Monthly archive

February, 2013

  •     To the Editor, In a recent Carbon County News there was a letter to the editor that looked like it could have come right out of a natural gas producer’s PR department. The letter minimized the hazards of natural gas production. The letter was dangerously misleading. Let’s set the record straight on a very real...
  •   To the Editor, A proposed hydroelectric project, to be located on USFS land along East Rosebud Creek would not generate enough power to produce but a small amount of alternative energy.  The creek has very low water flows (often only ankle deep) during almost nine months of the year. At 6,000 feet elevation, the spring runoff...
  •   To the Editor, Section 632 of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (“Fiscal Cliff”) requires Medicare to keep buying unprescribed, unused dialysis drugs through 2016. Getting full MSRP (Affordable Care Act provision) for the drugs isn’t quite enough. Each dialysis treatment “bundle” includes payment for...
  •   To the Editor, A person steals guns,(which is against the law), shoots and kills his own mother  (which is against the law), transports these guns loaded (which is against the law), brings guns on to school property (which is against the law), breaks into the school (which is against the law), discharges the weapons within city...
  •   It is not, in fact, as cold as it used to be. In the twenty or thirty years leading up to 1980, Carbon County saw annual lows in the double digits every year, ranging from minus 15 to minus 30. Since that time, 1997 plummeted to 37 below. The winter of 2007 saw minus 29, and 2010 took us down to a chilly minus 21.  This may mean...
  •     The constitution and much of the American public advocate limited government. The purpose of government in this country is to assure peace, tranquility, and safety for its citizens. The constitution was written with that in mind. However, religious and cultural groups have worked determinedly to have government support their...
  •   02/07 Thursday BOYS BASKETBALL Joliet 63, Red Lodge 60   02/07 Thursday GIRLS BASKETBALL Red Lodge 39, Joliet 36     02/08 Friday BOYS BASKETBALL Fromberg 38, Absarokee 33 Harlowton-Ryegate 59, Roberts 41 Columbus 50, Red Lodge 46 Plenty Coups 51, Bridger 40   02/08 Friday GIRLS...
  •   The Rams ended their conference season with two wins last weekend. These wins resulted in the Rams being tied with Huntley Project for second place in the conference standings. Due to the conference rules for breaking ties, Huntley was awarded second place and the Rams finished third.    On Thursday, Feb. 7, the Rams...
  •   On Saturday night, the Bridger Lady Scouts hosted the Reed Point/Rapelje Renegades.    The Lady Scouts had won pretty convincingly in their first matchup, but in the first matchup they had Shaniah Schwend and Bobby Dorvall.    The Scouts started out pretty strong in the first quarter, putting the Renegades into...
  • Every year, the Beartooth Beemers donate proceeds from their annual rendezvous ride at Lion’s Club to an organization of their choice.    On Fri. Feb. 8th, volunteers from the Beartooth Beemers presented a $400 check to the Joliet Food bank, in honor of Anne Clement, a volunteer for the food bank as well as a co-chairwoman of...