Monthly archive

May, 2014

  • To the Editor, The City of Red Lodge was budgeting into the six figures for the fire department when the City still operated the ambulance service, which was eventually moved to the Red Lodge Fire District building. The ambulance district was then created which began funding the ambulance service and the City’s only involvement was to...
  • To the Editor, As a senior citizen, I have a few words to say in defense of the Carbon County News.  Last week’s edition carried a scathing attack on the newspaper that was unsubstantiated.  The writer apparently did not agree with a column related to health care which was included in the Red Lodge senior center news the previous...
  •  The contractor, Goran LLC, started putting up traffic control on Wednesday, May 7 before starting work on Beartooth Lane May 8 and prepping it as a detour route for the initial section of construction from 2nd Street to Robinson Lane. There will be no impacts to Broadway Avenue until after Beartooth Lane to 3rd Street is improved.
  • An August trial date has been set for a state senator charged with assaulting his young daughter, his estranged wife and her boyfriend. Officials in the Carbon County Clerk of Court's office said that the trial for Sen. Jason Priest is scheduled to start on Aug. 12. Priest was arrested on Feb. 1 after a disturbance outside his house....
  • An exhibition of quilts took place at the Red Lodge Civic Center last weekend. Called ‘Springtime in the Beartooths’ it was put on by the Town & Country Quilt Guild. For more photos please click on this link.
  • Red Lodge girls placed first at the Joliet Invitational last week with 114.5 points, 45.4 points ahead of the 2nd place team, Forsyth. Joliet took 6th with 36.5 points. Bridger, Fromberg and Roberts came 17th, 18th, and 19th re-spectively. In the boys table, Joliet took 5th place with 51 points, while Red Lodge finished the day in 9th with 26...
  • Betty Jane Weber's final wish was granted on April 4, 2014 when she was reunited with her beloved husband of 69 years Dick Weber, who preceded her in death in 2010.  Betty was born July 22, 1919 to parents Sadie Chesworth and Ernest Hecht in the small town of Washburn, N. D.  Her family moved to Miles City, when she was in grade...
  • After 40 years of valiant strength against the cruel disease Lupus; Lorrie lost the battle on Tuesday April 22, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving parents John and Helen Machina, of Buffalo, N.Y., and her beloved best friend and “second soul mate” Ardyce Bechler of Joliet. She was a student advocate and powerful Professor at...
  • Toivo ‘Toby’ Lantta, age 91, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 while residing at The Willows assisted living center in Red Lodge. Toby was born Aug. 16, 1922 on his parents’ west bench farm near Red Lodge, the son of Andrew and Saima (Erving) Lantta. He attended elementary school at the rural Draper School and graduated from...