Monthly archive

March, 2013

  •   Rose Jurkovich, 90, passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 2013 at her home in Red Lodge. Rose was born on Feb. 24, 1922 in Washoe, a daughter of Vaso and Stana Jurkovich. She moved to Red Lodge with her parents and siblings within a year. She lived in the family home for the remainder of her 90 years. Rose graduated from Carbon...
  •   To the Editor, I am strongly against the proposal by Roger Kirk of Hydrodynamics to build a hydroelectric plant in the Beartooth’s East Rosebud valley. This venture would destroy the natural beauty of the area, which has so far remained unscathed by commercial enterprise. East Rosebud Creek is a natural waterway which is currently...
  •   To the Editor, The hardworking business owners of Red Lodge are worked into a petition frenzy by a “threat” not to plow the Beartooth;  nationally, we are barraged with threats to cut air traffic control, the homeless won’t be fed, children won’t be vaccinated… etc. The reality is there are no...
  •   To the Editor, Trustee Lee Freeman’s Plan of Reorganization for Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Co-operative, produced at a cost to Southern members of over three million dollars, is a disappointment, to put it mildly.  No firm numbers are given that provide any indication that the beleaguered members of...
  •   To the Editor, Our family partnership has been a member of Beartooth Electric for 20 years. During most of that time, my involvement was limited to flipping the switches and paying the bills. I suppose that a lot of our members’ involvement is like mine. As time passed, we added a few meters and at the same time, Beartooth began...
  •   To the Editor, We wish to inform you that we will not be returning to Montana while your state chooses to persecute all your wolves, but most notably, wolves from Yellowstone National Park. We have visited your state for the past 10 years, each spring, to wolf watch in Yellowstone.  During these spring trips we have spent...
  •   To the Editor, The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, formally known as the Beartooth Nature Center, has been an important fixture in our community, for at least three decades now. Ruth Brown’s heroic and successful effort to rescue and provide a refuge for wild animals, debilitated by tragic encounters, with the human population,...
  •   To the Editor,  The reorganization plan for the Southern Montana Electrical Generation and Transmission Cooperative by the Court-appointed Trustee spells disaster for the members of the Beartooth Electric Cooperative.  The Trustee’s plan makes us, our children, and grandchildren pay for the reckless, secret mis-...
  •   The bankruptcy of Southern Montana Electric Generation & Transmission Cooperative, or SME as the co-op is better known, has gone on for well over a year and, on Feb. 15, the bankrupt estate’s trustee at long last announced his plan for reorganization.   The plan is extremely disappointing in two ways. First, it is...

February, 2013