Monthly archive

October, 2013

  • With the Red Lodge mayoral elections around the corner, Nov. 5, the two candidates, Ed Williams and Tom Weaver, are preparing their battle lines and hoping their vision for Red Lodge is the one chosen. But is it their vision? What is a mayor’s role in city government and a town’s future? It is surprising to realize that a mayor has little real say...
  • Since my significant other recently received his hunting license, I am now entering a semi-intimidating new cooking realm of wild game preparation. While on a trip to Eastern Montana, he went pheasant hunting and successfully shot a bird. As a Los Angeles native, I have found that those types of trips seem to really emphasize the Montana...
  • To the Editor, Though “Walking” Tom Weaver is an appealing Red Lodge personality and tempting write-in candidate for mayor, the better choice for the job is Ed Williams. I say this having successively served, over 10 years, as Red Lodge planning board president, city planner, and City Council member. Those jobs taught me that Mayor...
  • To the Editor, The CNN recently printed a series of inaccuracies about fracking, first by its own reporter Eleanor Guerrero and then by Dr. David Lehnherr, who is affiliated with the Montana Conservation Voters, a group known for its tireless hostility to all beneficial uses of natural resources.     One big question is why the CNN is committed to...
  • On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Montanans for Healthy Rivers met to discuss the future of Montana’s rivers. It was not a presentation, but a forum to listen, held by a coalition of citizens, businesses and groups. Especially praised were the “last, best, free-flowing rivers in Western Montana” but the forum welcomed discussion about all local rivers and...
  •   When Andy Van Ornum bought his house on S. Adams in 1980 he didn’t figure Red Lodge’s mining history would come up to haunt him but lying beneath his backyard are two 100-year old coal shafts once belonging to the Red Lodge Coal Company. Over the years the shafts, one 80 feet in length, the other 50 feet, and running eastwards...
  • To the Editor, Following is the text of a letter to the editor regarding the Southern Montana bankruptcy reorganization plan that is being pushed forward despite the lack of information from an investigation required by the US Bankruptcy Code.  After review of Southern and SME minutes and other documents, I believe that the plan is seriously...
  • Oct. 9 marked Unity Day, and students, teachers and staff at Roberts School wore orange to promote the cause and participated in various anti-bullying activities. 3rd/4th grade teacher, Rees Newton, who has been using Pacer—an online National Bullying Prevention Center, had her students perform the anti-bulling play, “Spookley the...
  • October is Farm to School month. To celebrate, Luther School traveled to the Wholesome Foods farm at Espenscheid Ranch outside of Bridger, met the farmers, picnicked and harvested organic vegetables, which they then used at school to prepare a local foods lunch.