Monthly archive

July, 2014

  • Friday in Red Lodge saw a large number of bikers in town enjoying the cool summer evening and the sights of the town.
  • Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) and Beartooth Recreational Trails Association (BRTA) are working together this week to expand the city’s Rocky Fork Trail. MCC has been working hard the last two days expanding the trail to the river east of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary (YWS). This work will take all week as they take out sod and move...
  • There has been a big hoorah the last few weeks about the care disabled veterans get from the VA clinics. The biggest point for political discussion has been the wait time for appointments. The reports have ranged from gross exaggerations to understatements mostly designed to score political points. The truth of the matter is that there has been a...
  • To the Editor, The Home of Champions Rodeo committee would like to thank all in the community that worked so hard to help us make our 85th rodeo the best in the west! Whether you are a sponsor, or one of the many volunteers that put in time at the gates, concession stands, ticket booth, medical volunteers, or parades, we could not make it happen...
  • To the Editor, Just a short note of acknowledgment to Glory Mahan, Parade Director of Red Lodge, for the three days of Independence Day celebrations. Mahan has been parade director for 22 years. Organizing and directing the parade includes a team of judges and also volunteers to get participants in line. There were so many super participants,...
  • Sadly, Donald George Hobbs, 74, of Joliet passed away July 3, 2014. He was born May 13, 1940, in Billings, to Harold and Louise (Marxer) Hobbs. He grew up in Joliet, but spent a lot of time in Cook City. On June 11, 1966, he married Margaret (Peggy) Leach. They were married for about 20 years and divorced, however they were able to remain best of...
  • Shirley Ann McDonald Pfeifer was born on Aug. 8, 1930 in Red Lodge, to Alexander and Margaret McDonald and passed away peacefully on July 6, 2014. Shirley grew up in Bearcreek. She graduated from Bearcreek High School in 1947 in a class of two. She was Salutatorian and her classmate and lifelong friend, Sammy Mourich, was Valedictorian. To their...
  • James L. Crans, 72, of Roberts passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, July 7 at his home, surrounded by his family. James was born on Sept. 18, 1941 in Billings to James A. and Gertrude (Rudolph) Crans. He grew up and was educated in Roberts, graduating from Roberts High School in 1959. On Sept. 4, 1959, James and Louise...
  • Raymond (Ray) Patana, 81, of Benson, Ariz., passed away July 1, 2014 in Tucson, Ariz. He was born Aug. 25, 1932 in Russia, the son of Helmi and Arne Patana. When just weeks old his family returned to Red Lodge where he was raised, graduating from Red Lodge High School in 1950. After graduation he entered the Navy and upon discharge he attended...