Monthly archive

April, 2013

  • To the Editor, This letter is in response to last week’s “This Is A Tragedy” Letter to the Editor.  Two Facts:  1. Planned Parenthood is the largest lobbyist and provider of abortions in our country.  2. After 40 years, abortion is still one of the most contested moral issues that continue to divide our nation....
  • To the Editor, Much has been written about the bankruptcy of Southern Montana Electric (SME). While Enron’s demise may have gathered more national media headlines, the demise of SME does not lack the drama, sordid characters, secrecy or ill begotten financial gains thrust upon unsuspecting ratepayers. Lee Freeman, SME Trustee has now...
  • To the Editor, After watching Montana Democrats pounding on desks and shrieking during proceedings at the Montana Legislature, I must agree with Steve Bullock. I wouldn’t want my kids watching this on TV news, either. This episode is not the only cause for concern I have regarding the democrat party in Montana. A website appeared on the...
  • To the News, I am writing to raise several concerns regarding the Forest Service’s intention to harvest a large portion of the forest in the Red Lodge Creek drainage south of Luther. I understand the concern for fire and am aware of the possibility for Pine Bark beetle infestation but I question the wisdom of purposely creating a similar...
  • By Travis Burdick Violence Prevention Educator In April, we remind ourselves about the prevalence and far-reaching effects of sexual violence in our community for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual assault can be an uncomfortable subject for anyone to talk about, but when we don’t talk about it, we make it more difficult to prevent...
  • Five students from Red Lodge Roosevelt Middle School, Alex Thuesen, Dax LeDoux, Jillian LaValley, Zoe Cortner, and Tucker Kane, recently participated in a contest sponsored by RiverStone Health in which they had to create a 1-minute public service announcement in video format.   The public service announcement had to address a...
  •   Belfry won the "Rural School Award" and a $500 prize at the Billings Science Expo March 23 for "effectively mentoring and educating students to participate in science and strengthening their interest in scientific endeavors" A week earlier, March 15, all the science students conducted an investigation of their choice...
  • Montanans like honey and bees like Montana. The state typically ranks in the top ten for honey production. Montana bees are in demand in California traveling there each year to pollinate a huge chunk of our nation’s vegetables. Honey bees are seriously threatened worldwide and the losses are increasing. In March, 2013, the New York Times (...
  • The Beartooth Humane Alliance hosted it’s Pouring Cats & Dogs Wine and Cheese Tasting fundraiser, April 5 at The Pub at the Pollard Hotel. Approximately 123 people attended the event helping to raise $2,810 for the organization via a raffle that included Joey & Rory tickets. Eighty-one tickets have been sold to date. The event was...