Monthly archive

August, 2013

  • To the Editor, The flags are as much a part of downtown Red Lodge as the beautiful flower baskets, which are the most beautiful ever this year. Thank you, Vivian! These flags just don't go up and replace themselves without much help. During the street repair, the street crew carefully took some down, and Skip Boyer kept them safely stored,...
  • To the Editor, On August 3, The Carbon County Sheriff's Office responded to a welfare check to discover resident, Sue DeWitt, had unexpectedly passed away leaving behind 14 dogs and no one to care for them. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank so many who made it possible to quickly come to the aid of the dogs and provide for their...
  • With beautiful views and warm summer sun, the 1st annual Rock Creek Valley Brewfest, Aug. 17, from 6-10 p.m., brought folks out to Joliet Community Center to enjoy local beers, BBQ, music and a good time. As a way to raise funds for the self-supporting community center, event organizer Debbie Schenk was pleased with the turnout and hopes this...
  •  It was a balmy Montana summer day on Tuesday, August 13, when the wives of three injured veterans arrived at the ranch home of Luther residents Dennis and Nancy Stevens, active volunteer members of Operation Second Chance (OSC). The women had flown in the previous Sunday, and were staying at the historic Pollard Hotel in Red Lodge as guests...
  • On Friday, August 16, Phase one of the Cycle Greater Yellowstone event occurred with the wave of participants who wanted to drop of their vehicles so they could drive home at the final leg next week, came to town. Many were running around Red Lodge with friends and families already, having their pictures taken downtown and exploring the shops. It...
  • The All American Beartooth Highway 212 that goes through the Beartooth Pass is closed south of Red Lodge as the Rock Creek Fire grows to 700 acres. The Board of the Red Lodge Area Chamber (RLCA) invited speakers and the Carbon County Commissioners to discuss the event at their meeting at The Pollard on Wednesday, Aug. 21. “Can the pass open...
  • On Tuesday, Aug. 20, a fire broke out near East Road and U.S. Highway 212 approximately five miles south of Red Lodge, now named the Rock Creek Fire. It extended west across the highway from Rock Creek Resort and further southward covering 700 acres on Wednesday. The fire started on the north side, not more than a few miles south of Point of Rocks...
  • Greater Yellowstone Coalition event started with “Day Zero” Aug. 17 in West Yellowstone, with first day’s ride to Ennis on Sunday, Aug. 18 The inaugural edition of Cycle Greater Yellowstone — a week-long, town-to-town bike tour in southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming — kicks off this coming weekend in West...
  • To the Editor, It’s clear that the Beartooth Rally continues to have mixed, strong, reactions. Your story on the “informal poll” that indicated support for the event failed to mention that only 45 of the 150 local businesses showed support, equal to 30%. The vast majority of businesses were not polled, and some have indicated...