana C.O.P.S, a non -profit organization providing services for survivors of law enforcement officers fallen in the line of duty. Kramer’s son, an officer...
  • (Left) Mark Sharitz, director of marketing for AGCO Application Equipment, presents an Operator of the Year finalist award to professional applicator Randy Bauwens who works with Town and Country Supply Association of Edgar, Mont., at the 2013 Agricultural Retailers Association Convention & Expo in Miami, Fla., on Dec. 4. The winner of the...
  • The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary (YWS) has been awarded a $58,000 grant from the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation Environmental Fund. This grant is for educational purposes and has allowed YWS to hire an education manager as well as an education assistant. Both of the new staff members will be on board the first week of November. Vic Loya will...
  • Silver Run held its 75th Anniversary celebration dinner at Rock Creek Resort over the weekend. The club was founded in 1939 and is one of the oldest ski clubs in the United States. An Alumni Ski Day was also held at Red Lodge Mountain. Vanessa Selby, Silver Run program director said “I think it went great! The vibe in the room was exciting...
  • The outpouring of generosity and love towards Kathy Burgener and Bob Thompson after a fire destroyed their home in Bearcreek last week has been “wonderful” say the couple. Last Wednesday morning, Burgener’s home of 48 years, went up in flames because of  faulty wiring in the water heater. In the ensuring chaos there was...
  • When hunting game, hunters are required to wear orange. But when hunting Christmas trees you are not. During hunting season, does this present a needless increased risk? A local hunter thinks so. “I asked Fish, Wildlife and Parks about it and they referred me to the Forest Service. But when I asked the Forest Service, they referred me to...
  • Residents to protest Beartooth drilling Residents concerned with plans by a Denver energy company to drill about 50 oil and natural gas wells near the Beartooth Mountains — and more wells in the Bighorn Basin — are planning a rally in Billings on Wednesday. Red Lodge resident Deb Muth, who chairs the Carbon County Resource Council,...
  • Authorities say preliminary autopsy results have failed to shed more light on how a worker died underground in a Montana precious metals mine. No foul play is suspected. Federal mine safety regulators said Thursday that a closure order remained in effect in the area of the Stillwater platinum and palladium mine where 45-year-old Mike Rued died....
  • With minus temps set to continue through the weekend, here are some tips to help you through the bitter weather. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), protect yourself against hypothermia and frostbite during cold weather. Wear warm clothing that covers your skin and remove any wet clothing immediately. Limit your time outdoors,...