Monthly archive

August, 2013

  • Why are we not surprised that the City Council’s informal poll of the business community shows that the consensus was to continue the Beartooth Rally? Rather like asking a fox if he wants the hen house door kept open. The business community has great self-interest in the Rally and it’s continuation, so the poll was hardly from a wide...
  • I'd like to know why we still have a passing zone coming out of Red Lodge? There is a 45 mph sign but only the one and if you blink you might miss it, so people see the passing lines and pass needless to say and there is a hospital there. I would like to see it changed to a solid line or put another 45 mph closer to the hospital. It's a...
  • As I begin a new school year at St. Francis Primary School, I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone in the Fromberg Community. The staff, administration, trustees and community members throughout the 24 years I taught at Fromberg Elementary were instrumental in making it a great place to work! I am also thankful for the support and...
  • Penalties for parking violations in Red Lodge have gone up after the Red Lodge City Council voted to increase them last month. The new rates are as follows: Parallel parking only/no angle parking $20.00 Parking over 72 hours $20.00 Parking over two hours in specified area $20.00 Parked wrong direction $20.00 Blocking an alley $50.00 Parked in a no...
  • At the Sept. 10, 2013 primary election, voters in the City of Red Lodge, Precincts 8, 9 & 10 will be asked whether or not they wish to have their form of local government reviewed at a cost not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars, ($2,500). This is a poll election to be held at the Red Lodge Civic Center. Absentee ballots will be sent...
  • Not only did the Mt. Maurice Music Festival (MMMF) bring the community together to listen to good music at the Red Lodge Ales’ outdoor beer garden, but the money from sales also went to an important cause, dear to many Montanans alike: supporting local agriculture movements. At the 2nd annual MMMF, Aug. 9, three popular and semi-local bands...
  • Iraq Veteran Jonathan Fehrenback, 29, gazed at the water alongside other veterans attending the nonprofit, Operation Second Chance (OSC) fishing event on the property of veteran Steve Gose and his wife, Marty, in Roberts, Tuesday, August 6. He and his wife Gina, have replaced veteran Wade Christiansen in assisting OSC after Christiansen, 23,...
  • The Red Lodge - Roberts Ambulance District recently added a new two-wheel drive, fuel-efficient ambulance to its fleet. The unit replaces a 1991 ambulance with more than 188,000 miles on it. The new ambulance is built on a Mercedes Sprinter 2500 chassis. It cost about $50,000 less than a traditional 4x4 truck type ambulance, and will get about...
  • Thirty-five people attended the community work/repair day, “Ride Free! Red Lodge Skate Park,” at the Red Lodge skate park, Aug. 10. Travis Burdick of DSVS organized the event to help fix some of the issues at the park. “The clean-up went really well. We are currently figuring out how to rebuild the older half pipe or to take...
  • A home in the Whitehorse Bench Fire District was destroyed last weekend after a controlled burn got out of hand early Saturday afternoon. The owner of the home, according to Melvin Hofferer, Joliet Fire Chief, was “burning weeds and grass near his house when the fire jumped to some juniper bushes by the porch.” From there the fire went...